Sci-fi

Bopping along to Battlestar Galactica

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013

Most of you already know that in the world of sci-fi television that Battlestar Galactica is the thing of legends. Bursting on to screens in 1978 it has since spiraled in to...

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Animation

Forget Superman, this is the REAL number one super guy

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013

Back in the seventies when I was a little nipper I lived in London. Just like every other kid on this great island nation, for the most part, I had three channels to choose from...

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Movies

Fact: Predator has huge head

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013

At this point most people have seen at least one, of the now five, Predator movies. Whether it is the classic original which featured action star legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or...

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Misc.

Gotta be safe while on ToyWatch

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013

Is it a toy? Just a collectible? After all these years I still have no idea. On this blog I have written about banks, mugs, wall hangings, and even spray bottles. Toys? I guess it...

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Gotta be safe while on ToyWatch

Gotta be safe while on ToyWatch

Aug 21, 2013

Is it a toy? Just a collectible? After all these years I still have no idea. On this blog I have written about banks, mugs, wall hangings, and even spray bottles. Toys? I guess it is irrelevant and I will continue to write about whatever grabs my fancy. My general rule is that if any particular item would not look out of place on a shelf full of more mainstream...

Bopping along to Battlestar Galactica

Bopping along to Battlestar Galactica

Aug 14, 2013

Most of you already know that in the world of sci-fi television that Battlestar Galactica is the thing of legends. Bursting on to screens in 1978 it has since spiraled in to several spin-offs/reimaginings and ultimately almost 140 episodes detailing the history, and of course pre-history, of a rag tag bunch of colonists fleeing the evil Cylons. The premise is...

Fact: Predator has huge head

Fact: Predator has huge head

Aug 9, 2013

At this point most people have seen at least one, of the now five, Predator movies. Whether it is the classic original which featured action star legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or even one of the less than stellar installments of AVP, the predator gets around. Personally, as a fan of sci-fi films, I have always preferred the alien from the eponymously named...

Melted plastic Batman

Melted plastic Batman

Aug 1, 2013

Fads come and go. I think that is, by definition, what they are supposed to do. Sometimes their life cycle is thankfully brief, others can linger painfully. Pet Rocks, Slap Bands, Furbies, and grown men wearing dress shoes with no socks, all fads, and thankfully all residents of the fad afterlife… for now! These things have a nasty habit of being...

My hunt for the great green whale

My hunt for the great green whale

Jul 29, 2013

Every collector has a wish list. Some are extensive while others are limited to just a few choice pieces; it is the nature of collecting. I always have something to seek out, whether for me, a friend of mine, or even my business, the list is endless. In many ways it is probably like the thrill hunters get from pursuing animals; the difference is that what I do...

Forget Superman, this is the REAL number one super guy

Forget Superman, this is the REAL number one super guy

Jul 26, 2013

Back in the seventies when I was a little nipper I lived in London. Just like every other kid on this great island nation, for the most part, I had three channels to choose from for all of my television watching. No one I knew had a VCR, cable was something unknown, so barring my imagination my choices were greatly limited. Now I live in the US it is always...

I’ve got a bit of a Thing thing

I’ve got a bit of a Thing thing

Jul 23, 2013

Over the years I have mentioned on several occasions that I am no devotee to the superhero genre. Sure, I can appreciate how vast the field is and that it has millions of fans. The truth is though, for the most part I can take them or leave them. My one major exception is the Hulk. It started when I was a kid and I loved the TV show starring Bill Bixby and Lou...

Robots, Lasers & Galaxies

Robots, Lasers & Galaxies

Jul 20, 2013

Sometimes the actual name of a toy says it all. Today I have for you a series of figures from a line cleverly called Robots, Lasers & Galaxies (no Oxford comma here, thank you very much. These guys are far too hardcore). A man came in to my shop yesterday and sold a large collection of toys, and buried in the bottom was a set of largely unremarkable...