(07-31-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at a 1965 talking doll released by Mattel named Baby Say'N See. Originally priced at $9.44, this doll says multiple phrases and moves it's eyes and mouth. Also included in this article is a video review by When It Was Cool featuring the doll in action. Read More.
(07-26-2017) ROM the Spaceknight began as a forgettable 1979 toy that somehow spun off a fairly successful Marvel Comic book series. The toy property laid dormant for many years as fans longed for a return. Over 40 years later ROM has risen from the grave with a new comic book series, the possibility of a movie, and even a new action figure. Join Karl from When It Was Cool with a look back at the complex and intriguing story of ROM the Spaceknight, a failed toy that just kept succeeding. Read More.
Absolutely Everything You Did (or Did Not) Want to Know About the Most Maligned G.I. Joe Character- The Headman
(07-14-2017) He is a character so unlikable that he was portrayed as being hated by G.I. Joe and Cobra alike! Writers and artist went to great lengths to make him completely hateable with no redeeming qualities because drugs are bad... m'kay? Join us on a detailed look at the G.I. Joe enemy- The Headman. Read more.
(06-30-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look back at the classic 1976 Bionic Bigfoot toy from the Six Million Dollar Man television series which stands over a foot tall and has some cool features and then takes a look at it's 3.75 inch 2013 retro counterpart. Read More.
(05-27-2017) A giant battle unfolds in the When It Was Cool kitchen. Find out who, where, why, and how in this fun-filled look back at toys, comics, television, movies, and pop culture from the 1970's to today in one giant battle scene! Read More.
(01-07-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at the Super Friends as represented by the DC Infinite Heroes 3.75 inch action figure line. Read More.
(12-06-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 1987 mail-in special William "The Refrigerator" Perry - AKA: The Fridge - action figure. Read More.
(12-05-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the Marvel Universe versions of Iron Fist 3.75 inch action figure. Read More.
(11-17-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the DC Comics Infinite Heroes Crisis 3.75 inch The Spectre action figure. Read More.
(11-13-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the old DC Infinite Heroes Crisis 3.75 inch Superman action figure. Read More.
(11-12-2016) When It Was Cool looks at the new Quasar action figure from the Marvel Legends 3.75 inch line. Read More.
(11-07-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 2011 Marvel Universe Dr. Strange 3.75" action figure. Read More.
(10-20-2016) When It Was Cool Family reviews the 1965 Mattel Baby Secrets Doll. A neat pull-string doll that whispers. Many people rank this doll as one of the scariest and creepiest dolls ever but here is a straight up review of the doll. Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUMN4QfiwWU
Or for a little Halloween fun, here is the haunted, creepy version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWXWjGLp9vA
(10-19-2016) When It Was Cool reviews the 2016 update to the Star Wars Royal Guard action figure. Read More.
(10-10-2016) Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool review and do a video on the 1972 Mattel Saucy Expressions Doll. Read More.
(10-05-2016) A YouTube video review of the 1970s Shogun Warriors toy line's Godzilla and compared with the modern movie Godzilla version. Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Uo2euRKw8
(10-01-2016) A YouTube video review of the restoration project Shogun Warriors Great Mezinger from the 1970s. Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_nFRdJb5Q8
(09-30-2016) A review of the 1982 straight arm version of the G.I. Joe bazooka soldier Zap. Read More.
(09-16-2016) A review of my collection of 1982-83 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero action figures including Snake Eyes, Grunt, Zap, Short Fuse, Stalker, Clutch, Steeler, and more. Free video on our YouTube Channel. Please Subscribe! Link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZvZrZwsPk&feature=youtu.be
(04-19-2016) Karl Stern reviews the Steve "Six Million Dollar Man" Austin and Bionic Bigfoot action figures from his personal collection. Also included is a glimpse of the Bionic Repair Station. Free video on our YouTube Channel. Please subscribe! Link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qztwq9ycUDQ
(11-05-2012) Karl Stern reviews 8 time NWA World champion Harley Race action figure from the old Jakks Pacific WWF / WWE toy line. This is from Karl's personal collection complete with replica NWA Domed Globe World title belt. This is the first action figure review ever done by Karl on YouTube for the old DragonKingKarl Website. Link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfcHDjvPcOY
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