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6 Random Action Figures I Had as a Kid

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? I don’t remember what inspired this list, but I think it’ll be a little fun. At least for me. Depends on how interesting you find random childhood trivia about the guy who writes this blog. I was thinking about toys for some reason and came up with a list idea of random action figures I had from my childhood!

I don’t think I owned all four at one time…

I grew up in the 1980s, so I had a ton of traditional action figures from the likes of the Ninja Turtles, Real Ghostbusters and G.I. Joe. They were the big ones for me. I had exactly one Transformer — Inferno the fire truck — and a ton of superheroes. I even had a phase of loving American Gladiator toys! Sprinkled among these average toys were some true gems. Some really random and obscure action figures that somehow found their way into my childhood and now my adult memory bank.

Join me after the jump for a trip down memory lane to some really neat action figures that have just stuck in my head all these decades later! And feel free to share some of your own in the comments.

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It’s a Jurassic World; We’re Just Living In It

So apparently, when those dozen or so dinosaurs were released at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it was enough to spread out and inhabit the entire world. Apparently nothing was done to stop their spread or kill them or anything. The government and the military just let them do whatever they wanted.

Which brings us to Battle at Big Rock, a short film made by Colin Trevorrow, the actual director of the Jurassic World films. One assumes this is a preview of what’s to come with the Fallen Kingdom follow-up. It’s a fun little film. You just have to suspend your disbelief on the premise.

I like it, for the most part. The family is a good group and the effects are top notch. Perhaps I even like Battle at Big Rock more than Fallen Kingdom! The next movie should star these people.

The premise of dinosaurs taking over the world is good…the idea that we reached that point from the lame ending of Fallen Kingdom is bad.


6 Most Excellent Ankylosaurus Characters

Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk the dinosaur! Today we’re going to talk about one of the best topics in the world: dinosaurs! To make it even better, we’re going to talk about the best dinosaur: the Ankylosaurus! It’s been my favorite dinosaur since I was a kid and it deserves the spotlight!

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The best dinosaur

Some people out there would focus on the Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Velociraptor. Both are cool, but they get too much attention. And don’t even get me started on the Triceratops or the Stegosaurus. The Ankylosaurus is cooler than them all! Built like a tank, complete with armored plating on the back, and a massive tail bludgeon, the Ankylosaurus is just plain cool! So I went out and tracked down six different Ankylosaurus-based characters in pop culture!

Join me after the jump for six times the Ankylosaurus was used as inspiration for one cool character or another!

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The 6 Best Dinosaur Superheroes

As I embark on my own potential comic book career with Gamer Girl & Vixen (pre-order the graphic novel today!), I’m finding it very interesting how few awesome concepts get turned into superheroes. There are very few sports-themed superheroes, even though sports are pretty much currency here in America. There are very few dog-themed superheroes, despite an overabundance of cat sueprheroes.

And there are very few dinosaur-themed superheroes, even though dinosaurs are awesome!

Yes, this was awesome too

Yes, this was awesome too

We’ve got bat superheroes, spider superheroes, wolverine superheroes, cat super-villains and nearly everything else under the sun. But dinosaurs get a pass. Why is that? For that matter, why aren’t there more dinosaur everythings? Why is there only one popular movie franchise about dinosaurs? Jurassic Park doesn’t own dinosaurs as a concept! They belong to the whole world!

Join me after the jump for a true dinosaur celebration, as I managed to find at least six dinosaur comic book characters!

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The Trailer Train Continues with Jurassic World

Yet another movie trailer has fallen in our laps today, this time for Jurassic World. I think it’s because all these big summer movies want to have trailers in front of Avengers: Age of Ultron in less than two weeks. Makes sense, but man, talk about losing hype. I’m all trailered out.

The movie looks fine. I don’t have particularly high hopes, and I still think Chris Pratt looks kind of silly, but whatever. He’s right: dinosaurs are awesome, and this is the premiere dinosaur franchise. How else are we going to get dinosaur movies?

No, seriously, why are there no other dinosaur movies? What about Dino-Riders? Why is that not a thing yet?!


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