just the basics: 1992

This was a big year for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The animated series was going strong with their sixth season debut. There were two live action films that had been huge (to not as huge) financial and critical successes, and the Playmates toy line had hit their fifth anniversary. This may not seem like […]

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just the basics: Super Shredder

Super Shredder The Mutant-Mincing Mega Madman Released in 1991     Ever since he broke out on the big screen during the big finale of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze; the Super Shredder has been a staple of TMNT media. The best games in the TMNT library feature the big […]

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Nintendo Quest: a review

I’m going to be upfront about this review: Go out and watch it however you can. There. Done. Ten out of ten. Nintendo Quest is a documentary film about Jay Bartlett and best friend/filmmaker Rob McCallum as they embark across North America in search of all 678 officially licensed Nintendo video games. If that sounds […]

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just the basics: Groundchuck and Dirtbag

Groundchuck                                                Dirtbag The Mean Munitions Mutant                      The Militant Mutant Mole Released in 1991                                             Released in 1991     I felt the need to put the spotlight on these two figures all at once because like so many other characters in the TMNT universe, they’re part of a duo that has yet to be separated. […]

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just the basics: Chrome Dome

Chrome Dome The Mechanical Master of Metal Released in 1991   This mechanical menace was developed by the Shredder in his own image with the singular purpose of destroying the TMNT. Chrome Dome is an awesome looking figure that easily separates himself from the rest of the toy line with a very 90’s silvery/chrome paint […]

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just the basics: The Mega Mutants

The Mega Mutants   Now when I started writing this I had a strict, self-imposed rule of only covering action figures, and no variants. Well, spoilers, but my no variants rule is going to be bent later on, and while the next two figures are also considered vehicles…they don’t have wheels so, we’re fine.   […]

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Parkland: The Chair

November 19th 8:03am Parkland, IN     A cold yet light breezed rushed over Oscar as he sat down in the old wooden chair. It wasn’t meant to be comfortable, but when he bought it, he wasn’t thinking about leisure time, he was only thinking about time spent at Rebecca’s grave. It was a clear […]

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just the basics: Walkabout

Walkabout The Kicking Kangaroo from Down Under Released in 1991 Man, who doesn’t love a kangaroo?   Before we talk about the next figure, let’s take a minute and explore Walkabout’s portrait. First off, in case you didn’t know, our hero Walkabout hails from Australia; a land full of the world’s scariest animals. We all […]

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trailer trash: Captain Marvel

So the Captain Marvel trailer dropped yesterday and it looks…just fine. I mean, to me, it’s a trailer for a movie that is seemingly introducing us to the McGuffin that is going to fix everything and undo all the dying in Avengers Infinity War (spoilers). Captain Marvel has already been described as the most powerful […]

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