Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I Went To The LEGO Store

This past Saturday I went to a LEGO Store for the first time. I was amazed! I'm kinda glad I don't collect LEGO, I would be seriously broke! Besides all of the really cool Marvel, DC and Star Wars sets, the store has a build-your-own-mini-figure station, a wall of buckets filled with individual pieces you can buy and professionally built scenes and vehicles. I did buy a Mini-Hulk key chain. The only way to get the big Hulk is to buy the sets and I don't wanna.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday José Luis García-López

Today is comic book artist José Luis García-López's 67th birthday! He's a Spanish artist that has done most of his work for DC Comics. I met him way back in 1989 at a local comic book show where he drew this picture of Batman for me. The paper is 11 x 14.

Of course, my favorite book that he drew is DC Special Series #27: Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk (1981).

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Looking For 'Rue Morgue Radio Presents Hymns From the House of Horror Vol. II'

Back in July of 2011 Rue Morgue posted a free download of a compilation called 'Rue Morgue Radio Presents Hymns From the House of Horror Vol. II'. Unfortunately, it's long gone from their website. Someone emailed me looking for a copy of it and truthfully, I wouldn't mind having it also. I'm sure I had it at one time, but I lost a lot of files on my old computer. Hopefully someone can help. Thanks!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Gallagher And His Sledge-O-Matic

My wife and I saw Gallagher at The Funny Stop in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on Friday night. We wore protection and I even got his autograph on the piece of paper that came with the poncho! It's too bad he didn't have a t-shirt in my size. The club had plastic all over the walls, ceiling and floor. I had a really good time, but my wife was a little upset that she got Spaghetti-O's on her boots. :)

Unfortunately I heard things didn't go so well at Saturday nights show. Gallagher walked off stage before he smashed anything.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The Retroist Junk Box

What is The Retroist Junk Box? It's a box full of retro "junk" from the 70s, 80s and 90s that gets mailed from one person to another. Once you get the box, you take out anything that you like and put in some of your own unwanted retro stuff and then mail it off to the next person. Pretty cool, huh?

This is actually my second time getting the box. I first got it almost a year ago. There's still a couple of things in the box that I put in there back then! :) Here's a link to my first time with the Junk Box.

The box is sponsored by the fine folks at I See Robots and Retroist.com.

First up, here's what the Junk Box looked like when I received it. It was pretty beat up. Unfortunately, a couple of items were broken. But, I got a brand new box to put the junk in.

Here's what I took out of the box. A few Gremlins and MAD trading cards. Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance rubber bracelets.  An Applause PVC Joker from 1989. A couple of The Empire Strikes Back wax wrappers. Jaime Sommers Top Secret folder. School House Rocks DVD. The Rocketeer candy head. Dick Tracy movie key chain. Robotech comic book. An old Milton Bradley game catalog.

 I also took this poster from an old issue of Dynamite magazine.

I also let my brother take a look through the Junk Box. This is what he grabbed. Four comic books and an Overstreet Fan magazine. A couple of old video games and an 8-track tape.

Here's what I put into the box. Spaceballs and Mortal Combat VHS tapes. Angelica and Hulk toys. A couple of Masters of the Universe mini comics. A couple of video game cases and a 45 adaptor.

 I also threw in a bunch of comic books. Most of these came from my brother.

Plus, there's still a whole bunch of stuff from other people in the box. I didn't take a picture of it all because I want it to be a little bit of a surprise for the next person that gets it. The Retroist Junk Box is currently on its way to California.

Edit: Sadly, I found out that I was the last person to get this junk box. He's retiring it. It was fun while it lasted. Maybe someone will start another one some day.