They pull me back in! Over the years I’ve "quit" collecting toys many, many times. But this past year I really thought that i was done for good. I had stopped picking up most current lines, I moved into my own house, and had about 75 boxes of toys that had been in storage for… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 27, 20071 Comment
Looking back on 2007, I think the number one complaint of most collectors has not been a lack of product range being produced, but the near impossibility of finding many, many figures. Although all companies are to blame, Mattel probably comes of harshest in the eyes of collectors for the crazy distribution and bizarre case… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 26, 20072 Comments
Just in time for the holidays!   We have an exclusive interview with Round 2 Corp, the new company that brought Rudolph and Charlie Brown back to store shelves, and started off strong with their brand new Frosty products.  We find out who they are, where they came from and what’s next for Round 2… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 25, 2007No Comments
And what have you done?  Apologies to John Lennon, but this year I haven’t done anywhere near as much as I should have. Sure, I finally bought my first house and gained a couple of dogs (and a 40 mile commute! Yikes!) but I had planned on accomplishing a lot more. A lot of things… Read More
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer • December 25, 2007No Comments
…and Chiron Beta Prime!   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3DyxaCYlfg[/youtube]   Thanks to everyone that reads, contributes and didn’t hack the site this year.  Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 25, 2007No Comments
Here’s a great idea made better.  We all remember the old Rock’em Sock’em Robots (by Marx!) and spent many an afternoon pummeling our opponent.  But what if you could open that "arena" up and REALLY get to some robot bashing?!?!  That’s the idea behind Johnny Lightnings new BATTLE WHEELS. These are collectible remote controlled,fighting robots… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 24, 2007No Comments
Welcome to the Shelves! or How ROUND 2 Saved Christmas! As many of you know I was a HUGE fan of Playing Mantis’ holiday "Memory Lane" lines of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Peanuts lines back in the day. As a result theirs was always one of my favorite showrooms to visit each year at […] Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 23, 2007No Comments
In this amazing new feature our pal SpyMagician makes things personal!  He takes us step by step on how he turned a 1/64th scale version of his own car into a happy, smiling version of his Scion that fits in perfectly with Mattel and Disney/Pixar’s CARS line.   Click here to check out the feature.  Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 23, 2007No Comments
  Hey there! SpyMagician here! Like our fearless leader, Julius Marx, I am a HUGE fan of Disney Pixar’s Cars! And I finally got around to doing a custom "figure" I’ve been meaning to make for ages… Now I love my real car, a Black Cherry Pearl ’05 Scion xA. So what would be cooler […] Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 22, 2007No Comments
I’ve done pretty well with my Christmas shopping.   I got almost all of it wrapped up last week.   There’s always a few stragglers, and sometimes a few folks you forget you need to buy a gift for them.  Such is the case of me having to buy something for my cousin’s kids (what ARE… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 22, 2007No Comments
The 2008 Canadian 80s Toy Expo (http://www.80stoyexpo.com/) has been announced. It will be Sunday, March 16th at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre.The show features 2 halls filled with dealers selling Transformers, Star Wars, GIJoe, Super Heroes, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. Many of the same dealers from the Action… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 21, 2007No Comments
New York- The air was cold and the wind was punishing, but Damien Glonek and Mike Drake of Mezco Toyz, braved the elements to deliver toys for a most intriguing event. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Times Square Odditorium was hosting an “Unusual Toy Drive” and the good folks at Mezco Toyz were donating 17… Read More
Daniel Pickett • December 21, 2007No Comments