If you know me, you know I'm pretty excited about the fact that we're getting a new King Kong movie. This one is especially exciting because it strays from the traditional New York storyline, and takes place on Kong's home turf, Skull Island. The posters that have been released so far have been pretty amazing... This Japanese poster was just released, and is one the … [Read more...] about All hail the king! Kong Skull Island posters
Yesterday, I visited a local comic show put on by Shoff Promotions. I've been out of the comic book collecting game since the late 80's, but it's still fun to pick up random comics when the opportunity presents itself. I'm the worst kind of collector though -- my purchasing decisions are based on the cover art alone. These comics are not being bought to read -- that's what … [Read more...] about I suck at collecting comic books
Bill Leff has been collecting toys for nearly 30 years and his collection will blow your mind! If you can make it through the obnoxious Banana Splits intro sequence, you will see some amazing toys. This is the kind of collection that may look like a pretty nice collection at first, but when your eyes adjust to what you are seeing, you realize just how incredible it really is. … [Read more...] about Bill’s House of Toys
Last Friday, I found myself in York, Pennsylvania and thought I would call upon an old friend who works at Hake's, to see about taking a tour of the greatest place on Earth. Hake's is headquartered in a nondescript office park of low, single-story buildings, much like those you find in suburbs across the country, but don't let its humble exterior fool you, because the second … [Read more...] about A visit to Hake’s Americana & Collectibles
I found this plastic tub of strange figures at a toy show not too long ago. I was intrigued only because I had no idea what they were. One of the figures looked like it had a Power Rangers helmet, which led me to do a Google search for "stretchy rubber Ban-Dai figures" that showed me that these were called -- Tacky Stretchoid Warriors. Nope, I did not make that up, that is the … [Read more...] about Tacky Stretchoid Warriors
Can you name the line of action figures that spawned these handsome fellows? Leave a comment below with your guess, or come back tomorrow for the answer. … [Read more...] about Toy Collector Challenge: Name the figures
Have you ever wondered what ever happened to all those arcade cabinets you used to play in your local pizza parlor and bowling alley? Well, today I found out where they end up. The Coinopwarehouse in Hagerstown Maryland has been salvaging arcade games and pinball machines from businesses and homes across the country. As soon as a game comes off the truck, it is usually … [Read more...] about A visit to the arcade graveyard
This awesome little game arrived today. Buy the Rights was a Kickstarter project by Top Hat Sasquatch, Tommy Day, and a few of his friends. This game turned out amazing and I can't wait to play a round or two. … [Read more...] about “Buy the Rights” game has arrived!