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The Six Million Dollar Man

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in T.V., Toy Box, Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

In the latter part of the 1970’s, the biggest hero on TV was The Six Million Dollar Man! Steve Austin is an astronaut who is seriously injured when his experimental aircraft crashes. Handsome and athletic, Austin undergoes a government-sanctioned surgery, which rebuilds several of Steve’s body parts with machine parts, making him cyborg-like. When Steve recovers, his machine parts enable him to have superhuman strength and speed, as well as other powers. With these powers, Steve goes to work for the Office of Scientific Information, battling evil for the good of mankind. The show debuted March 7, 1973 the lead role played by Lee Majors who had been one of the stars of the popular western Big Valley and went on to play the lead character on The Fall Guy. The show was very popular during its run and introduced several...

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Tom’s Toys

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Toy Box | 0 comments

I was talking to the guys at work about toys and I got to thinking about some of my favorites when I was very young. I figured I could share some of them here. These are called push puppets. It’s one of the first Superman items I can remember having. My mom bought it for me at Woolworth’s. It had a button at the bottom and when you pushed it, the figure would collapse, then spring back up when the button was released. I eventually got the Batman and Robin, as well. Not the best likeness of any of them, but when I was four, I thought they were great. I still see push puppets around, but none of the licensed characters. Next, another toy from the same company that made the push puppets, but this time Superman is...

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Mighty Men and Monster Maker

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Toy Box | 0 comments

My love of comics developed at an early age. I would read any comics I could get my hands on, from Spider-Man to Batman to Sgt. Rock, heck, even Casper and Uncle Scrooge. These days, a comic has to have a good story and fairly well-developed characters for me to be hooked, but back then, it was mostly the artwork that grabbed me. Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Jack Kirby, all the artists we consider to be masters of the Silver and Bronze Ages of comics helped form my love for comics. It was only natural that I would try my hand at drawing the heroes I loved so much. Drawing pictures is something all kids do, one of their earliest forms of expressing themselves. So, I drew superheroes. I would copy the pictures out of the comics, off of...

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Hot Toys Hulkbuster Iron Man

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Toy Box | 0 comments

The folks at Hot Toys create some of the most beautiful, realistic toys available these days. Next year they are coming out with one of the best figures I’ve EVER seen. Avengers: Age of Ultron brought us the Hulkbuster Iron Man armor and next June you can own one!    Available through Sideshow Collectibles, you can pre-order one now for the very reasonable price of $825. That’s right, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Five dollars! Don’t get me wrong, if I had $800+ lying around, I’d order it right now. It’s so pretty, it makes my Toy Biz HulkBuster Iron Man cry.   Anyhow, here’s a few more photos and the link to Sideshow’s website. If you guys at Sideshow read this, send us one so we can “review” it. Or any of your fine products, for that matter. Poor podcasters...

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Toy Box – Marvel Legends Captain Marvel

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Toy Box | 0 comments

I loved Marvel Legends. Especially when they were cheap and affordable. During the series 15 wave, or the M.O.D.O.K. series one of my all time favorite characters got the Marvel Legends treatment. Mar-Vell aka Captain Marvel. I was super excited about this one that I think I bought three of them but could never find the variant. Almost every figure from the Legends line had a variant.Mar-Vell’s variant was his son, Genis-Vell or Legacy. Or Captain Marvel. Or Photon. Whatever he wants to be called. These are easy to come by on eBay or Amazon or anywhere really. I like the sculpt of it and as always many articulated joints. My only problem with it, is that Mar-Vell looks like he has a hump, cause I could never stand him up straight. He always looked to me like he...

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The Toy Box – Reno Final Fantasy VII Advent Children

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Toy Box | 0 comments

Say hello to Reno of the Turks from Final Fantasy VII Advent Children. This was the first figure from the Advent Children line I bought. One of the main reasons I bought it was because my wife loved this character. I also really enjoyed the way it looked. The sculpt on it really good. The hair alone  amazed me. I felt it was really cool looking. He came with several sets of hand and a stand for different cool poses. I would have a picture of the hands, but I’m not sure what happened to them. My guess is the dog got a hold of them. After I bought Reno, Several more figures came along. If you like this Play Arts action figure as much as I do, there is a link below to purchase it off of...

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