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
If you're ever feeling down, or as if the weight of the world is bearing down on you, I would prescribe thumbing through an old silver age comic book -- a 12-cent comic is the sure cure for turning any frown upside down. Of course, I would recommend an old issue of Batman for the most serious case of the Mondays, because the ridiculous knob is always turned way, way up in these … [Read more...] about Batman — Celebrating the Silly
Collectors are an odd lot, and I enthusiastically call myself a member of this group. We buy things we love, but at times, we also buy things we don't really like. Go on, admit it. You have bought things for your collection even though you didn't really want it -- it's okay, I won't hold it against you. It's a just part of collecting, especially if you're a completist. You … [Read more...] about The Super Junior Justice League (AKA: why did I buy that?)
This post has been simmering for a long time. Back in November, I purchased this huge 1/4 scale Batman figure from Big Bad Toy Store as soon as it went on sale. When I opened the box, I was ecstatic! The Adam West likeness is incredible, and the figure stands at over 18" tall -- this is a beast. I laboriously freed Batman from his cardboard confines by untwisting multiple wire … [Read more...] about KRAAACK! — NECA 1/4 scale 1966 Batman
Some of you were looking for a higher quality version of this trailer after it was leaked last week. Here you go... Fixed it! … [Read more...] about Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (retro remix)
Anybody want to hit the casino this weekend? … [Read more...] about Batmobile Giveaway!
Did you feel that? A disturbance in the force of collecting, as if millions of collectors cried out with joy -- Hake's has released their latest auction catalog. Okay, maybe that's a little melodramatic but I actually feel that way when a new Hake's catalog is unveiled online. I feel as if collectors across the globe are simultaneously scrolling through the thousands of items, … [Read more...] about A few of my favorite things — Hake’s auction #214