Morphy's Toy & Pop Culture Auction wraps up tomorrow, but there's still time to place your bids! I just did another quick survey of the current prices and there are still some great bargains, but things are sure to heat up as the auctions start to close. Here are a few of the items that I'm watching... Like I said, there are plenty of bargains, and the A-Team items … [Read more...] about Morphy’s Toy & Pop Culture Auction is tomorrow!
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The Lego BrickFair returns to the Dulles Expo Center this weekend in Chantilly, Virginia. As usual, the creativity on display is mind-blowing. Here are a few of the many highlights... There seemed to be more vendors than ever before at this year's show, which is a good thing as long as they don't crowd out the creators. That's a lot of Clone Troopers. I'm a … [Read more...] about Some highlight’s from this weekend’s Lego BrickFair
While sifting through an old shoebox full of photos the other day, I came across this photo from around 1994. These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were standing guard in the Words and Pictures Museum of Fine and Sequential Art (comic books) in Northhampton, Massachusetts. While on vacation in the Berkshires, I remember being so excited to learn that there was a museum filled with … [Read more...] about For the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans…
Another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, and once again, I watched the events unfold from the comfort of my air-conditioned cave several thousand miles away. I am always thankful for (and more than a little jealous of) those of you who do go to the show and share your bounty of photos with the rest of us. There were plenty of amazing products announced, and these … [Read more...] about The best things to come out of SDCC 2014
Yesterday, I was lucky to attend an auction of the estate of a local collector (hoarder). Everything in the auction was Star Wars related. Fortunately, I am not a Star Wars collector, because if I was, I would have come home with a way too much and a much lighter wallet. I went to the auction because 1. I love auctions and 2. this one was obviously made for guys like me. I … [Read more...] about I went to a Star Wars auction and all I got was…
The latest auction catalog from Hake's Americana & Collectibles hit my mailbox over the weekend, and as usual, I spent a good part of an afternoon poring over the pages, fascinated by the pop culture rarities they unearthed for this amazing event. After browsing though a Hake's catalog, I like to list some of my favorite items which tend to be Batman-centric -- and believe … [Read more...] about Hake’s Auction #212 is loaded with pop culture goodness!
whoa. You can bet I'll be writing more on this later, but the auction is live now over at Blacksparrow Auctions. Anyone have $8,000 I can borrow? … [Read more...] about “Auction of the Apes” at Blacksparrow Auctions
Once again, Mike Bartley, a friend of Cool & Collected, wrote up an awesome recap of his visit to Pittsburgh’s Steel City Con. Unfortunately, I was off on vacation last week, so this post is not as timely as it would have been had I posted it when Mike sent it! It's that glorious time of year again that we all look forward to, especially with the terrible winter … [Read more...] about Adventures at Steel City Con