Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday funnies

So THAT'S how they do it!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Retro Week

Did you ever have the game "Grabitz"? It was from the makers of Uno in an attempt to start another card game craze. We actually had one that looked exactly like this. You had to use the cards to spell out the word GRABITZ, when you did you grabbed a plastic fist. Last one without a fist to grab is out and like musical chairs another fist is removed from the game as you play the next round. Eventually when it's down to 2 players, the first one to spell out the cards wins. 

Odd game...yet very fun to play. 

Even MORE next week!!

Retro week (5)

Remember the Wheel of Fortune game? We never had it but a friend of ours did and whenever we went over to his house I'd want to play it. (basically spin the wheel and uncover words) I remember thinking how cool this game was... not so sure it would stand the test of time now however.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Retro Week

Remember the game "Ants in your pants"? Little plastic ants you had to flip with your thumb into the hard plastic pants. Whoever got all their color in the pants first one.

What an odd game. I remember playing it with my brothers and mom, so really liked the game.

Retro week (4)

Remember Kerplunk? The game where you pulled the sticks thru without letting the marbles drop and the person with the most marbles at the end lost?

Can you believe they STILL make this game too?? Now how come they have this but NOT a remake of the classic "Fireball Island"?!?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Retro Week

Remember Boglins? We didn't have any growing up but I remember they were just hand puppets in weird packaging. I never knew why they were so popular back in the day, I'd always look at them at the store and say "Why??"

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Remember the squirt ring? I had one just like this except the ring was orange and the water pouch was green. I thought it was the coolest thing ever too! I'd be like "Hey, wanna see my ring?" and they'd say "No way! That's a squirt ring!"

Yeah, it never really fooled anybody.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Retro Week






Remember Smurf pvc toys? Always fun to play with and collect. These are just a few I remember having. But there's tons more pictures on the web if you feel extra nostalgic today!

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Remember the Shirt Tales? All I could find of them was a lunch box and these die cast cars (which I had growing up) Believe it or not I actually thought I was COOL when I brought this lunchbox with me to school!

I remember having some other toy with them in the car but I can't find any pictures of it online.... a shame!

These characters actually started out as Hallmark cards?! (no joke) Hallmark then made a deal with CBS to start their own cartoon. Sadly, after the cartoon was cancelled after 2 seasons the Hallmark line of cards was retired as well.

Here's a ling to some pics of their board game (which we LOVED as kids)

http://www.rarityguide.com/museum/card_and_board_games/the_shirt_tales_game__milton_bradley_1983_/the_shirt_tales_game_milton_bradley_1983/

Click "next" to see all the pics!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Spiderman




Wanna see the new Spiderman movie before it comes out in theaters? No problem! Check out this 25 minute clip of all the "previews" put together in chronological order. AMAZING!!

Retro Week

The Alphie 2. I remember this robot very well. A childhood friend of mine came over to our house one day and showed us a toy his mom had just bought him....then hit dropped a giant rock on it...on purpose.

He wanted to shift thru all the circuit boards instead, he laughed as he tore it apart, so we never actually got to see what this thing did!

As for what became of the kid, I'm pretty sure he's locked up in some state pen by now. 

Have a good day folks!

Retro week (1)



Remember Sesame Street cars?! It sounds crazy but I think my brother Bray had a few of these back in the day. They were die cast cars that were real heavy. That's about all I can remember of them.

This week I've decided to share a ton of old toys I used to have/remember. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Frankly Scarlett, You're Dead (4)

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Frankly Scarlett, You're Dead (3)

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Frankly Scarlett, You're Dead (2)

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Frankly Scarlett, You're Dead (1)

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Just a few scenes from the show this past weekend. I figure since the show's sold out this would be a nice way to give you a peak at a few scenes from the show.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Flashback Friday's

Super Pickle!!

Please don't laugh but for some reason Super Pickle meant a lot to me when I was a kid. He was a dumb toy and I realized that when I starting getting my first action figures.

Did anyone else have one of these or was it just me?!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Memory Lane Moday

Remember McDonald's Bambi toys?! WHY???
What about the Fraggle Rock ones?

What other McDonalds toys do you remember having? The McNugget Pals would've been my favorites if you don't count the Happy Meal buckets they gave out at Halloween...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Anybody wanna live here?

My next show

Didn't get a chance to buy tickets to Frankly Scarlett You're Dead? No problem!

My next show will be at the Strauss as a portray Mr Salt (Verruca's Dad) in Willie Wonka in the Chocolate Factory. Premiering this July!

Go to the Strauss website for more details.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday funnies


Frankly Scarlett...you're SOLD OUT!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Flashback Friday

Remember Nosy Bears? We didn't have any of course, but while looking thru some old photos on Google I came across this gem I'd forgotten from my past. I don't know who it was who had one but I remember when you squeezed them something would happen in their nose. Either it'd twirl around, blow up a balloon or confetti around a globe.

We were easily entertained back then I imagine.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Memory Lane Monday

So going forward on Monday's (and again on Fridays) I'm going to start posting old toys I used to play with and (or knew of) and see if I can jog anyone else's memory of them as well!

I'll start with the die cast version of the General Lee. This was a car that my brother Jeremy and I both had as kids and it was one of our original favorites. Jeremy actually found one for me at a garage sale once and gave it to me for Xmas. I have it now on my dresser (next to the 66' Batmobile Megan bought me at the Dallas Comic Con)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tickets available now!!

I meant to make this post earlier this week, but tickets are now on sale for our Mystery Dinner show! Click on the link provided below for more information. See ya there! 

http://murder-isserved.net/

Friday, June 08, 2012

Pics from the con! (8)

 Me with Imperial Trooper.
 His voice box sounded real!
 HUGE Jawa!
Never make a wookie angry.

Have a good weekend folks!!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Pics from the con! (7)

 Sorry, no more video post left! Just pics. Here's me with Power Girl...
...then me with her much more famous cousin Superman. We had a pic of me with Green Lantern and Supergirl but it was taken toward the sun and is hard to see.
Here's me with the Scarecrow (Batman villian) This was one of the best costumes at the con! But imagine my shock when I found out it was a girl!! (isn't that more scary?)

Final pics coming tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Pics from the con! (6)

 This Green Arrow looked AWESOME! His girlfriend dressed up as Black Canary however looked AWFUL! I asked her to step out of the picture she looked so bad!
This Black Canary (on the right) was much better!

Dallas Comic Con (12)

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Dallas Comic Con (11)

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Dallas Comic Con (10)

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Pic post from the con! (5)

 Rawshark from Watchman. This man was a chemistry teacher who created an ink that would appear when body heat was applied! That mask was pure genius!
Booster Gold and Blue Beetle...um, the female versions.

Dallas comic con (9)

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Dallas Comic Con (8)

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Looky looky what I found...

Monday, June 04, 2012

Pic post from the con! (4)

 Oddly enough, this is the only pic I took with a Marvel character! Dark Phoenix from Xmen
Me by the super sweet Back to the Future car!

Dallas Comic Con (7)

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Megan loves her some Captain America!

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Let's Go Mets!

Congratulations to Johan Santana for throwing the first Mets No-hitter. And it couldn't have happened against a better team than the defending champion St Louis Cardinals. : ) 

Friday, June 01, 2012

Pic post from the con! (3)

Best Harley Quinn I've ever seen! She's dressed as the one from the video game Arkham City!