A while back news broke of the decision to bring back the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers show. Basically the show is being repacked as "new" and there's a new line of toys and everything to go with it. No one knew exactly what that meant as Bandai has kinda cheapened out on MMPR toys through the years. Well now some of the toys are showing up online and apparently they're taking this thing to a pretty cool level.

In addition to more accurate Ranger figures, Goldar, Alpha 5 (WITH ZORDON) and Putties are already in Series 1. Very cool. I could have seen myself picking up a collection of these, even though I've only ever bought Zedd figures in the past. Scale looks quite a bit off on the final product though. The female figures actually look really good, but the rest, meh, not so much. Shame too because this has a lot of potential. I think if they could make the heads to scale and up the articulation on Goldar and Alpha 5, we might be on to something. Maybe next time?

Check out this cool commercial that combines the new MMPR toys with whatever Rangers are the current Rangers. I'm also pretty sure this commercial is against some sort of laws since it shows the toys doing things that they actually can't do.

LinearRanger.com has a full review and that's where these pics come from. All credit to them.
So I found Wes Toy last night. Online that is. Boredom will lead you to do some strange things. I was visiting Scary Crayon and Wes over there jogged my memory that I once knew a Wes. Wes Toy despite what his name indicates was not a toy at all, he was a man. Or as JR in my dream once said, "I'm not a ball, I'm a man!" and truer words were never spoken by a dream apparition decapitated head I suppose.

Wes was an average guy, perhaps a bit of a redneck but overall a decent dude. Wes worked with me and my best friend Matt in a place that could simply be described as industrial hell. Mr. Toy wasn't particularly special and I doubt he remembers me, but I remember him more as a caricature than a real person. See Wes loved to say the catchphrase "Fuckin' A" to everything. He also always wore a little ball cap and on one instance he said the word doing, twice in a sentence. Forever my friend (who I cannot locate online) and I used to repeatedly say Wes' lines in a mocking voice.

This led to one day my buddy Matt sketching a picture of Wes on the locker room wall. It featured him, his little hat and his two main catchphrases, "Doing doing" and "Fuckin' A". It took months before Wes noticed and said, "Hey I think that's me."

We never copped to the picture, naturally. But last night I thought of you Wes Toy and I just wanted to let you know, indeed that was a picture of you. You were a pretty cool dude.