It’s become somewhat of a regular feature here, which is great because I personally can’t think of a more fun activity than browsing auction catalogs filled with pop culture gems. This week’s assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers… — You won the lottery and bought Tony Stark’s mansion, but the rec room could use […]
Bootleg Spider-Man and Batman toys
When Todd Sheffer of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles saw that the League was talking about bootleg, knock-off, and third-party toys this week, he offered to share some of the items in their current inventory. (Can you imagine working in a place that just has boxes of this sort of thing laying around? Think about that […]
Report from the Steel City Con
Mike Bartley, a friend of Cool & Collected, wrote up this awesome recap from his visit to last weekend’s Steel City Con. This past weekend was the event that my family and I (my wife may not fully agree with this, but for the article, let’s say she’s on board) feel is the start of […]
Cosplay in the DC ‘burbs? Yes!
This past weekend, we lined up to see the annual Christmas parade in Reston, Virginia. This is a fairly buttoned up area, and there aren’t many outlets for cosplay, so seeing this group amid all the boy scouts and car clubs was a treat… The 501st Legion also made an appearance… These Star Wars cosplayers […]