Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Toys Time Forgot

About a month ago, I went to a vintage toy store in Canal Fulton, OH called The Toys Time Forgot. I nearly had a nerdgasm when I walked in there. My wife had went there around Christmastime to buy me some presents (see pics here) and the only other time I'd been there was probably about 15 or more years ago. I spent way too much time just admiring all of the wonderful collectibles (my wife was waiting in the car) and I finally walked out of there with three Marvel Legends Hulk figures and a bunch of packs of Star Wars and Battle of the Planets trading cards. I dealt with the owner (who is a great guy) and think I got a pretty good deal. They graciously allowed me to take some photos with my cell phone. The one thing I wish I would have photographed was a set of Funny Face mugs with pitcher. If you're ever in NE Ohio, I highly recommend visiting this store.
Wow! A Marx Creature from the Black Lagoon and a Mummy Soaky.

All kinds of great action figures here. Ideal STAR Team Zem 21 and Knight of Darkness. Battlestar Galactica Colonial Warrior. Buck Rogers Tigerman. Pulsar and his nemesis Hypnos. V alien. I still have a Zem 21 and my brothers Pulsar.

Jigglers! I had the Mummy.

Marvel Legends.
Statues and busts galore.

Poor Howdy Doody has been lynched! I had this ventriloquist dummy when I was a youngin'.

Holy crap! A carded Aqualad (although the back of the card was cut open).
I love Shogun Warriors!

These Groovie Goolies statues are awesome!

G.I. Joe. I still have pieces of Mike Power, Atomic Man.
DC Super Powers Collection and Mego Pocket Super Heroes.

This one's for my brother. The Fantastic Four.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I've been having some personal issues lately and I just haven't been up to blogging. But, I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day. To celebrate, here's a video put together by Crazy Sexy Geeks a couple of years ago. It's all about Irish super heroes. Have fun and don't drink too much green beer!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Ralph McQuarrie, R.I.P.

From The Verge --

Artist Ralph McQuarrie has passed away at the age of 82. One of the primary visual forces behind the original Star Wars trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, McQuarrie created the original designs for such iconic characters as Darth Vader, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Before partnering with George Lucas, McQuarrie had worked illustrating movie posters and creating artwork for CBS News. He collaborated with Steven Spielberg several times, including on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and eventually won an Academy Award for his work on Cocoon. Contributing illustrations and conceptual drawings to video games, books, advertising campaigns, and numerous other projects over the years, it's no stretch to say that McQuarrie influenced science-fiction sensibilities for an entire generation. For a further look at his prolific body of work, you can visit McQuarrie's site or Facebook page.