Figured this would be an appropriate post today considering the theme of yesterday’s contest. (Get in on it if you haven’t!) This VHS tape has miraculously survived being lost or thrown away for decades and is a prized relic of my childhood. Contained within this fragile plastic shell is none other than Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Goonies! Back to back!!! I can’t even tell you how many times my siblings and I watched this VHS growing up. I’m surprised that the tape didn’t fall apart years ago! Needless to say, it’s not surprising that both of these movies are two of my all-time favs and had a big impact on my childhood as well as the rest of my life.
Holy. Crap. If you liked yesterday’s toy catalog, you’re gonna love this one. I present to you the Kenner 1990 Toy Fair Edition Catalog. The phrase “Good Things” is one heck of an understatement. Fist off, JUST LOOK AT IT. The cover alone is amazing. I could stare at it for hours. (And probably have) And then look at that line-up! Real Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, RoboCop and Batman to name a few. This sucker has some unbelievable pictures in it. And like the last catalog, I’m pretty sure there are some unreleased toys in here too! I’ll post some pictures from both of these periodically, so keep your peepers peeled for that… GOOD THINGS come to those who wait. 😉
1987 AmToy Catalog - 80’s toy catalogs are one of my new favorite things. They give you an interesting peek into the toy companies and lines from the 80’s that we all love. They are also chock-full of amazing toy photos and images. The thumbnail sized product pictures normally reserved for toy packaging and ads are blow up and shown in all their glory. This catalog features Madballs and My Pet Monster!
Two of my fav 80’s toys. There are even pics of unreleased Madballs toys in here! Could be a rare find…
The sad and untimely passing of Harold Ramis earlier this week gave me the desire to go back and watch his films in remembrance. (I forgot just how good Groundhog Day was!) It also reminded me of the time back in 2011 that I got a chance to see Ghostbusters on the big screen. Seeing it in the theater was a first for me and was darn near a religious experience. It was so awesome. Of course, being one of my favorite movies, I had already seen it countless times throughout my life. But you’d be amazed how many new little details you notice on the big screen. If any of you get the chance to see it in a theater, DO IT. It’s an amazing experience.
The Ecto-3! My younger brother got this for me for Xmas. (Last year, not in 1987, haha) The box is a little beat up but the vehicle is un-opened and pristine. The box art cracks me up. Egon looks like he’s having the time of his life! Heck, wouldn’t have a blast on a ghost-catching go-cart?
Just a reminder: All Power Packs, Garbage Bags and Body Bags are currently on sale! Now is the perfect time to snag yourself some 8-bit ZOMBIE stickers, patches, posters, decorations and all kinds of other crazy 80’s junk, at a discount. Don’t miss out, sale ends Sunday!
Heads up!!! 8BZ logo raglans are now in stock in VERY limited quantities. And all 8BZ “packs” are on sale all week long! Power Packs and Garbage Bags are marked down to $10, Body Bags are marked down to $18. Get’em while they last:
Happy VILLAINtines Day! That’s right, I’m officially changing the name. Dastardly villains are the ones who really need some love. Remember even Skeletor needed some hand-holding every once and awhile. Make sure you show a villain how much you appreciate them today. Be mine, 80’s Villaintine.