Bits & Pieces

Is it a Madball? NO!


But given that the Madballs’ 1980s heydey saw scores of spherical pretenders to the gross-out crown, the recent appearance of the Squirtdevil is arguably an encouraging sign. And for $1 wannabes, they’re not half bad!  (1/5/09)

There's always room for... waitaminute.

A Crayon Haiku #103!

In the first Crayon Haiku of 2009, guest writer Jax returns with a post-holiday comment on a fun turkey substitute for vegetarians! But then again, maybe not. Alas! Take heart, vegetarian friends — there’s always tofurkey.  (1/5/09)

Chun-Li doesn't die... she multiplies.

A Crayon Haiku #98 through 102!!

Yes, it’s finally happened — Scary-Crayon has crossed the 100-haiku threshold! Join Chun-Li(s), Skeletor, the rubber band ball and friends, and Spider-Man and the Human Torch as they mark this SC milestone.  (12/30/08)

She was once a little grey slab of clay...

A Crayon Haiku #89 through 97?!

A Crayon Haiku ups the 5-7-5 value with a whopping nine installments packed onto a single effin’ page! The Legion of Doom is back with a new member, but Wonder Woman is also on the scene… as are many others.  (12/3/08)

Doomsday <3 Chloe.

A Crayon Haiku #86, 87, and 88!

It’s a haiku triple-threat with A Crayon Haiku #86, 87, and 88 — all rolled into one compact package! If you’re looking to read about toy-related injuries and TV shows in 5-7-5 syllable format, this is the featurette for you.  (11/27/08)

His drill is the drill that pierces the heavens.


When it comes to poseability, Revoltech figures are tops — and guest writer Sixshot shows us that the Yamaguchi Series #50 Gurren Lagann is no exception. But whereas Trix are for kids, this fig is for collectors only.  (11/19/08)

The Spiderskin Prophecies.

A Crayon Haiku #85!

OMFG THE HORROR!!! Spiders don’t bother us, but the heating service technician freaked out when he found the arachnid calling card depicted in A Crayon Haiku #85. It must be a recluse, ’cause I’ve never seen it.  (11/19/08)

Wolverine's healing factor can't fix everything. :(

A Crayon Haiku #84!

Actually, that exclamation point above should probably be replaced by a period or ellipses, as A Crayon Haiku #84 takes its cue from my latest action figure disappointment. C’mon, Hasbro — it’s called quality control.  (11/19/08)



Yes, Halloween has technically passed, but it’s always Halloween at Scary-Crayon! And to prove it, we’re posting the Halloween 2008 Snacks review in November. While you talk turkey, we hobnob with hellspawn.  (11/11/08)

It's that prehistoric pugilist!

A Crayon Haiku #83!

The Tekken series wasn’t saturated with zany characters, but it definitely had its share of odd combatants. As seen in A Crayon Haiku #83, I’m now attempting to immortalize one of them with a custom figure.  (11/11/08)

Chewy pink goodness in a skull candy dish!

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #106!

Ever since “Heroes” Season 1, it’s been implied that Sylar eats brains. But does he really chow down? Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #106 revisits the shocking revelation… along with reactions from his fellow monsters.  (10/8/08)


A Crayon Haiku #82!

What do Rupert Giles, Samuel Anders, and Tommy Oliver have in common? What is the connection between the White and Black Dino Rangers? These burning questions receive answers in A Crayon Haiku #82!  (10/8/08)

The circle of life.


…humans and dinosaurs lived side by side. That’s what’s shown in the Sight & Sound Theatres retelling of Genesis 1-4, anyway! In this review several attractions in Lancaster County, PA, we highlight the absurdity of it all.  (9/19/08)

An Action Figure We Can Believe In


Barack Obama’s been many things: community organizer, professor, senator, presidential candidate… and now he’s even a novelty action figure! Read on for a closer look at the 6-inch representation of an inspiring leader.  (9/8/08)

''Baby be damned -- I'm giving my speech!''

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #105!

When you’re pregnant and your water breaks, it’s a good idea to get yourself to a hospital pronto — but tell that to Sarah Palin! In Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #105, we mock the governor’s irresponsible actions.  (9/8/08)

Scorpio sphinx in a moth-eaten dress.


It’s time for more Sarah Jane Smith Fashionista Fever! In Mickey’s third installment, we see the lovely Miss Smith don everything from pink sailor suits to stained Victorian linens. Quite an eclectic sense of style, eh?  (9/3/08)

Sarah Jane is ferocious.

Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash #104!

Sarah Jane Smith may have been a shrieking pushover in the 1970s, but — as she’s demonstrated on “Doctor Who” and “The Sarah Jane Adventures” — she’s learned how to fight since then! Davros is not impressed.  (9/3/08)

No crusty snot here -- these balls are fresh 'n' gooey!


Although we’ve billed this as a sticker review, our analysis of these appalling adhesives mostly details our thoughts about the new Madballs depicted on them. And how could we not? They’re delightfully disgusting!  (8/11/08)