Growing up in the 80s meant that the ‘He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ cartoon was a staple part of my childhood. The over-the-top heroics, bombastic music, comforting moral at the end of each episode alongside the opportunity to pester my mum to buy me lots of He-Man toys was a tremendous source of […]
The publicity blurb of ‘Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box’ accompanying this figurine and booklet describe Cthulhu as a ‘signature character’ who is as ‘emblematic for Lovecraft fans’ in the same way as ‘Darth Vader is for Star Wars’. But, in all honesty, I think that’s missing the point. Except for a single short story, […]
Yes, everyone wants to be Elon Musk: and with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship, amateur rocket enthusiasts finally can be. Watch this RC rocket land in a swimming pool on a toy barge. Batteries – and chemical fuel boosters – not included!
Several years back, after reviewing a box of postcards devoted to selected Marvel Comics covers, wondered why there wasn’t a DC Comics equivalent. With ‘The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition’ you have this version of postcards. The most obvious thing you will want to know is what is inside the sealed box, […]
Is the Star Wars Star Destroyer the largest remote control model ever? Could be. They need a pick-up truck to ship the damn thing. Good old Peter Sripol – watch his attempt to get it airborne in this fab video.
This ‘Batman Collectables’ by Rob Burman owes more to the 1966 version, whose DVD/blu-ray volumes came out this year than the recent films. Indeed, there is only a couple items noted from the Michael Keaton films and nothing from beyond. At least in terms of related merchandise with only a Hot Wheels large Batmobile from […]
Are we expected to buy every last tat that comes out related to SF?? Hello everyone Age does funny things to merchandise. My age, that is. Not necessarily the age of the merchandise. Mostly, there’s more of it and you have to become selective, deciding what is the good stuff you want to own and […]
With so much ‘Thunderbirds’ books and merchandise out at the moment as a result of the new CGI series, it’s likely this book, ‘Gerry Anderson Collectables’ by Rob Burman might get overlooked. Undoubtedly, if you were brought up in the 1960s, like me, then you will have owned much of the merchandise within this book. […]
With ‘Thunderbirds The Vault’ by Marcus Hearne, don’t expect pull-outs and such that have been with other vaults. However, there is a wealth of photos from all the Anderson shows, mostly obviously ‘Thunderbirds’, behind the scenes, production staff and merchandise. The only nuisance thing occasionally is having some photos overlaid with photos, especially with things […]
Robot maker firm Sphero has revealed details of their new remote control toy based on the forthcoming Star Wars Force Unleashed movie BB-8 droid, which is likely to become a rather sold-out and much fought-over toy this Christmas – even at the likely £130 price tag. It’s all done with magnets, you know! I’ll wrestle […]