King Kong World Tour Fail

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

Kong

I haven’t failed this miserably in a long time. I signed up to be a stop on Brian of Cool and Collected’s King Kong World Tour list months ago. The box with King Kong arrived amidst a sea of other boxes while the wife and I were on vacation, and it sat in my office (which right now looks like an episode of Hoarders) for months before I realized I even had it.

So, King Kong has not enjoyed his time in Indianapolis very well, but at least he’s now on his way to visit the rest of the world. To make it up to the world, I made a special coupon code over at Boxsome good for 15% off. Use the code KINGKONG at checkout and get some rad trading cards on the cheap thanks to my blogging fail.

Let’s Help Kickstart a ‘Cool and Collected’ Magazine

Posted 6 years ago by Stuff

Cool and Collected

Well, this is awesome. Brian Adams of Cool and Collected has been planning a really-for-real magazine project and just launched a Kickstarter campaign to get it off the ground. Brian is an excellent graphic designer and obviously knows how to lay out a magazine. Look at those comps, they look gorgeous!

The magazine will cover collectors and their collections. Brian has a knack for finding people with awesome collections, and is also the head hauncho of The League of Extraordinary Bloggers, so he shouldn’t have a problem finding a steady stream of contributors. I think the idea of a magazine for collectors funded and created by collectors sounds great, and I can’t wait to read it. Here’s the Kickstarter video:
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Cool Stuff from Cool and Collected: PVC Figures

Posted 7 years ago by Toys

Cool Stuff from Cool and Collected

One of my favorite sites in the blogosphere is Cool & Collected, a pop culture site run by Brian Adams. A couple weeks ago, Brian starting posting some excess toys he was wanting to get rid of (something I should probably do) and one of his posts caught my eye. I love action figures as much as the next geek, but something I’ve never really blogged about that I have a major addiction to is PVC figures. When one of Brian’s posts contained a bunch of them, I snatched them up.

I swear guys, I didn’t even know I was collecting these things. I just realized that I have a ton of them from when I was younger, and some of them have been played with more than my old action figures. They were usually made by Applause or Schleich, and based on the figures I have, were sold at Disney theme parks a lot. I have a lot of Mickey, Donald, Figment, and various Disney characters in tiny PVC form.
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