By now everyone pretty much knows how much of an 80’s toy fanatic i am,but there is another decade of phenomenal action figures which i am discreetly fond of and that decade is none other than the 1990’s!Now..by the time 1990 rolled around i was already passed the stage of collecting and playing with toys but that didn’t mean that i was completely out of the loop.At that time my nephews had started collecting, becoming enveloped in there own action figure bliss while i vicariously prolonged my affinity for toys through them.Pretty sad huh LOL!So come Christmas around that time all of my presents were more of the mature variety like walk men,hand held electronics and clothes while my nephews got all the cool toys and action figures!Looking back on it now the 90’s had just as many awesome action figures as the 80’s did,and ultimately led me to want to start posting about them.I recently received a cash gift from a family member and decided to pick up a couple of 90’s figures on eBay so as soon as those arrive i’ll be posting about them.Fortunately i just so happen to have a figure that has a date stamp of 1990 on it(although it may have been released in ’89). I’ll begin with this awesome Triceraton figure that made his way into my collection thanks to a package that was sent to me by jboypac!This guy is from the T.M.N.T. universe and by the time he was released i had already stopped collecting that series.I love this figure so much (maybe because it reminds me of the old REMCO stuff) that i decided to embellish his pic a little.
G.I Joe’s were(and still are) my favorite action figure line as a kid but every now and then a new amazingly cool cartoon would premier and it wasn’t long before i was compulsively walking up and down my local Gold Circle’s toy aisle looking for the toys associated with it.Even before the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series was released i was already hip to the B&W comics of the same name put out years before by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.I remember playing outside with my Marvel Secret Wars Captain America figure when my buddy Stacey (LOL i still remember his name) came over to show me the book.I remember loving the way the turtles were drawn but not digging the fact that it was in black and white.I remember him telling me how this book was going to take off and me disagreeing.Boy was i wrong!While the book never became mainstream popular, the concept and characters did ultimately spawning a cartoon series in the late 80’s.I was hooked!My first action figure from that line was Raphael,then came Donatello and i think Shredder came next.Michelangelo would be the last figure from that line that i would pick up. One of the reasons i’ve started collecting toys again is to somehow get back some of those childhood memories and action figures that got passed down to my younger siblings or all-together disappeared.I so wish i still had my T.M.N.T. collection from back then.Long story short my boy jboypac recently sent me a package with a ton of toys and to my surprise there was all kinds of Ninja Turtle stuff .Out of the bunch my two favorite are these guy’s right here.I was going to do separate posts for each figure but these two are an item.Bebop and Rocksteady should go down as two of the most iconic villains in cartoon history!OH I almost forgot…Happy Veterans Day!