Friday, July 13, 2012

I should revoke my blogger card now...

Christ! It's been since April since I last posted?!

Apparently, writing is still not my strong suit. I'm not going to get rid of this site, but I think I will only focus my writing on this site and Fuck Yeah PEZ, since that is what I'm most passionate about.

More to come.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Holy Grails and White Whales

Once again participating in the League (over here at Cool and Collected...go check out Brian's site...I'll wait), this week's assignment is "What is a holy grail item you hope to find at a flea market, toy show, or comic convention? What else do you collect?"

Hee hee...

Anybody that follows me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. knows I collect PEZ dispensers. In fact, I post more on my PEZ site ( than I do anywhere else on the interwebs. I can't help it -- it's a passion of mine, and I could talk about it for days on end. There are dispensers scattered through my apartment, and I'm sure one day I will have to devote an entire room to them.

I've been collecting since the mid 1990s, and have acquired a lot of sets since then. The set I'm probably most proud of is the Star Wars PEZ set, even though I'm not a huge SW fan. The dispensers are cool, and there were a lot released (over 20 different dispensers). I've gotten tons of different sets, from Disney movies to comic book characters, which brings me to my "white whale" -- my one dispenser I keep searching for.

This is the original Incredible Hulk PEZ dispenser that was released in the early 80s. It's dark green and has no feet, and collector price goes for about $60-$70, or at least it is supposed to be. I say that because there was one that I found on eBay still in package, and I think it sold for twice that price. I don't know that I would have paid that price. It's a little out of my price range, and I don't want to go too extravagant on my PEZ tastes. I get what I can afford, and let go of those I can't. I would say that the most I would pay would be $50 for a PEZ dispenser, unless I can get away with getting this particular guy for a reasonable price. They sell out of package for around that price, but most of the ones I see are used and don't look quite like what I expect (I'm a perfectionist). It can't have a lot of scratches, and can't look too used.

We'll see if we can't get past those little nuances and get a Hulk dispenser. Plus, if I get this, I will have every Hulk dispenser made. Well, except for a black stem Hulk, which is even more rare than this one.

If I had my choice of a second thing to collect, it would be either the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles classic PEZ set (there are 64 different PEZ dispensers, and I have one...that's gonna take a while to complete), or if not PEZ, I want the entire DC Super Powers action figure collection, since the only two figures I got were Doctor Fate and parents hated me...though Doctor Fate was kinda cool.

Well, I'm gonna go back to posting about PEZ, and attempt to keep up with the League more often. I'm falling behind on posts.


Check out these three other bloggers for their choices:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Zombie Apocalypse Buddy

Sorry I've missed the last month's worth of League assignments. When life throws you lemons, they pelt you in the face and keep throwing them until you call "Uncle"...or something like that.

This week's "League" assignment asks "What TV/movie character would you want by your side when the zombie apocalypse is upon us?"

There is only one guy that I'm pretty sure would help me to survive any apocalypse:

Doc Savage: Man of Bronze.

My first "run-in" with Doc Savage was about ten years ago, when I saw that TNT was playing a live-action Doc Savage movie late at night. I set up the VCR and recorded it. It was fantastic! This guy was like Batman minus the secret identity. And, he had his own team of guys that would help him out no matter what the outcome was.

Plus, I'm pretty sure this guy would punch zombies square in the face and not even flinch.

In the movie, he fights bad guys with his intelligence, strength, and at times a few little accessories, just like Batman. The guy that played him in the movie was Ron Ely, who also played Tarzan. This is one of my favorite bad movies, and you can get it on Warner DVD here. They are made to order, which seems to be what they are doing with their huge library of movies and hard to find television/cartoon shows.

If you get a chance to see the movie, it's horrible, but it's a "fun" kinda horrible, and definitely worth checking out.

Here are a few others that participated this week:

  • Christopher Tupa of "Tupa's Treasures" picked Mr. T
  • Ashley of "Life With Fandom" picked The Doctor
  • Brian of "Cool & Collected" picked Blain from Predator

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Next "League of Extraordinary Bloggers" Post -- The Ultimate Memorabilia

Last week was a huge week for the "League"...there were so many that participated, including me! I figured I should try my hand at this week's assignment, so here we go!

This week's assignment is this: "If you had an unlimited budget, what Hollywood memorabilia would you get?"

Geez. That's a tough one. I'm more of a cartoon and PEZ guy, that I am unsure what would be the ultimate "prize" -- the one thing I could not live without. That's why I have my wife. She and I can pool our thoughts together and decide on what the one piece of Hollywood memorabilia that we would want.

First, we thought we would want something from Star Trek, like one of the ship models used in the movie or many television series. Then, I brought up the fact that we love the 1960s Batman series, and thought, "What about the Batmobile?". She felt that all of the parts look kinda plasticy, so it wouldn't look as cool in person as it does on the show.

Then, it finally hit us.

The Black Beauty from the 1960s Green Hornet series. That car effing rocks. And, everything works. You can't say that about a lot of the vehicles made for TV. KITT can't really "turbo boost" everywhere (or even talk for that matter, or drive see where I'm going here), Street Hawk's motorcycle can't do all those cool things...I think the only other vehicle that can do most of what it says is Airwolf (I can pretend, can't I?). But, the Black Beauty was a stylish car, and something that I would definitely be proud to drive around town in.

What would be your Hollywood treasure?

Here are some other "League" members:

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Favorite Movie of All Time

The League of Extraordinary Bloggers was created by Brian over at Cool and Collected. Go check out his site! It's awesome!

This is my first mission with the "League" -- to name the one movie that is my "go to" movie. The one film that I could probably recite every line, remember every action, even pull out trivia because I have seen it SOOO much that other people would probably refuse to see it with me.

That film is...

Superman: The Movie.

I never got to see this in the theater, but my first movie that I remember ever really sitting there and thinking, "Wow! This is the greatest film of all time!" was Superman. I first caught this when ABC was showing it as their "Movie of the Week" that almost every station would do in the 80s. It's the one movie that got me into comic books, as well as the Superfriends cartoon that would show on Saturday mornings. Since I first watched it, every time it's been on TV, I have stopped to watch it, no matter what part of the movie it was. It didn't matter. I knew the movie so well that I could come in at any point and not be phased because I had seen it so much. My wife bought me the VHS copy when we first were building our movie collection, and when DVDs became popular, we bought the box set, which was our first big set on DVD.

I love this movie. I've even gotten to the point where I'm riffing it in my head while I'm watching it! My wife was watching the movie with me, and I started giggling during a dramatic part of the film, and we had to stop it so I could fill her in on the jokes in my head. If it wasn't for the fact that she loves me, I'm sure she would have killed me had my jokes gotten worse.

I know, I'm rambling...

Here's some guys who do a better job at blogging:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

'90s Nick is NOT All That

Now granted, I no longer have cable, and can no longer watch most good cartoons (seriously, everything on digital/analog airwaves is not really worth watching when it comes to cartoons). But, when I did watch cartoons in the 80s and 90s, it was rarely ever Nickelodeon. The only shows I remember watching were Ren & Stimpy, Doug, Inspector Gadget (didn't he come out in the 80s?), Rugrats, and Rocko's Modern Life. Those were really the only shows that interested me, and made me want to keep coming back for more. Maybe it was my age, and I found it harder to relate to these shows. But, I wonder if it was actually because I just didn't like them. Angry Beavers wasn't as good when compared to Pinky & The Brain, AAAHHH! Real Monsters didn't compare to Beetlejuice, Hey Arnold! just didn't compare to the same channel's Doug cartoon. What was really so great about Nickelodeon? Why are these shows completely overrun with reminders that the 90s were great and Nickelodeon was king? I just don't get it. I watched some of their live action shows (Hey Dude, Salute Your Shorts, and The Adventures of Pete and Pete) and found those to be more entertaining than their cartoons. Again, I wonder if that had to deal more with age than anything. But, I'm torn, because I remember watching plenty of other cartoons on other stations than Nickelodeon.

I also was definitely more of an 80s kid. But for most of the 80s, I lived off of Saturday Mornings and wish that there was a station that played those cartoons (Boomerang, I know you will never read this, but there are so many more possibilities than the shows you're showing...don't get me started on talking about the perfect channel. That is for another post). I grew up on He-Man, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Superfriends, Thundarr the Barbarian, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- the list could honestly go on forever.

When it comes to some of the social networking sites that I frequent, I'm in the "minority" when it comes to this subject. It's a shame, because everybody is wrong and I am right.

Nah nah. Boo boo.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fuck Yeah PEZ "Daily PEZ" post Day 1 from Nov. 12, 2011

So, I got a bright idea tonight (actually, I'm stealing the concept from bettyfelon) and I thought I would do a "Daily PEZ dispenser" (her's is watches). Anyhoo, I figured what better way to get through the candy jar of PEZ candy than to start highlighting my collection one day at a time.

So, to start off with day number 1, I thought I would show one of my favorite -- if not my all time favorite -- PEZ dispenser, the one and only Sith Lord, Anakin Skywalker himself, DARTH VADER. I'm really bad at remembering details of where I get my dispensers, but I'm being told that it was from a Mr. Bulky's candy store.

Star Wars may not be my all time favorite movie series, but I still have a love for the story and the characters, and the Star Wars PEZ collection is pretty awesome. As far as flavor, I decided to pick cherry flavor to match his lightsaber color.

Hopefully I can keep this up and keep bringing you a "dispenser a day" for a while...I hope!