Last week on Throwback Reviews Podcast Sean, Rob, Shawn Robare and I discussed cartoons. We had a wonderful time but sadly my audio got screwed up so the podcast is a wash But I had made this picture anyway so I thought I’d share it with you guys. Be sure to check out Throwbackreviews.com and Brandedinthe80s.com for some awesome content! —
Recently I was invited to join the guys over at Throwback Reviews to talk Ghostbusters with them. We had a great time discussing the two movies and the cartoon.
Several months ago my brother was in a chocolate shop in Houston, TX and bought me this awesome piece of chocolate:
Cy-kill from The GoBots! How cool is that?! Never would have expected a GoBots piece of candy to show up at my house in 2013!
I got to thinking, this piece of chocolate reminded me of some GoBots plaster pieces I had made way back when I was a kid. There was a craft kit that came with these GoBot molds, you mixed up the plaster, poured it in the mold and after they dried you then painted them. It even had glow in the dark paint.
So I did some digging in the closet and found them! They’re real fragile and I’m surprised they have held up so well after all this time. I’ve been dragging these things around with me for the past 28 years or so and for the first time ever I will show them to the world:
They look like the chocolate piece, right? I wonder if someone at the chocolate store found one of these old molds or something; the piece of chocolate was even the same size as the plaster pieces! Wow, pretty crazy!!
Just in time for Christmas; I made my very own Wish Book!
I was thinking about the Wish Books of old and decided to make my own, full of toys and things I wanted as a kid and some I still want today.
20 pages of hand drawn goodness!
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Here’s a few sample pages:
Merry Christmas everyone!
My latest book is now live at Smashwords.com!
Playing with Toys is a collection of 13 stories from various authors that all center growing up with our toys. They range from stories about different types of toys to collecting as a kid, playing with toys outside and about the adventures we made up while playing with our toys.
This book is really fun and was such a joy to work on. I learned a lot of new things and got a glimpse into how other people played with their toys. It’s a great read and it’s free! Get your copy today!
So for this year’s Halloween I have decided to make a brand new sketchbook and fill it with paintings of monsters and ghosts from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon series. I only have season 1 on DVD so everything will be from that season.
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This week on CoolandCollected, the topic of discussion is:
Bootlegs, knockoffs, and third-party products.
Whenever I go into any convenience store (especially mom and pop) or flea markets I always look for these. So I thought I would share my small collection with you:
First up is the first one I ever bought. Back when I lived in Austin I went to a Party Pig store and found these Shirt Tales toys. I was quite surprised to see them; I used to love the show and hadn’t seen any Shirt Tale memorabilia since the 80′s.
Next up is one I just got this past weekend. For $1.29 you too can have a pair of “Spider Aliens”! These guys are great! The package was pretty boring so I went ahead and opened them up. The arms and head move and they’re super light(probably hollow) but they are fantastic!
And this one is special. I bought this 2″ figure a couple years ago at a toy shop for a buck and some change. Didn’t know anything about it, it just looked neat. But this past year I saw a post about some old space figures and wouldn’t you know it; my little figure is a scaled down version of one of them:
Commander Comet from the Outer Space Men! How awesome is that? It’s always so much fun when you buy or find an old toy and know nothing about it and then one day you figure it out. Very exciting!
This one probably doesn’t fit the category but the figure reminded me of Ram Man from He-Man so I thought I’d included it for fun. Plus these are awesome figures, just look at all the stuff he comes with!
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