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Monday, October 31, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 31: Happy Halloween

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween. I will be working this evening so I will not be handing out treats to the little tricksters. Hopefully, I will see some customers in costumes but I doubt it.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 30: Elvira Comic Milestones

This collection features the first twelve issues from the Claypool Comics' Elvira, Mistress of the Dark comic series and you can order yours today:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 29: Dark Shadows Weekend

Decades will be showing episodes of the original Dark Shadows tv series starring Jonathan Frid as the vampire Barnabas Collins this weekend so be sure to tune in for some gothic horror fun.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 28: Goodnight Zacherley

Sad news to start the final days of the Halloween Countdown this year for John Zacherle aka tv horror host Zacherely has passed away at 98 yesterday according to Horror News Network.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 23: Thriller Weekend

Decades is showing episodes of Boris Karloff's Thriller tv series this weekend so be sure to tune in for some thrilling fun.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 22: Cereal Monsters Vote 2016

You can now vote for your favorite cereal monsters at Monsters Vote 2016. Count Chocula is currently ahead, which makes sense since he is by far my favorite. Boo Berry is in second place and Franken Berry is in third place. This year the cereal monsters are back and the boxes reflect the political race. So far, Count Chocula is the only one I have picked up so far since I'm not too crazy about this year's theme.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 21: Original Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Soundtrack

Last night's remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show was okay but I still prefer the original movie. You can get the original soundtrack below:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 20: Black Rocky Horror Picture Show Lips T-Shirt

A new version of Rocky Horror Picture Show will be appearing tonight on FOX and I will be watching. Here is your chance to get a black t-shirt featuring the red lips from the original movie:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 18: Vampirella/Army of Darkness

Vampirella teams up with the chainsaw welding Ash Williams during the events of the movie, Army of Darkness, in this comic crossover from Dynamite:

Monday, October 17, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 17: Vampirella Archives Volume One

From Dynamite comes this trade paperback that collects the first seven issues of the classic Warren  Vampirella magazine:

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 16: Vampirella DVD

I like the Vampirella even though others do not but you can watch it for yourself and decide with this DVD:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 15: Vampirella Comic Book Box

Wow, you can now store your collection of Vampirella comic books in this short box covered with cool artwork of the sexy vampire that holds 150 to 175 comics:

Friday, October 14, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 14: Interesting Dark Shadows Items

Here are some interesting Dark Shadows items that you might enjoy having:

A magnet featuring the cover of the Dark Shadows game:
A mouse pad featuring Jonathan Frid as the vampire Barnabas Collins:
And you can look cool wearing this black t-shirt featuring Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 13: Dark Shadows The Revival Complete Series

You can now own the complete Dark Shadows: The Revival series that featured Ben Cross as the vampire Barnabas Collins on this DVD set:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 12: Night of Dark Shadows DVD

Night of Dark Shadows is the second movie based on the classic gothic tv series and focuses on Quentin Collins dealing with a beautiful ghost. You can now own it on DVD:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 11: House of Dark Shadows DVD

If you don't have the first movie based on the classic gothic tv series that focuses on the vampire Barnabas Collins, then here is your chance to own House of Dark Shadows on DVD:

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 6: Elvira Glass Set

Check out this Elvira glass set from Keepsville 666 that includes two drinking glasses featuring the Mistress of the Dark:

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Countdown To Haldloween Day 4: My Halloween Loot Crate

Loot Crate is a great subscription box filled with exciting merchandise for geeks. There is usually a theme like Futuristic, Magic and Anti-Hero. I thought I would write a little about what I would like to see in my Halloween Loot Crate.

For starters, I would like to see something featuring Elvira in a major way. This may be a Funko Pop, an action figure, a t-shirt or a comic book. The next character I would like to see featured in a major way would be Vampirella. Other characters that I would like to see featured include Lady Death, Alice Cooper and Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid's version not Ben Cross or Johnny Depp). Any issue of the classic Famous Monsters of past or present would be cool too.

What would you put together if you were able to create your own Loot Crate theme? You can check out their past and current subscription crate selection if you’re in need of additional ideas.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 Day 2: Elvira On Halloween Wars Again

Be sure to check out tonight's premiere episode of Halloween Wars on Food Network for Elvira will be a guest judge again. Check your local listings.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Catchup

Today is the first full day of fall so I thought I better do some catching up.

First off, I will be partaking in this year's Countdown To Halloween. I'm not sure if I will be making daily posts this time around but I will try. Also, the posts may be of a little different this year.

The local Wally World has stocked a few boxes of DC Pops figurines from Funko and I have picked up eight of them. So far, I have two Deadshots, a Lex Luthor, a Martian Manhunter, a Batman, a Green Lantern, a White Lantern and a Power Girl. I like them and I will probably be picking up some more when I can. I really want the Wonder Woman one.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Happy Birthday To Cassandra Peterson

Yep, today is Cassandra Peterson's sixty-fifth birthday. You might know her better as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Elvira's Danse Macabre

Official announcement from Elvira and Knott's Scary Farm: "Back by popular demand, the legendary Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s Scary Farm in a spectacular all new show, Elvira’s Danse Macabre, featuring insane dance and comedy performances. The one of a kind performance from the Queen of Halloween will transport guests to a masquerade ball full of music, dance and humor. Knott’s Scary Farm will be the exclusive home of Elvira this Halloween season."

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First Trailer For Batman: Return of the Caped Crusders

Adam West and Burt Ward will reprise their roles of Batman and Robin in the direct to DVD animated movie, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders on sale October 11, 2016. You can check out the first trailer at Blastr.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tyler Hoechlin As Superman On Supergirl

Tyler Hoechlin will be playing Superman on CW's Supergirl and here is the first look of him in costume next to Melissa Benoist as the Maiden of Steel thanks to DC Comics' First Look: Supergirl's Man of Steel Suits Up:
Tyler Hoechlin as Superman on Supergirl

Friday, June 24, 2016

Blog Alert: From Hell Collectibles

Check out DoomsDave's From Hell Collectibles that not only features cool geeky stuff like Power Rangers Legacy Saba Sword and Evil Dead II Prop Necronomicon but also his memories of a record shop and the time he met Bruce Campbell.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Justice League Pop-Tarts

I've went through three boxes of Kellogg's Exclusive Justice League Edition Printed Fun Pop-Tarts in the last month. I have to say that I was underwhelmed with the printed results. Most like Batman and Batgirl were so dark that you could barely make them out. All the Catwoman ones had lines on them. One would think that with today's technology that Kellogg would have splurged a little to make the print quality better on these Wild Strawberry pastries. I wished I had some pictures but I've been without a digital camera for over a month now, which is the reason that I haven't been posting a lot lately.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Cool Marvel MasterCard

Check out the new Marvel MasterCards. My favorite is the one featuring the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

The CW Picks Up Transylvania

Looks like another monster tv series is a go according to Monster series Transylvania officially picked up by The CW. It will feature an American woman in the 1880s teaming up with a Scotland Yard detective to find her father in Transylvania. Expect new origins of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Wolfman and other creatures.

To be honest, I watched the first season on The Vampire Dairies but wasn't all that impressed enough to tune in to the second season. I never watched an episode of The Originals but I do want to see the first episode of Transylvania.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Women Wednesday: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Pop

This Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Pop will not be in stock until January 30, 2016 but that's only three days away. You know that she is going to sell fast so you better pre-order this Funko Pop now while you can. She comes with a sword and is based on what she looks like in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lucifer Book One

I greatly enjoyed last night's premiere episode of Lucifer on FOX. If you're looking to pick up the Vertigo comic series tv show is based on, then I suggest that you pick up Lucifer Book One. The trade paperback collects Sandman Presents: Lucifer miniseries issues 1-3 and the first thirteen issues of the Lucifer series:

Monday, January 25, 2016

Lucifer Starts Tonight

Just a reminder that the Lucifer tv series starts tonight on FOX right after a new episode of The X-Files:
Lucifer starts tonight

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The X-Files Returns Tonight

Just a reminder that The X-Files returns to FOX tonight and beware that it may appear later due to the ballgame:
The X-Files ruturns tonight
I will be watching mostly for Gillian Anderson.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Archie Slots at Hit It Rich

I have been playing the new Archie slots game this week at Hit It Rich on Facebook. Reggie and Veronica are standing on the sides. Here is the loading screen:
Loading screen of Archie slots at Hit It Rich
Here is a big Betty win after getting eight small squares with Betty (the big wins are all animated and pretty cool):
Big Betty win on Archie slots at Hit It Rich
Here is a big Archie win (I also won a big Jughead but I wasn't quick enough to capture the screen):
Big Archie win on Archie slots at Hit It Rich
Here is the Pick Me game screen with Archie and the gang in a convertable:
Pick Me screen on Archie slots at Hit It Rich

Thursday, January 21, 2016

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Starts Tonight

Just a reminder that DC's Legends of Tomorrow starts tonight on the CW as Rip Hunter travels from the future to put a team together consisting of the Atom, White Canary, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Firestorm, Hawkgirl and Hawkman (whew, that's a lot of superheroes on one show):
DC's Legends of Tomorrow starts tonight

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Women Wednesday: Woman Woman Featurette Video

Okay, I admit that I missed out on last night's DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League on the CW because my mom wanted to watch The Little Couple. Anyway, the buzz today is this amazing first look at the new Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Batman the Animated Series Stickers from 1992

Here is an unopened pack of Batman: the Animated Series stickers from 1992 that was printed by Cleo in the USA:
Batman the Animated Series stickers from 1992

There are a total of thirty-six stickers with each sheet having nine stickers. Characters include Batman, Penguin, Catwoman, Robin, Joker, Riddler and Batgirl. I believe I picked these stickers up at the local Alco's years before they went out of business.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Superman the Animated Series Stickers from 1997

This is a one sheet of stickers featuring characters from Superman: The Animated Series and was printed by Sandylion in Canada:
Superman the Animated Series stickers from 1997
The character stickers include Superman, Lex Luthor, Brainac, Darkseid and giant robot. They are nice stickers but I would have liked one of Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Clark Kent. Other stickers included are stars, planets and the S shield. I believe it was originally attached to other sheets of stickers since the top and bottom both have perforated edges. I believe they were originally sold at Hobby Lobby as scrapbook stickers.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Amber Heard Cast as Mera

Cool movie news for Amber Heard to Star in ‘Justice League’ and ‘Aquaman’ as Mera:
Amber Heard cast as Mera in Aquaman and Justice League
As DC fans know, Mera is the Queen of Atlantis and Aquaman's wife. I wonder if anyone will dare to call her Aquawoman.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Goodnight Alan Rickman

More sad news for Alan Rickman, Actor Known for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Die Hard,’ Dies at 69. While most will know him as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, others will know him as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sir Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus in Galaxy Quest and so many other characters in movies. Few may know of his tv roles mostly on the BBC but he also was the voice of King Philip on an episode of the American animated series, King of the Hill.
Alan Rickman February 21, 1946 to January 14, 2016
Alan Rickman

(February 21, 1946 – January 14, 2016)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Still A Video Gamer At Heart

If you have been reading this blog since the beginning, then you may have noticed that I occasionally write about games. The majority of the gaming posts seem to be about online games that I mostly play at Facebook. But recently, a company called Man Crates contacted me and got me thinking of my start as a gamer. If you don't know them, they're a cool company that creates wacky gifts, including a gift card encased in concrete! I remember actually playing pinball as a kid while my old man drank beer at the local tavern on Saturdays. This was Kansas in the 1970s and before arcades exploded locally. When someone finally opened a local arcade, I went after school and squandered a few hard earned quarters on the various arcade games including pinball. The arcade was usually packed so I mostly watched others play. I remember that Asteroids, Pac-Man and Space Invaders were big back then.

My younger sister and I were surprised when we got an Atari console with a Space Invaders game cartridge as a shared Christmas present in 1980 or 1981 (a few years before that we got an EZ Bake Oven). Of course, we fought over who got to play first. I remember that it had two paddles and two joysticks. There may have been other games with the console or they came separate. I do remember getting Asteroids, Breakout and Pac-Man, which my sister was so much better than I at playing. We got a few more games for the Atari console but most of them are lost in my memory at the moment.

A few short years later, we upgraded to the Nintendo Entertainment System and it blew Atari away. We got the NES console as another shared Christmas present along with Duck Hunt and Super Mario Brothers. I admit that I loved shooting that dog more than the ducks. While I enjoyed Super Mario Brothers, my sister was a much better player. We picked up a few more games for the NES including The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Finally, these were games that I could play and I spent many hours doing so.

Our local arcade closed up in the mid to late 1980s and became a video store. The only places to find video games was at the local various convenience stores (there were actually about seven at one time) and the two pizza places (Pizza Hut and Big Cheese Pizza). I remember my favorite arcade game at this time was Kung Fu Fighter and my friends were all trying to beat each other. I wasn't great at the beginning but I spent countless quarters and time getting better. Then without warning, the local convenience stores got rid of their arcade machines. We rented a few video games from them but they usually didn't work or didn't have the instructions so we stopped.

I can't remember when exactly we got the Super Nintendo console but I'm thinking it was another shared Christmas present to my sister and I from our Mother (our parents had been divorced for several years at this point). I remember staying up countless nights playing Final Fantasy III and IV on it. Cheetos were my snacks of choice while I drank either Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew or Pepsi. I was big into Dungeons and Dragons so these fantasy types of video games were more my style.

I have to put in a good word for Game Genie here. For those who don't know, it was a cheat system that first came out in 1990 that attached to the game cartridge. I picked one up for the NES and was able to actually complete and enjoy the video games that were frustrating me like Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Brothers. It was fun to be invincible and have endless lives. I later picked one up for the Super NES so we could complete Super Mario Brothers 3. I don't remember ever actually finishing any video game before getting a Game Genie.

After the SNES, I got a Playstation console for my birthday along with a Spider-Man game. That was the only game I got for that system. My younger sister got more games for it and more or less took it over. I ended up playing games on the computer mostly the SimCity and WarCraft series. Since then she has gotten the GameBoy, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS systems. She still plays her DS games while I play the Facebook games. While she still likes to play the Mario games on occasion, she has switched to mostly puzzle games. I hate playing the hand held games for the controls and screens are way too small for me.

While I haven't played any computer games for the past few years, I still play online games on Facebook mostly House of Fun slots, Hit It Rich slots and Nords: Heroes of the North. I greatly enjoyed playing Superhero City but then it got dropped. I played FarmVille but grew bored with it fast and I played Candy Crush for a while before I got stuck on a level. I wish Game Genie would come back with codes for Facebook games.

Yes, I do feel old after writing this post and sharing my memories about the various video game systems and games that I have had through the years. Maybe it's because I just realized that I will be turning fifty-one one month from today.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Happy 81st Birthday to Elvis

Today is the 81st birthday of Elvis Presley. House of Fun is having a Rock & Roll Challenge for their Elvis Slots game:
Rock & Roll Challenge for House of Fun Elvis Slots
Here is the loading screen of the game:
Loading screen of House of Fun Elvis Slots
I have been playing it off and on for the past few months at Facebook. It's not my favorite House of Fun Slots game but it's far from the worse one.
Winning screen at House of Elvis Slots

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The Shannara Chronicles Review

I greatly enjoyed last night's premiere of The Shannara Chronicles on MTV. It's based more on The Elfstones of Shannara book. Wil is the weakest link on the show but that's because his mother just died and he left his home. The best characters without a doubt are the two female leads: Amberle and Eretria. Of course, seeing Allanon the druid come to life was just awesome. The special effects were cool too and I can't wait to watch future episodes.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The Shannara Chronicles Starts Tonight

The Shannara Chronicles based on the Shannara fantasy book series by Terry Brooks starts tonight on MTV. I will be watching for sure.
The Shannara Chronicles starts tonight on MTV
I have read the first three books that was collected into one edition for the twenty-fifth anniversary. If you are looking to start a great fantasy series, then I highly recommend starting with this:

Monday, January 04, 2016

Free AWS Presents Iron Man Special #1: Forging The Future

You can request a free print and read a digital comic of AWS Iron Man Special #1 (January 2015) at Careers in Welding (there is also a digital magazine that you can read plus request a copy of that along with two free DVDs). The story is titled "Forging The Future" and is custom made for the American Welding Society. Here is the information card featuring the credits and a brief summery:
Information card about AWS Presents Iron Man Special #1: Forging The Future
Here is the cover:
Front cover of AWS Presents Iron Man Special #1: Forging The Future
Here is the inside front cover:
Inside front cover of AWS Presents Iron Man Special #1: Forging The Future
Here is the first page:
Page 1 of AWS Presents Iron Man Special #1: Forging The Future
Note: They are currently out of stock but you can still order now to get the printed comic, magazine and DVDs in March 2016.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Okay, I'm way late in posting this but here is the first look of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange on the double issue of Entertainment Weekly #1397/98:
First look of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange on Entertainment Weekly cover
You can view more images of him from the magazine at Here's Your First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as 'Doctor Strange'.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Spotted At Thrift Store: Alex Ross Villains T-shirt

I actually found an Alex Ross Villains t-shirt at the local thrift store earlier this afternoon but I didn't get it because I'm not a big fan of wearing villain t-shirts (I would have bought it in an instant if it just had Cheetah alone):

Friday, January 01, 2016