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Friday, June 5, 2020

Hardee's California Raisins Promotional Figurines

In 1986 a commercial appeared on television for the California Raisin Advisory Board in which a group of singing, dancing, anthropomorphized raisins sang and danced to the 1968 Marvin Gaye song, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

These little guys later went on to launch a sensational career for themselves! Combined with more TV ads, and even a music album, The California Raisins Sing the Hit Songs, the Raisins’ images were everywhere, and a cultural phenomenon was born.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Kenner Super Powers Tyr

THE MERCILESS MERCENARY

Tyr, one of the greatest of the warlords of the planet Tyrraz, is one the Legion of Superheroes' most vicious adversaries. Besides his enhanced strength and cunning, Tyr also boasts a cybernetic, semi-sentient gun-arm with the ability to function and move independently, firing incredible energy blasts, strong enough to stagger even the strongest of his enemies. Tyr's gun-arm also has the ability to open spatial-warps stargates. After his many defeats in the 30th Century at the hands of the Legion of Superheroes, Tyr has traveled back in time to become a gun for hire, hunting down heroes for anyone, for the right price!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Kenner Super Powers Mantis

THE ENERGY VAMPIRE

Mantis began his life as a member the humanoid insect people of New Genesis. Dissatisfied with his life on New Genesis, Mantis migrated to the planet Apokolips. Darkseid has granted Mantis immense powers, second only to his own, in return Mantis pledged his undying allegiance to Darkseid!

In addition to his own immense power, Mantis is an energy vampire with the ability to absorb energy from other sources. However, once all of his power has been depleted, Mantis must immediately retreat to his power pod in order to recharge. Spending the majority of his time in his power pod, Mantis only emerges when he has a task to perform. Unlike Darkseid's other lackeys, Mantis does not revel in plotting and violence, therefore serving as the perfect soldier for Darkseid. This makes him a particularly dangerous opponent to any who oppose him!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Review: The Joker Prank Shop - Ultimate Prank Kit

The Joker™, clown prince of crime and Gotham’s most dangerous trickster, has opened up shop to bring you his favorite pranks for spreading mayhem and chaos!

So many pranks, so little time! Hide the speaker near your unsuspecting victim, then use the remote control to trigger 10 different annoying sounds, like a mosquito buzz, water drips, footsteps, farts, and even The Joker laughing. Fake ‘em out with a trick soda can - when they try to pick up the innocent looking can, 20 small balls go tumbling everywhere! Or make ‘em jump with a popper that bursts open to reveal confetti and a collectible The Joker balloon. Once the prank is pulled, place The Joker Calling Card at the scene to let your victim know they've been pranked. Speakers require 4 AAA batteries, 2 AAA batteries included. For ages 5 and up.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Super Powers: Apokolips Diorama

Apokolips is the homeworld of Darkseid. From there, Darkseid plots the conquest of the universe through the acquisition of the Anti-Life Equation. Darkseid is considered to be not only the ruler of his people but also a god! He is perpetually opposed by the warriors of New Genesis. Despite this he has conquered a number of planets, creating an empire with Apokolips as the throne world.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Review: The Joker Prank Shop - 2-in-1 Fake-Out Blaster

The Joker™, clown prince of crime and Gotham’s most dangerous trickster, has opened up shop to bring you his favorite pranks for spreading mayhem and chaos!

This prank toy is the ultimate blaster fake-out! Gently pull the trigger to release the “BANG!” flag, then just as your unsuspecting victim relaxes…squeeze the trigger and shower them with crazy string or water! Plus, you'll hear the sound of The Joker laughing after you pull the trigger. The set includes 1 specially designed can of crazy string. When the string runs out, use the included water bottle to keep the pranks going! Once the prank is pulled, place The Joker Calling Card at the scene to let your victim know they've been pranked. Requires 2 AAA batteries, not included. For ages 5 and up.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Comics Flashback: Batman 321 (1980)

Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker... !


Batman, Vol. 1, No. 321, March, 1980, written by Len Wein, pencils by Walt Simonson, inks by Dick Giordano, and cover by José Luis García-López. It's The Joker's birthday - and he's celebrating by blowing up some of Batman's partners in crime-fighting in this classic issue from 1980!

The Joker begins a new criminal plot by rounding up his enemies from all around town and strapping them to his special "Victim-Go-Round" in preparation for his "Birthday Party". Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Selina Kyle, and Alfred Pennyworth are all kidnapped and the citizens of Gotham City have been enticed to the newly built Seaside Coliseum with the promise of free samples from the "Harlequin Baking Company".

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Review: The Joker Prank Shop - Mega Pranks Speaker

The Joker™, clown prince of crime and Gotham’s most dangerous trickster, has opened up shop to bring you his favorite pranks for spreading mayhem and chaos!

Hide the speaker near your unsuspecting victim, then use the remote to unleash sound mayhem! Who just farted?!? The Mega Pranks Speaker includes 10 super annoying sounds, like a fake cell phone ring, water drips, footsteps, 3 different farts, a mosquito buzz, and more - even The Joker's laugh! Once the prank is pulled, place The Joker Calling Card at the scene to let your victim know they've been pranked. Requires 4 AAA batteries, 2 AAA batteries are included. For ages 5 and up.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Review: The Joker Prank Shop - Snake Chase Prank

The Joker™, clown prince of crime and Gotham’s most dangerous trickster, has opened up shop to bring you his favorite pranks for spreading mayhem and chaos!

Clip this fake snake onto the purse, backpack or pants of your unsuspecting victim and watch as they flee, screaming in terror! Once the prank is pulled, place The Joker Calling Card at the scene to let your victim know they've been pranked. For ages 5 and up.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Review: Joker Prank Shop - Trick Soda Can

The Joker™, clown prince of crime and Gotham’s most dangerous trickster, has opened up shop
to bring you his favorite pranks for spreading mayhem and chaos!

So, we went to the Wal-Mart today in order to stock up on quara-food, I was also in desperate need of coffee as well. The toilet paper aisle was still empty, but I was able to score the last box of Folger's K-cups! Win! Time to hit the toy aisle and see if those re-released Real Ghostbusters figures are in... Rats! Skunked again! But wait, what have we here? Joker Prank Shop branded jokes and novelties!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Kenner Super Powers Mister Miracle

MASTER ESCAPE ARTIST

The son of Highfather, Scott Free was traded as an infant for Darkseid's child, Orion, to end the war between Apokolips and the New Gods of New Genesis. Scott later fled to Earth where he took on the mantle of Mister Miracle, and is considered the greatest escape artist in the universe. He is the husband of former Female Fury, Big Barda.

The 3rd and final wave of the Super Powers Collection, released by Kenner in 1986, included an action figure of Mister Miracle. Mister Miracle features a "Power Action Wrist-Lock Escape," just squeeze his legs together and his arms pop free of the cuffs!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Super Powers: Armagetto Diorama

Armagetto is the filth-stewn slum where the Hunger Dogs dwell
and struggle to survive in the shadow of Darkseid's Palace.