Custom Old School Nintendo-Style Action Figures

The 1980s was a heyday for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and what if they had action figures made.  This is what it would look like!

deathbytoysnintendostyleToy fanatic Dan Polydoris aka Death by Toys makes these custom 1980s Nintendo-style action figures and packaging.  It’s like Super 7/Funko ReAction line-up.

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Osaka Skyline with Twists and Turns

osakaskylineRemember that 1980s cartoons “Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors?”  Watching this video “Spatial Bodies” reminds me of the Monstermind plants swarming over space, planets and skies above.  The madness of architectural shapes and patterns run amok.

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Vinyl Pulp #14: The Andy Warhol Dunny Collection

krandywarholThe latest episode of our Vinyl Pulp is out!  Episode 14 takes at quick look at Andy Warhol Dunny Series that was just released.  The 3″ Dunnies get an artsy design twist from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Kidrobot x Andy Warhol Dunny Series

krandywarholThe Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts collabs with Kidrobot for this fun artsy toy series.  The Kidrobot Andy Warhol dunny series drops today online and at stores.

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Naruto Ramen Tees

naruto00Do you like watching the anime Naruto and eating ramen noodles?  This is a cool looking BAIT exclusive graphic tee picturing Naruto eating noodles.

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BAIT Transformers Graphic Tees

baitmetf01BAIT makes some classic Transformers G1-style graphic tees.  This mini-collection features the G1 Optimus Prime, G1 Megatron, the iconic Autobot and Decepticon logo tees.

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Frankie’s Garage: Tuned S13 240SX

s13s240sxtunedThe Nissan Silvia or better known here in North America as the 240SX.  The Smoking Tire host Matt Farah drives and reviews a tuned S13 240SX with SR20 engine swap.  This ride is tuned for the track and twisty hills.

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Mega Bloks TMNT Collectors Series – Eastman & Laird

tmntrooftopcombatMega Bloks pays homage to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird with this neat TMNT Collector Series Rooftop Combat edition playset.  I really like the black & white feel and details, a clear tribute to the original comic book run.

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Ghostbusters Art Puzzles

ghostbusters0102Besides doodling with coloring books, building LEGOs and playing board games when I was younger, putting together puzzle pieces was entertainment in our house.  And with the new girl-power Ghostbusters flick coming out, USAopoly releases two incredible 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Art puzzles for fans and collectors.  Both Ghostbusters Artist Series Puzzles feature 550 pieces each and form a 18″x24″ puzzle poster.

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Frankie’s Garage: Aston & Red Bull Hypercar

redbullastonmartinamrb001Red Bull making a car?  Yes, this F1 light-looking supercar is a team-up between Aston Martin, Red Bull and F1 star Adrian Newey.  Only 24 will be produced and will be delivered around 2018.

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Frankie’s Garage: Fiesta ST200 Hot Hatch

fiestast200The Fiesta gets another limited edition run from Ford with the Fiesta ST200 hot hatch.  This Fiesta gets 200 horses, upgraded suspension, performance brakes and the ST200 badges if you’re into that stuff.  Carfection reviews this limited run fast Ford hatch.

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Universal Studios is all about Harry Potter

US001I haven’t been to Universal Studios Hollywood in many years and this was the year, because The Wizarding World of Harry Potter just opened.  So, this epic family trip to Disneyland, included a day at Universal Studios.  The Wizarding World of Harry Potter may not be as grand and big as Universal Studios Orlando, but if you live on the West Coast, the cheaper alternative is going to Universal Studios Hollywood.

US003Fans of Harry Potter will enjoy everything about the theme town like the unique shops and waiting in line to get your magic wand.  Forgo the kiddie mini-Harry Potter roller coaster and just head straight to Hogwarts castle.  The Harry Potter and Forbidden Journey ride is one the best 3D rides, like ever.  Take the journey with the young Harry, Hermione and Ron.

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Disneyland Anaheim Trip

DL001It’s the 60th Diamond Celebration at Disneyland and I just had to go this year.  I remember the many family trips, then trips with the cousins, going with college friends and then going as an adult over the years – Disneyland meant something special to me.  This epic summer 2016 trip would be with all my cousins and siblings and most of us did a 2-Day Hopper to check out Disneyland and California Adventure.

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Hasbro Marvel Legends: Iron Man Electronic Helmet

ironmansuit00It is time for me to upgrade my “cosplay” Halloween Iron Man costume.  As you can see from the picture above – that Iron Man helmet barely fit me and yes it’s for kids, but I made it work using red duck tape to help expand the helmet because my head is too big.

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Now Marvel will be producing “adult” role play gear.  This new Iron Man helmet is badass.  This is great for people who want to cosplay but don’t have time to make their own Iron Man helmet.  This is the Marvel Legends Series:  Iron Man Electronic Helmet with LED light eyes and sound effects.

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Trivial Pursuit Marvel Cinematic Universe Volume 2

tpmcuv2Before all this internet stuff and video games, we played board games!   My siblings and cousins used to love playing Trivia Pursuit.  Now MCU fanatics can test their knowledge with the latest Volume 2 edition.  For instance Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei make their reunion appearance in Captain America Civil War, but the question is what movie did they first appear together in?  Guesses?  The answer is:  the 1994 flick “Only You.”

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Super Mario Checkers & Tic Tac Toe Boardgame

supermariocheckers00I do not play chess at all, but I know how to play checkers and tic tac toe board games.  From USAopoly comes the Super Mario Checkers and Tic Tac Toe games.  Fun for 2 players, ages 6 and up.

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Boba Fett Hoodie

bobbafetthoodieFans of the iconic Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett will take to this Disney Store exclusive – the Boba Fett Interactive App Hoodie for Adults and Kids.

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Custom LEGO Chinese Restaurant/Ghostbusters HQ

customchineseghostbusters00One of the most iconic film buildings is the original Ghostbuster’s Firehouse HQ.  With the new girl-power Ghostbusters flick is coming, LEGO fan-builder Eric Duron aka Baronsat builds a new custom Ghostbusters HQ with the Chinese Restaurant.

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Figma Samus Aran Figure!

gscseamus01Another cool looking Samus Aran figure version from Figma coming in December 2016.  From the hit Nintendo video game Metroid series comes the Samus Aran Zero Suit Version.  The action figure sculpt was designed by Max Factory (Masanori Kuroda, Masu).  The articulated figure stands around 5.5″ tall and comes with a display stand.

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Drink: Ghostbuster’s Ecto-Cooler

ectocoolerdrinkSay what you want about Sony’s new flick Ghostbusters, but something else is back that might be a lot cooler!  The drink company Hi-C has brought back the slimey yummy drink Ecto-Cooler from 1987.

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The Age of Treachery by Gavin Scott

ageoftreacherycoverI recently watched Guy Ritchie’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)” on rental.  It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great.  And by coincidence my next book review takes place around this post-WWII/Cold War era, it’s “The Age of Treachery” by author Gavin Scott.

World War II has just ended and like many soldiers returning home to England, Duncan Forrester is trying to adjust into normal civilian life.  The ex-Special Operations Executive agent, Duncan is back at Oxford College as a archaeology researcher. A fellow colleague David Lyall is murdered on campus and everything points to Duncan’s best friend Gordon Clark.  Duncan Forrester begins his own investigation.

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Kidrobot TMNT Series 2

krtmntseries2Fans of the Kidrobot TMNT vinyl toys get a Series 2 release.  The 3″ vinyl figures features 14 characters to collect including the chase figures.  Look to spend $10 bucks for a blind box and a case for around $200 bucks.

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Dark Horse Comics Coloring Books

dhavatarbooksI’m hooked on coloring.  Recently when I was at Michaels arts and craft store, I bought some TMNT coloring books and crayons.  Dark Horse Comics just announced two adult coloring book releases:  Avatar – The Last Airbender and Serenity.  The coloring books will feature 45-pages of original artwork on thick paperstock.  The 10″x10″ coloring books will cost $14.99USD each.

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Custom LEGO Transformers Sideswipe

legomodesg1sideswipeIf you’re not able to hunt down a G1 Autobot Sideswipe or the Masterpiece version, then about you build your own with LEGOs.  LEGO fanbuilder Joe Perez aka MortalSwordsman builds a custom G1 Sideswipe.  And it transforms into car mode and back in 9 steps.

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Star Wars X-Wing Board Game

xwingff00I played lots of board games with my siblings when we were younger.  One game in particular that was fun to play was the classic Screaming Eagles (1987) board game from Milton Bradley.  Roll the dice and pick your cards.  Somewhat similar and a little more complicated is Fantasy Flight’s new X-Wing Miniatures Game.

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