Just playing with some toys…


By Shawn Robare

Been rearranging the toys on my bookshelves in Branded HQ.  Though I don’t have a ton of vintage 80s stuff, there is a little bit peppered in with the more or less retro themed toys…

Some of my favorites are the Transformers Classics Jetfire (just a great toy all around), the new Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, my Weaponeers of Monkaa Crystar custom build, and my ginormous Mumm-Ra who is currently the king of my collection…

What are some of your favorite toys?

  • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com Shawn Robare

    OS80s – I never had any as a kid, but I’ve coveted them for years. I was so happy this past Halloween when I received a care package bursting full of them.

  • http://oldschool.tblog.com/ OldSchool80s

    I remember having a bunch of those little M.U.S.C.L.E. guys. Not sure if I kept them or not.

  • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com Shawn Robare

    Jaime – Heck yeah! PRG – Cool, glad I could help unearth that memory. Do you remember a color? Maybe I could help you narrow it down…

  • http://meandyouandablognamedboo.blogspot.com/ PhillyRadioGeek

    Seeing that blue robot with its arms in the air in the first photo made me say “Oh shit!” I had that too, but I don’t know if it was part of a line of toys or just a one-off or what it was for. Damn, I wouldn’t have remembered having that if I hadn’t seen it just now!

  • http://www.shezcrafti.com/ ShezCrafti

    I kind of wish every action figure came with a skateboard accessory.

  • http://www.brandedinthe80s.com Shawn Robare

    Dex – Yeah, when I saw the influence of Crystar on the Weeaponeers of Monkaa toys I know I had to get the combo to make this custom. Dust – Me too. In fact I think I’ll post a picture similar to your video game one tomorrow. Right now I’m trying to secure some more Robo Force figures, and I’m looking to get the Classics Be-Bop whenever it comes out…

  • Dust

    I like a good mix of figurines all sort of hanging out together posing. I got to say my TMNT Beebop and Rocksteady, they play my mini Galaga and TMNT arcade machines. I am looking for a gc Krang 11″ and recently started craving a Technodrome. I have a Castle Greyskull boxed and a Real Ghostbusters Firehouse but they are packed away most of the time.

  • http://aeiouwhy.blogspot.com/ Dex (@Dex1138)

    That Crystar bot is pretty cool!