Archive for category: Toys

Terminator Endoskeleton NECA Figure Giveaway!

To kick off Terminator Week here on Pop Rewind, we wanted to give a little something back to our readers for allowing Linz to indulge in such tomfoolery. So, we’re giving away a NECA Terminator Endoskeleton Figure! This Model T-800 features… The figure is for ages 17 and up. Although, if you’re younger than 17, I’m not so sure how...

Winston Action Figure Surprise

My house was littered with piles of The Real Ghostbusters toys back in the 80s. They made a hundred variants of each character, which was great and made no sense because it never overcame the problem of there being only four Ghostbusters playable at one time (Janine, Slimer, and Louis occasionally joined in, of course). So, what you ended up...

That Time My Mom Stuffed Silly Putty in My Ears

Due to having frequent ear infections as a kid, I had to be careful to not get any water in my ears. This is something I still carry with me today. I never dunk my head underwater in a pool and always cover my ears when I wash my hair. I don’t ever remember using conventional ear plugs in the...

Treasure Trolls

Like most kids growing up in the 90s, I had a fair sized collection of Treasure Trolls. Okay, maybe it was bordering on an obscene amount… While I am the Canadian half of Pop Rewind, I did spend a lot of time in the U.S. as a kid. People growing up in a border city have many of the same...

Adult Coloring Books (no, not that kind of “adult”)

We’ve been hearing a lot about Adult Coloring Books lately. No more Sesame Street and G.I. Joe– no we’re talking fancy illustrations of complicated patterns that only the sharpest of colored pencils can shade in. It looks a lot different than the coloring books we’re all used to, but it may serve the same sort of purpose. A lot of...

Our First Loves: George Jetson and a Mushroom?!

Ah, young love. We all remember our first, whether or not they were an already married cartoon character or maybe a fungus. Sometimes first loves don’t really work out so well. In discussing stories for the latest episode of the Pop Rewind Podcast: Strange Things We Believed As Kids, Linz opened up about her first love. If you’ve listened to...

We Bought Some More POGs

Thrift stores are sometimes a magical place. Sometimes they’re horrible, pricing Sonic 2 (a game we all got for free) at $25, but other time there are bags of POGs for $1. This was one of those times. I can’t leave POGs behind. These came in a clear baggie and upon first inspection didn’t look to be as eclectic of...

We Bought Some POGs

If there’s one regret I have in life it’s that I got rid of my massive POG collection, likely as a donation to Value Village, over a decade ago. Every once in a while I’ll find a POG, like this Milhouse POG: But other than that, I don’t encounter POGs too often in my everyday life. That is until I...

9 Strange Sailor Moon Bootlegs from my Collection

I recently got obsessed with this Bootlegged Sailor Moon Merch Tumblr, which got me thinking about my own Sailor Moon bootlegs. I’ve written about a couple Sailor Moon bootlegs on the site before, but that Tumblr inspired me to go a little more in-depth into my collection. 9 – VHS In the days before home video releases, DVD sets, or...

Obsession of the Day: Barbie TV/Game-Related Playsets

I’m not going to lie, I had a massive collection of Barbies. I still have them, somewhere, but I had a stupid amount of the dolls, accessories, and playsets. I had a Barbie airplane, motor home, scooter, gym, hair salon, washer dryer… just. A stupid amount. Something that totally blew my mind today and, also still not lying, made me...