Monday, August 27, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
When Hasbro started the Real American Hero line of G.I.Joe, they faced the daunting task of trying to win over kids like me who were hardcore Star Wars collectors. Back then, when it came to 3¾ action figures, Star Wars, was king. But right out of the gate, Hasbro pretty much struck gold by implementing 3 things into their toy line that would set G.I.Joe apart from all the rest, including Star Wars.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
While Transformers, G.I.Joe & He-Man pretty much ruled my toy shelf, they definitely weren’t the only ones on it. There were others. Some of these other toys were pretty obscure and didn’t have the rich mythologies and and stories behind them (translation: they didn’t have an accompanying kick-ass cartoon) like my big three. Others, although cool were rather simplistic and were eventually over shadowed by more complex and exciting toys. And others, well I had to give up on due to being persecuted by my friends for liking them….Anyway, regardless of the fact that many of these other toys failed to make a lasting impression on me, they all were at one point in my life a source of joy to me and for that reason alone, I’d like to give them some recognition. Since this probably will be a rather long piece, I’ll break it up into 3 or 4 parts throughout the week...
Thursday, August 2, 2012
When I was 7, like most kids my age, Christmas really didn’t mean anything more than a kickass day where everyone gave me toys! Yes I know my parents taught me that the real reason we had Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but really, at 7, that basically translated to “I get more toys!”