If you've been following me on Google+ or Twitter, you've likely noticed that I'm a big dinosaur nut. But my dinosaur fandom is totally disproportional to the amount of dinosaur toys I own. I'm such a stickler for scientific accuracy that I usually can't bring myself to buy a Jurassic Park toy or the supposed "museum quality" PVC dinosaurs you see in those "learning" toy stores. But on a recent voyage to Dinosaur Land, this Tyrannosaur caught my eye in the gift shop. It's made by Papo, a French company that specializes in PVC figures. Let's see how their Tyrannosaurus Rex turned out.
Observe, the Man-E-Figures of Man-E-Faces! This dude was one of my favorite MOTU figures when I was a kid so I was ecstatic when the Masters of the Universe Classics line released its take on Man-E-Faces. Let's take a look!
Finally we find ourselves at the culmination of the Dork Dimension Star Trek: The Next Generation Archive with a tribute to the captain of the Enterprise D and E, Jean-Luc Picard! Picard had a bit of a rough start in Season 1, characterized as a gruff and curmudgeonly grump, but that hard exterior softened in later seasons into a more paternal persona that I often call "Papa Picard". Unlike most of our TV and film heroes, Picard usually solved problems by out-thinking his opponents with reason rather than out-blasting or out-lightsabering them. Since Picard was the captain and arguably the most important character in the series, he got a pretty full assortment of action figures in the vintage Playmates Trek line. Let's check them out, in order of appearance in the Next Gen timeline:
I found this interesting dude, Rotten Egg, at a flea market this past weekend. Apparently, it's a hot potato sort of game from 1998 in which the egg talks in an insanely loud voice goading the players. The seller only charged a buck for it. In fact, he was ecstatic to get rid of it because of the endless hours of annoyance it caused him while his kids were playing with it. I just wanted it because it looks crazy cool... but I was sure to get rid of the batteries. Even I admit it's pretty annoying.
My friend Jason was playing around with MS Paint again and made this amazing piece featuring He-Man and Battle Cat! You may remember that this isn't the first artwork he's done with MS Paint, but this is his masterpiece, at least so far. (Although I do really dig those Ninja Turtles.) Click through for more!