Assembling a collection that rivals no other is a challenge that many of us aspire to, but few ever achieve. So, what does it take to become a super-collector? What are the stages of building a museum-worthy collection? Here's how I see it... 1. The Spark is Lit For whatever reason, you are attracted to an item and place a sentimental value on it that is much higher than its … [Read more...] about The five stages of being a collector
Halloween is awesome, but for procrastinators like me, it can be stressful. I'm always scrambling for a costume at the last second, when the only costumes still available in my size are usually food products. Well, not this year! Here's a list of pop culture costumes that you could throw together with items you probably already own -- the lazy man's way to win at Halloween in … [Read more...] about 2017 DIY Halloween costume ideas for lazy people
I really must be living under a rock because I slept through the first six seasons of Comic Trips, and only recently discovered it through a link I saw on Facebook. Comic Trips is the kinder, much friendlier version of Toy Hunter (sorry Jordan!) -- it's a YouTube show that follows New Jersey-based married couple, Paul and Kat on their adventures hunting down nostalgia in all … [Read more...] about Comic Trips — my new obsession
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!?!
Man, it's been too long since I've written anything! When I don't show up around here, it's actually because I'm busy with work, which is a GOOD thing, or I've been hit by a bus, which is NOT so good. I own my own graphic design business, and the work load is constantly ebbing and flowing. When you see me post articles every day, you can bet that business is slow (which is … [Read more...] about A belated new year’s greetings
Tis the season to be thankful, and while it's been a bit of a turbulent time lately, I still have plenty to be thankful for in my life. Of course I am thankful for my wife, kids, and extended family above all else, but you came here for toys and collectibles, so let us give thanks for those. First, I am thankful for companies like Funko and NECA, who continue to give me … [Read more...] about Let us give thanks…
There have been a lot of shows for collectors, some good, some not so much. The latest offering is from Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Pop Culture Quest just released its first episode and it is FANTASTIC! This is exactly the kind of show I have been waiting for -- a show by passionate collectors talking about pop culture collectibles -- there is no pandering here, or … [Read more...] about This is the show you’ve been looking for: Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest
The latest Toy Bloggers united contest wrapped up on Halloween night, and the contest host, Action Figure Barbecue, has announced the winners: Grand prize: mr_thye 2nd place: Ridureyu 3rd place: Spyda-Man Winners have until the end of November 11th, 2016 to email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prizes. … [Read more...] about Toy Bloggers United contest winners have been announced!