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 Dinosaurs of Tyco’s Dino-Riders Toy Line

Dino-Riders is an action, adventure, sci-fi, fantasy animated television series that was custom made to create a relatable storyline and to introduce Tyco’s toy line. Gerry Conway and Carla Conway created Dino-Riders while Ray Lee directed it, with Steven Hahn directing the first and last episodes of the animated television series. The animated television series […]

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The Top Ten Dino-Riders Toys from Tyco

Dino-Riders is an action, adventure, fantasy, science-fiction, animated television series that Ray Lee and Steven Hahn directed. The animated television series premiered in 1988 and ran for just a season, consisting of 14 episodes. The television series, Dino-Riders, was a promotional show to create a backstory for Tyco’s Toys. It also introduced the new line […]

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Retrospective On Dino-Riders Cartoon Series

Dino-Riders is an action, adventure, science fiction, fantasy animated television series. Tyco licensed this series to create a background story and promote their new toy line. With only fourteen episodes produced, Gerry Conway and Carla Conway created Dino-Riders while Ray Lee directed most of the series. Then, Steven Hahn directed the first and last episodes […]

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The Top Ten Star Wars Characters from the Movie Trilogies

The Star Wars media franchise needs no introduction. From the tremendous success it enjoyed across all multimedia platforms from the late 70s even to the 2000s, the Star Wars franchise has enjoyed unprecedented success and fantastic popularity. To be free of ambiguity, George Lucas’ Star Wars is an exceptional media franchise consisting of numerous movies […]

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The Top 10 Kenner Star Wars Toys

The Star Wars franchise is a futuristic, Sci-Fi based franchise. This franchise portrays the constant struggles between the evil Empire and a group of heroes, the Alliance. The franchise also depicts the relationship between humans, robots and droids, and other extraterrestrials. There were mentions of The Force and the war between the Jedi order (those […]

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The Top Ten Battlestar Galactica Characters

Battlestar Galactica is American science fiction, action, horror, and adventure movie. Glen Larson wrote and produced the original Battlestar Galactica series. The series originally aired between 1978-1979 and contained about 24 episodes. The original franchise of Battlestar Galactica earned many audiences, and the decision to suspend the show led to a wide range of criticisms. […]

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Retrospective on the Battlestar Galactica Television Series

Glen Larson conceived the idea behind Battlestar Galactica. Although Larson claims the idea brewed for over a decade before its execution, the creation of Star Wars in 1977 was a significant inspiration. The previous title of Battlestar Galactica was “Adam’s ark”. However, there were speculations that the remarkable success of Star Wars led to the […]

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Top 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters from the 1987 Cartoon

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles originated from the Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird 1984 comic books. The comic, intended to be a parody, took a wild turn, and became the bedrock of what became one of the most successful multimedia franchises in the world. The franchise consists of numerous movies, four more comic books, and […]

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