One of the horror genre's "most widely read critics" (Rue Morgue # 68), "an accomplished film journalist" (Comic Buyer's Guide #1535), and the award-winning author of Horror Films of the 1980s (2007), The Rock and Roll Film Encyclopedia (2007) and Horror Films of the 1970s (2002), John Kenneth Muir, presents his blog on film, television and nostalgia, named one of the Top 100 Film Studies Blog on the Net.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Reader Top Ten Greatest Toys of Childhood: Sean McCormack
My dear friend Sean McCormack (and fellow horror enthusiast) is the first reader out of the
gate to send a “top ten” toys of childhood list. Sean’s choices are great ones, as you will
Yoda hand puppet (1981)
Hugo Man of 1000 Faces playset
Alien movie viewer (1979)
Darth Vader Big Action Figure (1978)
Steve Austin doll
Evel Knievel doll & bike (1975)
Kermit & Animal Muppets (1980)
Millenium Falcon (1979)
stuffed King Kong (1976) Honorable Mentions: Mego-Softies (Lone Ranger, Superman, Spiderman) Shogan Warriors Dragun and Godzilla
I also had a stuffed or plush Kong from the 1970s Dino De Laurentiis movie, and
absolutely loved it as well, Sean. I had the toy in two sizes, actually, and one of them was huge, as I recall.
also remember well the thrill of getting the Empire Strikes Back AT-AT for
Christmas. In fact, I still have mine from 1981,
though I have given it to Joel at this point. He now
has two walkers!
I must also confess that until your list, I had completely forgotten about Hugo - The Man of a Thousand Faces from Kenner. So cool...
Readers, don’t forget to send your “top ten toys of childhood
lists” to Muirbusiness@yahoo.com,
and I’ll post them on the blog.