Ree-Yees (Kenner, 1983)

Kenner did a fabulous job with the vintage Star Wars action figure line. One of the great things about the series was that any cool looking alien that spent at least 3 tenths of a second on the screen would be immortalized by Kenner in the form of Chinese produced plastic. Today we’re going to … More Ree-Yees (Kenner, 1983)

Jurassic Park Electronic Command Compound (Kenner, 1993)

Jurassic Park was my Star Wars. When it first appeared in 1993, I was 10 years old. As you can imagine, that Christmas I asked for, and received, many Jurassic Park toys. With the previously reviewed Electronic T-Rex, and other miscellaneous dinosaurs, something was missing. The Electronic Command Compound pretty much brings everything together. You … More Jurassic Park Electronic Command Compound (Kenner, 1993)

WWF Sling ‘Em Fling ‘Em Wrestling Ring (LJN, 1985)

I briefly touched upon the WWF LJN figures in my feature on the Macho King Randy Savage figure. To summarize, from 1984 – 1989 toy company and terrible video game maker LJN had the rights to produce officially licensed WWF action figures and toys. What they released were very realistic looking but completely inarticulate large … More WWF Sling ‘Em Fling ‘Em Wrestling Ring (LJN, 1985)

Jurassic Park Electronic Tyrannosaurus Rex (Kenner, 1993)

As a 9 year old in 1993, I was the correct age for Jurassic Park. When you’re that age, anything involving dinosaurs is cool. The idea that millions of years ago, these awesome looking animals roamed the earth was mind-blowing to a child. So when word first got out that Steven Spielberg was making a … More Jurassic Park Electronic Tyrannosaurus Rex (Kenner, 1993)

Peter Venkman Screaming Heroes (Kenner, 1989)

Columbia Pictures released Ghostbusters in June of 1984 and it was an immediate success at the box office. Fueled by a slick marketing campaign and a hit single with a popular music video that was constantly replayed on a then new MTV, Ghostbusters would become the most financially successful comedy of the 1980’s. That is … More Peter Venkman Screaming Heroes (Kenner, 1989)