Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Unappreciated Side Art of Vintage Lunchboxes

Most toy collectors have an appreciation for the full color, embossed artwork that graces the fronts of vintage metal lunchboxes. But very few of us (myself included until recently) take the time to turn them over and truly give them a full body-cavity inspection. After doing so with my entire vintage lunchbox collection, I came across tons of overlooked scenes painted on the sides, bottoms and tops that were worthy of a mention. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

October Watch List: Every Halloween Movie in Reverse Chronological Order

Horror movies happen year-round for me, but I tend to really live it up every October. This year, my plan is to watch the entire Halloween franchise in reverse. I’ve seen every film already (multiple times for most), but it’ll be fun to watch them all at once on a variety of formats (Blu-Ray, DVD, VHS).

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I’m Auctioning Off My Two 'Stranger Things' Custom Toys

I’ve decided to send these two Stranger Things custom toys into the Upside Down. Well, they’re actually being sent to eBay, but it’s sort of the same thing.

They’re listed as a set of two in an auction that ends Sunday night.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LISTING and don’t miss out on these, as I am unlikely to make more.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

This "Stranger Things" Custom Might be the Stupidest Thing I've EverMade

I'm definitely on the Stranger Things bandwagon these days. The show is an 80's nostalgia dream come true. I know I'm not the only one obsessed with the show, but I'm probably the only one who took a metal dollhouse bicycle and made a "custom toy" (I use that term very loosely) of Will's bike.

Honestly, it's beyond stupid, and I'm not even really sure why I'm posting it here. I guess I found it sort of funny, but I've been known to have a warped sense of humor. Either way, until the world gets actual Stranger Things action figures, you'll have to settle for my nonsense.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Huge Thanks to 'Afraid of the Basement' for this Cannibal Holocaust Disney VHS!

The first time I saw the custom VHS tapes made by "Afraid of the Basement," I only knew I had to have one. I didn't know who the mastermind behind AOTB is (and I really still don't), but I know he makes unreal VHS fan art. 

Having grown up watching these exact Disney clamshell VHS tapes, the nostalgia factor alone makes me love these. In person, it looks and feels exactly like a vintage Disney VHS. It's really some next level fan art.

There's even a rewritten plot on the back of the movie in a whimsical Disney-esque style (see below). The entire thing is a never ending series of fine details.

Basically, you should stop reading my site and go see all of the custom VHS tapes made by Afraid of the Basement by clicking here. And be sure to check out the AOTB website for everything from videos and music to posters and prints.

Thank you AOTB. You're doing God's work. 

More pics below. 


Includes a Disney-esque plot summary. 

Even the tape looks 100% legit.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Customs: Nintendo Black Box Figures

Other than Mario, Mega Man, and Link, there weren't a lot of classic NES characters that got their own merchandise back in the day. Luckily for you all, I took it upon myself to remedy that.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Celebrate Alien Day with the Amazing Artwork of Ed Harrington

In honor of the planet LV-426 from Alien, fans have dubbed today (4/26) Alien Day. And, while the holiday may not be much cause for celebration, it’s definitely a chance to celebrate the artwork of Ed Harrington.

Ed’s work is brilliant, and I could go on and on about it, but you might as well just see for yourself. So, in honor of Alien Day, enjoy some of Ed’s Harrington’s Alien-inspired artwork below.