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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Retrospective On Robotech from the 1980s to Current

Robotech is an action, adventure, and science fiction media franchise. Originally, the American production company, Harmony Gold, collaborated with Japan’s Tatsunoko Production collaborated to adapt three different anime into one American series. Thus, 1982’s The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, 1984’s Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and 1983’s Genesis Climber Mospedia combined to form Robotech. The […]

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The Top Ten Characters of Visionaries: Knights of The Magical Light

Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light is an action-adventure, science fantasy, and animated television series. Sunbow Productions used Hasbro’s toy line of the same name as the basis for its plot. The show aired between September 1987 to 1987, consisting of thirteen episodes in a single season. A second season never aired as the animated […]

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The Top Ten Toys of Visionaries: Knights of The Magical Lights

Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights is an action, adventure, sci-fi, superhero multimedia franchise that started in 1987. The franchise sports a short-lived animated television series, a toy line with a one-year lifespan, and a short-lived comic book series. Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Lights sets its events in an alternate universe where electronics and […]

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