Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

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Retrospective on the G.I. Joe Cartoons

G.I. Joe is an American media franchise owned by the Hassenfield Brothers (Hasbro). The company specializes in making toys. Their flexibility in adopting different unique forms has helped them sustain relevance and entertained children of different generations. G.I Joe gradually became a household name in the 1960s, following Hasbro production of Action Figures – a […]

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The Top Ten Characters from Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Voltron is an action, adventure, mecha, science fiction, superhero-based media franchise. The media franchise started as a syndicated animated television series. The series featured the adventures of a five-person team of space explorers drafted to go on a mission to the distance Arus. Their journey later truncated after the forces of the planet Doom captured […]

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The Top Ten Voltron: Defender of the Universe Toys

Voltron is one of the most successful media franchises of the 1980s. The media franchise started with a syndicated animated television series titled Voltron: Defender of the Universe that was based on a team of five space explorers sent on a scout mission that unfortunately found themselves in between a planetary war. Later, they became […]

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Retrospective On Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Voltron is an incredibly successful animated television series franchise that contains four animated television series, a successful toy line, and several comic books. The whole franchise is based on a five-person team of space explorers who became the pilots of a gigantic legendary super robot called Voltron. The Voltron franchise contains imported media from Japan […]

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The Top Ten She-Ra: Princess of Power Characters

She-Ra: Princess of Power is an action, adventure, Sci-Fi, superhero animated television series created by Filmation as a spin-off of the He-Man and Masters of the Universe media franchise. In She-Ra: Princess of Power, Filmation attempted to create a series for young female children after the success of the He-Man and Masters of the Universe […]

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The Top Ten She-Ra: Princess of Power Toys

Following the success of the Masters of the Universe franchise, the public felt that He-Man was for boys. So, Filmation and Mattel came together to develop a new animated series and toy line that they would simultaneously produce. Unlike the He-Man animated series that debuted after the toy line, they produced this media together without […]

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