I didn't have high hopes for a pop culture bonanza this weekend because I really only planned to hit up a local church sale. I've always found at least one treasure at this church's sales in the past, so I decided to roll out of bed on a gloomy Saturday morning and take a look. Well, that decision paid off. Church sales can be hit or miss. People line up outside before … [Read more...] about The yard sales were all-pro this weekend
I put up some Toy Story dolls on eBay this week and received the following question from an interested buyer: "How big is your Woody? I'm looking for one that's 15" long. Thanks." Well. I'm pretty sure this was a legitimate question and not a case of Bart Simpson calling Moe's Tavern, but there's still a sliver of doubt. Being the ever-diligent seller, I replied that … [Read more...] about How big is your Woody?
It's been a long month, and hopefully the journey was worth it for those of you who have been following along at home. The almost daily schedule wasn't nearly as arduous as I had thought it would be, and heck, maybe I'll even write another post or two someday! For the final entry in the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge, I can't think of a better way to end it than with the … [Read more...] about Z is for Dr. Zaius
If you've been following along with me this month, today's choice of topics might have you scratching your head, but bear with me, it's relevant, I promise! The longer one collects things, the more tools he adds to his bag of tricks to repair and preserve items that may not arrive in minty condition. One of my favorite tricks is Naphtha, also known as lighter fluid, or that … [Read more...] about N is for Naphtha
Last weekend, while visiting a local toy show, I was surprised to see some vintage character items with really low price tags. One example was a Popeye game with awesome graphics from the 50's that was selling for less than an unboxed Masters of the Universe vehicle that was sitting next to it on the same table. This got me thinking about the items that I collect and how they … [Read more...] about Collect icons for future ROI
As the father of a second- and fifth-grade cub scout, I've helped to build my share of Pinewood Derby cars over the last five years. The process has always been a delicate balance between letting my sons do what they can and grabbing the hammer from them screaming that they're going to break something. My sons have never come close to actually winning a race, but fortunately, … [Read more...] about I “may” have overdone it with this year’s Pinewood Derby car
Four years ago, the Nerd Lunch Podcast with CT, Pax, and Jeeg was born, and in that time, has cultivated a large community of bloggers, podcasters, and pop culture fans. Whenever a new guest appears in the fourth chair, I always check them out (after they dropped their thing in the thing), and follow them on their various social media accounts. There's a great camaraderie … [Read more...] about The Nerd Lunch Podcast’s 200th Episode!
They say if you have three of something, you have a collection. Well, crud. I guess I have a gumball machine collection now. (Seriously spellcheck, you don't like "gumball" but want me to write about "gumboils" instead? That would be an entirely different article.) I didn't mean for this happen, it's just that when I am presented with the opportunity to buy something really … [Read more...] about I do NOT collect gumball machines