I can't tell you how many times I have stated that collecting is all about the thrill of the hunt, but for one particular collectible that thrill is wearing thin. Hot Wheels cars are the one "collectible" that my kids and I both enjoy -- I buy Batmobiles and they choose whatever catches their eye, the crazier the better. For almost five years now, I have been telling them about … [Read more...] about The thrill is gone
I was never a Hot Wheels or Matchbox kid, but after discovering the pop culture themed vehicles released in Hot Wheels' Retro Entertainment line, I was hooked. Here's most of my current collection... The 1966 Batmobile will always be my favorite child, but my most recent acquisition, the Family Truckster from National Lampoon's Vacation, is way up there. I have a dream … [Read more...] about C is for Cars
I didn't set out to buy any James Bond collectibles this weekend, but the world had other ideas for me. When I visited Toys R Us, this incredible 50th anniversary tribute to the original James Bond Aston Martin DB-5 by Corgi was screaming to get into my shopping cart. Hornby has reproduced the original Corgi Aston Martin DB-5 from Goldfinger, and it is incredible! I took … [Read more...] about You can drive home with these 007 cars now!
Guys, how come nobody told me about this? I have a new favorite thing. Having been on the pop culture die-cast vehicle bandwagon for a while now, stumbling upon this Greenlight Hollywood Series 1973 Volkswagen Type 2 Vanwas a serious "OMG" moment for me -- I'm a 40+ year-old dude, so for me to use OMG in a sentence means something. Field of Dreams is at the very top of … [Read more...] about If you build it, I will buy it — Field of Dreams VW Van
Christmas is fast-approaching, and this is the time of year when we dog-ear and circle items on page after page of the Sears wish list catalog mom brought home from the mall, right? Well, maybe that's not how it works anymore, but I do fondly remember those days. Now, it's a bunch of scrolling and clicking and BAM! there's your list all neat and tidy. Making a wish list as a … [Read more...] about I’m putting out a Bounty for this Hunter, and more…
The parking garage gets more and more crowded every day. (There are 19 cars shown in the photo above. How many do you recognize?) … [Read more...] about Pop Culture Parking Garage
When I hit the yard sales and antique shops, I don't really have a specific list of items I'm hoping to find, but I do have specific categories. Granted, I tend to stray from that list fairly often, but when it comes to things I really want to add to my collection, they tend to fall into the following categories... Vintage Super Heroes I focus mainly on collecting iconic … [Read more...] about Cool & Collected’s Want List
If you are a collector and visit the wonderful land of Twitter on a regular basis, you hear all kinds of stories about how certain toy companies are having financial troubles and products aren't selling. Well, I have a crazy idea for those companies -- make MORE of the good stuff! I know this is a pretty simplistic statement, but I've just been down on the whole hunting process … [Read more...] about A crazy idea for toy companies