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Detective Work: The Mystery of Dick Tracy’s Blank Action Figure

By: - June 13, 2017
Category : Nostalgia, Toys/Nostalgia

For some reason I tend to write better when the weather outside is moody. When the rain is slamming against the window panes, and I’m writing feverishly behind a desk like a detective in a film noir — classy green desk lamps, stacks of clues in manila envelopes waiting to be deciphered (in this case Moleskin notebooks), […]

Dreams, Nightmares, and Freddy Krueger – How Wes Craven Impacted Our Views on Sleeping

By: - September 22, 2015
Category : 80's, People, Toys/Nostalgia

On August 30, 2015 the world lost one of the pioneers responsible for turning the masses onto horror, while creating a string of iconic films that re-sparked a stagnating genre, and cemented his status as a classic visionary. That man is Wes Craven. Craven first took audiences by storm when he released his directorial debut […]

My Trip To the Frank and Son’s Collectible Show

By: - June 18, 2015
Category : Toys/Nostalgia

Because I’m such an action figure nerd, I had to find a way to get back to Frank and Son’s Collectible Show. So this past Saturday, that’s exactly what I did. The place is the combination of a swap meet and a collectibles store all wrapped up into one massive toy box. Since parking is […]

The Toys in The Attic

By: - May 30, 2015
Category : Toys/Nostalgia

Other than the story in films, the most beautiful thing that captures the audience is the use of sound and imagery. Ironically, if done right both are taken for granted. I remember as a kid I used to love watching certain scenes in films strictly because not many other things could capture my imagination like […]