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Superhero Toys: Then Versus Now

Superhero movies rock these days and so do their toy counterparts.

Growing up in the 1980s most superhero toys either looked like Ken dolls or like this.

Mego Elastic Heroes

My kids, however, gets to play with these.


Who do you think had it better? Sound off in the comments below.

All images via my flickr


Slice of Heaven

York Peppermint Pattie + Thin Mints
Once a year the heavens smile upon us and we are blessed with the privilege of buying Girl Scout Cookies. The best of the bunch are Thin Mints. For the uninitiated, Thin Mints are slim, mint-flavored chocolate cookies dipped in chocolate and they rock.

I’ve often wondered how you could make them better. Add peanut butter? Nope, the flavors clash. Dip them in milk? The chocoloate coating prevents that from doing much. How about increasing that “cool, mint sensation”? Hmmm…

Mint Slices

Imagine the lovechild of a Thin Mint and a York Peppermint Pattie. If you thought this up 40+ years ago you would have invented the Mint Slice.

Our friends down under at Arnott’s have produced what is, in my opinion, the best snack-cookie ever. I’m not sure of their availability in the US. But if you see them, buy some, and share them with someone you love. You can thank me later.

Mint Slices Thumb 1
Yum Mint Slices Thumb 2
Mint Slices Thumb 3 Yum!

Is there anything better than a Mint Slice? Let me know what you think in the comments.