Ecto-1 (Kenner, 1986)

Few toys represent childhood to a generation of kids like the Ecto-1 did to children of my era.  In the mid 1980’s Star Wars was already in the rear-view mirror, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had yet to arrive, and although pro wrestling was in the midst of it’s biggest boom period in the history of … More Ecto-1 (Kenner, 1986)

C-3P0 (Kenner, 1995)

2015 has been a nostalgic year for Star Wars.  For most casual fans the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens later this month is the catalyst for the Star Wars nostalgia trip.  For me however the waters run much deeper.  True there is the long awaited non-George Lucas directed feature film coming … More C-3P0 (Kenner, 1995)

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)

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)