Posts Tagged toys

10.27.2010

Geek Decorating: Action Figures as Hooks

Here is a great idea THE IRREPRESSIBLE GENA found and sent to me… Action figures as hooks!  From Real Simple: Use action figures (that aren’t seeing action anymore) as Herculean hooks. Position the arms of each toy straight out in front and apply a two-part epoxy (available at home-improvement stores) over the arms, the shoulders, […]

06.1.2010

Blue Devil DC Universe Classics Action Figure

Mattel’s DC Universe Classics Blue Devil action figure has finally hit stores!  A friend of mine was kind enough to help me obtain one since I’m lousy at finding new figures before the collectors snatch them up.  I’m happy to report that this is a really nice looking Blue Devil figure! If you’re a long […]

03.19.2010

The First Kyle Rayner Green Lantern Figure That Doesn’t Suck

They’ve finally managed to produce a Kyle Rayner Green Lantern action figure that doesn’t suck.  Check it out. Admittedly, this figure is more muscle-bound than Kyle truly is.  Y’know what?  It doesn’t matter, this figure just looks awesome!  The previous Kyle figures have been very disappointing.  Click here to see a few of the previous […]

03.1.2010

Battlestar Galactica Colorforms – 1978

The Battlestar Galactica Colorforms Adventure Set Deluxe Edition was released in 1978.  I remember playing with these and other Colorforms sets for hours and hours.  Somewhere along the line I lost my BSG Colorforms, but my good buddy Ravenface was kind enough to supply me with a set he bought in a garage sale back […]

02.23.2010

New Blue Devil Action Figure

Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line has a new Blue Devil action figure coming our way this spring!  Check it out below. This figure is part of DC Universe Classics wave 13 and will be available this spring or summer at Wal-Mart. If you’re a long time reader of ONCE UPON A GEEK, then you know […]

11.18.2009

Star Wars Toys from Kenner Advertisement (1979)

Check out this advertisement for Star Wars toys available from Kenner.  This ad appeared in comic books in late 1979.  I owned nearly all of these toys.  The only item on this page I didn’t own was the Imperial Troop Transporter (it wasn’t in the film, so I wasn’t interested).  Given the amount of Star […]

10.22.2009

‘Back to the Future’ Toys and Cartoon

I love me some Back to the Future.  Being a time travel nut, I can’t help but love these movies!  While I was cleaning out my step-son’s room this past weekend, I stumbled across the toys below. I’ll be honest, I have no idea where the DeLorean on the left came from.  I suspect it […]

10.21.2009

Doctor Who Time Squad – Cutest Geek Toys EVER!

Here are the Doctor Who Time Squad figures from Character Options.  Aren’t these the cutest geek toys ever?!?!  Apparently they came out back in March, but somehow I missed them.  Now I’m going to have to get my hands on some.  If anyone finds a good source here in the United States to order them […]

10.5.2009

Green Arrow Action Figures

I recently participated in a team-up between my Firestorm blog and a friend’s Green Arrow blog.  That inspired me to dig out the various Green Arrow action figures I own.  There are TONS of Green Arrow action figures out there.  Click here to see how many come up on Google Images if you don’t believe […]

08.26.2009

Super Powers 25th Anniversary Crossover Was a Success!

In case you missed it yesterday, there was an awesome crossover between fourteen different blogs celebrating the 25th anniversary of Kenner’s Super Powers Collection.  In fact, it was so well received that other blogs joined in!  Check these sites out: Michael over at The Legion Omnicom jumped in with both feet and did his own […]

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