I’ve recently received a bunch of great items from fellow collectors, but have neglected giving them the proper thanks here on the site. To be honest, I had every intention to put up individual thank you’s, but once I fell behind, they kind of snowballed and the only way I can clear the plate is to do them all at once, so here goes…
This one is loooong overdue. If you haven’t bought a copy of Brian Heiler’s Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings yet, go do it now! This book deserves a spot of honor on every toy collector’s book shelf. Plaid Stallions has been one of my favorite websites for years, and somehow, Brian had enough time left over to publish this awesome book, highlighting items from his own personal collection and others. It truly is amazing how much crap (and I say that in the most loving way) was produced, and how all of those dime store toys just get better with age. Warning: I found myself hitting up eBay after flipping every other page,so this book could be a serious drain on your wallet!
Just look at these two! I have Stacey, the Geeky Vixen, to thank for these two rubber King Kong figures. The large Imperial figure cracks me up–just look at those frog legs–and the other figure just looks like his “special” brother. I am thrilled to add these to my King Kong collection. Thanks Stacey!
My pal William B. West sent me these awesome Hot Wheels cars for helping him out with his site a while back. These won’t be staying in their packages long–that K.I.T.T. needs to be added to my pop culture fleet! Be sure to check out Will’s World of Wonder for some great deals! Thanks Will!
Shawn at Branded in the 80’s sent me this awesome sticker pack for the Cult Film Club podcast. I never knew I wanted a Steve Buscemi sticker until now. You can get your own right here. Thanks Shawn!
Somebody had to do it.
Again, a huge thanks to all these awesome folks in my circle of collecting friends. You guys rock!
Shawn Robare says
OMG! The Trapper Keeper! Yes!
Whoa nice! I need to send you a Top Hat Sasquatch sticker to add to your collection!
I’ll reserve a spot of honor for it. 😉
The Goodwill Geek says
Awesome! Brian I am burning with curiosity over what you keep on the little wall-curio shelf behind the King Kong figures. I can see some Marvel villains and some spacemen? Any chance you could post a clear shot of this sometime? I just love looking at your collection in general.
It’s nothing very exiting–basically, things that happen to be small enough to fit in the old printer’s drawer.
Pop Rewind says
Sweet Trapper Keeper!
Stacey Rader says
You’re welcome! Glad I could give them a good home. They cracked me up, too–I’m drawn to bad paint jobs and goofy sculpts on those old monster toys.