Are we here already? Apparently, we are! As we slowly crawled out of the horrors of the beginning of this decade and slouch toward whatever new horrors await us in the 2020s, toy companies kept releasing cool shit, and I kept buying it! So let’s talk about some stuff I loved in 2022.
Like last year’s list, this one is presented more or less unordered except for the top spot. I did include at least one item that wasn’t released in 2022, and some may also be from the tail end of 2021. Let’s roll!
Let’s face it: 2021 sucked. It sucked a little less than 2020, but it still sucked. Fortunately, there was plenty of plastic nonsense to keep us distracted from the everything else, and I’d like to share some of my favorite plastic nonsense.
This list is (mostly) presented in an unordered fashion. I love all my plastic children and it’s too hard for me to do a strict ranking. But don’t worry. If this displeases you, there are probably other people ranking nerd culture fetish objects elsewhere on the Internet. Also, I limited myself to toys that were released in 2021, though a few may have trickled out at the tail end of 2020.