Sightings > R.C. Short Circuit #5 Robot

Though never produced, Matchbox showed off a remote control Johnny Five from the film Short Circuit in their 1988 catalog. The fact that there have never been any Short Circuit action figures makes me sad (aside from some unlicensed, high-cost pieces a few years back). If NECA can give us a Claptrap from Borderlands, why not a Johnny Five? […]

Vintage Toy Ads > Talking Pee-Wee

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 […]