Seeing the most God awful film about transforming robots make a billion dollars worldwide has gotten Hasbro thinking. “You know what we need? A movie based on even crappier transforming robots. The kids will eat this stuff up.”
To a 10 year old Jimmy Impossible, Secret Wars was right in his wheel house. For one full year the best heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe would be together every month bashing skulls, having mountains dropped on them and bowing before Doom. Though the tie-ins were subtle, this was really the first huge company wide event at either of the Big Two. (sequart.org has a nice article comparing Secret Wars, Secret Wars II and Crisis on Infinite Earths and which is responsible for the rise of the endless Events that I keep getting suckered into, which seems like every few months.)
One of the biggest parts of Secret Wars, and in fact the reason for it’s existence, was a promotion for a toy line from Mattel.
Teddy Ruxbin was an 80’s staple of love, friendship, storytelling, and mechanical nightmares. Watch a video of kids today reacting to the lovable friend after the break. You won’t be disappointed.
It’s time for our weekly #ThrowbackThursday! And what better to remember than that lovable, huggable, neighborhood friendly board game: Dweebs Geeks & Weirdos. Aaaaaaaaaaaahhh, memories!
R2D2 Inspired Football. Inspired by #SundayFunday fans everyone – oh…and those that like football. Get your very own R2ball to make your life complete!
From Bat Anti-Shark Repellent Batman to Needing a Halls Mentho-Lyptus Batman, all iterations of Bruce Wayne’s psychosis….err….alter ego have displayed a certain degree of angst. Even Adam West’s Batman, which was essentially a children’s comedy show, was SUPER-Serious. So are we ready for a funny Batman (continuing the character introduced in the Lego Movie last year)? Rising star directors Miller and Lord think so!
Aquaman has coattails! The man doesn’t even wear a coat and he has coattails! Lego has released a Black Manta Deep Sea Strike set for kids and adults alike to create their own Aquaman related adventures! The rising tide that is Aquamania continues!