A holiday season celebration of the toys of yore…
When my son Sam was little, he had this habit that was simultaneously charming and annoying: Whenever, he’d play with his toys in the living room, he wouldn’t just bring out one or two. He’d bring out as many as he could, as he was playing with them.
It was like the Enterprise besieged by Tribbles, except it was all action figures and playsets and Legos and whatnot.
One Saturday morning, I blurted out that it was mayhem. My wife Wendy did me one better: “No, it’s Toyhem.”
And it’s been part of the family lexicon ever since.
So it only seemed appropriate that our new holiday season series celebrating the toys of our youth be dubbed TOYHEM!
For the next several weeks, from now until Christmas, we’ll be presenting a series of features and columns about your faves — Megos, Captain Action, Super Powers, Corgi, and on and on.
We’ll be joined by a whole crew of columnists, from 13th Dimension regulars to top-notch comics creators like Dan Jurgens and Gene Luen Yang.
We’ll be updating this post with links as we go, so keep checking back throughout the holiday season.
Because TOYHEM! is upon us.
Oh, and that banner? That’s Sam’s handiwork. He’s grown now — and only he could properly emulate just what the original Toyhem was like all those years ago.
— The TOP 13 Most Valuable BATMAN Toys — RANKED. Click here.
— 13 CLASSIC TOYS We Want to See Re-Released. Click here.
— 13 BATMAN Toys We Want to See Re-Released. Click here.
— THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, by GENE LUEN YANG. Click here.
— THE CORGI BATMOBILE, by DAN JURGENS. Click here.
— CAPTAIN ACTION, by MICHAEL EURY. Click here.
CUSTOM MEGO BOX OF THE DAY
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #1: ACTION COMICS #500. Click here.
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #2: MARY JANE WATSON and GWEN STACY. Click here.
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #3: PLANET OF THE APES. Click here.
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #4: BATMAN ‘66. Click here.
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #5: STAN LEE. Click here.
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #6: JAMES BOND. Click here.
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #7: SUPER POWERS AQUAMAN. Click here.
— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #8: ADMIRAL JAMES T. KIRK. Click here.