Transformers were huge when they came out in the 80's and when you have a hit toyline, you're going to have knock offs start coming out of the wood work. Transformers were no exception to this. Most of the time knock offs are cheaper and less desirable than the originals, but in some cases, they can wind up cooler than what they're knocking off. Such is the case with today's Random Toy, the Transistor Robots Insect made by Four Star
Toys based on Civil War have been trickling out the past few months and this week we're looking at one of the newest ones, the Toys R Us exclusive Civil War Minimates Falcon & Antman set.
One of my favorite new toylines right now is the Titans Return Transformers line. This is bringing the old subset Headmasters back to retail shelves. One of the nice aspects of this line is the Titan Master scale which is an individual Headmaster head (now called a Titan Master) This week, we're looking at one of my favorites in this scale, Crashbash!
In 1994 Tyco released the Battletech toyline based on the cartoon of the same name (That was based on the tabletop game from the 80's) The toyline isn't the most popular with fans of the game, but it's charm is not lost on some of us. For this week's Random Toys we are looking at the series 2 repaint of Axman piloted by Adam Steiner
Near the end of the GoBots toyline we saw a new subset of 8" tall GoBots called Dread Launchers. For this week's Random Toys, we're looking at the leader of the Renegade Dread Launchers, Re-Volt!
The supernatural counselor on the show The Venture Brothers, Dr. Henry Killinger, is the subject of our latest Random Toy. Produced by Biff Bang Pow! the figure we're looking at is the mego inspired 8" retro figure from the Venture Bros. toyline.
1992 saw one of the oddest GI Joe figures and this week's Random Toy: The Toxo Zombie! Join us after the jump to take a look at this crazy figure from near the end of the GI Joe 3 3/4" toy line
There are a lot of different sized figures and products under the G.I. Joe brand and this week I wanted to focus on one of my favorites from my childhood, The GI Joe Micro Figures.
Very early in my childhood, there was this crazy robot that (according to my memory) could do breakdance moves. While that memory is half right, the truth is a little more simplistic. I'm happy to introduce (or re-introduce) you to the Tomy Gyrobot for this week's Random Toys.
Once again we have a Terminator Salvation toy to show off and once again, I don't think it showed up in many US stores. This week we're looking at the Moto Terminator
Licensed merchandise can be good or bad....then sometimes they're so bad they're awesome. That's the category today's Random Toy falls into. Let's take a look at Arco's Robotech Binoculars
1988 gave us the Army Gear toy line from Micro Machine toymaker, Galoob. One of the most common (but also favorite of mine) items from this line is the Army Gear Canteen Aircraft Carrier. Join us as we take a closer look at it in this week's Random Toys.