Tools of the Imagination – Drago

Drago Dragonzord by any other name… Playmates, Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, 1994 In 1984, Transformers addressed the age-old of question of ‘what’s cooler than alien robots that turn into cars’ with the answer ‘alien robots that turn into dinosaurs’.  The next logical step, of course, was to embrace not the prehistoric but the fantastic.  Dragons, theContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination – Drago”

Tools of the Imagination – Servo

Servo Ultraman for the new Millennium Playmates, Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, 1994 The 1990s were an interesting time in entertainment.  The march of computer technology had reached a point where TV shows were able to offer special effects that could rival the effects of blockbuster movies from even just a decade ago.  While computers were becomingContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination – Servo”

Tools of the Imagination — Dragon Dagger

Green Ranger Dragon Dagger  Green With Awesome Bandai, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, 1994     Our culture has some fascination with the odd man out, the ‘Plus One’ in any situation.  You have a regular team, and then you have the specialty figure that complements and adds onto that team.  You have some people claimingContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination — Dragon Dagger”

Tools of the Imagination — Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate produced by White Fox, directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki and Takuya Sato, available on Funimation Big Bang Theory meets 12 Monkeys Steins;Gate is a series that will likely fall under a lot of people’s radar because it isn’t your typical anime series.  There are no mecha or ninjas; really no superpowers or angsty teens doingContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination — Steins;Gate”

Tools of the Imagination — Grimlock (Gen-1)

Grimlock Transformers toyline, by Hasbro, released 1984 Him No Bozo, Him King Given the uproar that’s been kicked off by the release of the first official trailer for Transformers 4, much of which is centered around the dinosaur-like figure that appears at the later-half of the trailer, it seems like now might be a goodContinue reading “Tools of the Imagination — Grimlock (Gen-1)”