Meet a ‘Return of the Jedi’ Hero – Nien Nunb!

December 10, 2013
Nien Nunb

When Kenner started out on its 3 ¾ inch Star Wars action figure adventure in 1977 the popularity of the movie caught the toy company by surprise. It would be unthinkable today, where a marketing frenzy surrounds every film released with a potential toy franchise, but back then Kenner were so unprepared that they were […]

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Spider-Man: Mego Pocket Super Heroes

November 19, 2013
Spider-Man by Mego Pocket Super Heroes

Kenner rightly deserves its place in toy making history for popularising the 3 ¾ inch figure through its vintage Star Wars line of the 1970s and 80s, with the huge success of the movie franchise proving to be a massive marketing lucky break for the company. The Mego Corporation definitely deserves a nod as the […]

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Universal Studios Monster Turtles starring Leo as the Wolfman!

October 31, 2013
Leo as the Wolfman

During the late 1980s and early 1990s Playmates Toys invented some wonderfully imaginative scenarios for their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures with endlessly creative variations. These weird and wonderful figures seem to divide collectors straight down the middle, but love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s absolutely no denying the sheer quality of the designs. […]

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Green Frankie aka Frankenstein’s Monster

October 27, 2013
Green Frankie by Simba

With Halloween nearly upon us I thought it would be a great time to share another vintage figure from my Universal Monsters collection. I’m a huge fan of these classic horror movies produced by Universal Studios during the 1930s, movies which turned actors such as Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Lon Chaney, Jr. (The Wolf Man) and […]

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Friar Tuck: Robin Hood and his Merry Men by Mego

October 8, 2013
Friar Tuck by Mego

The legendary Medieval outlaw Robin Hood has been a hugely popular figure in English folklore for centuries. Armed with bow and arrow and sword, he would steal from the rich to give to the poor, and then head back to his hideout in Sherwood Forest with his band of fellow “Merry Men”. With love interest […]

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The Undertaker aka Big Evil by JAKKS Pacific

September 26, 2013
Undertaker by JAKKS Pacific

The collection of wrestling action figures is a thriving sub-genre of the hobby, and whilst these figures have never been the focus of my own collection, I’ve always admired them from afar. Never one to resist a well-made figure in a bargain bin, this 7-inch WWE JAKKS Pacific figure caught my eye some time ago, […]

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Princess Leia in combat poncho on Endor

September 13, 2013
Princess Leia Organa

This blog has been running a little low on girl power recently, so let’s fix that right away with a truly wonderful vintage figure from Kenner’s legendary 3 ¾ Star Wars line – Princess Leia Organa sporting her Endor combat poncho. It’s a staggering thought today, but of the entire list of 93 characters immortalised […]

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