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.

Top 10 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Figures

In 1974, the popular game, Dungeons and Dragons, was released. Earnest Gary Gygax and David Arneson created this role playing game and published it through Tactical Studies Rules (TSR). An updated version of this role playing game (RPG) was later released between 1977 and 1979 with three revised hardcover rulebooks. Then, in 1983, LJN teamed […]

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The Top Ten Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Toys from LJN

When Earnest Gary Gygax and David Arneson combined forces to create the groundbreaking Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG game, they changed the landscape of gaming. Previously, all tabletop games either were traditional board games, family-focused games, or wargames. However, these two challenged gamers to use their imaginations as they delved into a fantasy world. While […]

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Dungeons & Dragons: From the Tabletop Game to the Movies

Before the 1970s, tabletop games focused on one of three genres: family board games, traditional games like chess, and wargames. However, this all changed in 1974, when Gary Gygax helped create TRS (Tactical Studies Rules) to release their vision of a fantasy role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Originally inspired by Wargames, Gygax similarly designed his […]

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