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11:15 AM on 03.04.2015

Creepy stuff I've found on ebay: Giant-sized Renamon and other stuffed... things

Anybody who's used ebay for any length of time knows that there's a lot of weird stuff on it. Some of it is weird in a cool way, other things are a case of WHY WOULD ANYBODY WANT THIS?! This, of course, is a case of the latte...


Break out the dumpsters, Funko to sell Garbage Pail Kids merchandise photo
Break out the dumpsters, Funko to sell Garbage Pail Kids merchandise
by Scarecroodle

There are some things in our childhoods that we love to remember... and also things we're still trying to forget. Funko has tapped into that latter category with upcoming collectibles to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Garbage Pail Kids (albeit "celebrate" is a strong word, usually we "commemorate" disasters).

For the younger crowd who probably missed this fad at its peak, the Garbage Pail Kids were intended as a disgusting parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids (which, I should explain, were a popular line of children's toys that launched some years earlier. The fact that the parody might be more famous than the thing it parodies in no way diminishes its irrelevance). It was awful and completely gross, but in a humorous way that related to young children (unlike the film, which mostly creeped kids out).

Apparently Topps has realized that Garbage Pail Kids has been rotting, absolutely festering, oozing, bubbling, and generally decomposing for thirty years. Funko, perhaps a little woozy from the stench, has opted to commemorate this little bit of nastalgia (pun, not typo) with "a line of GPK toys, figures and vinyl collectibles." My first thought was "Mystery Minis" (a blind-boxed series works well with something that started off as trading cards) although I imagine the selection will also include Pop!s and Wacky Wobblers.

These collectibles are due out in 2015 so you have all of Christmas to start shopping for barf bags.

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A terrible thing I made: Custom Tim Tebow Gundam Maxter photo
A terrible thing I made: Custom Tim Tebow Gundam Maxter
by Andres Cerrato

G Gundam is downright silly. Stereotypes manifested themselves into some of the most odd mecha designs of the 90s. Neo America’s Gundam Maxter was a robot football player with pistols and a surfboard shield. I had an idea, hell, it’s a football player, I’ll start a project in trying to make each of the 32 NFL teams in this design. Making it all the more ridiculous, I’ll start with Tim Tebow and the Jets!

I have made a terrible mistake. Join me after the jump for the descent into regret in my construction of a 1/144 Gundam Maxter Tim Tebow custom.

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8:00 PM on 06.28.2013

Why does this exist? Duck Dynasty action figures

Given the right motive, anything will be done. I imagine in some boardroom, there's a group of men in suits, tying together evil plots. Among those plots, their latest appears to be one of the worst and most evil ever done. T...

Andres Cerrato

9:00 AM on 12.08.2012

It was inevitable: Vocaloid x Hello Kitty Collaboration

Did you ever expect to see this NOT happen? Let's be honest with ourselves here, folks. Vocaloid will put it itself in just about anything. Everyone loves to collaborate with Hatsune Miku. The heads over at Sanrio, while not ...

Andres Cerrato

7:00 PM on 07.27.2011

Childhood toys make somewhat good movies, so here's Battleship the movie

Yes, what you see above is real. A movie based on the classic boardgame Battleship is coming to theaters next summer in 2012. The movie does not involve the strategic guessing and placement of pegs on a board, but rather ther...

Andres Cerrato

9:00 PM on 07.23.2011

Hatsune Miku continues the world domination tour with a custom mecha

Words completely fail me... It seems that polluting the US TV airwaves with adverts to try and sell cars to Americans wasn't enough so Miku has gone back to her homeland to create one of the oddest crossovers in recent memory...

Chris Seto

3:00 PM on 07.07.2011

Sota Toys' SDCC exclusive Morrigan and Lilith figure makes me weep with joy, then sadness

Why must SOTA Toys taunt me so? First they tease me with a 12" convention exclusive figure of my two favorite characters ever, Morrigan and Lilith of Darkstalkers fame, in a surreal sort of falling embrace. "At last!" I think...

Tyler Jones

1:00 PM on 06.29.2011

A+ Hideyoshi Kinoshita bust now available to make your room more creepy

I love Baka to Test and Hideyoshi just as much as the next Totally Heterosexual Dude, but this is just weird. Do I need a 1/1.5 scale bust of him from the shoulders up making a vaguely kissy face at me? No, I do not think tha...

Tyler Jones

Tomopop Video Review: Transforming Thomas the Tank Engine Bootleg photo
Tomopop Video Review: Transforming Thomas the Tank Engine Bootleg
by Andres Cerrato

We've all been to a dollar store and opening mocked the hideous creations coming out of China. A not-so Hello Kitty, Super Cock, the Legion of Best Friends and Sader are among our favorites, but a very special one came to my door.

Yes, it's exactly what you think it is. It's Thomas and Friends, only something horrible seemed to have happened at the factory. He's been converted into a combining robot, a horrible one at that. There was only way to document this horrid piece of lead-coated construction, with a video review. Hit the jump to check out my video review of this hollow piece of childhood.

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9:00 PM on 06.09.2011

Kidrobot gives a closer look at the Huck from Dunny 2011 with some bad news attached

Dunny 2011 is quickly approaching and as such, the Kronikle has been giving closer looks at the Dunnys in the series. Today though, not only did we get a closer look, but we got an announcement too when they put the spotlight...

Tomopop Staff

2:00 AM on 04.21.2011

There is no explanation for this video

I'm just going to leave this video here. Sometimes, there are things that leave you speechless, not a word to say. This one simply doesn't deserve any. Go ahead. Be brave. Hit the jump to even try to make sense of this. Let me know in the comments below how long you could endure this punishment.

Andres Cerrato