As I sit here and type this, I’m watching one of my favorite movies of all-time, Red Dawn. Not necessarily one of the best movies, but it’s steeped in nostalgia for me. It’s one of the first movies I remember seeing in theaters. It has snow warfare, which I love. It has a ton of my favorite actors. But, the biggest connection I have is that it was filmed in my home town while I lived there. A town I returned to for my first degree. Seeing the stores, knowing what they added just for the movie, but most importantly remembering the buzz at the time, even though I was a pretty young kid. See, nostalgia can easily be remembering something small and insignificant. A lot of times people glom onto anything to rationalize a connection. However, when it hits on so many notes, it’s truly nostalgic.

Is there anything today you see as being truly nostalgic for kids 20-30 years from now? We are getting figures exactly as we remember them with the new Empire Strikes Back Retro Collection. They’re even striking the nostalgia feels with the box for the $600 Snake Mountain that’s literally too big almost everyone’s collection. Speaking of toys too big for your collections that strikes the feels, Unicron got an update. Probably the “biggest” news was the “confirmation” of Joe Classified, the new Black Series-style line for G.I. Joe.


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