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 Ten Rambo Toys: From Coleco’s Force of Freedom Line and Beyond

Rambo is a successful franchise based on a series of action movies. These movies are based on the trials and adventures of a United States Army veteran named John Rambo. So, it is no surprise that there have been five film adaptations (First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III, Rambo, and Rambo: Last […]

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10 Times Toy Companies Created Cartoons to Sell Toys

Toy companies and cartoon-producing companies usually have the same target customers because many of their products are meant for children. This common goal birthed a mutually beneficial relationship between toy companies and cartoon-producing companies. This relationship allows toy companies to seek permission from cartoon producers about producing a fine line of toys to complement an […]

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The Top 10 Godzilla Toys of All Time

With over 65 years of history, Godzilla has left his impression in all forms of media and collectibles. The very first licensed Godzilla toy was a gun and target game for 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. However, the popularity of Godzilla toys surged in the mid-60s, when Murasan began to release vinyl figures of Toho’s iconic […]

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The Top 10 Toys Based on Cartoons

The toy industry has always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the entertainment industry. The former is the most beneficial party. Although most cartoons do not have an age limit, it is a general conception that most cartoons are meant primarily for kids. With cartoons already proving the market, it was easy for toy companies to […]

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