Welcome to TOYHEM 2020!

Our annual holiday season celebration of the toys of yore returns…

Happy holidays, folks — and welcome back to TOYHEM!, our salute to your favorite playthings of yesteryear.

TOYHEM! debuted a year ago and it was such a success that we just had to bring it back.

Now, what exactly is TOYHEM? Well, it’s a series of features and remembrances both by regular 13th Dimension contributors, as well as top-flight comics creators, such as Jerry Ordway and Joe Jusko. Last year featured folks like Dan Jurgens, Mark Waid and Gene Luen Yang, and we’ve got more to come this year.

You can click here to see what 2019 brought — and you should bookmark this new post because we’ll be regularly updating with links as we hurtle toward the finale on Christmas Day.

(By the way, the name TOYHEM! came from my family’s term for when my son used to overwhelm the living room with his voluminous action figures, playsets and Legos. He’s 21 now and much more orderly, thank goodness.)

Anyway, we’re already under way, so check these out…


— The TOP 13 MARVEL MEGOs We’d Like to See – RANKED. Click here.

— Dig These 13 Groovy Custom MEGO Boxes That Will Make Your Day. Click here.

— 13 MEGO BOXES: The Great and Less-Than-Great. Click here.

— THE MEGO BATCAVE AND ME: A Chanukah Story. Click here.

— The JOKERMOBILE: Dig This Rare UP-CLOSE LOOK at MEGO’s Grandest Vehicle. Click here.

— MEGO’s Groovy Vehicles Were the Hottest Wheels of the ’70s. Click here.

— How MEGO’s FALCON Led Me to Become a Professional Comics Artist, by Ryan Dunlavey. Click here.

— STAR TREK MEGOS: The Final Frontier of Fantastical Fun, by Ron Marz. Click here.

— The Enduring Legacy of CAPTAIN ACTION, by Joe Jusko. Click here.

— A CAPTAIN ACTION Childhood, by JERRY ORDWAY. Click here.

— How the MARVEL WORLD ADVENTURE PLAYSET Opened a Brand New Universe, by Ryan Dunlavey. Click here.

— How the Classic MIGHTY MEN AND MONSTER MAKER Kit Taught Me to Draw, by Ryan Dunlavey. Click here.

— PAUL KUPPERBERG: My 13 Favorite 1960s COMIC BOOK TOYS — RANKED. Click here.

— Another 13 CLASSIC TOYS We’d Like to See Re-Released — RANKED. Click here.

— SHOGUN WARRIORS: DRAGUN Still Stands Tall Decades Later, by Keith Champagne. Click here.

— Dig These 13 Groovy TOY BOXES From the ’70s. Click here.

— BLACKLIGHT BOOM: These Glow-In-the Dark Collectibles Will Light You Up. Click here.

— BATMAN AND ROBIN SOAKIES: A Boy’s First ‘Action Figures.’ Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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