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Spudtrooper

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Spudtrooper

I wasn’t sure how the Spudtrooper was going to look when I heard about him. Then I found a Darth Tater. And he was super cool. So, I was optimistic about this guy and I wasn’t disappointed.The Spudtrooper is your typical Potato Head. Changeable nose, ears and so forth. One improvement over Darth Tater is […]

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Hip Hop Cartman

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Hip Hop Cartman

South Park has been capturing a lot of headlines over the last week or so — so it seems only fitting that we added a review of Hip Hop Cartman to the TV&FT site. Nerdman has graciously turned over the reins to me (insert evil laugh…), and is allowing me to share my opinions with […]

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E.T.

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
E.T.

Love it or hate it, you have to admit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) was one of the biggest films of its’time. If I had a picture of the E.T. costume my mom made to accompany this review, I would put it in.

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Smuggler Lando Calrissian

June 13, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Smuggler Lando Calrissian

The end of “Empire Strikes Back” left us all wanting more. Han is chilling in carbonite, and Lando and Chewie are taking the Falcon to rescue him. Lando apparently raided Han’s closet for a vest and Seinfeld’s closet for a puffy shirt. Appearance: Yup, this is Lando. Taken from what has to be less than […]

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Large Size Han Solo

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Large Size Han Solo

A long time ago for a toy store far, far away, Kenner produced a line of “Large Size” Action figures. They were produced near the standard 12″ size. This way Han Solo could date Barbie and Chewbacca could rip the arms off of Ken. Appearance: I have to say that the likenesses in Kenner’s 12″ […]

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Commander Adama

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Commander Adama

“Battlestar Galactica” (1978) was a show that helped fill the sci-fi fix I needed while waiting for Empire to come out. It had the cool ships, cool pilots and cybernetic bad guys. I remember 3rd grade recess, a bunch of us sitting in upside down chairs on desks pretending they were Colonial Vipers. Ah…the memories. […]

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Vintage Belloq

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Vintage Belloq

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” is one of my all time favorite films. It really captured my imagination when it came out originally. Not surprisingly, I have a few of the figures that came out around the time of the movie . Belloq was Indy’s nemesis, so I thought he’d be a good candidate for […]

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Twin Pod Cloud Car

June 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
Twin Pod Cloud Car

The Twin Pod Cloud Car (TPCC) is the guardian of Bespin’s Cloud City. They are featured in ESB “escorting” the Falcon to its’ landing platform.Kenner decided in the 80’s that this would make a good toy, and turned its’ brief appearance into a vehicle for action figures. Appearance: Well, it looks like a Cloud Car. […]

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Charon

June 13, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
Charon

After a tripped circuit breaker had me fumbling around in the basement, I found this guy lurking in a box near the breakers. In case you don’t know who he is, he’s Charon. Charon is the ferryman across the river Styx in Greek mythology. (For more on Charon, click here.) This particular version is from […]

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G.I. Joe Weather Dominator DVD Battle Pack

June 13, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
G.I. Joe Weather Dominator DVD Battle Pack

GI Joe was one of the biggest of the Eighties toy line cross overs into animation. It frequently featured the new heroes and villains as their toys reached the shelves. The vehicles were represented as well. For a number of Joe fans it’s hard to say whether it was the comic book, figures or cartoon […]

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1975 Comic Book Ads

June 12, 2009 | By | Reply More
1975 Comic Book Ads

We recently started watching Smallville. This led Mrs.Nerd to ask the question, “Who’s Green Lantern?” I gave her a brief synopsis of what I could remember and tried to describe his Super Friends outfit for her to no success. In order to show her, I decided to go to my comic archives. I have a long […]

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Desert Ark Crate

June 9, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Desert Ark Crate

This is what started all the crate building madness for me.  Not that it’s the first one I made, just the firstone I wanted to make.  Probably the most important crate in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”  This crate suffers through three different phases.  First, Indy hauls the crate up out of the Well of Souls in a plain […]

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WOS Comic “The Tape”

June 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
WOS Comic “The Tape”

TVFT presents the WOS Web comic “The Tape”. This seven part series was our parody of the “The Ring.”

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Wolverine Desktop Wallpaper

May 31, 2009 | By | Reply More
Wolverine Desktop Wallpaper

I was playing around with the camera and some figures yesterday. Wolverine just happened to be laying around and seemed like a photo worthy candidate. Turned into one of those “less is more” kind of things. I was so happy with the way it looked, I thought I’d share it with everyone. (Click above for […]

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Galaxy Series Scotty

May 28, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Galaxy Series Scotty

Regular reader will have probably realized I’m a huge Star Wars fan. What’s a little less obvious is that I have my Star Trek tendencies, as well. It’s not that I like either one more than the other, I’m not that kind of militant fan. Of all of the myriad of characters that inhabit the […]

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Site Improvements

May 24, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Site Improvements

In honor of Towel Day, TVFT would like to say, “Don’t Panic!”  We’re working to get everything back up and running. We’ve made some recent changes that will allow for a even better site! Please be patient and thanks for visiting.  Check back soon! Engineernerd

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