I've never been a mint-condition collector, not because I don't like toys that are in pristine condition and in their original packaging, but because those items tend to be astronomically more expensive and difficult to find. Plus, in collecting vintage toys, knowing that the items were played with at some point and have a history to them, is appealing to me, but sometimes you … [Read more...] about Upgrade acquired!
Today, the Cool & Collected information gathering mission continues. Welcome to the focus group -- you will be asked several questions, and refreshments will be served. Collect your money on the way out. I'm convinced that only nine people visit my site, due to the consistent commenting by those same few individuals (you guys are awesome!), but the stats prove … [Read more...] about Whaddayawant???
Okay, so I may not be very active on Pinterest -- it's probably been a couple of years since I pinned anything, but that's about to change! After a slightly insulting Twitter exchange last week, I was told that Pinterest was where the action was, and I was crazy to ignore it. Honestly, I like Pinterest. It's a way to collect photos, and I'm all about collecting stuff, so … [Read more...] about Pinterest, this one’s for you!
This one is for all my fellow pop culture bloggers out there (assuming there are still pop culture bloggers out there!). I've been doing a lot of ponderous pondering lately about the state of the internet, and am frankly a little uncomfortable with the way of things. Here's my problem -- Facebook and Instagram are running (or is that ruining) the show. What's the problem? … [Read more...] about Not dead yet!
It's been a while since I've been able to go toy hunting, so when the DC Big Flea rolled into town again this past weekend, I jumped at the chance to go. Their Fall show is always my favorite one to attend because many of the vendors bring vintage Halloween items, which I love to see, but have not yet dipped into collecting. I also enjoy the vintage plastic Santa Claus … [Read more...] about Report from the DC Big Flea – September 2017
We lost another great one. Acclaimed horror artist Basil Gogos, best known for his painted covers for numerous issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland. Fellow artist, Joe Jusko, said on his Facebook page: “There isn't a guy (or ghoul) my age who didn't grow up mesmerized by his incredible cover art for Famous Monsters of Filmland. I would stare at them for what … [Read more...] about R.I.P. Basil Gogos
Mondo is releasing this awesome new Night of the Living Dead poster by Gary Pullin sometime today. It's been a while since I have been really excited about a poster release, but this one is sooo good -- and it even glows in the dark! Unfortunately, this poster will be a limited release and not a timed release like Mondo has been doing for some of the more popular movies, so it … [Read more...] about Night of the Living Dead poster by Gary Pullin
While browsing the magazine racks at Barnes & Noble last week, I came across this awesome "Bookazine." I guess that's a fancy British term meaning: a magazine without ads that we can charge a lot of money for. Okay, it was a little steep for $19.99 but I feel like I got my money's worth. There are over 140 pages filled with nostalgic memories from the 80's. The … [Read more...] about Book Report: The Ultimate Retro Collection