They're not just transistor radios, they're "transistorized" radios. Is that a real thing? I have no idea, but it sure sounds way cooler! These guys look like they just walked off of the pages of a comic book, don't they? There's just something about these large hunks of plastic that appeals to me so much. I still need to track down the Superman radio. I wonder if … [Read more...] about R is for Radios
Keeping on pace for an article per day was not realistic, but I had a good run. Now let's see if I can catch up with a couple of posts today starting with the big man! Vintage super hero items take up most of my collecting interest (and budget) these days, and Incredible Hulk items from the 70's are always fun to find. While the number of Hulk items in my collection may … [Read more...] about H is for Hulk
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
There's nothing I love more than looking through other people's collections. Things have certainly moved around since the last time I took you on a tour of my own cave. After the Great Flood of 2015 (not really), I decided to rearrange the shelves and focus more on the heroes in my collection, which is where pretty much all of my attention is focused these days. It's still a … [Read more...] about Collection Update: May 2015
As my kids were getting ready for school this morning, my youngest had to make sure that he was wearing something green because he didn't want to get pinched. Then he stated that the Hulk never had to worry about getting pinched. I know I wouldn't pinch him. … [Read more...] about Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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
Early on Saturday morning, I made the trek to Maryland to visit the Dave Hart Shows, Toy and Collectible Show. Apparently, this show comes around twice a year, but this was the first time I had ever been -- it won't be the last! The show was held in the 4-H building at the Timonium Fairgrounds, just north of Baltimore. Over 80 dealers were selling the goods, and I did my … [Read more...] about Report from last weekend’s Toy & Collectible Show at the Timonium Fairgrounds
This week, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers was asked their opinion on what would be hot collectibles of the future. There were some great ideas presented, so read them all and go stock up for the future rush... Fortune and Glory (Days) Achievements in Gaming The 30ish Year Old Boy Cool & Collected William Bruce West My Eidetic Memory Cold Slither … [Read more...] about The League has spoken: Collectibles of tomorrow