A stack of packages was waiting for me when I returned from vacation this past weekend, and I wanted to be sure to give proper shout-outs to everyone who made my return feel like Christmas morning.
First up was an envelope of groovy swag from one of the best retro websites out there, Plaid Stallions. I won a caption contest over there a while back and was rewarded with these awesome cards and a CD full of Bionic Man and Woman toy commercials. Cool!
Next, there was a large box full of toys from Jboypacman over at the Revenge of the Cosmic Ark. We’ve been having a good time trading toys for a while now and this is the latest batch. I love the vintage Pac-Man mug and Jitsu, but I really was not prepared for the heavy pine scent that Moss Man puts out. Phew! He smells like Christmas!
The other day, I saw a retweet from illustrator Brian Lindahl about some sketch cards he was selling — for a buck! Now, how could I pass that up? Brian is incredibly talented, and has worked for toy companies such as Hasbro. I love original art, and these cards were probably the best bargain I have found in a long time–they really are great little masterpieces.
The last package was a tiny little box that held these pieces of Marvel bubble gum from 1978. This is what you would call an impulse buy–I saw them on eBay and hit the “Buy It Now” button before realizing that I was buying gum that is almost 40 years old. It’s still pretty awesome.