Alien Day was earlier this week, and I feel a little dated by posting this article a couple of days later, but what else was i going to post for "X?" The Xenomorph is the cuddly "big bad" from the Alien movie series, who has a penchant for killing space marines and pretty much any other human who happens to cross its path. The wildly stylistic character comes from the … [Read more...] about X is for Xenomorph
I may be in the minority these days, but I love anything to do with the Wild West -- except the Will Smith movie, the Wild Wild West, that was garbage -- I just can't get enough of the old Sonoran scenery, saloons, and shootouts. There have been so many great "recent" Western movies, but they just don't seem to get the kind of love they deserve. The Hateful Eight was … [Read more...] about W is for the Wild West
Okay, I admit that the letter "V" had me stumped. Sure, I could have gone with something like "villains" or "vintage," but those topics were too broad for my headache-challenged brain today, so I looked around the cave and found this... The Battlestar Galactica Viper Launch Station toy from Mattel! Isn't this just the greatest box art you've ever seen? It really makes … [Read more...] about V is for Viper Launch Station
When I was a kid, I was all about the Uncanny X-Men. This series had me enthralled with its perfect mix of complex characters and universe-spanning adventures, and just looking at these covers brings back fond memories of reading them and dissecting the stories with my friends. I may have had a half dozen long boxes filled with bagged and boarded comics, but the X-Men comics … [Read more...] about U is for the Uncanny X-Men
When I was a kid, I would walk right on by the bins of old comics, only interested in the newest titles and stories. I stopped collecting comics in 1990, the year I went off to college, but in the last few years, I was infected with the 12-cent bug -- I just can't pass up a comic sporting the 12-cent price in the corner. I was a Marvel kid, who delved a little into the DC … [Read more...] about T is for 12-Cent Comics
Okay, I'm picking the low hanging fruit for today's topic, but I'm three days behind so gimme a break. Spider-Man is one of the "Big 4" for me when it comes to collecting. I focus on vintage Batman, Superman, Hulk, and Spider-Man items, but will occasionally pick up a random Captain America or Green Lantern toy, among others. Starting primarily in the mid 60's the Big 4 … [Read more...] about S is for Spider-Man
They're not just transistor radios, they're "transistorized" radios. Is that a real thing? I have no idea, but it sure sounds way cooler! These guys look like they just walked off of the pages of a comic book, don't they? There's just something about these large hunks of plastic that appeals to me so much. I still need to track down the Superman radio. I wonder if … [Read more...] about R is for Radios
Relax, put the pencil down, I'm not really going to quiz you -- though I did think about it. No, today's challenge set me off on a Quixotic quest for a topic beginning with "Q," the next letter in the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge. This was no easy task, but eventually I stumbled across this beauty... The Batman Electronic Question and Answer Quizz Machine -- the extra … [Read more...] about Q is for Quiz Time!