Reunited & It Feels So Good

Reunited & It Feels So Good

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Let's Go Shopping!

Oh my, I wish I had a cool grand to go shopping at Hakes Auction.  This week's League of Extraordinary Blogger's assignment is to take an imaginary shopping trip.  When visiting the Hake's Americana & Collectibles site, be sure to sign up for a free catalog. The catalogs are a great keepsake by themselves! 
Many of my favorite pop culture icons are represented including Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang, Spy vs. Spy, Vampirella, Creature of the Black Lagoon, and King Kong.
I am a closet fan of Vampirella (mostly because my wife is not a fan!) One of my favorite books is Vampirella #9 as it features the art of Barry Windsor Smith.  Meeting BWS was an awesome experience and he was every so surprised to sign my copy of Vampy #9.  How I would love to pick up a Vampy #1.

Several weeks ago my wife and I watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Netflixs.  It was a trip back to my childhood.  Even all these years later, the child catcher can send shivers down my spine!  This past January of 2013 while recuperating from gall bladder surgery, I found a wonderful 1968 copy of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Milton Bradley.  How I would love a Corgi collectable.

Have you ever seen the collectible slogan, "the time to buy collectibles is when you see them." Well I think I forgot that advice last April while attending the massive toy show in Chicago.  I passed on a framed collection of Creature of the Black Lagoon Creature Feature collectible cards.  How I would love to right that wrong.

As a teenager, I was a huge fan of Spy vs. Spy.  The story of Antonio Prohais is amazing.   He was a Cuban exile who fought for free speech.  For a themed game from the 1980's, Spy vs. Spy is rather fun, and the cover is beautiful.

 How I would love to own an original piece of Spy vs. Spy art.  AMAZING!


Despite these wonderful items, I have save the best for last.  How I would love to own a Fay Wray signed print.  I suspect I would have to bid against our Cool and Collected host.......

Huge kudos to Brian for having his Kickstarter funded.  Please check out several of my fellow bloggers shopping trips; Neato Coolville and AEIOU and Sometimes Why (what a great blog name.)  Who doesn't love Disney pins and Buck Rogers?

I am a proud contributing member of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY BLOGGERS.


  1. Hey thanks for the comment on the blog name. Took me awhile to come up with it when I got started :)

  2. Wow, never saw that Mad - Spy vs Spy board game before. Very cool.