I promised we’d be back to posting regularly and what better way to get back into things than with a Tuesday edition of TALES FROM THE TOY AISLE!

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This week, we venture into the land of controversy, Target! What sort of toys do they have on their shelves? Come inside and let’s take a peek!

Hulk Face

Me am Hulk! Me SMASH! Hulk face smash!

We start things off with this sort of crazy looking Hulk bop ball. I don’t really know what a bop ball is, but it looks like you inflate it and then punch it a bunch. Seems like the sort of thing David Banner could have used back in the day (cue sad piano music) but the real prize here is that face. Just look at that face!

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Hulk isn’t the only one with a wonky face, Look at this smug grin on this Marvel Universe Comic 2 Pack of Thor.

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Dude, what’s with that face? I can’t tell if he’s being arrogant because he just farted or if he’s done something much more dastardly. Seriously, that’s a terrible face sculpt. C’mon Hasbro! At least the Hulk Bop Ball was fun!

Tanooki Mario World of Nintendo
Tanooki Suit Mario! Man, I would have murdered my neighbors for a figure of this back in 1988! Best I had were those McDonalds Super Mario Bros 3 Happy Meal Toys.

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It’s summer movie season, which means lots of comic book blockbusters and the subsequent toys.

Out of the Shadows Raphael

Ninja Turtles have a ton of stuff on the shelves for their new movie, which just came out this past weekend. I think it’s called “Out of the Sewers” or something. Too close to the old “Out of the their Shells” tour for me. I’m not a fan of Michael Bay’s TMNT franchise. This Raphael looks a bit more unique than the one I reviewed back in 2014 (TMNT Movie Raphael Figure Review) but he might be a decent toy. I’ll probably never know, I just don’t care for these designs.

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I was half tempted to pick up a Mega Bloks Casey Jones though. The TMNT Mega Bloks figures are great. But again, I don’t like this incarnation of TMNT.

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At least there’s still a fair amount of Nickelodeon TMNT stuff on the shelves. Though some of it’s getting a bit bizarre. We’re into the silly season it would seem.

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At least we’re still getting some stuff that’s current to the season as well.

There’s a fair amount of Ghostbusters crap on the shelves. It all looks pretty bad, not unlike the movie. Sorry, I mean, the movie looks great! (Not really, just don’t want to be a “sexist”).

Lego Batman versus SupermanLego Dawn of Justice Mini Figs

These Batman versus Superman Lego figures are interesting. At least Lego Lex Luthor is bald!

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I’ve mentioned before how I like the Imaginext figures and the DC line is just getting better and better. I mean they have stuff like Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes)!

Man-Bat DC Imaginext

This Man-Bat is basically as good as the old BTAS version!

And I really dig that they’ve released so many characters. Guys like Metallo rarely get a break but here he is in Imaginext form! Shame these figures aren’t just a little better.

Cyborg, Professor Zoom

Speaking of DC, I am a big fan of their 12 inch offerings. They’ve gotten a lot of depth there too.

And now for GIRLS TOYS!

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CARE BEARS! They’re back!

I’m not really a fan, but it’s been a few years since I’ve seen these stuffed dudes on the shelves. They seem a bit more out there than the classics, but it’s good to see that the property is still thriving.

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And look, it’s mini Funko Pop My Little Pony figures. Man, that’s gonna make the Bronies go crazy!

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Back down the boys aisle, you can recreate that classic matchup from WrestleMania in an alternate universe, where Eddie Guerrero fought the Ultimate Warrior in a steel cage! WTF?!

Funko, Peanuts, Charlie Brown

You’re a blockhead, Charlie Brown!

PEANUTS! These look pretty neat and actually fit the Funko Pop aesthetic better that most. Speaking of Charlie Brown, I tried to watch the new movie the other day, made it about 15 mins in before turning it off. Just didn’t grab me. Seemed to lack heart and had too much slapstick for my personal Peanuts preference. Animation was pretty swell, though.

And finally, I leave you with this. Mile From Tomorrowland. I have no idea what this is. It’s some kind of Disney cartoon, but I don’t know if it’s based on the Tomorrowland movie or what. All I know is that these figures look cool.

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I need that two headed guy!

Until next time, fellows and girls, that wraps up another dangerous trek down the toy aisles.

2 Responses to Tales From The Toy Aisle: Target in 2016

  • clark says:

    Miles from Tomorroland is on Disney Junior.
    If you have a 1.5 year old, and you’re pretty much forced to watch Disney Junior any time she’s around and you want the TV on, then it’s a decent enough show to have playing.

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