Any dad who has ever pushed around those obnoxious car carts at the grocery store knows that this is what the kids are actually imagining is happening. I think I just found a new favorite Youtube channel. Super-Fan Builds can come to my house and build me a Batcave whenever they want. I'll even provide the shovels. … [Read more...] about Do they make these slightly larger?
If you are a Batman collector, odds are that you're familiar with the Tokyo Toy Guy's documentaries. Yuji has travelled the world to document other collectors and museums focusing on Batman memorabilia, so I thought it would be fun to take a tour of the Toy Guy's own collection... How did your collection start? What was the first item in your collection? I started … [Read more...] about Collector Profile: Tokyo Toy Guy’s fantastic Batman collection
I've often thought about loading the kids into the family Truckster wagon and hitting the road in an attempt to visit some of the great vintage toy shops and flea markets I read about online. The problem is that I just don't know where they are! Sure, the big ones are on my radar, but I don't really have a concept of their physical locations, so I thought we might be able to … [Read more...] about Introducing the Pop Culture Destination Map for Collectors!
It pains me to write this. Seriously, I've got a paper cut on the tip of my finger and typing is a bitch... but I digress. This weekend saw the return of the DC Big Flea to Chantilly, Virginia, and I hit it hard, bright and early on Saturday morning. The Flea is really an upscaley antique show that rolls into town every few months, but there's some pop culture gold in there if … [Read more...] about This weekend’s finds at the DC Big Flea
Jonathan is a serious collector of Harvey Comics memorabilia, with an emphasis on Richie Rich items, and he offered to take us on a tour of his collection... How did your collection start? What was the first item in your collection? The items I would consider the first in my merchandise collection were given to me by my paternal grandmother. She actively helped me in … [Read more...] about Collector Profile: Take a tour of Jonathan’s Harvey Mercheum
I have no idea what a Hikari Sofubi is, but I do know that every week, Entertainment Earth sends me notices about a new figure, and this week's looks pretty cool -- but then again, when has the Creature ever looked not cool? Creature from the Black Lagoon Secret Base Hikari Figure Anyone out there collecting these guys? I'd love to see a shelf of these figures … [Read more...] about Creature from the Black Lagoon — Hikari Sofubi Figure available now!
It's cold. If you're living in the lower 48, you can probably relate. Our local schools were closed today because they couldn't get the buses to start. Despite the frigid temperatures, I braved the elements and went to Toys R Us. While standing in the NECA aisle, the power went out due to the cold. Have you ever been in a store when the power goes out? It's happened to … [Read more...] about The lights came on and there he was… Batman!
At some point today, Mondo will release its latest poster for the H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, The War of the Worlds. This poster was designed by Paris-based artists, Stan & Vince. I think they nailed it, especially with the variant, which features glow in the dark green ink. The image really captures the feel of giant invaders from outer space, and I appreciate the way it … [Read more...] about “War of the Worlds” movie posters