I celebrated my birthday recently and as the big day neared, my wife asked me what I wanted for my present. Not missing a beat, I immediately texted her this link. Her response: "Really, that's what you want?" Now dear reader, you have to understand that my lovely bride of 20+ years is tolerant of my collecting passions, but is not one to encourage or contribute to the … [Read more...] about Happy birthday to me — Planet of the Apes Lawgiver statue
Have you heard of Minecraft? Of course you have! If you have a child living under your roof between the ages of 4 and 18, you've probably heard about nothing BUT Minecraft for the last couple of years. It's amazing to me that this simple game has had the staying power that it has. My kids spend hours playing it -- when their friends come over, they bring their iPads and join … [Read more...] about Collectibles of today and tomorrow: Minecraft
On Saturday morning, I rolled up to the a local church sale to find 120+ people lined up, waiting for the doors to open. I almost left right then and there, but I didn't know of any other big sales, so I got in line. By the time I made it into the church, about a dozen people had made their way to the toy tables. They were all starting at the front, so I decided those front … [Read more...] about Yard sale finds – LEGO and comic books!
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 past Saturday may have been the last gasp for neighborhood yard sales around here. I hit up two different neighborhoods and may not have found a ton of items, but what I did find made me very happy. Not a bad haul. I cherrypicked some records from someone who had a pretty sizable collection for sale at a dollar a pop. If I knew anything about vintage LPs, I probably … [Read more...] about I caught the big one at this weekend’s yard sales
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
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
You smell that? The scent of grass clippings, cherry blossoms, and people's musty old junk hauled out of storage -- thats right, yard sale season is here! I had pretty good luck at a big community yard sale this past Saturday. Yard sales are where I get my stock for the year -- items that I can resell online to make money to fund my own collection, so if you see anything in … [Read more...] about Yard sale season has begun!