We've reached day 4 of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and I'm still here, but man, I could use a drink. Fortunately, as I look around me in the cave, I see plenty of cups and glasses to hold the drink of choice. Let's take a closer look at a few examples... This Planet of the Apes cup would have been my favorite cup for watching Saturday morning cartoons back in the … [Read more...] about D is for Drinking
Buying items on eBay is truly a gamble -- is the item going to be as described? Will it even arrive? Lately, my problem has been "how" the item will arrive. Last week, a sad, flimsy box sat crumpled on my doorstep, which was especially bad because I knew what was going to be inside. Here's what greeted me when I opened the box... This framed Batman shadowbox from 1973 … [Read more...] about My eBay streak continues (to be bad)
Holy mother of all things that are awesome. For a guy like me, this is what dreams are made of... If you ever visit my home, you need to keep your shoes on for fear of stepping on a LEGO piece, and watch those elbows, because if you're not careful you might knock a vintage 1966 Batman collectible off its shelf. With the announcement that LEGO will release … [Read more...] about The LEGO Classic TV Series Batcave is coming soon!
A common byproduct of collecting items is the secondary, or as I like to call them, accidental collections. These are groups of items that could form their own collection if separated from the herd. Case in point, I was recently surprised at the number of puzzle cans I have amassed over the years, while adding items to my other collections. These cans usually reside within the … [Read more...] about The Accidental Collection — Puzzle Cans
Last week, Neca surprised everyone by releasing 7" action figures of the Heath Ledger Joker, Adam West Batman, and Christopher Reeve Superman, and the collecting community understandably lost their shit, myself included. These figures had been released previously as large, 1/4-scale figures, but Christmas came early when Neca shrunk them down to shelf-friendly 1/12 scale. Now, … [Read more...] about Neca’s Heath Ledger Joker figure
The newest Hake's auction is in full swing and is packed with amazing pop culture items that would be the focal point of any collection. Here are a few of my favorite items from the catalog... DC COMICS EARLY WIRE COMIC BOOK SALES RACK It seems like there is always a vintage comic book rack in the Hake's auctions, but this one made in 1941 has to be the best one ever! … [Read more...] about Highlights from Hake’s Auction #216
Have you checked out the latest Hake's auction catalog yet? The highlight of this particular auction is the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, but even if Superman isn't your thing, there is plenty to rev up your collecting engines! I always set aside a good hour or two to carefully go through the auction, category by category, usually finding items that I normally … [Read more...] about Hake’s Highlights — Top Picks from Auction #215
Being a vintage Batman collector has been putting a squeeze on my wallet lately, not from buying vintage items, but from all the amazing new products based on the classic 1966 TV show. As we near the 50th anniversary of the Adam West and Burt Ward series, the number of licensed products based on the show seems to multiply exponentially every week. One of the greatest outcomes … [Read more...] about Catwoman model by Moebius