It's been a while since I've been able to go toy hunting, so when the DC Big Flea rolled into town again this past weekend, I jumped at the chance to go. Their Fall show is always my favorite one to attend because many of the vendors bring vintage Halloween items, which I love to see, but have not yet dipped into collecting. I also enjoy the vintage plastic Santa Claus … [Read more...] about Report from the DC Big Flea – September 2017
The Washington, DC area is severely lacking in toy and collectible shows, so when the Timonium show takes place, it's always worth considering. For whatever reason, this show is always around July 4 or Thanksgiving, which makes it hit or miss for me -- family obligations tend to get in the way -- but this past weekend was free and clear, and I made the trek up to northern … [Read more...] about Toy Show Report: Dave Hart Show in Timonium, MD
Yesterday, I made the trek up to Timonium, MD for the bi-annual toy show put on by Dave Hart Shows. This is really the only real "toy show" in the DC-metro area, even though this is more a Baltimore show than DC, but we'll take what we can get. This show had over 80 vendors with well-stocked tables and wide aisles that made for easy browsing. The prices were great and … [Read more...] about Vintage Heroes found at the Timonium Toy Show
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
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
Dear Santa, I've been a good boy this year... Holy cow! Check out this incredible new pinball machine that Stern Pinball debuted on their Facebook page yesterday. This game celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Adam West and Burt Ward television series in all its fun and colorful campiness with artwork by the insanely talented Christopher Franchi of Metaluna 5 Media. … [Read more...] about New 1966 Batman Pinball machine
If you are a Batman collector, you will certainly appreciate Chaz George's collection of rare Batman memorabilia. 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 as a child growing up in … [Read more...] about Collector Profile: Chaz George’s Rare Batman Toys
The League is back in action after taking a couple of years off, and the first assignment is "Shelfie." If you've lingered around my site for a while, you'll know that I post a LOT of shelfies, and it was actually difficult for me to come up with something new. You've seen a multitude of photos of all my stuff, but you've never seen a video of it before. Behold! True … [Read more...] about Lights! Camera! Batman Shelfie!