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  • 5 Toys We Loved (and Our Parents Hated)

    0 CommentsPosted by on July 10, 2011 under Lists, Toys
    Parents hate toys. However, parents do, at best, like to see their kid happy - and at worst see them shut up (and most are a mix of both). There are many toys your parents got for you, but there are some that will stick in our hearts for all our remaining years. The toys that defined our youth, the action figures we incorporated into every scenario our yet-uncorrupted imagination could think up. T... more.
  • Commercial Break – WWF Talkin’ Tough Action Figures – 1991

    0 CommentsPosted by on July 6, 2011 under Advertisements, Toys
    Commercials can be annoying, they can be very annoying, and they can feature Rowdy Roddy Piper screaming at you to buy toys. Yeah, this is the last one. (more…)... 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.
  • 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 – 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.
  • Commercial Break – Transformers, Springer

    0 CommentsPosted by on June 17, 2011 under Advertisements, Toys
    Today we take a break from reviews about Pokemon, girls, Batman, and more girls to look back fondly on the unsung heroes of our youth: commercials. While today you can simply ignore these 30 second ads with use of TiVo or opening another tab if you're on Hulu, back in the day you endured them or risked changing the channel and missing one iota of a moment of your programming when it came back with... more.