The US Postal Service has been taking a lot of heat lately for their "non-traditional" stamps, but if it gets us Batman stamps, I'm okay with it. Bring on an Adam West/Burt Ward tribute series next. Now those are true American heroes! … [Read more...] about Batman Forever… Stamps
Any dad who has ever pushed around those obnoxious car carts at the grocery store knows that this is what the kids are actually imagining is happening. I think I just found a new favorite Youtube channel. Super-Fan Builds can come to my house and build me a Batcave whenever they want. I'll even provide the shovels. … [Read more...] about Do they make these slightly larger?
If you are a Batman collector, odds are that you're familiar with the Tokyo Toy Guy's documentaries. Yuji has travelled the world to document other collectors and museums focusing on Batman memorabilia, so I thought it would be fun to take a tour of the Toy Guy's own collection... How did your collection start? What was the first item in your collection? I started … [Read more...] about Collector Profile: Tokyo Toy Guy’s fantastic Batman collection
It pains me to write this. Seriously, I've got a paper cut on the tip of my finger and typing is a bitch... but I digress. This weekend saw the return of the DC Big Flea to Chantilly, Virginia, and I hit it hard, bright and early on Saturday morning. The Flea is really an upscaley antique show that rolls into town every few months, but there's some pop culture gold in there if … [Read more...] about This weekend’s finds at the DC Big Flea
It's cold. If you're living in the lower 48, you can probably relate. Our local schools were closed today because they couldn't get the buses to start. Despite the frigid temperatures, I braved the elements and went to Toys R Us. While standing in the NECA aisle, the power went out due to the cold. Have you ever been in a store when the power goes out? It's happened to … [Read more...] about The lights came on and there he was… Batman!
Cough. Wow, it's dusty in here. Excuse me a minute while I pull these sheets off the furniture and shake them out. I've neglected this site for far too long. It's not as if I was in the hospital or laid off of work, I just got despondent and lazy. Over the last few months, I've become a huge lurker in various Facebook groups for collectors and a big follower of fellow … [Read more...] about A new year for collecting — and reconnecting!
Hake's Auction #213 is jam packed with amazing pop culture collectibles. Bidding will start to end on November 11, so there's still plenty of time to devour the catalog and put in your bids. Here are a few of the items I'll be watching closely... Batman Glider Toy: I do love all those wonderful Batman toys. I haven't seen one of these gliders before. It looks like Batman … [Read more...] about My wallet weeps again — Hake’s Auction #213
Another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone, and once again, I watched the events unfold from the comfort of my air-conditioned cave several thousand miles away. I am always thankful for (and more than a little jealous of) those of you who do go to the show and share your bounty of photos with the rest of us. There were plenty of amazing products announced, and these … [Read more...] about The best things to come out of SDCC 2014