Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Trading Cards! Raiders of the Lost Ark Edition!

I'm not a huge trading card collector, but it is fun to jump on eBay and snatch up some cheap lots of cards that I collected when I was a wee little nerd. One series that I collected obsessively back then was the Raiders of the Lost Ark cards (and then later, Temple of Doom), so when I got these babies in the mail from a larger lot of '80s cards that I scored, the nostalgia bomb hit hard.

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Random Toy Pic #36

(Special thanks to Chunky B!)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tales from the 25¢ Bin! Spidey Edition!

It's that time, once again, kiddies, where we dive into the glorious 25¢ bin and come back out with comic book gold! Here's my latest haul of killer Spider-Man books!

Spidey has always been my second favorite super hero, and there was even a time, when I was 12 and 13, where I may have even considered him number one. And it was issues like the one below that would send me into fits of comic book rapture. I mean, look at all those guns!

And it was pretty much a rule for me back then to buy any issue that had Black Cat on the cover. Huh... Looks like that rule still stands.

I used to love the Marvel Team-up issues, especially if it had a really cool co-star, like this issue featuring Ghost Rider...

Of course, sometimes you got stuck with a lame team-up partner, like Ant-Man. Squish him, Taskmaster!

And let me tell you, very few comic book gals had such an impact on my as much as Tigra did. I guess that's why I still have a penchant for chicks with stripes. Not that I see a lot of them.

So, that does it for this installment of Tales from the 25¢ Bin! Tune in next time for more exciting quarter-of-a-dollar adventure!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Starlog's Science Fiction Heroes!

I just picked this book up at an awesome used book store in Richland, WA called Adventures Underground, which is possibly the signle-most geeky (and glorious) place I have ever been. I go there once a year when my wife has to travel out that way for work (and I tag along) and I always walk out of there with something awesome. This trip was no exception. Imagine this supplement to Starlog Magazine being released in 1980 (possibly even late in '79) at the height of the Star Wars inspired Sci-Fi boom. I was just going to do my usual gloss over of this book, showing off a few highlights, but due to its sheer rarity and awesomeness, I decided to do a full scan. Enjoy...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mr. T & Me! The Best Bike Ever!

This is hands down the weirdest book I have ever found. Seriously, just go grab yourself a bowl of Mr. T cereal and sit back to read the freakiest book ever printed. Seriously. I don't even know what to say about this odd little tome. Be sure to note the back cover which lists a whopping twelve other books in the Mr. T & Me series! Wow... the '80s were so bizarre.