Super Smash Con 2015

There’s a new con in town: Super Smash Con. I had the pleasure of visiting this event yesterday at the Dulles Expo enter in Chantilly, Virginia, and my eyes were opened to a whole new world — the underground Super Smash Bros gaming circuit. Okay, so it’s not really an underground event, but I like to […]

LEGO BrickFair 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the LEGO Brickfair once again this past weekend as it returned to the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The displays were just as mind-blowing as in previous shows, and it seemed like the number of vendors selling LEGO goods was bigger than ever before — I’m not sure […]

Report from the DC Big Flea

With temperatures clocking in at 100+ degrees, I was once again grateful that the Big Flea is an indoor event. I visited on Sunday afternoon and the crowds were thin, making the aisles seem much wider than usual, which made browsing the booths much more enjoyable! I have been trying to scale back on my collecting […]

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 […]