While reading through the entire run of the 1980s Vigilante comic (don’t ask…), I came across the ad below on a back cover. Now, as I kid my family actually owned an Intellivision, so given my love of He-Man it’s unclear to me why we never owned this particular title. I’ll have to have a […]
Funny to think that Spawn, which never had a kids’ cartoon* and was a very adult-oriented comic book featuring lots of murder, death, and dark religious imagery, had ads for toys on daytime kids’ television. Loving the Malebolgia cameo. * But of course it did have an adult-oriented HBO animated series.
After watching this ad, I realized I must have seen it a hundred times as a kid because the insipid theme song was way too familiar. Notice how the ad says “For you and your kid” at the end there? A tribute to Pee-Wee’s generation-crossing appeal? Or a warning that any kid given this toy […]
Here’s my story about My Buddy. As a young kid I always wanted one of these–not sure why, I wasn’t lonely or anything, never had a desire for a brother. I wanted this mostly until I saw a My Pet Monster, and then I wanted that. But I digress–when I was five or six, my […]
“The first to get their balls into Mr. Bucket wins.” This one’s a classic.
I remember my cousin Mike and I laughing about this ad every single time we saw it. “Us two Balzacs are where it’s at!” *Cue missed high-five*
Man, did I love this toy line as a kid. This is one of those toy lines that I keep meaning to go back and pick up a complete collection of, for display in my future home someday. I wish they’d release the first Marvel-produced Robocop cartoon on DVD here in the U.S. I’d like […]
For the most part, I think Kenner’s Aliens & Predator toys were pretty cool, even if they weren’t all that faithful to the movies. The various animal-based Aliens were great–I still have my Scorpion and Gorilla Aliens. The only thing that bummed me out was that they came out a few years after I was […]
Man, did I love these toys as a kid. Maxx Steele and Hun-Dred were my favorites, but there were lots of other great ones. I wrote an article about these for ToyFare way back in issue #132.