Category Archives: Toys

Toys Are Only Human After All

Toy Story 3 – The most disturbing entry so far in this franchise was originally intended to serve as a finale, but now they’re making a fourth one. Anyway, this starts out years after the last one, when Andy, who … Continue reading

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Y’All Get Hit with the Boom Boom

I’ve been collecting stuffed characters from the Mario series, and for Christmas Beth gave me Pom Pom, whom she said was her equivalent. Neither of us are that familiar with any of the games in which the character appears, though. … Continue reading

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Christmas, Toys, and Oz

I might do a re-read of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus this year, seeing as how I have the new edition with Eric Shanower’s illustrations. I guess it depends on how soon I finish the library books I … Continue reading

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The Brick Bat

The Lego Batman Movie – Lego has become a significant franchise apart from their actual plastic building bricks, and sometimes it really seems to complicate things. I mean, Lego Star Wars? Just pick one or the other! I’ve heard these … Continue reading

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Nobody Cares Like a Bear

The Care Bears were a line of characters originally created for greeting cards, which was kind of a thing at the time. That also happened with Strawberry Shortcake, the Popples, and Rainbow Brite, among others. They’re sort of teddy bears … Continue reading

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Woody’s Roundup

Toy Story 2 – The sequel to Pixar’s first full-length film delves a little deeper into the world of sentient toys, reflecting on the relationship between toys and their owners, and bringing the theme of space toys replacing western ones … Continue reading

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The Toys Are Back in Town

Toy Story – I believe this was the first fully computer-animated movie, which was a big deal at the time. I saw it at the movies when it was new, and hadn’t actually watched it again until last night. The … Continue reading

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