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My Favorite He-Man

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We all have at least one toy that we've held on to since the second we got it. Something big or small that just remains one of the lasting connections to our childhoods. It could represent a moment that means something, it could also just be that favorite toy we would take to the playground or that long roadtrip to your aunt's house. My choice is the ultimate figure that captures all that and more as well as providing the perfect link to my lifelong devotion to the Masters of the Universe:



Flying Fists He-Man was a variation of the titular hero that was released alongside a similar version of Skeletor called "Terror Claws Skeletor" in 1986, which was a point where the line started to begin to go downhill in popularity. At that time, you were a loyal MOTU collector and fan, it had been years since you purchased the original figure and prolly needed a new upgrade. And while there have been other cool looking variants, in my opinion, this was the coolest. It still remain…

WELCOME TO MOTU MONTH 2020

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I told myself I wouldn't do any more of these theme months until Thanksgiving. I actually had a full slate of Ghostbusters content I wanted to produce this summer but with the movie being pushed back it just wasn't doable. Then about a month and a half ago, I realized needed something to energize me. Blogging, creatively, podcasting, whatever, I just need something to motivate me and as it has been the case since I was a kid, that's when He-Man stepped into save the day...


MOTU MONTH, a fun He-Man-centric event that I started back in 2017, has always been something I looked forward too. It always made me dig into the mythology of my favorite childhood toyline and explore things that even I didn't know about! It's a fun time of year. Of course I know everyone is gearing up for Halloween and fall but I'm just still trying to squeeze that last feeling of summer and when I think of summer, I think of being a kid and having as much fun in the backyard with my GI Joes…

On His Own: A Tribute To Bobby Brown and The Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters 2 remains not just my favorite Ghostbusters movie, but one of my all time favorite movies. There's just so much going on in this movie that I just adore and one of those things happens to be one of the songs from the soundtrack and one of the most random cameos ever by none other than R&B's original bad boy, Bobby Brown!


Random Things From My Desk!

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Even when I was a kid and we had our first computer (a crummy Commodore, still very cool for the time), I always liked having stuff around our desks to keep me occupied. Then again, when you're a child with ADHD and the energy of a racoon who had just dug through the Baskin Robbins dumpster, I guess it kinda makes sense to have as much around you to keep you occupied as possible. Now? Well, I suppose now it's just a nice distraction and an easy motivator. If I'm having a hard time pounding out a project, I can just fiddle with a WWF Hasbro figure or read an old Fangoria to get my mind off whatever is stopping me from writing 32,000 words about No Holds Barred.

Alright, alright, and sometimes it's just because things look cooler on my desk than on a shelf. Admittedly, I don't have to dust an Al Bundy Funko on my desk as much as I would an entire fleet of G.I. Joes. So maybe sheer laziness comes into play as well.

So what goods lays on this messy (and very unorganize…

TPIF: Cartoon All Star Watch-A-Long

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Well, the moment has come. I've been wanting to cover the mammoth mindscrew called Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue for years. And thanks to my TPIF cohost, TC, I finally can make that happen.







So to join us today, just head over to YouTube to check out this memorable anti-drug special from 1990 and play our episode along with it. It'll be like MST3K...except no robots...and we're not as witty!

This is a pretty wild and memorable cartoon from our childhood and if you've never seen it before, it's quite the trip. Which is ironic considering the message of the cartoon. But I'm sure you're bound to enjoy one way or the other. Most likely for the wrong reasons...




-TC and Chad

The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast: Ninja Turtles!

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COWABUNGA!

 Today on The Horror Movie BBQ Podcast, Jon of TheSewerDen and my cohost on TPIF, Tommy "TC" Coombs are ready to have a totally rad slice of nostalgia goodness when we revisit our memories of the 1990 classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We discuss it all! The promotions! The foods! The toys! Danny's shirts! April's Sassy Jumpsuit! And everything in between!












So grab your bandana, your ticket stub to Critters and a piece of pizza, and enjoy the show!
-Chad

All Hail Serpentor! THIS IS I COMMAND!

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This may upset a lot of you, but I wasn't a Cobra Commander fanatic as a kid as much as other GI Joe fans were. He was whiny, incompetent and kind of annoying. I never really bought into the idea that he could lead Cobra and truly defeat the Joes. But then in 1986, I was introduced to the true leader of the famed terrorist organization...I was introduced to...SERPENTOR!