Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

Follow this blog for the new, the unusual, the rare and cool Generation 1 G1 Transformers toys. Reviews, news, toy resources, galleries, unboxing, opinions and personal reflections on vintage toys.

The Top Ten Incredible Crash Dummies Toys

In 1991, Tyco joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to turn their successful PSA campaign into the Incredible Crash Dummies toys. Beginning in 1985, the NHTSA began running PSAs to encourage people to buckle up while riding in cars. These PSAs starred two crash test dummies, Vince and Larry. They also featured […]

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The 10 Most Unusual Monsters from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Beyond the colorful spandex sets that the Rangers wore, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers made waves with its set of quirky and unusual monsters. In the first three seasons, either Rita Repulsa or Lord Zedd, or both, summoned these creatures into battle. However, on a few rare exceptions, their minions released these beasts. Each of […]

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The Top Ten Veritech Fighters and Other Mechas from Robotech

In 1985, Harmony Gold set about to introduce the world to a new franchise with the blended localization of three anime series. They had their hands on the rights to three anime with a similar visual appearance, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA. So, they felt these anime […]

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The Top Ten Robotech Toys and Action Figures

Robotech is an action, adventure, science fiction media franchise that started as an 85 episode-long animated series. Harmony Gold in the United States collaborated with Tatsunoko Production in Japan to localize and combine three different anime series. Since audiences widely accepted the Robotech series, it began to spawn other media such as books, comic books, […]

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