Category Archives: Mattel

Hot Wheels Carbonator review

It's the end of the year, so this is going to be half review, half look-back. You've been warned. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #126 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #125 Rustin's Spoils of the Week … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Aisle Driver review

Well, huh. If this is #2 of 5, then I was wrong about Let's Go having that number, and presumably I haven't missed #4. Good to know! Born: 2017 Birthplace: El Segundo Designer: Hot Wheels Specialty: This souped-up, crazy cart … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Pedal Driver review

Well, looks like I missed #4. Born: 2014 Birthplace: El Segundo, CA USA Designer: Hot Wheels Specialty: This single-seat pedal racer may look old school, but with a blown engine, side exhaust and plenty of style, it's geared up to … Continue reading

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I seem to recognize your face - Martin Landau

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of pieces pointing out odd action figures of unlikely actors. People known more as character actors than action stars, and thus unlikely candidates for plastic representation. Our honoree … Continue reading

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Multiverse DKR Joker addendum

This is the packaging art for Mattel's DC Multiverse "Dark Knight Returns" Joker: It is not drawn by Frank Miller. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #94 Flippin' through Previews - February '16 Heath Ledger "too scary?" … Continue reading

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The evolution of an idea

And now, some more OAFEry:BotCon box set part 6 - Motormaster Funko POP!s with human eyes C2E2 - Mattel Panel When toys could make you immortal Serpentor addendum

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Hot Wheels Grass Chomper review

After the Fig Rig and the Let's Go, Mattel began an entire series of Hot Wheels called "Ride Ons" - all cars designed for minifigures to attach in various ways. The first one I saw was the Tankanator, but since … Continue reading

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Meet Bild Lilli, the original Barbie

That line in today's review was not just a throwaway joke: You can learn a bit more here. And now, some more OAFEry:Barbie's Best Kept Secret The Terrifying Conspiracy Behind Early '90s Kids' Toys Rustin's Spoils of the Week #52 … Continue reading

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Thundercats: Panthro addendum

Here's what Panthro would look like if he'd been colored black(ish), instead of blue: And just in case you didn't believe the character was black, listen to his funky theme music: And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' Through Previews - March … Continue reading

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Thundercats: Mumm-Ra addendum

In all the Thundercats Classic reviews so far, we've pointed out how poorly written the biography paragraphs on the back are. In honor of today's Mumm-Ra review, we did what Mattel couldn't be arsed to do: consult a professional copy … Continue reading

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