Friday, March 27, 2009

Joe Friday: Sword Action

As a kid, I wanted to be one of two things when I grew up: Engineer or Ninja. Unfortunately, I became neither of these. However, perhaps I would now be a world class ninja, if only the following were available to me in the 80's:

It's a gosh darn replica of Snake Eye's sword!! Imagine dressing all in black and creeping around the neighborhood with this bad boy. My foes would cower before me in terror.

Now, I could go for the offically licensed sword at $250.00. Or, I could purchase the knock-off version for $40.00.

Unfortunately, I believe Storm Shadow would then own me when my sword broke in two.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Reminisce: The Powerjet XT-7

Remember the days before a couple hundred cable stations. Yep. Those were the cave man days alright. Or were they?

I present to you The Captain Power Powerjet XT-7.

We didn't have no fancy, dandy plasma screen televisions back in the day. But we did have TV shows that could interact with your toys. And the cool thing bout the Powerjet XT-7 was that you could rack up points shooting stuff on the Captain Power Television Show.

But beware. Get you rear kicked enough by the boob tube, and Captain Power gets ejected from his Powerjet.

I had no idea how in the world something on television could become tangent in the form of blowing my toys up. But dang if the Powerjet XT-7 didn't provide me with endless entertainment. Well, endless until the show got cancelled and my videotape wore out.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Toy Tuesday: Bikes of the Future

I guess that maybe someone somewhere would go on bike rides a bit more, IF bikes were a bit cooler and more compact.

Well, buddy, here you go:

Perhaps you're a big klutz, and riding a bike fills you with dread. Well, never fear:

Or maybe you just don't think that today's bicycles make much of a statement. Now everyone will know where you're coming from:

If none of these bikes fit your style, then head on over here to find a ton more.