Tony the Tiger Diver

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Hours of fun… WE SWEAR!!!

Yes sometime in the 1980s I was eating Frosted Flakes and I received this magical Diving Tony toy.  My dad couldn’t finish off that 2 liter of New Coke fast enough for my liking.  (But can you blame him?)  So, finally empty bottle was filled with tap water and Tony the Tiger started his Diving Adventure!  Wait, I just thought of something: somebody must have this on Youtube.

 

That was about the same amount of time that applied Tony as a diver.  The toy itself was made of a hard plastic and had a tail that stuck out going in a straight line up the back.  If you set Tony on his tummy it was easy to imagine the legs and tail as fins on a missle.  Tony the Diver was now Tony the Tiger Striped Weapon of Mass Destruction!  The only thing that could stop the Decepticons when they took over the Death Star!  Ah, I miss my living room floor in the ’80s.

The most awesome presents had this on back:

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I’m busy and WordPress doesn’t work at my job.

Sorry folks, I’ve been taking classes recently and trying to master the one hour nap.  Cats don’t like when you take a one hour nap.  They let you know.  Also for what ever reason WordPress doesn’t work very well at my job which would be very nice on those nights I average one call every hour from 2 am to 5 am.  Bleh.  Where here’s some Hulk stuff!

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It always brightens my day seeing an Arthur Adams’ Hulk drawing!

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And the NFL draft is Thursday.  I hope the Cowboys draft the Hulk!

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I miss He-Man

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Godzilla vs Biollante: $4.99!

I stopped by Best Buy on my way to work last night because I heard a rumor that this newly released DVD was only five bucks.  And gosh dern it, it sure as heck was!

I swear I'm excited.

I swear I’m excited.

From the time I was born until 1989 only one new Godzilla film had come out and of course I was craving more.  Then one day at Clint’s Comics an employee told me that they were releasing a new Godzilla movie in Japan and it was sure to come to America in a year or so.  Well, a month later I read a newspaper article saying that the new Godzilla film would not be shown in theaters in America and it was unknown if it would be put out on VHS or cable.  It also said Godzilla would battle a new, unknown monster.  Viollente!!!

Wait, what?  Isn’t viollente Spanish for violent?  Could the Fort Worth Star Telegram be wrong?

Well the internet really sucked in 1989 and since I wasn’t old enough to drive I could only gather information when an adult was willing to take me to a comic book store.  But there was no new information that I could find.  A year passed…

My best friend at the time went to a comic book convention that I didn’t go and he came back with a mysterious tape.  A bootleg copy of Godzilla vs Biollante.  Thank God the newspaper had the name wrong.  The next weekend I got to spend the night at my friend’s house and watch this magical movie for the first time.

And it was one of the worst bootlegs I’ve ever seen. 

Well years later HBO video release it on VHS which I snatched up and was finally able to watch properly.  I was happy to see a new monster and the special effects of both it and Godzilla 1985 were tons greater than the last few movies that had come out in the early ’70s.  Also I was hearing news that new Godzilla movies were coming out in Japan and they were bringing back Mothra and King Ghidorah…

Well, back to the modern day.  Slowly but surely I’m replacing my Godzilla movies from VHS to DVD.  And whenever I get a new one I reenact the movie on my bed!

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Then the stupid toys went after Johnny 5.

Then the stupid toys went after Johnny 5.

On and one last thing, my Biollante trading card!

Read the left side of this card...  What does that even mean?

Read the left side of this card… What does that even mean?

 

R.I.P. Johnny 5’s favorite toy…

Several months back I went gambling with a couple of friends and I felt we all needed snacks.  So I bought chips and three beef sticks.  Well those beef sticks were horrible and only one was consumed.  The other two ended up on top of my fridge until I was using one to demoralize Hank.  Hank became bored so I threw it onto the loveseat in the livingroom.

And Johnny 5 chased it.

And the magic began.

Teach me to buy Mild flavor…

Well, today we had to bury the second stick.  It was a good run but you didn’t outlast the Zubaz drawstring.

The Dark Tower for kids.

I would be scared if Dr Seuss really did his own take on Stephen King’s ginormus tale.

Now if Lego did make Dark Tower sets I would be even more broke.