Monday, April 21, 2014


Whelp, looks like the Toys R Us Clearance Blast has gotten to the point where I'm picking up toys I've been interested in but not enough to pay for. Now it's Dino, from the Flintstones. An animated dinosaur with surprising articulation...for under $1.25.

I was always kinda interested in these Hanna Barbara figures, but they all had weird paint or bad sculpts or all the reviews online said they had any number of issues. It basically put me off them, but at this insane price, sure, I'll get a dinosaur.

I remember when these first came out I was interested in Dino because of all his articulation. I count 9 and there might be more! I mean he has ball jointed shoulders and a tail with two points of articulations! (Cut legs though, what?) I wondered if he could be posed both on his hindquarters and all fours while actually looking natural.

The answer: kinda.

The bone is kinda a lame accessory considering he can't hold it. Although I guess you can pose him in close proximity to it? 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Potty Training Taffy

I really love the Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse faux reality show series because of its hilarious skewering of a Barbie Cartoon. One of the elements of the series is that the pets get to do testimonials, where they make animal noises and their translations are dubbed. They also do stuff like drive golf carts in an attempt to get away from bath time or order other animals over the internet.

It also results in a toy like this:

This is a Barbie toy where the dog has a special action feature that simulates eating and pooping.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Happy Meal Toys

I love that for the McDonalds Amazing Spider-Man 2 happy meal toys they're not doing a set of girls toys from a different property but instead are just offering pink Spider-Man toys with hearts on them.

Monday, April 14, 2014

AMP Episode 90: Mario's Tiny Head

Here's Episode 90 of the Articulated Monster Podcast. We end up talking about Mario's tiny head while we're having our regular discussion of toys. It's longer than the last few episodes, but still a good listen if you like our podcast.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Inky, Blinky, Clyde or whatever they call the ghosts from Pacman now.

K'nex Pacman blind figures were on Clearance so I decided to get all the ghost characters because I love the generic army builders they come packed with, and I'm a fan of the old school bedsheet design for ghosts.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Emperor Palpatine

 I picked up this older Kenner 12 inch Emperor figure because I really wanted a 1:6 scale Palpatine, but every other one available looked completely inaccurate. Even the expensive sideshow one. So I went with this figure which hits that just right place of looking close enough and being relatively low priced.

I got it on ebay, so I wasn't certain what kind of articulation it had, but I'm pleased with the result: elbow joints, ball wrists, etc.

Monday, March 31, 2014

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