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Archive for June, 2011
  • Cosplay Thursday – Poison Ivy

    1 CommentsPosted by on June 30, 2011 under Cosplay, Women
    Yeah, I'm a shameless Poison Ivy fanboy, so I might as well have some Ivy cosplay as the first post of the new Cosplay Thursday feature. I have no idea who this girl is, but she looks the part in the green dress and gloves while also rocking red hair and lipstick. And while it looks more like a modified tiara, that wrist crossbow added to her costume gives her plenty of bonus points.... more.
  • Commercial Break – Skeletor Dragon Blaster

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 29, 2011 under Advertisements, Toys
    There's no denying that He-Man was one of the most popular action cartoons of its time, and with it comes a very expansive toy line. With this line of action figures (don't call them dolls!) is "Dragon Blaster Skeletor!" Sounds awesome right? Before scrolling down, imagine what that toy would be like. Maybe Skeletor is riding on a dragon, shooting out spring-loaded, plastic fire balls at He-Man, t... more.
  • Commercial Break – Sega World Series Baseball (1994)

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 28, 2011 under Advertisements
    Sports games have always been popular to some extent, although it seems the '90s were a better time for baseball games. It's likely because there was more variety, from the official MLB-licensed games to sneakier ones like Ken Griffey Jr.'s Winning Run, which I'll cover in a later article. This one focuses on World Series Baseball for the Sega Genesis, which was a pretty awesome game. I've found t... more.
  • Inhumanoids – 01 – The Evil That Lies Within, Part 1

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 25, 2011 under Cartoons, Featured, Reviews
    What lies before you is the precursor to something truly magical. I can't speak for Inhumanoids' popularity in the '80s, but the name certainly doesn't carry the same amount of weight as something like TMNT (I don't even have to define it, you know what it stands for). Inhumanoids only ran for 13 full 22-minute episodes, but it didn't start out that way. According to Wikipedia (apply your grain of... more.
  • Flashback – Floam

    1 CommentsPosted by on June 25, 2011 under Toys
    Back in the '90s, Nickelodeon and Mattel had a hit with their creation, Gak. Gak came in a "splat"-shaped container, was fun and slimy, and could even make fart sounds. What kid wouldn't love that shit?! Nickelodeon also made a substance called Floam; it was not fun. It was made of foam beads and gel and despair. Floam may not have been responsible for any known deaths, but it was responsible for ... more.
  • Commercial Break – Chippy Chews

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 23, 2011 under Advertisements
      Our commercial starts the same way a tragic story does on the evening news, with two bright-eyed children following an eccentric man, who made promises of sweets, into the woods alone. Nancy Grace, if you're reading this, calm down and I'll explain. Two children and what we're told is the Sunshine Baker-Man stroll into a Bob Ross painting on a cloudy day. Why is he the Baker-Man and ... more.
  • The Slasher’s New Clothes

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 21, 2011 under Movies
    Far and beyond any other genre of movie, slasher horror comes away with the most sequels per franchise. While most movies see their sequel end around the 3rd of 4th movie, possibly squeaking out a 5th for nostalgia's sake (thank you), slasher franchises can last well into the double digits before a remake is had. The reason? People love the villains. They don't like to see teens get cut up for fli... more.
  • Commercial Break – Atari “Cosmic Ark”

    1 CommentsPosted by on June 19, 2011 under Advertisements, Video Games
    My earliest game system was a Nintendo Entertainment System my mom bought for me at a garage sale, and at the time they were out of date (I know because the first non-garage sale game I bought for it was Tiny Toons on the Super Nintendo). So, it stands to reason that I didn't witness the awe inspiring wonder these kids did on their Atari in the commercial for "Cosmic Ark". You might be wonderi... more.
  • Commercial Break – Nerf Slingshot with Seth Green (1992)

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 19, 2011 under Advertisements, Toys
    Nerf commercials in the 90s were too edgy for words, but I'll do my best regardless. Now, I haven't really fully browsed the archives of 80s and 90s commercials; I'm not a commercial aficionado. This, however, is one of my favorites of those I have actually seen, in part because it's so very 90s and in part because it has Seth Green with the most ridiculous hair ever, uttering lines such as "Allow... more.
  • Top 10 Tim Curry Villains

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 18, 2011 under Featured, Lists
    It can be hard for an actor when they get typecast into a role they can never escape, and few do. However, this often works out great for us as we get to enjoy the actor at their best over and over in new venues. One such actor is Tim Curry, and one such role is villains. The key to his villainous success is a voice laced with sin, dripping in delight of the devilish acts his characters produce an... more.