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Ryan's New Toy Smell
Toys and more Toys!
Toys and more Toys!
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When you think about professional wrestling, common names that come to mind are Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, or Shawn Michaels. And yet, behind each of those great wrestlers is a great architect. The one who helps create the characters,…
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Sometimes a toy company can destroy a really great character, and Mattel seems to do that more often than other companies. It's even worse when that character is from your own internal brand. The company says they will or won't do something, contradict…
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There are very few wrestlers that I can think of that change versions of their character and simultaneously withstand the test of time. In fact, I can only think of one. His character has evolved from a scary zombie-like beast, to a more personable…
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Sometimes a beloved character that undergoes changes is met with polarizing responses. It happens to musicians, movies, and even cartoon characters. When Megatron was turned into Galvatron, fans either loved it or hated it. Gone was the raspy voice so…
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It's He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, but I'm going to say it anyway, it's Lord Voldemort, and the first 1/6 scale version on the market. I've waited a long time for a figure of the famed dark wizard, and now I finally have one. The toy industry has not been…
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It's time for Wrestlemania, and what better way to celebrate by taking a look at the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. He is the Excellence of Execution, one of the greatest of all time, he is the one and only Bret…
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I never got to watch Kamen Rider Amazon until I lived in Japan in 2004-2005. A friend of mine was kind enough to let me see the series and it was strange to watch to say the least. He's not my favorite Kamen Rider, and feels like the odd man out a lot of…
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I'm a huge fan of Batman. I am by no means an expert, but the character resonated with me even when I was 3 years old and watching the Superfriends. I fondly remember saving his pages for last in my coloring books. I even remember watching the campy TV…
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The most memorable cartoon heroes of the 80's always had important characters to support them. Duke always had Scarlett, Optimus Prime had Bumblebee, and He-Man had Man-At-Arms. It was one figure I never had as a kid, mainly because I rather have the…
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When it comes to sports, my favorite players are usually the ones that have great class, understanding, and respect for players and the sport they play. For me, those qualities transcend the usual barometers of championships, wins, and statistical…
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