A Few Of My Favorite Childhood Things! 11/12-11/18

Let’s get the obvious out of the way… ;)That multi-colored facade had an enchanting effect on me as a kid.Toys R Us was a magical place where the cashiers had sorcerer-like powers to make my parents money suddenly disappear…….and cars too from the looks of this picture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Must see T.V

                The Convenience store exclusive   Half-Moon!  

And the corner store exclusives….

The Guardians”Spirits of the Wild”-Rykor Guardian Rhino

Last but not least we have Rykor,Guardian Rhino and i’m guessing he is the brawns of the bunch.This guy reminds me of  Rocksteady of the T.M.N.T. toy line.I was going to take a group shot of  all four Guardians in a more feral environment but i thought they would look cooler in an inner city type of setting, kind of like the Gargoyles and Ninja Turtles.Enjoy the pics!

 

90’s Action Figures! 1990 T.M.N.T. Triceraton

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.

Triceraton

1988 T.M.N.T. Bebop & Rocksteady

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!

Bebop & Rocksteady

Many Thanks jboypac!

Every once in a while somebody somewhere genuinely goes out of their way to do something generous for someone else.Granted i am pretty much new to the world of blogging and am still learning the ropes “so to speak”,my time spent surfing the web looking for cool toy/pop culture related sites have proved to be quite fruitful.Sites like “Hey Look At My Toys” ,”Super Duper Toy Box”  and jboypac’s  “Revenge From The Cosmic Arc” have shown me that their are others who are just as passionate about their childhood  as i am.It was these three sites that ultimately inspired me to go ahead and start my own toy blog and take my own trips down memory lane(occasionally accompanied by a jboypacman,Metal Borg or an SDTB 😉  ) one post and action figure at a time.Well… This week my good friend Mr.jboypacman has taken it a step further by graciously sending me one behemoth of a package!People just don’t do things like this anymore and for jboypac to go out of his way and do something like this speaks volumes.These pics don’t do this amazing collection of contemporary as well as vintage action figures justice.I’ve got vintage M.O.T.U stuff here as well as T.M.N.T. figures and a host of other cool things that i will be looking through and taking pics of this week-end .I can’t thank you enough jbp .

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Toys,Toys .....

...and more Toys!