Skull’s Eye Schooner #6286 (LEGO, 1993)

In 1993 LEGO Pirates had been available for four years and had already churned out some of the most memorable LEGO sets ever produced.  Since 1989 the Black Seas Barracuda (6285) had been the literal flagship of the pirates and the figurative flagship set of the theme.  By 1993 as is the custom it was … More Skull’s Eye Schooner #6286 (LEGO, 1993)

Coliseum Video Rewind: Invasion of the Bodyslammers (WF117)

From 1985 until 1997 all of the official World Wrestling Federation home video releases were distributed by Coliseum Video.  This period was a golden age in both professional wrestling as well as home video as the rise of VHS coincided with the 1980’s professional wrestling boom.  As video stores popped up in every neighborhood, Coliseum … More Coliseum Video Rewind: Invasion of the Bodyslammers (WF117)

Give ‘Em A Brake

Summer is mainly known for vacations, swimming, blockbuster movies, and baseball but there is another summer ritual that none of us are particularly fond of: road construction.  Ever year when the days get longer and we’re  cruising down the highways of the nation en-route to our next summer adventure we start to see the flashing … More Give ‘Em A Brake

Smack ‘Em Whack ‘Em (Coliseum Video, 1993)

I’ve always been a collector of something, accumulating large quantities of various items that have interested me for years. Be it Lego sets, comic books, action figures, trading cards, it seems I was always pursuing a new addition to one of my various collections. Of all the things I’ve collected over the years I look … More Smack ‘Em Whack ‘Em (Coliseum Video, 1993)

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)

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)