Not many people seem to remember Computer Warriors these days. Released by Mattel in 1989, Computer Warriors focused on a group of government manufactured warriors called the Computer Warriors who fought against a group of evil computer viruses that would hide in everyday objects like computers, sci-fi novels, and Pepsi cans. "Expect the Unexpected!" The line was a very cool minifigure toyline which featured transforming objects. The Pepsi can opened up into a launch center for a small aircraft. The science fiction novel Invasion of the Viruses opened up into a missile base for the bad guys. The largest piece, however, is the very cool set that T-Rav over at Doomkick.com is looking at today: an old-school desktop computer that turns into a Strategic Weapons Base playset. I actually bought one of these at a garage sale in 1996, but must have sold it at another garage sale. Sometimes I hate myself for doing that, and this is definitely one of those times. Anyways, head over there and check this thing out. Thanks to T-Rav and Doomkick.com for reawakening some childhood nostalgia and self loathing.
Perhaps this series will be next on my list after I complete Legends of Batman.....
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As Skeletor said in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe , "Everything comes to he who waits, and I have waited so very long for this moment." Yes, after one year of preorders, waiting, concepts and preproduction pieces, constant changes, small victories, crushing defeats, and sheer anticipation, Castle Grayskull has finally arrived to my home. Earlier this afternoon my wife texted me a picture of the enormous box sitting in our kitchen and I've been jazzed ever since. Heck, I've been singing the Castle Grayskull song all week now to help myself pass the time. Before I even open the box, I have to say that while there have been plenty of ups and downs on the journey from having Castle Grayskull exist simply as a sketch on paper to existing as an actual product delivered to my door, I think there are some folks that need to be commended. First, regardless of all other issues I don't think anyone can say that Scott Neitlich ("ToyGuru") and the Fo
Today I'm reviewing what might be one of the coolest Batman figures ever made: Dark Rider Batman. Yes, it is Batman on a horse. A horse as black as midnight with glowing red eyes. And Batman? He's ready to ride into action wearing a cavalry type outfit while armed with a bronze sword and a whip. While you may have seen Batman riding a horse in a variety of places, the image that typically comes to mind is this excellent scene from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns . Someone needs to release that as an action figure as soon as humanly possible! Anyways, thanks to Kenner and their Legends of Batman toyline, we at least have this super cool version of horse-riding Batman. Dark Rider Batman was released as a deluxe boxed item in 1994 as part of the first series of figures and always intrigued me. Finally I managed to track one down, and let me say, I'm not disappointed in the least. If I could go back in time and change one thing from my past, it would b