Saturday, 20 August 2016

THE BLOG IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE BLOG!



This will be news to absolutely nobody that has been to this page in the last 9 months but as much as I love this blog page and with as many good intentions as I have to update it or write anything of worth, it just doesn't look like that's ever happening.

That's not to say that I won't at some point. I can do what I like.

But until then, let's make it official. Hoard World The Blog has gone to lunch.


Friday, 25 December 2015

HOARDSMAS 2015: VINTAGE AUSTRALIAN TOY CATALOGUES! EXCLUSIVE!



Oh, hey. Long time no see. Soz. It's been quite a year. I've been a tad tardy with my bloggings.

I just thought I'd pop in and say:

HAPPY HOARDSMAS! 


Ahem.

Now that's out of the way, let me take you on a journey through some vintage Australian toy catalogues from both Zig-Zag and Toyworld, courtesy of my pal Mr. Brendan Ryan.

If you follow the Hoard World page on Facey B, you will likely have run into Brendan or heard mention of him via links. But if not, you will no doubt recall his magnificent toy catalogue collection that was featured way back in 2013 with THIS POST.

But wait, there's more. Quite a bit more. And today we're going to take a look at a bit more of these catalogues that are exclusive to the Hoard World blog. Thanks to Brendan.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

RECYCLED MATERIAL: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE CLASSICS LIGHT HOPE FIGURE by Mattel.


This review was originally published way back in November 2014 on Doomkick.com. It was written specifically for the Doomkick site so may contain specific references to the site etc. Due to the age of the article, some of the information contained within may have dated somewhat. This is the very last of my guest reviews on other sites to date. With the exception of the little piece I contributed to Dinosaur Dracula a billion years ago, all my off-site work has now been republished right here on Hoard World! Yay! You can check out the originally published version of this Light Hope review at the Doomkick site here. Thanks for reading!

Light Hope. Yes. That guy. One of the three extra special BFFs along with Madame Razz and Kowl who knew She-Ra's secret identity. Also pretty much one of the hardest characters to ever make an action figure out of.

Because he's just a beam of rainbow-esque light (see above). You know?


Unless you do something almost cool but mostly awful like NECA's "Lightning Gremlin" action figure, you're really up Snake Mountain without a power sword when it comes to making an action figure of Light Hope.

Yet they did. And here he is.


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

RECYLED MATERIAL: ZOMBIE SUPERMAN KNOCK-OFF by Unknown Manufacturer.


The review included in this blog entry was originally published way back in July 2013 on ThEpicReview.com for their Resident Evil Zombie Celebration Week. It was written specifically for ThEpic Review site so may contain specific references to the site etc; For example my mention of whether Zombie Supes is "epic" or "great" or "good" towards the end is a reference to ThEpicReview's ratings system. Due to the age of the article, some of the information contained within may have dated somewhat (like there aren't as many of these knock-offs floating around on eBay as when this was first written). You can check out the originally published version on ThEpic Review's site here.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

RECYCLED MATERIAL: MARVEL SELECT ZOMBIE CAPTAIN AMERICA (FROM MARVEL ZOMBIES) by Diamond Select Toys


The review included in this blog entry was originally published way back in July 2013 on ThEpicReview.com for their Resident Evil Zombie Celebration Week. It was written specifically for ThEpic Review site so may contain specific references to the site etc. Due to the age of the article, some of the information contained within may have dated somewhat; although this figure came out in 2007 so was already practically a billion years old before it was "reviewed" in 2013. Much like most of us wish George Lucas hadn't, I have also made a handful of changes and edits to this piece; so this is a"Special Edition" if you will. You can check out the originally published version on ThEpic Review's site here.