Wheeljack’s Lab – Vintage Toy Blog

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The Top 10 Cartoons from the 70s to the 90s

In the animation industry, outmatching the remarkable feats of the ‘60s was not going to be an easy task. The ‘60s were the breakout years for cartoons and animation series. The succeeding decades, however, did not disappoint in producing blockbusting animation TV series. Even at the height of the cold war, these series proved to […]

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The Top 10 Cartoons of the 1990s

The 1990s was an amazing decade that saw a lot of innovations worldwide. It was the decade that brought pop culture into the spotlight with amazing songs and blockbuster movies. The 1990s also witnessed the breakthrough of the Internet. Some many not-so-good events and incidents also attached themselves to this decade. Growing up during this […]

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The 10 Most Influential Directors of the 1990s

The movie industry is susceptible to changes. The development in technologies increased the popularity of science fiction movies and the introduction of several new genres. Unlike other sectors, the mastermind behind movies does not change very often. Some directors have kept their consistency for more than three decades, yet they are not void of amazing […]

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The 10 Greatest Wrestling Moments from the 1980s to the 1990s

There was so much entertainment about wrestling in the 1990s. The wrestlers had their personified songs, celebrations, chants, and smacks. They were scenes too beautiful to be unnoticed. To those who had their reservations about it being a pre-acted sport, there were thousands of people who did not care whether it real or fake. People […]

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The Top 10 Wrestling Moments from the 1990s

Indeed, the 1980s were evolutionary, but the 1990s saw a landscape change in wrestling. Popular characters like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Iron Sheik, Muraco, and a lengthy list of others were now on a decline, while some retired. One thing that did not change was that there were very few entertaining activities other than watching […]

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The Top 10 Music Videos from the 1980s to the 1990s

The 1990s were not just the foundational year for synthetic pop, New wave, and Hair Metal; it was the golden generation of pop music. Though uncharacterized by very flashy and colorful videos, the golden age made up for the color with innovations, science, and a content-filled video. It is no surprise that a survey conducted […]

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The Top 10 Music Videos of the 1990s

People refer to the 1990s as the golden age of hip-hop. The diverse, quality, and innovative music videos defined and characterized the period. A study conducted by Dr. Pascal Wallisch of New York University in the United States confirmed that even millennials accepted that pop music’s golden age was the 1990s. The survey conducted among […]

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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 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 10 Most Striking Toy Commercials from the 1990s

When you are watching your favorite show, commercials cutting in after every second or third episode would seem disturbing. Now, in an era where there were mind-blowing technology advances, you would not mind the interruption. Why is that? The reason is that the commercial is a classic innovation of what you had wanted. The ’80s […]

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