Sunday, September 21, 2014

A Box From Brian Lapsley

Remember the giveaway I had back in July? The winner was Brian Lapsley from the blog Awake Oh Sleeper. After he received the box of stuff I sent him, he turned around and sent me a box of stuff. Isn't that cool? Thanks Brian, I really appreciate it!

Here's what was in the box:

The Frankenstein head will be added to my Halloween decorations, the Heir to the Empire audio cassette will go with my Star Wars stuff and the DVD will go to my son.

A stack of 1994 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. I have a bunch of these, but I don't remember if I have a set or not. I'll have to sort them out some day.

 COMIC BOOKS! I'll keep some and give some to my brother.

The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion. This is a really nice book, but it just doesn't fit in my collection. Look for this book to be a giveaway in October. I talked to Brian about it and he's ok with that. I'd like to see it go to someone who would appreciate it more than me.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Who's On Facebook Or Twitter?

This post is mainly for bloggers who are participating in the Countdown to Halloween. Does your blog have a Facebook page or Twitter? If it does, I wanna follow you. I can never keep up with all of the October blog posts and since I'm on Facebook all the time (and occasionally Twitter) I thought I'd have a better chance of seeing posts on there. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Countdown to Halloween 2014

Hey kids! It's almost that time again! Time for the annual Countdown to Halloween!

I've been doing a Halloween blog-a-thon for as long as I've been blogging. It's my favorite time of the year. I think I've got it covered this year for at least one post a day during October.

If you're holding a month-long blogging marathon in honor of the Halloween season and would like to be included on the list, see this post here. Though there aren't any official rules, we do suggest trying to post frequently about some aspect of the Halloween season during the month of October, as well as spreading the word about the countdown.

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 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!!!


 Mouse Droid


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.


 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.