Tuesday, December 4, 2012

LOEB: Merry Geekmas

 This week’s assignment from the League over at Cool and collected: Merry Geekmas!Write or photograph something festive and pop culture oriented.My first though here was to just recycle this old post but decided against that so instead I offer to you The 10 Christmas gifts that hold my fondest memory's.

10. Suckerman . This guy was one of those toys that I grabbed every time I was let loose in the toy isle and my mom said no to over and over again. I received this for Christmas sometime in the late 70's and it stands out as one of my most memorable gifts because I was incredibly sick that Christmas and I threw up on him while unwrapping him.

9. Manglore mountain. If I had known then what I know now I would never have tore Manglore apart as soon as ha came out of the box...

8. Dungeons and Dragons Fortress of Fangs .I was ask by telephone by my Grandfather what I was interested in for Christmas that year and I named off a few things and this was the main thing I wanted .On Christmas day that year I found a present that was large and in wrapping paper that was different from everything else under the tree , it was the Fortress of Fangs  from my Grandfather along with $30.00 in a envelope tape to the box  and a letter saying that every good fort needs some solders to guard it . My Grandfather passed a few weeks later and I kept the Fortress of Fangs in the best shape I could for the next 20 years until it was lost with a number of other box's in a move across country

7.The Krusher . From the first time I saw the tv commercial for this guy I didn't stop asking for it till I got it. I played with this thing for years and he finally fell apart.

6. Monark  rocket bicycle. My very first bike was a used Monark  rocket that I was given by an elderly woman who lived on the other side of the field behind our house. I learned how to ride it on a two car concrete drive way that had a metal pole right in the center of it ,That metal pole seemed to have a super strong gravitational pull on my bike and caused my much pain and grief for the first month or so that I had the bike.The next Christmas my parents bought me a brand new shinny popular brand bike and I quickly scrapped the Rocket but now as an old man I look back and wish that I had kept it.

5.The Cure t shirt. This shirt was given to me by my oldest and dearest friend ,She went well out of her way in a pre internet world to find this shirt for me  and Im still not sure how she talked her parents into buying it for me (tho I never really ask).In our tiny redneck town we were the only "different" kids so we were naturally drawn to each other .I still to this day have the shirt but the image is almost completely gone and it is gray instead of black and would almost fit on my thigh (almost..ol Brothermidnight has seen thinner days.)

4.The book of Gnomes. I received the book of gnomes the first Christmas after leaving my parents home .It was a real surprise when I opened it and led me directly into collecting gnomes .The book and the person who gave it to me both left my life long long ago .

3.Ah! My Goddess wall scroll .This was a Christmas gift from a coworker my first   Christmas after moving to San Francisco .I was living in a very small apartment that had windows at sidewalk level, I had told my coworker that I was tired of constantly looking at peoples feet as they passed my windows so he gave me the wall scroll to use as a curtain . All these years later I still use wall scrolls as window covers.

2. Masters of the Universe Ram man  .This guy was a secret Santa gift I  got in school.I dont know who it came from but it was a lot better then the bag of army men I took in for the swap. Old Ram Man is  sitting on my ccomputer desk as I type this.

1. Play arts Final fantasy Vivi .I was given this last year. I will cherish it till the day I pass from this world.

Thats my list lots of other gift came and went but these are the ones that really stick out as special in my memory. Check out what Christmas glee some of the other leagers are stepping in:
Cool and Collected

Monday, September 17, 2012

LoEB: How to destroy the Death Star

  This week’s assignment from the League over at Cool and Collected: "How to destroy the Death Star.We all have our own skills and talents, and I thought that this week we could learn a thing or two from one another. This week’s League challenge…Write a step-by-step guide on how to do something. This could be a real world project or a fantastical one, so do with it as you will."

This is  how to obtain definitive proof of the existence of Bigfoot in 9 easy steps.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Creature walks (and sparks) among us !

I received this little guy in the mail a couple of days ago from a trade with my friend Brian over at Cool and Collected
 I had been trying to replace my original windup walking sparking Creature from the black lagoon for a number of years and was thrilled to get him in the mail.
He is fitting in quite nicely with his fellow Creature brethren. I hope Brian is as pleased with his new Godzilla as I am with this Creature!

Friday, September 14, 2012

My rejected Christmas list

My wife and son have been on me to put together my Christmas list for a month now. I took my time and carefully thought it out , making sure that the items I listed were things they would be able to obtain with little trouble but when I handed the list to my wife she looked at it and told me I needed to make a realistic list.I truly thought my list was realistic but it was rejected by the powers that be . I now present to you my rejected Christmas list .
Funko Flintstones

Funko Sleestak

Novie Stars (glow in the dark or water filed)

A big Godzilla (ten inches or larger)

Figma Vash the stampede

Figma Lum

Addams Family complete series DVD box set

The Munsters complete series DVD box set

Adventure  time Fionna

The new Monster High dolls I dont have

 Funko Creature from the Black Lagoon

Figma Love Machine

Big Daddy

glow in the dark my little pony Zecora

DCUC SDCC Swamp Thing

Pet monkey ( admit it you know you want one)

Mothman VS The Flatwoods monster

Funko Captain Caveman 

Amazing Story DVD box set

SideShow Metaluna Mutant

new Teen Age Mutant Ninja turtles Krang

I thought it was a good list, not unrealistic at all but but never the less I have started a new one.

Oddball Figure Friday + 10,000 page views!

Today's oddball is this:
This is the mutant from the Socket poppers toy lime made by Ertl in 1991.these things are very hard to find these days.

I just hit 10,000 page views! I would like to thank all of you who have been coming to my blog these past two months. When I started this thing I didn't think I would get even one page view let alone 10,000 of them in my first two months! I have a couple special things planned for the near future as a show of my appreciation so keep an eye out for further details in the coming weeks.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Toxic Crusaders

The Toxic Crusaders were released by Playmates in 1991 and based on the cartoon of the same name. The cartoon lasted only 13 episodes and  was based on live action Toxic Avenger movies from Troma Entertainment (that was in no way child friendly).
 These guys are pretty much a perfect example of the early 90's with their bright neon colors and Ninja Turtle like construction.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

battle of the monsters

These are just a few pics I had that either didn't turnout so great or didn't really go with anything (aka lazy filler post)
Well there's almost a theme here, albeit a very loose one. A thanks go to my friend Brian over at Cool and Collected for the Mothra ,Iv had it for a while but it had slipped my mind till this past weekend when I rediscovered it.
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