Monday, May 27, 2013

Flea Market-ing

This morning I went to the Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market. Memorial Day is one of the biggest days for the flea market, with over 100 indoor vendors and 1000 outside vendors. I only got through a couple of aisles of outside vendors before it started to rain. Below are photos of most of stuff I managed to buy. I also bought a bunch of vegetables, but I didn't think you'd want to see pictures of them.

A bunch of Show'n Tell Picturesound Programs, all for $3.00. Captain Kangaroo Musical Band, Small World, Puss in Boots and The Princess and the Pea are all complete. Swiss Family Robinson and The Ginger Bread Man are missing the records. Captain Kangaroo When You Were a Baby record and film key. And an extra Swiss Family Robinson film key.

Movie Monsters #4 from 1975, Monsters Attack! #1 from 1989, Classics Illustrated #138: A Journey to the Center of the Earth from 1957, Marvel Feature #9: The Astonishing Ant-Man from 1973.
50¢ each.

An unopened box of Super Country Music trading cards for $3.00.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Yard Sale-ing

Saturday I went yard sale-ing with my wife. Since I don't drive and don't have any friends, she carts my butt around town and just sits in the car while I look through other people's junk. I [heart] that woman.

I already showed you what I found on Friday  and a book I got on Saturday. Here's the rest of my Saturday haul --

Hot Wheels: Two Halloween 2-packs and the A-Team van for 50¢ each.
Mystery Machine and Flintmobile for $1.00 each.

Kermit pajamas $1.00. Dick Tracy Thermos $1.00.
Frosty 75¢. Fast food "Creature" 25¢.

Almost 3 foot tall blowmold ghost for $5.00.
I think I got a pretty good deal on all of this stuff.
Monday I'm going to a local flea market. Hopefully I'll find some more "treasures" there.
Happy hunting!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Jedi Shirt

Yes, I'm a great big dork! :)

Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy Promo Book

I found this at a yard sale today for 50¢. This is a promotional item for the book "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy". It came out in 2007 to "celebrate the 30th anniversary of the greatest space fantasy saga in history."

30 Years of Return of the Jedi

30 years ago today Return of the Jedi was released. To celebrate, here are some videos.

The trailer.

From 1983 here is a clip from Nickelodeon's Standby: Lights! Camera! Action! hosted by Leonard Nimoy. Star Wars meets Star Trek. A precursor of Episode VII?

Deleted scene.

Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band toy commercial.

Original ending.

For more celebration, check out John Rozum's blog. He's been doing a Return of the Jedi post every day this month. And Neato Coolville is having a ROTJ week.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Pop-Tarts Gone Nutty!

Peanut Butter and Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts!?!
My life is now complete.

Garage Sale Finds

I went to a garage sale this morning and saw all of this wonderful Mego Micronauts stuff. He wanted $175 for all of it. He said most of the pieces should be there, but they are mixed between all of the boxes. One of the boxes also had Microtron, a few Time Travelers, Space Glider, Repto (missing his brain), parts of Acroyear II and a few of the small vehicles. He would only sell it as a lot. Unfortunately I didn't have the cash.

I did buy four plastic Star Wars cups from 1977 for $1.00 and an E.T. glass for $1.00.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Full Trailer

Is anyone else really excited to see this? It premiere's this fall on ABC, Tuesdays at 8:00. Speculation is that is either Luke Cage or Rage in the trailer. What's your thoughts?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ray Harryhausen, R.I.P.

Ray Harryhausen was one of the greats. His movies were a big part of my childhood. Rest in peace.

From --

Ray Harryhausen, the special-effects and stop-motion pioneer whose work on fantasy and monster movies delighted millions and inspired a generation of filmmakers, died Tuesday at age 92, his family reports.

"Harryhausen’s genius was in being able to bring his models alive," the family statement read. "Whether they were prehistoric dinosaurs or mythological creatures, in Ray’s hands they were no longer puppets but became instead characters in their own right, just as important as the actors they played against and in most cases even more so."

Filmmakers Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, and George Lucas are among those who've credited Harryhausen with lending them inspiration.

Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic's Twitter account sent out a quote from the "Star Wars" creator himself, saying "Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no Star Wars."

Harryhausen's films included "Mighty Joe Young," "It Came From Beneath the Sea," "20 Million Miles to Earth," "One Million Years B.C.," "The Valley of Gwangi" and "Clash of the Titans."

His foundation's Facebook page notes that "he is perhaps best remembered for his extraordinary animation of seven skeletons in 'Jason and the Argonauts ' (1963) which took him three months to film."

Harryhausen is honored in the 2001 movie "Monsters Inc.," when monsters Mike and Celia go on a date to Harryhausen's restaurant.

"I'm sad to hear that Ray Harryhausen has died," Mike Nelson, former head writer for "Mystery Science Theater 3000," wrote on Facebook. "What a great career. Got to meet him a few times at my Legend Films office, seemed like a wonderful guy. RIP."

Wrote fan Harvey O'Brien on Facebook, "A living legend has become a past master. His name endures in popular culture in spite of the aesthetic and industrial changes to (special effects) in the CGI era, which tells you everything you need to know about his contribution to cinema."

And Di Brown wrote, "If you enjoy film, Ray touched your life. Most of today's major names in film cite Ray as the reason they chose their career path. And many could take a lesson from the unassuming and humble life led by a man who could have been forgiven for being far less so. Our world is diminished by his absence."

Sunday, May 05, 2013


Had a great day yesterday! Got to go to all of my local comic shops in one day and saw Iron Man 3. It was a fun movie, but it had some issues, especially if you're a fan of the comic books.

Let's take a look at the stuff I picked up --

I only managed to get 21 different books of the 50+ free comics that were available. These are all going to my brother. I got extras of The Tick, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH, The Smurfs, Star Wars, Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace (I'm keeping these for myself) and The Walking Dead (for my son).

At my regular comic shop (Kenmore Komics & Games) I picked up my new books plus five packs of Marvel Greatest Battles trading cards.

At JC Comics and Cards I bought a vintage 1977 Hulk glass for $7.50 and Essential She-Hulk Vol. 1 for $5.00.

At a local sports card store I got two of the Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy promo cards. These were given out one per customer, so I had my wife get one. She was embarrassed  to ask for a trading card. But she did it because she loves me. ;)

We stopped for lunch at a local place called The Firehouse Grille and Pub and I had a donut burger. The "bun" is a glazed donut cut in half with the glazed sides facing the burger and then grilled. It was pretty darn good!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Tomorrow Will Be The Greatest Saturday Ever!!!

Free Comic Book Day! May the 4th! Iron Man 3! Could a day get any better?

I will be wearing a Star Wars shirt that has the cover of an old Marvel comic on it. First, I will stop by three local comic shops to get all of the free comics for me, my brother and nephew (they don't have any comic stores near them). Then, I will go to a sports card store that is giving away a Topps Star Wars Jedi Legacy promo card. Then I'll end the day by seeing Iron Man 3. Wow! What are your plans?

Here's some links and videos --

Free Comic Book Day

Topps Star Wars May The 4th Promotion