Monday, May 21, 2018

Megatron's Hound

Way back in 2003, Transformers fans all around the world rejoiced when news broke that a live action movie was green-lighted for release in 2007. While it was still 4 years away, that did not stop excited fans from scouring the internet for any piece of information about the movie and speculating on what the actual finished product would be like. And most importantly of course, with hundreds of characters already existing in the franchise, everyone wanted to know exactly which of their favorite robots in disguise would ultimately make the leap into the big screen.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Knight's Tale

Whether it's an accurate assumption or not, when one thinks of the “black knight”, one often thinks of an evil or villainous character. To my knowledge the black knight isn’t an actual real historical person but instead is a popular literary stock character. They are oftentimes portrayed as knights with hidden identities and no public signs of loyalty to any liege. And they use this anonymity to commit dastardly and evil deeds. Given that, it would seem rather odd to actually create a superhero based on the concept of a “black knight”...but that’s exactly what Marvel did.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

No, I Am Your Vader

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 decades, I’m pretty sure you know who Darth Vader is. Vader is arguably the most recognizable character to emerge from the Star Wars universe. While admittedly he isn’t my favorite character from that galaxy far far away, as a Star Wars toy collector, I know my display would not be complete without some sort of plastic representation of the Dark Sith Lord on the toy shelf.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Taking Names & Sl#*!ing Throats

One of the biggest reasons why the original G1 Transformers cartoon made such a lasting impression on me was that it was full of visually interesting characters with uniquely distinct personalities. From the noble Optimus Prime to the treacherous Starscream, almost every single character from this rather large cast had at least one trait or quirk that made them instantly identifiable to their target audience.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Best of 2018 part 1

No this isn’t a mistake. I know 2018 is far from over but like I said in one of my previous “best of” posts, I promised to change things up with regards to my best of lists because at the rate I was going, I was looking at doing a top 25 or 2025. So I figured this would be a good time to try something different.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Let's Try Something Different

If you are a regular reader of my blog, I don’t think it will come as a surprise to you when I say I buy a sh*tload of toys every year. Every January, I go over my toy display wracking my head and trying to figure out what my favorite purchases of the previous year were. And considering the amount of stuff I buy in a year’s time, that definitely isn’t an easy task. So this year I resolved to diligently take note of EVERY toy I buy in an effort to make writing next year’s top of list easier to compile. Anyway, heading into April I have faithfully kept track of every toy that has joined my toyshelf since the new year began and this gave me an idea of something I could do different from my usual “best of” list.

Monday, March 26, 2018

After The Band…..Not The Bug

Ok I know this blog is supposed to be about toys and my hopeless addiction to them, but ultimately it’s really a blog about me and my life. And speaking about my life, something unfortunate happened unexpectedly last week that I felt I needed to write about it as a way to give a proper send off to my boy.  Just a word of warning..this will be a much longer post than usual....
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