Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bad Toys: The Rock Lords

Vehicles/Dinosaurs that turn into robots = Cool.

Rocks that turn into robots = Bad.

I'm not sure what the Go-Bot folks were thinking when they came up with this concept. But, unfortunately, I received a bunch of these one Christmas. As robots, they could easily be played with.

But turn it into a rock, and all you could do was pretty much chuck it at your sister/enemies.

Now, the advertising was pretty darn cool. I actually believed that a hunk of rock could be an awesome combat fighter. Alas, I was wrong.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Randomness: Star Wars Abomination

George Lucas must be rolling over in his grave:

This insane cuteness is about to drive me over the edge.

Wednesday Reminisce: Picture Pages

When I was a kid, computers were these room-sized things that either solved complex math equations or planned on taking over the world.

And, thus, unlike today's spoiled youth, we needed Captain Kangaroo and Bill Cosby to come along and educate us through Picture Pages.

It was simple: Beg your parents to run down to the local library to pick up some free Picture Pages. And then hope with all that is decent to not miss the episode where Bill Cosby actually used that exact same Picture Page.

I believe in my entire lifetime, Bill Cosby only did ONE Picture Page that I actually had. And, frankly, I couldn't wait around, so I did it by myself...feeling sort of dirty the whole time.

And, I can admit it now, I realllly wanted one of those Mortimer Ichabod markers that made a cool sound every time you drew with it. But, alas, it was never meant to be. And that's why I'm no rocket scientist.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Toy Tuesday: Trek Toys, The Final Frontier

I'm just going to come out and say it: I am NOT going to see the new Star Trek Movie (in theaters).

And I'll tell you why. The series was just too high tech for such a dummy as I. And with the multiple series (TNG, DSN, Enterprise), I couldn't keep up.

However, I love the original series. And to live it, I'm going to purchase the Original Star Trek Action Figure Set.

I love how Bones has arms of fur. And Nurse Chapel's and Yoeman Rand's miniskirts definitely make this set a keeper. But let's not forget Kirk, who's looking pretty darn fly in his green Dashiki.

This Model Railroad = Amazing!!

Almost every boy at some time in his life has owned a toy train set. And we've no doubt spent many an hour watching it cruise around on its circular/oval path. Oh, if only my model train set looked like this:

And it takes a NASA launch center to run this layout.