We've all done it -- the shameful act that can elicit shrieks of terror and uncontrollable sobbing. Yes, I'm talking about that moment when tragedy strikes and we accidentally destroy a prized possession in our collection. It might be an item falling off a shelf and smashing to bits on the ground far below, or clumsy fingers losing an important, but tiny piece in the shag … [Read more...] about This Dr. Zaius bank just got a little more rare
Have you seen this? Titus Welliver, an actor who has appeared in tons of TV shows and movies, including Amazon's Bosch series (which is excellent), is one of us -- he collects pop culture toys and figures, especially those produced by Sideshow Toys. Welliver is "a collector, then an actor, in that order." The man in black is my new hero. … [Read more...] about Bosch is one of us!
I've never been a mint-condition collector, not because I don't like toys that are in pristine condition and in their original packaging, but because those items tend to be astronomically more expensive and difficult to find. Plus, in collecting vintage toys, knowing that the items were played with at some point and have a history to them, is appealing to me, but sometimes you … [Read more...] about Upgrade acquired!
Okay, so I may not be very active on Pinterest -- it's probably been a couple of years since I pinned anything, but that's about to change! After a slightly insulting Twitter exchange last week, I was told that Pinterest was where the action was, and I was crazy to ignore it. Honestly, I like Pinterest. It's a way to collect photos, and I'm all about collecting stuff, so … [Read more...] about Pinterest, this one’s for you!
The Washington, DC area is severely lacking in toy and collectible shows, so when the Timonium show takes place, it's always worth considering. For whatever reason, this show is always around July 4 or Thanksgiving, which makes it hit or miss for me -- family obligations tend to get in the way -- but this past weekend was free and clear, and I made the trek up to northern … [Read more...] about Toy Show Report: Dave Hart Show in Timonium, MD
Hasbro Jurassic Park Chaos Effect Pachycephalosaurus & Ajay Okay, this auction has been deleted but it is still listed in the auction results. This Jurassic Park two-pack sold for an astounding $12,100.00 after 71 bids! Who can fill me in on the story behind this toy? I tried to find some more info to explain this out-of-this-world price, but came up empty. WWE Jeff … [Read more...] about Top 10 most expensive action figures recently sold on eBay
I never did find a Deadpool or Wolverine from Wave 1 of the Marvel Legends X-Men series, but it looks like this Wave 2's Old Man Logan is being double packed in each case, so maybe one of them will find its way into my collection. … [Read more...] about Marvel Legends X-Men Wave 2
Some wallets were emptied at the recent Hake's auction. Hake's does a great job of only listing the rarest and the best pop culture collectibles, and the prices their auctions realize is a testament to that. Here are a few of the results that caught my eye. This Adventures of Superman syndication promotional kit sold for $4,283.30, well over the $400-700 estimate. This … [Read more...] about Some Eye-popping Results at Hakes Auction #220