Category Archives: Toys

Songs to Sell By

The other day, Beth was listening to the Lovin’ Spoonful, and I made a reference to how “Do You Believe in Magic?” used to be in McDonald’s commercials, which bothered her. Then I asked why it doesn’t when I bring … Continue reading

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Goodness Makes the Badness Go Away

Babes in Toyland (1961) – My friend Jared Davis actually wrote about a whole bunch of different adaptations of this story, and how they differ, so you might want to check that out for some additional details and opinions. It … Continue reading

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Toys That Kill

Halloween is over now, but there are still a few horror movies I wanted to talk about. Witchboard – A movie based on summoning spirits with a Ouija board, although there were some legal issues with using the brand name … Continue reading

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Down for the Count

Herein lie film and television reviews, with SPOILERS. Dracula – I’d read the novel before, and it was soon made into a stage play, with the movie largely recreating that. The play and film codified a lot of the mythology … Continue reading

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Guests from Another Game

You might well know by now about my mixed feelings on crossovers, how I love the idea but think they bring their own headaches, particularly when it comes to continuity. What’s kind of strange is that crossovers in the Mario franchise … Continue reading

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Yikes, Spikes!

I thought it might be worth looking at the Mario enemies known as Spikes, since they seem to be rather prominent nowadays. I’ve even seen them as stuffed animals at the Nintendo store in Manhattan, although I don’t have one … Continue reading

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Don’t Toy with Me

The Toys That Made Us – We’d started watching this Netflix series some time ago, back when it only had two seasons, but the third one premiered before we’d finished the other two. Each season has four episodes, so there … Continue reading

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I Regret That I Have But One Stomach to Give for Your Country

This is the fifth in my ongoing series of Super Mario Bros. Super Show episode reviews. Speaking of which, there were some reviews from about twenty years ago that I remember reading but couldn’t find recently, and I found out … Continue reading

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Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum

I don’t know if I’ll watch any other holiday specials this year, but since this is probably the last time I’ll get the chance to post before Christmas, here are my reviews of three I watched this year and hadn’t … Continue reading

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Sporks and Hope

Toy Story 4 – Why a fourth one after the third provided a satisfying ending for Andy’s toys? Well, money. But storywise, the last one had left the whereabouts of Bo Peep, a shepherdess figure from a lamp in Andy’s … Continue reading

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