So, now I'm a Hallmark ornament collector. Ugh. Seriously, how could I not collect these things when they keep coming out with items that I have to have for my Christmas tree year after year? Have you seen what they are offering up this year? Here's what I've got (so far). The classic Batman ornaments are strong this year. There is a black Batmobile kiddie car … [Read more...] about I’m a Hallmark ornament collector. There, I said it.
Excuse me while I go rifle through my sons' Pokémon binders. A mint condition example of the elusive Pokémon "Pikachu Illustrator" trading card sold for a world record $54,970 at Heritage Auctions this past weekend. “The Pikachu Illustrator Card was given in January of 1998 to winners of the CoroCoro Comic Illustration Contest,” said Barry Sandoval, Director of Operations … [Read more...] about Rare Pokémon card sells for record $54,970!
Dear Santa, I've been a good boy this year... Holy cow! Check out this incredible new pinball machine that Stern Pinball debuted on their Facebook page yesterday. This game celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Adam West and Burt Ward television series in all its fun and colorful campiness with artwork by the insanely talented Christopher Franchi of Metaluna 5 Media. … [Read more...] about New 1966 Batman Pinball machine
The latest auction catalog from Hake's Americana & Collectibles hit my mailbox over the weekend, and as usual, I spent a good part of an afternoon poring over the pages, fascinated by the pop culture rarities they unearthed for this amazing event. After browsing though a Hake's catalog, I like to list some of my favorite items which tend to be Batman-centric -- and believe … [Read more...] about Hake’s Auction #212 is loaded with pop culture goodness!
Okay, this got my attention. Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to their line of popular life-sized monuments with the life-sized Kenner-inspired Darth Vader Monument! Digitally scanned from an authentic mint-condition 3 3/4-inch action figure and reproduced to a staggering 6-feet tall, this fully-articulated monument action figure also includes an … [Read more...] about Whoa. Life-size Kenner Darth Vader Action Figure
Here I am, all snowed in with nothing to do but surf the internet and I come across this sale at Entertainment Earth... Batman TV Series Adam West 1:4 Scale Action Figure for just $56.00! Well, I guess if I can't make money today, I might as well spend some! … [Read more...] about Neca 1966 Adam West 1:4 Scale Batman figure is on sale
Entertainment Earth unveiled the first images of the new ReAction figures that Funko will be releasing this summer. We've heard what was coming, but this is the first time we've seen images. Funko did a great job with the Super7 Alien figures, but I wasn't sure I wanted to collect a new line of toys -- until I saw this... The card art alone is worth the price -- Just … [Read more...] about Well played Funko. Well played.
I've often threatened to move to Canada, and now our fine neighbor to the north has upped the ante. In addition to the rockin' set of postage stamps, Canada has announced a new series of collector coins to commemorate Superman's 75th anniversary. Waitaminnit, why aren't we doing that here in the good ol' US of A? Are we really going to let the Canadians adopt our Kryptonian … [Read more...] about Canada celebrates Superman’s 75th Anniversary with collector coins