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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Scorpion (1994 Mortal Kombat)

This particular Mortal Kombat mold was available in a veritable panoply of colors during the run of Hasbro video game and film tie-in toys. I did not hesitate to Taste The Rainbow when the figures hit the shelves of my local Kay-Bee Toys. Thanks to the chain’s dubious two/three-for-one sales I was able to stock up easily. Scorpion approximates his

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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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