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"Magic: The Gathering" Inducted into Toy Hall of Fame!

“Magic: The Gathering” Inducted into Toy Hall of Fame!

Today,  the Strong Museum of Play, located in Rochester, NY, and home to the Toy Hall of Fame, inducted three new toys and games into their ranks. Among them, coloring books, Matchbox cars, and – as the title of my article suggests – Magic: The Gathering. Head of Tabletop Gaming for Magic, Bill Rose, spoke a bit […]

"Gaslands" - War Rig vs Highway Patrol Battle Report

My “Gaslands” Journey, Continued

Greetings, weary travelers! As you know we have been going through the Gaslands: Refuelled game quite a bit every Saturday and it seems that now is the time where things get a little bit… Batty. Now, I’m not talking about the massive issues with delirium caused by dehydration or insanity caused by the sudden and […]

"Gaslands" - War Rig vs Highway Patrol Battle Report

“Gaslands” – War Rig vs Highway Patrol Battle Report

Gaslands: Refuelled is an interesting game. Recently it became known that Osprey Games had run out of their initial stock of the game’s rules manual, and it’s getting increasingly harder to get ahold of a physical copy from online retailers for that reason. This serves as a testament to how awesome this game truly is. […]

Journey Into the "Gaslands", Part 4

Hobby: Building The War Rig For “Gaslands: Refuelled”

Gaslands: Refuelled is a game very unlike most any other I’ve played. Set in a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic world where gas is the ultimate currency, Gaslands takes wasteland entertainment to a whole new level. While it shares a few similarities with Games Workshop’s Aeronautica Imperialis (which I reviewed here a month ago), Gaslands manages to take similar […]

Journey Into the "Gaslands", Part 4

Hobby: Journey Of A “Gaslands” Newcomer, Part 4

Hey all! So, because it’s been a few weeks of me writing weekly articles pertaining to Gaslands: Refuelled, I reckon I am no longer a “Newcomer” to the Gaslands. I just wanted to quickly explain the retitling of this story segment before diving into my fifth and final car, and then detailing my first game […]

"Gaslands: Refueled" to be Released Soon!

Hobby: Journey of a “Gaslands” Newcomer, Part 3

Hey there folks! Last Saturday I wrote about my continued journeys into the world of the game Gaslands, by Osprey Games. This series of articles started just a week before then. Today, I’m seeking to show off the rest of my load-out of cars for the new edition of the game, Gaslands: Refuelled. As discussed in […]

Hobby: Journey of a "Gaslands" Newcomer, Part 2

Hobby: Journey Of A “Gaslands” Newcomer, Part 2

Hey all! Last Saturday (September 21st), I wrote an article detailing the first steps I took towards playing the game Gaslands, by Osprey Games. Therein, I managed to get myself about nine die-cast miniature cars (Hot Wheels, for those wondering), and converted exactly three. Getting a decent paint job onto any of those vehicles was […]

"Gaslands: Refueled" to be Released Soon!

Hobby: Journey of a “Gaslands” Newcomer

“Gaslands: Refueled”, a new edition of the “Gaslands” game by Osprey Games, has come out and with it, a new batch of miniature wargame players have arisen from the woodwork. I am looking to join their ranks within the hobby, and wish to play the game to that end. Gaslands takes place on an alternate-futuristic […]

"Gaslands: Refueled" to be Released Soon!

“Gaslands: Refueled” Hits Highways on September 19th!

Osprey Publishing, a publisher known for their model-agnostic games such as Frostgrave, Gaslands, and others, is coming out with a re-release for Gaslands, their take on a post-apocalyptic car-driven wargame. It’s called Gaslands: Refueled, and it’s slated to come out in book form in the next five days, on September 19th, 2019. According to Gaslands.com, the website […]

Barbie And Star Wars Team Up For New Figures

Barbie and Star Wars Team up for Some Fabulous Looking New Figures

Barbie has had some very creative crossover collaborations since their creation but this time these figures are out of this world. Star Wars and Mattel are teaming up to release a new series of Barbie figures. Three figures have been announced: Darth Vader, R2-D2 and the princess herself Princess Leia. Unlike other figures though, two […]

Masters of the Universe Origins- Let's Look at the SDCC Debut Set

Masters of the Universe: Origins- Let’s Look at the SDCC Debut Set

Masters of the Universe is going under the biggest renaissance since the 80’s right now. With a new film coming, She-Ra all over Netflix, the successful and most talked about episode of The Toys That Made Us, and some of the best memes on the internet, there has arguably never been a better time to […]

WWE Thrills at Mattel Panel, Reveals New Ghostbusters MOTU Crossovers

WWE Thrills at Mattel Panel, Reveals New Ghostbusters MOTU Crossovers

WWE and Mattel held their action figure panel just now in Room 6 at SDCC, and it was a lively crowd. Hosted by Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins, the panel featured the Mattel design team and WWE Superstars Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston, and Rey Mysterio. Kofi got the loudest cheers, and he responded by twerking […]

"She-Ra and the Princesses of Power" - Mattel Makes Your New Toy BFFs

“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” – Mattel Makes Your New Toy BFFs

Just in time for the start of San Diego Comic Con 2019, Mattel has announced a new line of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power dolls. The figures, available July 18th exclusively at Target are adorable. The announced line includes Glimmer (Karen Fukuhara), Bow (Marcus Scribner), Adora (Aimee Carrero), the She-Ra, and Catra (AJ Michalka). If […]

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Masters of the Universe Takes Over the Mattel Booth at SDCC

Masters of the Universe is the talk of the con floor right now at SDCC. Mattel has more space devoted to MOTU this year than the last couple combined, and with good reason. With a new film to support, the brand re-entering the zeitgeist thanks to The Toys That Made Us and other such things. […]

SDCC 2019 Mattel Exclusives: Batman, She-Ra, MOTU, and More!

SDCC 2019 Mattel Exclusives: Batman, She-Ra, MOTU, and More!

SDCC 2019 is right around the corner, and the exclusives are being revealed fast and furious right now. Here we have a look at most of what Mattel will have at the show at their booth, including new Masters of the Universe sets, dolls from the Netflix She-Ra show, a cool Jurassic Park exclusive, Hot […]

Batman Getting Two New SDCC Exclusives From Mattel

Batman Getting Two New SDCC Exclusives From Mattel

Batman collectors will have at least 2 SDCC exclusives to hunt down this year. Mattel have revealed their plans to help celebrate The Dark Knight’s 80th birthday at this years show, including a four figure multi-pack and a Hot Wheels exclusive celebrating the Batmobile from Tim Burton‘s 1989 film. Both will be available at the […]


Mattel Releasing WWE Elite Red Rooster on Target Online Store Thursday

Mattel Releasing WWE Elite Red Rooster on Target Online Store Thursday

Finally, after months of speculation and uncertainty after being revealed last year, WWE fans rejoice: Red Rooster is coming. The figure will release on Target’s Online Store this Thursday, April 4th, just in time to help fans and collectors celebrate Wrestlemania weekend. The Elite figure will run you $24.99. Now, this is a pretty great […]