I’m Meeting Carrie Fisher! Here’s What I’d Like to Tell Her That I Won’t Have Time to
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I’m Meeting Carrie Fisher! Here’s What I’d Like to Tell Her That I Won’t Have Time to

Gentle readers, I am excited. In a few days, I am meeting Carrie Fisher. She’s coming to FandomFest in Louisville, KY, which is about four hours from my house, and I’m going to do a photo op with her. I am not usually one to pay for the chance to meet a celebrity, but considering … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein
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Monstrous Mondays: Mannix Frankenstein

For our last Monstrous Mondays feature, I wanted to show you this Mannix Frankenstein (or Frankensteiner). Check out this guy! He’s definitely a king among the He-Man scale knock-off toys. I love his boots and his cool green shirt. So who are Mannix? Well, they’re a company who made knock-offs sold primarily in Europe in … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs
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Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs

Remember Masters of the Universe? Specifically, do you remember the Meteorbs, the transformable egg-shaped beings that became mostly animals? They were, of course, an idea made by Japanese toy company Takara, as most good toy ideas from the ’80s were. The Meteorbs only made one appearance on film, in an episode of She-Ra, Princess of Power, … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Monster High Bootlegs
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Monstrous Mondays: Monster High Bootlegs

In my travels to Orlando this summer, my pals and I discovered a world of Chinese knock-off toys the likes of which we’d never seen. Seriously. We spent about an hour taking pictures, laughing, and making purchases. We found everything from a line of Dino Ninjas  (like Dino Gary) to a PCP videogame system to … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Funko ReAction Horror and Universal Monsters
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Monstrous Mondays: Funko ReAction Horror and Universal Monsters

In the world of licensed toys, Funko is the juggernaut at the forefront. Every week it seems they’re releasing something new in the Pop!, Fabrikations, or ReAction line, and my wallet is struggling to keep up. I’m amazed at the number of Pop! figures they’ve managed to release, and though I’ve only succumbed twice (thanks … Continue reading