Author: Deszaras

  • Them Brows are High

    Them Brows are High

    Well well well. I had a bit of a score last week. A new vintage toy store has just opened up reasonably local to me – Vintage Toy Monster. So anyway, I saw a post pop up on the old facebook, and what seemed to be a boxed Highbrow just hanging out in the top…

  • Face me, Ape

    Face me, Ape

    Last week I managed to pick up an Apeface, complete with box – no inserts of course we can always upgrade again later. This will now be Apeface number 3 for me. My first, I got from the most unlikely and rare of sources, my Uncle. It was a family holiday to Pontins (yes, that’s…

  • There is no David, only Goliath

    There is no David, only Goliath

    I’m back on my M.A.S.K bullshit today, and this time we’re going to take a look at one I didn’t have as a kid but was one of my favourite vehicles in the cartoon. So, Matt Trakker. He drove around in Thunderhawk right? Well, not just that damn Camaro! He also managed to get himself…

  • Bulldogging

    Bulldogging

    Going back to another relic from my childhood today, pretty sure this guy was a birthday present but well, I’m old now and the memory isn’t what it used to be. M.A.S.K Bulldog, or Bulldoze as it was known in central Europe for some reason, is a semi-truck that converts in to.. well, sort of…

  • That’s not a knife!

    That’s not a knife!

    Switchblade. Switch. Blade. This is another figure that I never had as a kid. I remember going to some jumble sale in one of the local villages, can’t have been much more than 5, and being presented with an option of a Switchblade, or a Skywarp. I chose the Skywarp of course because Transformers will…

  • That’s a weird looking Buzzard!

    That’s a weird looking Buzzard!

    Today we are going to take a look at Buzzard, one of the first M.A.S.K toys I can remember getting. I missed out on some of the earlier release ones, because Transformers were, and still are, life. But, I did manage to get a few of the later series ones as a kid and have…

  • Soundwave Superior!

    Soundwave Superior!

    I managed to get a fair amount of Siege wave 2 in today, and out of the few I got, one dude stands out. In the other guys defense, Soundwave always stands out, because he is so superior. To everything. Especially you.I’ve tested him out in a few poses, I know you are “supposed” to…

  • There’s a Bat in the Shadows

    There’s a Bat in the Shadows

    Recently I went to a pretty large toy fair at the NEC in Birmingham, these fairs contain a pretty decent range of toys, the golden age of dinky/corgi right up to modern figures. I’m usually on the lookout for Transformers, but recently I’ve been on a bit of an 80’s cartoon/toy line kick and have…

  • Calling all Star..well, just Starmax

    Calling all Star..well, just Starmax

    I’ve recently taken a bit of a break from buying just Transformers and gone off on a bit of a Toys from my Youth tangent. The idea being that I wanted to get back some of the figures I had as a kid as well as getting hold of the ones I was jealous that…

  • Lording it all Over

    Lording it all Over

    So, this post starts with a bit of personal history. When I was a lad, from around the age of 6 to when I was about 11, my grandparents owned two businesses. One in Winchester, and one in a tiny Welsh village just outside of Cardiff called Pentwynmaur. Because of those two businesses, my grandparents…