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Comments on: Real Toys http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55 shake what the fire baked! Sat, 25 May 2024 21:22:09 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 by: jorin http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13939 Mon, 05 Nov 2007 19:59:21 +0000 http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13939 <strong><u>The Big Fall Round-up</u></strong><br /> <br /> Christmas is just around the corner -- and what better gift for your dad than --<br /> <br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=UC881007LX" rel="nofollow"><img width="320" height="320" border="0" alt="" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CUC881007LXLlg.jpg" /></a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=UC881007LX" rel="nofollow">The 300 Shorts Replica</a><br /> <br /> Tasty!<br /> <br /> How do you accessorize something like that, though -- perhaps with<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=40609" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img width="320" height="342" border="0" src="http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/images/A/A3437.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=40609" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Replica Chainsaw</a><br /> <br /> I'm sure they would look great together.<br /> <br /> But enough apparel and accessories -- check out some of this other stuff:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://myspace.com/superradtoys" target="_top" rel="nofollow"><img width="320" height="131" border="0" src="http://images.vinylpulse.com/vp_pics/superradtoys/axis_of_evil/ann/AOE_SRT_GROUP2_b.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://myspace.com/superradtoys" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the Axis of Evil 5 Figure Set</a><br /> <br /> They look like they'd perfectly complement those figures from 24 up above on the page. Have Jack Bauer have a punch out with Kim Jong-Il! Sweet!<br /> <br /> Mayhaps that's not your cup of tea though -- so I'll tail off with something everyone can enjoy:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MTL3548" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img width="320" height="320" border="0" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CMTL3548lg.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> It's the<br /> <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MTL3548" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Barbie 1970s Cher Doll</a><br /> !<br /> <br /> Check out that headdress!<br /> <br /> But maybe you're the type of gentleman or lady that prefers to remember Cher as someone that loves to entertain sailors --<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MTK7903" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img width="320" height="320" border="0" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CMTK7903lg.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> the<br /> <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MTK7903" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Barbie 1980s Cher Doll</a><br /> is also available! The Big Fall Round-up

Christmas is just around the corner — and what better gift for your dad than –


The 300 Shorts Replica

Tasty!

How do you accessorize something like that, though — perhaps with

the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Replica Chainsaw

I’m sure they would look great together.

But enough apparel and accessories — check out some of this other stuff:

the Axis of Evil 5 Figure Set

They look like they’d perfectly complement those figures from 24 up above on the page. Have Jack Bauer have a punch out with Kim Jong-Il! Sweet!

Mayhaps that’s not your cup of tea though — so I’ll tail off with something everyone can enjoy:

It’s the
Barbie 1970s Cher Doll
!

Check out that headdress!

But maybe you’re the type of gentleman or lady that prefers to remember Cher as someone that loves to entertain sailors –

the
Barbie 1980s Cher Doll
is also available!

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by: jorin http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13909 Tue, 18 Sep 2007 12:12:16 +0000 http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13909 <u><strong>I Guess No One Would Expect You to Hide Cash in Something So Crappy</strong></u><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FU8294&prod=1&ts=2007091801" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img width="300" height="300" border="0" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CFU8294lg.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> The fact that it doesn't have to move around makes this Sleestak a lot more menacing than the ones from the tv show (Land of the Lost for the far too young). I'm not sure where the coin slot is, or how much you can really fit in this guy considering his narrow body column, so his effectiveness as a bank is probably commensurate to the effectiveness as a terrifying entity from the show too. I Guess No One Would Expect You to Hide Cash in Something So Crappy

The fact that it doesn’t have to move around makes this Sleestak a lot more menacing than the ones from the tv show (Land of the Lost for the far too young). I’m not sure where the coin slot is, or how much you can really fit in this guy considering his narrow body column, so his effectiveness as a bank is probably commensurate to the effectiveness as a terrifying entity from the show too.

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by: jorin http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13901 Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:33:07 +0000 http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13901 <u><strong>The Big August Round-up</strong></u> Here's a cavalcade of odd toys to finish out the month ... <em><strong>Dawn of the Dead Hare Krishna Zombie</strong></em> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.houseofmysterioussecrets.com/product.php?productid=16651" rel="nofollow"><img border="0" src="http://www.necaonline.com/images/product/61104/61104.jpg?1182264812" /></a> He comes with a tambourine! Wow. I'm guessing not a super pivotal character, but I don't recall ever seeing the movie either ... <em><strong>My Little Cthulhu and Little Victims</strong></em> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://dreamlandtoyworks.com/my_little_cthulhu.html" rel="nofollow"><img border="0" src="http://dreamlandtoyworks.com/images/dke/my_little_cthulhu_victims.jpg" /></a> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://dreamlandtoyworks.com/my_little_cthulhu.html" rel="nofollow"><img width="301" height="123" border="0" src="http://dreamlandtoyworks.com/images/dke/victims.jpg" /></a> It's an adorable horror from beyond space -- and a bunch of little Little People-like figures to be destroyed and en-maddened by him. <em><strong>The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2007 Salt and Pepper Shakers</strong></em> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_524_530&products_id=40332" rel="nofollow"><img border="0" src="http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/bmz_cache/f/feb01a785266d6adea752f1452f4bf03.image.155x200.jpg" /></a> The Nightmare Before Christmas would be hard-pressed to reach higher levels of product exploitation, but here's a gem -- salt and pepper shakers styled after the main characters. The most notable thing, though, is that these are the 2007 versions -- there were entirely DIFFERENT models of salt and pepper shakers for the movie for 2006. And that is not a joke. <em><strong>Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changer</strong></em> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Cyberman-Changer-Helmet/dp/B000MYV10M" rel="nofollow"><img border="0" src="http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/21qu4dyVY-L._AA222_.jpg" /></a> My favorite of this batch -- it's a robot helmet you put on your head, and it changes your voice and emits sound effects. Nothing like limiting your vision, ability to turn your neck, and reputation by putting a hot hunk of battery-powered plastic on your face. And changing your voice so it sounds like you're a talking Casio keyboard. I love this, and would wear it around my family at Christmas. The Big August Round-up

Here’s a cavalcade of odd toys to finish out the month …

Dawn of the Dead Hare Krishna Zombie

He comes with a tambourine! Wow. I’m guessing not a super pivotal character, but I don’t recall ever seeing the movie either …

My Little Cthulhu and Little Victims

It’s an adorable horror from beyond space — and a bunch of little Little People-like figures to be destroyed and en-maddened by him.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: 2007 Salt and Pepper Shakers


The Nightmare Before Christmas would be hard-pressed to reach higher levels of product exploitation, but here’s a gem — salt and pepper shakers styled after the main characters. The most notable thing, though, is that these are the 2007 versions — there were entirely DIFFERENT models of salt and pepper shakers for the movie for 2006. And that is not a joke.

Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changer

My favorite of this batch — it’s a robot helmet you put on your head, and it changes your voice and emits sound effects. Nothing like limiting your vision, ability to turn your neck, and reputation by putting a hot hunk of battery-powered plastic on your face. And changing your voice so it sounds like you’re a talking Casio keyboard. I love this, and would wear it around my family at Christmas.

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by: jorin http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13896 Mon, 27 Aug 2007 18:43:06 +0000 http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13896 <u><strong>What Says High-Flying Space Adventure like the Art of Tromboning?</strong></u><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Lieutenant-Thomas-Action-Figure/dp/B000FFOA6K" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img width="300" height="300" border="0" src="http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JuRQc7sqL._SS500_.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> So maybe the character that this is makes this figure make a lot more sense than it does to me just looking at it ... but it does strike me as ridiculous (-ly great) that he's off on a uniformed space adventure with his trusty trombone. That says ample derring-do to me ... What Says High-Flying Space Adventure like the Art of Tromboning?

So maybe the character that this is makes this figure make a lot more sense than it does to me just looking at it … but it does strike me as ridiculous (-ly great) that he’s off on a uniformed space adventure with his trusty trombone. That says ample derring-do to me …

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by: jorin http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13895 Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:07:57 +0000 http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13895 <u><strong>Could They Come Up with a Theme Song for Themselves as Good as GI Joe's?</strong></u><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MF12581" rel="nofollow"><img width="200" height="200" border="0" alt="" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CMF12581lg.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MF12582" rel="nofollow"><img width="200" height="200" border="0" alt="" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CMF12582lg.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> It's the top-selling Jon Bon Jovi and slightly less top-selling Richie Sambora action figures!<br /> <br /> I love the idea of these guys taking on Cobra Commander or Megatron in one of those old TV commercial sets with a kid in some kind of awesome backyard sand and rock and wood action set up.<br /> <br /> JBJ -- "Don't you Lay Your Hands on Me, evildoer!"<br /> <br /> RS -- "I have 18 strings at my disposal!" Could They Come Up with a Theme Song for Themselves as Good as GI Joe’s?

It’s the top-selling Jon Bon Jovi and slightly less top-selling Richie Sambora action figures!

I love the idea of these guys taking on Cobra Commander or Megatron in one of those old TV commercial sets with a kid in some kind of awesome backyard sand and rock and wood action set up.

JBJ — "Don’t you Lay Your Hands on Me, evildoer!"

RS — "I have 18 strings at my disposal!"

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by: jorin http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13891 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:36:23 +0000 http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13891 <u><strong>24 -- Adorable!</strong></u><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DC37000" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img border="0" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CDC37000.jpg" alt="" /></a><a href="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DC37002" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img border="0" src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CDC37002.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This is a special one for Rob -- there seems to have been kind of an explosion lately of these Minimate figures. They're adorable vaguely LEGO-like figures that stand about 2" or 3" tall, and there are tons of them out there, for all kinds of stuff. I have four standing around my computer of some of my favorite more obscure DC comics characters (Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Deadman, and the Spectre).<br /> <br /> But they've branched out way past comic books, and here are the sets for the first two seasons of 24. The Jack Bauer from Season 2 is especially funny too me. It looks like he got shot in the face with a shotgun loaded with hair. Still, too cute.<strong></strong> 24 — Adorable!

This is a special one for Rob — there seems to have been kind of an explosion lately of these Minimate figures. They’re adorable vaguely LEGO-like figures that stand about 2" or 3" tall, and there are tons of them out there, for all kinds of stuff. I have four standing around my computer of some of my favorite more obscure DC comics characters (Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Deadman, and the Spectre).

But they’ve branched out way past comic books, and here are the sets for the first two seasons of 24. The Jack Bauer from Season 2 is especially funny too me. It looks like he got shot in the face with a shotgun loaded with hair. Still, too cute.

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by: jorin http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13890 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:16:06 +0000 http://buoyfish.com/revolver/journal/?p=55#comment-13890 <strong>The Big Lebowski Urban Achiever 8-inch Action Figure Set</strong> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.uncrate.com/men/gear/toys/the-big-lebowski-action-figures/" rel="nofollow"><img border="0" src="http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/2007/04/big-lebowski-action-figures.jpg" /></a> The fan base keeps exploding for The Big Lebowski, and that means lots of books, apparel, and collectible gew-gaws. So now action figures are on the way. It's my favorite movie, so I have to admit, I already have mine pre-ordered. And these two are marked as Series 1, so I can only imagine that Jesus and Maude and the Big Lebowski and Brant are on the way ... exciting stuff, and quite a money hole for this kid. The Big Lebowski Urban Achiever 8-inch Action Figure Set

The fan base keeps exploding for The Big Lebowski, and that means lots of books, apparel, and collectible gew-gaws. So now action figures are on the way.

It’s my favorite movie, so I have to admit, I already have mine pre-ordered.

And these two are marked as Series 1, so I can only imagine that Jesus and Maude and the Big Lebowski and Brant are on the way … exciting stuff, and quite a money hole for this kid.

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