Category Archives: Original Content

Vintage Toy of the Day 12/2/14

Madballs were a series of toy rubber balls created by AmToy, a subsidiary company of American Greetings in the mid-1980s. The toys incorporated gross-out humor in the vein of Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. Each ball had a character synopsis and an odd name. The head-popping Madballs were similar to the regular Madballs figures, […]

Vintage Toy of the Day!!

Oh boy.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a VToD.  My wife and I just welcomed our first child into the world.  So, for those of you that have children know how hectic the last months of pregnancy and the first weeks of birth are.  Add working 2 jobs and this site on top […]

Vintage Toy of the Day: Demon from Dragonriders of the Styx

Vintage Toy of the is a twice weekly feature (tuesdays/thursdays) showcasing vintage toys in all their glory. We’ve been really lax, but my wife is ready to have our first baby. So it’s been hectic. Today’s VToD is Demon from DFC Toys Dragonriders of the Styx toy line. This 1983 line is pretty fantastic and […]

Spotlight Ink: Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kingdoms

This collection from Arcana isn’t new material.  Rather it is the collection, or trilogy if you will, of all three Howard books; Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom and Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness.  For those not aware of the premise, the Howard series is the brain child […]

Spotlight Ink: Jaybird

Writer: Jaakko Ahonen Artist:Lauri Ahonen Cover Artist:Lauri Ahonen Genre: Fantasy, Horror Jaybird started as a project between two Finnish brothers, Jaakko and Lauri Ahonen. As it was their first book, it was originally started as an Indiegogo project that successfully funded. I’m not sure how Darkhorse entered the picture, but they were genius to get […]

Spotlight Ink: Sin City A Dame To Kill For

“Stuck with nothing but a seedy gumshoe job and some demons, Dwight’s thinking of all the ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he’d give anything. Just to feel the […]

Casting Call: Justice League

Barry Allen (The Flash) played by Aaron Paul: Barry Allen is quite level headed and very “midwestern” in personality, a stark difference than Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad. However, watching the transformation of the character and the emotion he portrayed towards the end of the series, I think Aaron Paul would do a […]

Vintage Toy of the Day (RIP Robin Williams edition)

In honor of the passing of comic legend Robin Williams, today’s VToD is the figure of Williams’ character Mork from the Mork & Mindy show. In 1979 Mego corporation released the 4 inch figure of Mork, the alien from Ork, of the television hit Mork & Mindy (a spinoff of Happy Days).

Vintage Toy of the Day 8.6.14

Today’s Vintage Toy of the Day comes from a toy line call TigerSharks from LJN Toys in 1987. This action figure line was based on the cartoon series from Ruby Spears which only lasted one season. The heroes feature transformable heads which flip when a trigger on the arm is pressed.. This resulted in the […]

Vintage Toy of the Day 7/31/14

Today’s Vintage Toy of the Day is Scarepion from Rocks and Bugs and Things. It was a toy line from Ideal Toy corporation from 1985. It featured a series of Rocks that were disguised monsters, a series of bugs that were disguised monssters and their prey…the mordles. This is one of the craziest toy lines […]