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

Frightening Fridays: Flea Market Halloween Finds
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Frightening Fridays: Flea Market Halloween Finds

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of going to the flea market. It’s often the best part of a Saturday morning. Our flea market seems to be pretty good most of the time–even when we don’t find anything, we see crazy things like people selling tiny livestock, people who have more dogs than … 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