I’ve gotten used to throwing on movies I’ve seen a hundred times while I put out the show. That is if it’s not football season, then I’ll watch a game or two. I’m still keeping up pretty well, so I’m caught up on my foosball. I’m watching Thrashin’ right now. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s essentially the Rad of skateboarding. But even more wacky. Every time I watch this, I get the same feeling in me that I felt the first time I saw it. It’s so vivid. That excitement I would get when I skated and felt like I could do anything. I was never amazing, but I was better than most. That’s just one visceral experience. I get them from Rad, The Karate Kid, Transformers: The Movie. There’s something about remembering that exact feeling from 20 years ago. Even the soundtracks can trigger it. Do you have something like that in your life? Given our topic, I can imagine there might be some toys out there that may cause a visceral reaction for you.
What toys do you think kids will find visceral 20 years from now? Any? That’s right, toys are not for kids anymore. The Rancor is something I remember clearly. I used to feed it my Luke until he got stuck. Here’s hoping the Haslab version can create a new feeling. Jurassic Park is another visceral movie for me. So, I have a huge soft spot for the new Transformers Crossover set. While I absolutely love the vintage Hordak. It’s one of my most favorite figures I ever owned. But there is something about a blue Hordak. The Power-Con Exclusive Mondo 1/6th scale version is perhaps one of the most beautiful things I have seen in my life. Perhaps Sgt. Slaughter’s crossover with G.I. Joe, creating a perfect combination of two of the biggest loves of adolescent boys in the 80s, gives you that feeling. We talked about how that came to be.
I hope you feel it…Slick
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