Tag Archives: Toys

Disney’s Rocketeer Action Figures, Ornament, and Dorbz

The Rocketeer is a fictional superhero (as compared to the real ones?) that appeared in comic books originally published by Pacific Comics. Created by writer/artist Dave Stevens, the character first appeared in 1982 and is a homage to the Saturday matinee serial heroes from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. … Continue reading

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Woody’s Roundup Real-Working Marionettes

I’m not a big sequel fan but Toy Story 2 definitely went a looooong way to making me a believer in revisiting popular characters! Many say that it was better than the original Toy Story and I’m hard pressed to … Continue reading

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TIN TOY Short by Pixar – Tinny Collectible Figurines

“Tin Toy” marked the first time a character with lifelike bendable arms and knees, surfaces, and facial components was animated digitally. The challenge was balancing its “cartoony” look with a baby’s real looks. If you’ve seen the Short, I think … Continue reading

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Tomorrowland Speedway Friction Model Cars

I love seeing Mickey and his friends in vehicles. Many of the original Shorts feature some kind of transportation theme and so it seems like a natural fit to carry this over into merchandise. Many believe that the Tomorrowland Speedway … Continue reading

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Monorail Models from Walt Disney World

Highway in the Sky. Transportation of Tomorrow. Just Plain Cool! However you choose to describe the modern monorail system, it’s just impressive. Years ago, I became hooked on this mode of transportation after riding it at Walt Disney World. Soon … Continue reading

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Pixar’s Planes TED YALE Die-Cast

Who? Well, that’s what I said when I saw this little guy on the shelf at T. J. Max yesterday. While on holiday in Chicago we were checking out the local stores. We don’t have T. J. Max in Canada. … Continue reading

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Pixar’s CARS ROAD TRIP Die-cast Models

I am officially giving up. I’ve said again and again that I was not going to buy another version of the die-cast model cars from the Pixar movie Cars. But what have I done? During a recent trip to Wal-mart … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse SKIPPING ROPE

Skipping is one the oldest outdoor activities for children. Most often little girls will play various skipping games together while the boys look upon the ‘sport’ as sissy. But boys have been known to jump in from time to time! … Continue reading

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Disney Store Elite Series R2-D2

We’re back in the die-cast business again today as we check out a beloved character from the Star Wars series of movies. I’m a ‘original three’ fan (Star Wars fans know what that means) and was guardedly optimistic when I … Continue reading

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Disney Lesney/Matchbox DIECAST CARS from 1979

I love die-cast cars and especially if they contain a Disney character in the driver’s seat. I found two examples from the same line recently and was able to catch up with them while they were on the ‘open road’: … Continue reading

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