I’m twenty-two years old. As such I don’t assume I’m entitled to a very large portion of nostalgia yet- those waves of wistfulness that I DO experience usually involve Super Mario World, Disney films, and of course, childhood toys. It’s the latter that I would like to discuss today, in particular a very strange thing [...]
You may not know this about me, but I’m constantly searching for real work in my chosen career, which happens to be writing. I can’t decide exactly which industry I’d enjoy writing in the most, but the frontrunner tends to be video games, and more than anything I’ve had a dream to someday work at [...]
Previously on TMA Mondays, I reminisced on some personal experience with gaming relationships that meant more to me than time wasted in front of the tube. Today, I have one more story I would like to share, but this time, it is not about me at all. I have no emotional connection to the games [...]
Bells and whistles can be a lot of fun but nothing beats the basics. It’s too bad the basics are hard to come by these days.
Announcements of a new Pokemon game get some people excited. I am not one of those people.
-Republished with permission from Linus & Bubba Books. As a child, part of the Christmas ritual for me and my siblings was snuggling up with the basket of Christmas books that came out with the decorations every year. The illustrations were so vivid, the books always smelled a little bit like cinnamon from being in [...]
We here at Toy-TMA talk up a Pokemon storm (or at least Chris does). While I will always have a soft spot for the series myself, I couldn’t help but feel there was another anime from my childhood that took the kids-befriending-and-battling-with-monsters motif and gave it some actual depth. I hate beating around the bush [...]
What did kids do before video games? We had model trains. Before technology took over Long before the wonderful world of Nintendo took over my childhood, my favorite method of wasting time was playing with my model train set. I got my first train set for my 6th birthday. It was your basic all-in-one train [...]
It’s one of the hardest things you’ll do every year…trying to find a good Halloween costume.