In toy lines, cartoons, children’s books etc, the vast majority of the stories told is good versus evil. We teach our children simple, moral parables through the entertainment they consume (back when children watched tv) in the most basic of terms: “ here’s some guys with nice smiles and bright clothing, they’re good. Here’s someContinue reading “MOTU origins Zodac review”
Nostalgia is a tricky thing. It can instantly bring back long dormant memories in an instant. The smell of a Mediterranean herb can transport you to the house your mum used to visit. That awful drummer boy song by Bing Crosby and David Bowie can conjure a vivid image of your dad, ironing his shirtsContinue reading “MOTU origins Mer-Man review”
One day, in the early 80s, a toy advert started playing on the television. It was for a new character I had never heard of but somehow felt familiar. He was a wall of almost naked muscles bar a fur loin cloth and a grey chest piece. He was a stern-faced barbarian called He-Man. HeContinue reading “MOTU origins Castle Grayskull review”
Many years ago, when I was a boy of about seven or eight, I spent a good ten minutes arguing with my dad over a new toy I wanted. It was Mantenna of the evil Horde. My dad was refusing to buy it because “that’s from She-Ra. It’s a girls toy”. Despite being packaged inContinue reading “MOTU Origins She-Ra review”
When All Elite Wrestling (AEW) started with proclamations of giving fans more adult-oriented product, where wins and losses matter and technical wrestling would be focused on, to woo back the lapsed fans from the “attitude era” (back when Steve Austin was beering it up on Raw and giving everyone a stunner) when wrestling all aboutContinue reading “AEW Unrivaled Orange Cassidy review”
Eternia, land of the future. A new age of prosperity awaits in its gleaming hub of commerce and technology. But first it must rise out of the ruins of old. There’s a disease on the streets and it’s called crime. But the royal weapons maker, Man-At-Arms, has invented the cure. An enforcer of justice thatContinue reading “MOTU Origins Roboto review”
While we’re slap bang in the middle of the retro toy trend (perhaps covid has caused generation-X to retreat to their childhood?) it seemed appropriate that one of the most iconic toy manufacturers from the 70s, Mego, make a comeback just in time to capitalize on the growing market of adults wanting to distract themselvesContinue reading “Mego Hammer Dracula review”
“Ah, the fine craft of acting. Be it TV, film, or the stage ‘tis a noble art befitting a man of high standing and talent. I, the great actor Perkaedo have played all the great roles: Henry the eighth, Romeo, second Jawa to the left. But now I take my most challenging role, to starContinue reading “MOTU Origins Man-E-Faces review”
Certain movies are defined as “cult”, meaning they have a small but dedicated following despite a moderate box office on its release. They don’t win big awards or have taken hundreds of millions in ticket sales but they do endure. Over time they enter the public consciousness, if only one line of dialogue or aContinue reading “Neca John Nada review”
After the excellence that was Trap Jaw I was left with mixed emotions. On one hand the standard for Masters of the Universe (MOTU) Origins had been raised, but what if that was the zenith of this reimagined toy line from the 80s? What if nothing comes close to how good Trap Jaw is? TheContinue reading “MOTU Origins Orko review”
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