Fisher-Price ‘Adventure People Killers’ By Phil Postma!

All images courtesy of Phil Postma.

All images courtesy of Phil Postma.


We’ve showcased the work of the talented Phil Postma once or twice before. Though his latest bit of fan art is totally up my alley, not only does it shine a spotlight on the awesome Fisher-Price Adventure People toys but it allows us to see a world where people wised up and realized we needed toy versions of some of our favorite horror icons to stalk them down!

Jason Voorhees

Image courtesy of Phil Postma.

Image courtesy of Phil Postma.

Freddy Krueger
Fisher Price Adventure People Killers - Freddy - Phil Postma

Michael Myers
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Leatherface
Fisher Price Adventure People Killers - Leatherface - Phil Postma

Of course each figure is paired with their very own victim.
Fisher Price Adventure People Killers - Krueger Victim - Phil Postma

Make sure to hop on over to Phil Postma’s Blog to see even more fantastic art! I also want to give a huge thank you to Hayden Yale for being kind enough to give me the heads up on this bit of fan art.

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Let Dolph Lundgren help you reach your Maximum Potential

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In 1986, at the height of his career, Dolph Lundgren released his personal workout on home video as “Dolph Lundgren’s Maximum Potential”. The video is comprised of footage of Dolph working out and narrating as he does martial arts, shadow boxes, runs, jumps rope, and a whole lot more.

I worked in video stores in the 1980s and 1990s and this video was surprisingly popular. At the video store where we sold videos, this was regularly sold out and often on back order. I guess a lot of folks in suburban New Jersey were impressed by Dolph’s physique in Rocky IV and Showdown in Little Tokyo and wanted to be like Dolph.

I never watched the tape back then, but thanks to the miracle of the internet, I can watch it in its entirety online. The video is pure magic, especially the narration.

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Don’t backup your computers? Prepare to be eaten by this Nightmare Creature!

This guy is smiling and staring down at his printout without a clue. Little does he know that in the dense fog of his unbackedup computer room lurks a creature of nightmare. A half vampire/half Marvel Comics’ Skrull determined to eat his data and drink his blood.

I never used Ecosoft’s A(rchivist), but I respond to their fear based advertising like the sheep that I am. The image is great, but they have an equally interesting pitch on the ad (especially when manuals were actually useful). You buy the manual for A(rchivist) before buying the software and the cost of the manual comes out of the price of the software. I would have done this for a few games back in the eighties and nineties, when manuals were bulky enough to make for a couple of nights of bedtime reading.

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The AM Radio GoBot Firebird

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While most people seem to fall on the Transformers side of the Transformer/GoBot debate, I would like to point out a GoBot that had a feature unlike any Transformer. The AM Radio GoBot was not only an awesome Firebird and fighting, but it was also a working AM radio. With him you had a toy that could crush Cy-Kill, but also a friend who could bring you news updates and “traffic on the ones”.

If Soundwave was an actual Walkman, I would say that Transformers still have an advantage, but he did not, and not one of the other Decepticons or Autobots we also a functioning radio. So advantage GoBots…

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The Ghosts from Pac-Man Dress up for Halloween

The title of this piece by James Duck is “Hiding in Plain Sight”. I think it shows what happens when the ghosts from Pac-Man try to blend in day-to-day society (they still sorta stick out).

Of course, this being the Halloween season, I cannot help but see this as these little guys’ attempt at costumes for Trick or Treating.

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I know they be a real pain in the power to pellet to good ol’ Pac-Man, but Halloween is a time for ghosts, so I hope they get plenty of treats tomorrow.

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Imperial Esso shows you what it is like to change your Oil on the Moon (1986)

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I give this commercial big points for creativity. Not a lot of oil companies go with a space-related theme and Imperial Esso completely leans into it. Things that deserve attention in this 30 second spot include:

  • The “Lunar” Landscape
  • The Moon Vehicle
  • The low gravity oil pour
  • and of course the robot. Who resembles a modified Omnibot 2000

Pure advertising magic…

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Saturday Frights Podcast – Episode 022 (Halloween Special I)

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Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! This week there was a small disaster in the Retroist Vault and we were unable to discuss the movie we had originally chosen, though thanks to some of our friends who answered our phone calls, you’ll get to find out all about their first horror movie experiences. So welcome to the first Saturday Frights Halloween Special!

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