Well, this guy FINALLY arrived at my local Toys R Us. I’ve been hunting for one of these NECA Soldier Apes for months, and had almost given up hope of ever finding one, but last night, there were a half dozen of them on the shelf. I’ve never been big fan of the original Mego […]
The bargain bin at Barnes & Noble has always been one of my favorite stops. Earlier this week, I picked up this massive collection of modern movie posters. I would say this is a coffee table book, but your table had better have good legs, because this book is HEAVY. Art of the Modern Movie […]
The Masters of the Universe toys of the 80’s probably had the greatest artwork of any toy line ever, and that’s saying something, because there was plenty of amazing packaging art put out in that decade. The Art of he-Man and the Masters of the Universe is the first book to gather all that art into […]
Once again, Mike Bartley, a friend of Cool & Collected, wrote up an awesome recap of his visit to Pittsburgh’s Steel City Con. It’s that time of year again. When the icy grip of winter relents and allows access through the mountainous passes that separate Philadelphia from Pittsburgh, PA. I attended the April 2015 Steel […]
Earlier today, I did something that was either really stupid, or incredibly amazing — I just don’t know which. I need your help. I purchased this signed Star Wars poster from “some guy.” There is no documentation and all the information I have is that this guy, let’s call him “Slipping Jimmy,” bought it at a pawn shop years […]
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I couldn’t resist this awesome Neca Alien body knocker at the toy store yesterday. My wife was thrilled to find him stuck to the dashboard of our minivan this morning while taking the kids to school. When she returned, it didn’t take too much effort for me to remove all the duct tape residue once I found the bottle of Goo Gone. […]
The 80’s was a decade of many things — excess, greed, and big hair, to name a few — but it was also the heyday for airbrush art. As a teenager in the late 80’s, I desperately wanted an airbrush so I could paint my favorite band logos on the back of my jean jacket, and maybe make […]