Category Archives: Mattel

The evolution of an idea

And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #70.5 Flippin' through Previews - February '15 Toys vs. Toys in an epic stop-motion showdown Andy Kaufman addendum Flippin' through Previews - June '15

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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:My Little Porny Spoilers on toys Rustin's Spoils of the Week #4 Yep, pretty much want all of … 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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DKR Mutant Leader addendum

Today yo complained about the color of the Mutant Leader's skin. Here's a comparison of what he does look like, and what he should look like: Quite the drastic change, wouldn't you say? Why do you think Mattel did it … Continue reading

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Soon Forget: the Gobbledy Gooker

This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figure today is Mattel's Gobbledy Gooker. If you're unfamiliar with the Gobbledy Gooker, Cracked, Mental Floss and even TV Tropes have … Continue reading

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Jillian Holtzmann addendum

Because the non-racist percent of the country could use some encouragement right now: Like yo said, Kate McKinnon's the best. And now, some more OAFEry:Flippin' Through Previews - August '09 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #30 C2E2 2017 ATFC '11 … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters addendum

Remember when we posted a picture of the original proton pack so we could link to it from every review? Here's the modern version: And now, some more OAFEry:Minimate Mini-Review #75 - Real Ghostbusters Series 1 Box Set Mattel's SDCC … Continue reading

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Get ready to watch the Toy Wars

Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies that Make Them, a book detailing the rivalry between Hasbro and Mattel, is being adapted to an Amazon original series starring Josh Gad. Via Deadline: Journalist and novelist … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Mars Rover Curiosity review

Remember this famously sad xkcd comic about the Mars Spirit rover? Today we may have something that's even sadder than that. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #144 Rustin's Spoils of the Week #99 A second real-life … Continue reading

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