Hake’s Highlights — Top Picks from Auction #215

Have you checked out the latest Hake’s auction catalog yet? The highlight of this particular auction is the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, but even if Superman isn’t your thing, there is plenty to rev up your collecting engines! I always set aside a good hour or two to carefully go through the auction, category by […]

Retro Marvel Chewy Granola Bars are Sweet!

Have you stumbled upon this amazing package at the grocery store yet? I honestly don’t know why vintage Marvel artwork is being used for this box art but it certainly caught my eye! Among all the Photoshopped Avengers: Age of Ultron cereal boxes and potato chip bags, this beacon of retro goodness shines bright. The box […]

Catwoman model by Moebius

Being a vintage Batman collector has been putting a squeeze on my wallet lately, not from buying vintage items, but from all the amazing new products based on the classic 1966 TV show. As we near the 50th anniversary of the Adam West and Burt Ward series, the number of licensed products based on the […]

Batman — Celebrating the Silly

If you’re ever feeling down, or as if the weight of the world is bearing down on you, I would prescribe thumbing through an old silver age comic book — a 12-cent comic is the sure cure for turning any frown upside down. Of course, I would recommend an old issue of Batman for the most serious case of […]

Collectibles of today and tomorrow: Minecraft

Have you heard of Minecraft? Of course you have! If you have a child living under your roof between the ages of 4 and 18, you’ve probably heard about nothing BUT Minecraft for the last couple of years. It’s amazing to me that this simple game has had the staying power that it has. My […]

Product placement is back in full force!

If you’ve been grocery shopping or visited a toy store recently, you’ve no doubt been inundated with pop culture characters emblazoned on products throughout the store. It seems like there is more product placement than we’ve seen since the 80’s, and I love every last bit of it! The Avengers are on cereal and cracker boxes, soda […]