Lanard might not be the first toy company you think of when it comes to collectible toys, but their new King Kong action figures might change your mind. My favorite part of this video is when they say the toys are made for kids and collectors alike -- these toys are fun and durable, while also looking great on the shelf. So many of the action figures sold today break the second … [Read more...] about The Making of Lanard’s King Kong toys
It's been a looooong time since I've done one of these, but I've watched so many great movies and shows lately, that I just had to write up something. Needless to say, I spoil everything so be warned. Kong: Skull Island Yes! They didn't screw it up! This was such a great big monster movie, and I could not have asked for anything more. The movie was smartly set up as … [Read more...] about What have I seen!?!
Remco produced Hamilton's Invaders toys and play sets in 1964, trying to cash in on the popularity of the giant insect genre of movies of the time. The large insect toys had pull-string motors that propelled them towards the poor blue plastic soldiers ineffectively armed with bazookas and machine guns. These toys are insanely rare, and finding them in the original packaging … [Read more...] about Hake’s Auction is Infested with Hamilton’s Invaders!
The Big Flea rolls through town every two or three months, and after my last experience, I didn't think I would be going again for a while, but I'm glad it was a slow weekend, and I decided to visit the show again on Saturday. There weren't a lot of vintage pop culture toys to be found, but I was able to scrounge up a few fun items. I already have a few of those Batman … [Read more...] about Aliens spotted at the DC Big Flea
Guy has been scouring the lands of the great white North for years, hunting for rare and exciting toys to add to his incredible collection. Let's take a closer look... How did your collection start? What was the first item in your collection? My collection started over my deep love for Batman. The first item in my collection I recall was the Batman 8" Mego Action Figure … [Read more...] about Collector Profile: Canada Super Guy
Okay, so maybe I resolved to stop buying new toys for the new year, but come on, you know my weakness for Batman! I have stoically avoided these Lego Batman Movie mini figures until today -- that didn't take long. So after 25 blind bags, this is what I got. Not a bad bunch at all -- I love the Batman variants! I could have bought a complete set on eBay for $89, but that … [Read more...] about Resolutions were made to be broken
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