Son of Dracula (1998)

It’s not often that I get to scratch my monster kid itch on this blog. Halloween is the perfect excuse to throw a little horror into the mix of GI Joe, so yay! I only wish I could do this more often. Son of Dracula was offered along with other Universal Monsters back in the late 90s. While Frankenstein’s Monster,

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Demon Ranger Cardback

From the land of the the cheapest and craziest of 80s Joe knock-offs comes Demon Ranger! My absolute favorite enemy-centered toyline ever, and a much more inventive series name than Remco’s The Bad Guys. However, the individual character names are where things fall apart. Instead of colorful code names, simply add a plain first name and rank. Voila! My favorite

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Captivating Cover: Fightin’ 5 Issue 28

Part Sgt. Rock, part Challengers of the Unknown, Charlton Comics’ Fightin’ 5 debuted the same year as our favorite Movable Fighting Man, and presaged the kind of unique unit that would later grace toy aisles as Real American Heroes. Festooned in brightly colored uniforms and made up of operatives of various backgrounds including American, French-American, Israeli and even a professional

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

By Past Nastification My brain couldn’t process what my eyes were seeing. On a merchandise shelf display thing at a used book store- there they were. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, in 1:18 scale!! Was this real? Surely I would’ve heard about these? Why didn’t I know these existed?! But they were real, even though I had never heard about

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Combat Figure Case

First off: I’m a bad daily blogger. I’ve been missing days here and there due to the general stuff of life. My apologies. Second: this weekend I rediscovered an item that led me back on the path to collecting GI Joe toys. The time was the early 90s, and I was heavily into collecting Kenner Star Wars. I frequented local

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