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 Toy Commercials from the 1970s to the 1990s

Retro flashbacks are good to tell how far along we have come. The toy commercial industry has had its fair share of change over the years. Now, looking back to the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s era, some keen memories are worth reliving. The 1970s decade saw some of the most excruciating wars against the toy […]

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The Top 10 Music Videos of the 1980s

Nothing distinguishes music artists from one another more than the uniqueness of their videos. Of course, while different songs often repeat content and themes, the video expressions differ. Aside from being an effective marketing tool, artists use music videos to gain attention and create a memorable visual experience. The origins of music videos trace as […]

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The Top 10 Movies of the 1970s to the 1990s

There are very few activities capable of releasing stress more than watching movies. The tragic ones can make you appreciate your life and choices, while the comic ones enhance your mood and health. Medical research has shown that comic movies tend to lower your blood pressure, reduce your stress hormones, decrease anxiety, and strengthen your […]

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The Top 10 Movies from the 1980s

People often regard the 1980s as the pioneering decade for music, fashion, and technology. However, it was also a golden period for the cinema! Although many would not agree – especially when compared with the serious, gritty films of the ’70s – this claim remains true. With the blockbusters taking shape in the 1970s, the […]

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The 10 Most Amazing Toy Commercials from the 1980s

The first commercial on television was for a Bulova Watch Company. That was in the ’40s, 1941, to be specific. A lot of improvement took place between then and the 3 decades in between. Back then, the advertisement industry had a cultural status. As the ’50s came along with the Cold War and prosperity began […]

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The Top 10 TV Shows from the 1970s – 1990s

The 1970s to the 1990s are very notable eras in the history of television shows. They have served as strong pillars in what ushered the amazingly potent period of fantastic television shows we have today. Now, we have multiple streaming services at our call and beckon like Amazon, Netflix, Disney+, and the rest. They constantly […]

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The Top 10 TV Shows from the 1980s

The 1980s are simply filled with so many fantastic TV shows! This decade housed so many classic TV shows that anyone born in the ’80s can quickly identify. Unlike today that features so many entertainment platforms yearning for your attention, there were only three networks then, which helped to birth a collective viewing experience. There […]

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The Top 10 Retro Video Games from the 1970s to the 1990s

Video games have become an integral part of our culture, regardless of if you play them or not. For many, it’s herculean to imagine a world without video games. They’ve no doubt come to stay. Here, we will look into the ‘70s down to the ‘90s, the three powerful decades that left their marks in […]

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The Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies from the 1970s to the 1990s

The ’70s down to the ’90s presented three fantastic decades of amazing sci-fi movies. These decades have now become a potent point of reference in the genesis, growth, and firm establishment of the science fiction genre that presents infinite creativity. Whether it is about aliens, time travel, astronauts, and the likes, these decades brilliantly execute […]

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The Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies from the 1980s

As far as science fiction is concerned, the ’80s was the decade where modern sensibilities where the previous decades’ progressive ideas flourished. Also, It was the decade that gifted the sci-fi genre an extensive breakthrough in the entertainment business. The ’80s continued down a brilliant adventure of imagined futures, artificial intelligence, possible pasts, virtual realities, […]

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