0 CommentsPosted by Innosin 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.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea 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.
0 CommentsPosted by Innosin 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.
1 CommentsPosted by Innosin 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.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea 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.
1 CommentsPosted by Flea 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game system was a Nintendo Entertainment System my mom bought for me at a garage sale, and at the time they were out of date (I know because the first non-garage sale game I bought for it was Tiny Toons on the Super Nintendo).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.
0 CommentsPosted by Innosin 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.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea 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.
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