November 25th, 2013
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!
Get you free pdf copy:
Tupa’s Wish Book
Here’s a few sample pages:
Merry Christmas everyone!
November 18th, 2013
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!
Playing with Toys
August 14th, 2013
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!
I got these Ninja Turles at a Flea Market, didn’t really want to pay $5 but it’s the only time I’ve ever seen TMNT knock-offs.
I don’t remember where this came from but it’s the only Star Wars Knock-Off I have; I love cool rack toys.
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!
Check out what the rest of the League has to say:
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Diary of a Dorkette
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August 6th, 2013
Check out my latest piece: Gi Joe!
July 8th, 2013
Something I came up with over the weekend:
June 6th, 2013
June 7th is Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon- Happy Goonies Day everyone!
May 22nd, 2013
Some of my recent art projects:
May 20th, 2013
My brother gave this to my son for Christmas this past December. He said he picked it up at a truck stop somewhere. I love it when you find an old toy at one of the few mom & pop stores still around.