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 Ten Enemies from the Metroid Series

In celebration of the launch of Metroid’s newest game, Metroid: Dread, it is an exciting time to look back at the greatest enemies that have challenged players. Ever since the original game on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the sprawling worlds of the Metroid universe have fascinated the minds. As soon as players encountered their first […]

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The Top Ten Toys Featuring Nintendo and their Greatest Characters

Nintendo has come a long way since Fusajiro Yamauchi founded the company in 1889 to produce hanafuda (“flower cards”). Now, both gamers and general audiences know the name for their video game empire. For some time, Nintendo became the ubiquitous word to describe all video games amongst the general public, like parents in the 1980s. […]

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A Look Back on the ALIENS Franchise in Video Games

ALIEN has created an amazing movie franchise directed by some of the movie industry’s best directors. Some of the directors include Ridley Scott, David Fincher, and James Cameron. With the success of the franchise, it naturally expanded to include video games, comic books, and toys.  The movie portrayed a terrifying world of creatures beyond human […]

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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 Video Games from the 1990s

The 1990s is the third decade that marked the video game industry’s history. The innovation that made its way into the video gaming world defined this decade. The ’90s ushered in a transition from sprite-based graphics to create 3D graphics, which spurred other video games. During this decade, handheld gaming started gaining prominence and popularity. […]

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