Monday, September 01, 2014

The Quarter Box

It's been almost six months since my last Quarter Box post. I figured it was time for another one. Here's what I've picked up for 25¢ since then.











Monday, August 25, 2014

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Remember almost a month ago that I had a giveaway? 29 people commented on the original post and Random.org chose #19 Brian Lapsley!
Congratulations Brian! I sent him the box of junk and he reviewed it on his blog Awake Oh Sleeper. Check out all of the cool things I sent him!

Thanks to everyone who entered! I hope you continue to enjoy Wonderful Wonderblog.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Steel City Con Part 4: Cosplay

I saw plenty of cosplayers at Steel City Con. But, for some reason I didn't take a lot of pictures of them.

 Mortal Kombat!!!

 Mechagodzilla


 Mouse Droid


 Deadpools!

Lady Loki

And that finally wraps up my coverage of Steel City Con.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Steel City Con Part 3: Stuff I Didn't Buy

Of course I saw a ton of stuff I would like to have, but just didn't have the funds for it.

 I actually have most of these cards. But, it was really cool seeing them all together like this.

 MEGOS!

 Star Wars costumes.

 More Megos.

 Shogun Warriors! I wanted that Hulk cup.

 More Shogun Warriors. I just need that Hulk's shirt.

 Remco Monsters!

 A buck an Anakin!

 Love this Creature!

 I had this Marvel Comics Super Heroes Card Game when I was a kid.

 More old wax packs.

 A whole bunch of awesome right here.

 I had Oh Hell. I have The Six Million Dollar Man. I wish I had Land of the Lost and The Monster Squad.

G.I. Joe USS Flagg. This thing is frickin' huge!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Steel City Con Part 2: Celebrities

I meant to do this post a couple of days ago but, I got sidetracked. When Robin Williams died, I spent a lot of time just reading stories about him and last night I went to the Motley Crue and Alice Cooper concert. They both still rock!  \m/

Here's part 2 of my review of Steel City Con.

There were many cool celebrity guests at the show. The one I wanted to meet the most was Billy Dee Williams. I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan! I have a photo from The Empire Strikes Back featuring Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett that I bought from (and got autographed by) Dave Prowse in 1997. In 2006 I met Jeremy Bulloch at a show and had him sign it. And now, 17 years after I originally got the photo, I have Billy Dee Williams's autograph on it. His signature set me back $40 and they wanted another $45 to get your picture taken with him. I didn't get my picture taken with him. But I did take a picture of him signing my photo. I also watched the Q&A with him. It was fun.

I also met Margot Kidder. Lois Lane from the Christopher Reeves Superman movies. Her prices were a lot more reasonable. She only charged $20 if you brought your own item to sign and you could get your picture taken with her for free. I brought a trading card from the 1980 Topps Superman II card set for her to sign.

I didn't have enough cash to get any other autographs. But I did take some pictures of  the celebs at there booths while they were signing for other people. Also, Butch Patrick and Pat Priest (Eddie and Marilyn Munster) were there, but I already have there autographs.

There were also famous replica movie and TV cars at the show. You were allowed to take pictures of them, but if you wanted to sit in the car and play with the controls you had to pay $10 each. Again, I didn't pay for that privilege.

Billy Dee Williams Q&A.

Billy Dee autographing my photo.

Star Wars autograph trifecta!

Margot and me.

Margot's autograph.

Penny Marshall.

Dean Cain.

Verne Troyer.

1966 Batmobile.

Back To The Future DeLorean.

Ghostbusters Ecto-1.

The Munsters Dragula.

K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Steel City Con Part 1: Stuff I Bought

I had a great time this past Saturday at Steel City Con! It was my first time at this show and I was really impressed. Lots of wonderful toys, celebrities and cosplayers.

I'm going to review the show in four parts. First up is the stuff I bought.

Carded action figures. The Tick Crusading Chameleon, A-Bomb and She-Dragon.

(I don't know why Blogger won't post these pics the right way. I'm too tired to fix them.) Goofy Grape mug, a little Hulk and two D&D figures.

A bunch of packs of cards.

A bunch of single cards.

And a bacon cheeseburger! :)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I'm Going To Steel City Con!

My birthday on Tuesday was pretty uneventful. I worked most of the day. The only highlight was going out to dinner with my family. But, things are looking up! I will get my birthday present from my wife on August 9th. That's when I'll be at the Steel City Con near Pittsburgh! Woohoo! I can't wait!

I've never been to this show. They have toys, comics and celebrity guests. Here's the guests for this show --


I know I won't be able to afford all of the autographs, toys and comics that I want. The main autograph I want to get is Billy Dee Williams. I have this photo already signed by Dave Prowse and Jeremy Bulloch. I would really like to add Billy Dee's autograph to it.



If I can swing it, I'd also like to get Margot Kidder. I'll probably take in a couple celebrity panels and hopefully add some cool items to my collection. I'll be sure to post all about it sometime after I return.