Author: paul

  • Robo Force

    Remember Robo Force? Didn’t think so. Even if you grew up in the 80’s there’s a pretty good chance you missed out on these radical robots. Ideal Toys debuted them at the 1984 Toy Fair; unwittingly pitting them head-to-head with the Gobots and the Transformers, both of which apparently caught the company by surprise. Without…

  • 80’s Transformers Box Art

    When I was growing up G.I. Joe and Transformers were a lethal one-two punch for my imagination. The toys were cool, the cartoons were awesome, but the box art was the catalyst for daydreaming. Seeing that stuff on the shelves, looking at the hand-crafted portraits of the characters really got my mind going. The fact…