The latest Hake's catalog arrived recently, and as usual, it is overflowing with incredible pop culture collectibles. I usually take a few hours to pore over every page, leaving a rainbow of post-it notes sticking out from the pages, tagging items that I want to research and add to my watch list. I have winnowed the rainbow down to the top ten items that I am excited to watch … [Read more...] about My Top 10 favorite items in the Hake’s auction
This week's Pop Culture League challenge is all about monsters, so I wanted to show a few of the beasts that live among me in the cave. If you grew up watching the Addams Family, you remember the Thing. This bank is basically a big black plastic box. When you put a coin in the slot, a cute green hand reaches out to grab it and drag it into the depths of Hell. This … [Read more...] about Here there be monsters
Alien Day was earlier this week, and I feel a little dated by posting this article a couple of days later, but what else was i going to post for "X?" The Xenomorph is the cuddly "big bad" from the Alien movie series, who has a penchant for killing space marines and pretty much any other human who happens to cross its path. The wildly stylistic character comes from the … [Read more...] about X is for Xenomorph
I couldn't resist this awesome Neca Alien body knocker at the toy store yesterday. My wife was thrilled to find him stuck to the dashboard of our minivan this morning while taking the kids to school. When she returned, it didn't take too much effort for me to remove all the duct tape residue once I found the bottle of Goo Gone. sigh. … [Read more...] about My new copilot has already been grounded
In space, nobody can hear you scream.. but you may have heard me give a little "whoop" when I found out this beauty was coming my way. I need to extend a huge thanks to Philip Reed over at Battlegrip.com for hooking me up with this creepy new addition to the space lab. This is an SDCC 2014 exclusive Funko ReAction figure that comes packaged in a semi-translucent alien … [Read more...] about Funko ReAction SDCC Exclusive Alien figure
The second wave of Funko ReAction figures shows that Funko is clearly responding to its fan base. Not only will we get an Alien facehugger, but there's also a chestburster! These new Funko ReAction figures will be available in November. I can't wait to see what they come up with for the other movie lines. … [Read more...] about Alien ReAction Facehugger and Chestburster figures? Yep.
A couple of weeks ago, I became the proud owner of one of my all-time holy grails, an original 1979 Kenner Alien figure. It is beautiful, with the original dome, working jaws, and arms that can still stay up. I wanted to display the figure high up on the top of a bookshelf, away from the kids, but was afraid it might fall from that height and break into a million pieces (along … [Read more...] about Kenner Alien figure stand diorama
This week's assignment from the League was to equip the ultimate man cave with a few arcade machines. I'm not a huge fan of retro game playing and am perfectly happy with the advancements of video game technology (for the most part). Honestly, I'd rather sit in my big leather chair and play the XBox than stand at a arcade cabinet for hours on end. However, I would love to have … [Read more...] about Pinball Machines for the Man Cave