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 10 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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Lord of the Rings Retrospective

Among many fantasy films, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the series that automatically comes to mind for people all around the world. This iconic story first began as a novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in July 1954. The book series from the mid 1900s proved to be one of the best-selling book […]

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Dukes of Hazzard Retrospective

In January 1979, the popular American action comedy series, The Dukes of Hazzard, first aired. This series, consistently among top-rated television shows from the late 70s to the mid 80s, drew in millions of fans. This series quickly became a big hit which spiked the launch of toys (1980), video games (1984-2004), movies (1997-2007), and […]

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Retrospective on Beetlejuice: The Delights of Comedy-Horror

In 1988, Tim Burton took the original script from Michael McDowell to flip the book on exorcism in the hit film, Beetlejuice. Rather than presenting a demonic entity that necessitated banishment, they created a film that introduced ghosts dealing with problematic humans. Likewise, they transformed Michael Keaton into the delightfully trouble-making title character of the […]

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