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I could have pieced this entry out more. It could have been all 52 entries by itself. As we’ve seen, Star Wars can’t be overemphasized in my youth, and Kenner’s line of toys played an enormous part of that. They … Continue reading
The clock is running out on this feature, but I had planned to combine some entries anyway as, on their own, there wasn’t a whole lot to say. The success of the 3.5″ Star Wars action figures took the toy … Continue reading
The digital revolution provided by Atari and the arcades caught some toy manufacturers off guard. While Mattel flourished in the new market with its “Mattel Electronics” games and Parker Brothers had some nice offerings, Tomy kind of lagged behind, aiming … Continue reading
V, for “Visitor”, not “Vendetta”, was an odd sort of thing to me. On the one hand, I eagerly watched the original miniseries in 1983 and enjoyed it. I bought the novelization of the miniseries and its East Coast Crisis … Continue reading
Long-time readers will know how much I unflinchingly adore David Lynch’s Dune. A lot. Possibly too much. When it came out in 1984 I fell for the movie, even though I wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. I … Continue reading
My room was where batteries went to die. Nearly everything I owned required tons of them, and since my Dad’s favorite place to get them was Radio Shack, I needed a constant supply. When Merlin came along and required 6 … Continue reading
Does it count as memories if I had to be reminded of it? The other day I was scrolling through Tumblr when a post featuring a bunch of old Hot Wheels cars when by, and that car up there, the … Continue reading