Monthly Archives: August 2012

Smile: Moon Man Salt and Pepper Shaker

This week’s “Smile” is in honor of tonight’s rare “Blue Moon.”  Although it might look like a winking anthropomorphic moon man figurine, it’s actually a salt and pepper shaker.  The moon head removes from the body as the salt shaker, … Continue reading

Posted in 1930's, 1940's, Carol, Humor, Kitchen, Pottery | 1 Comment

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinjas

In preparing for this article, I’ve spent 28 years of my life being a giant nerd. I also looked through our website searching for the term “crossover collectible,” and since I haven’t seen it yet, now is as good a … Continue reading

Posted in 1980's, 1990's, Action Figures, Ben, Miniatures, Monsters, Toys | 13 Comments

Pick of the Week: Lightolier Lytegem Mid-Century Lamp

This week’s “Pick of the Week” comes straight from my local Goodwill.  For the longest time I had written the local Goodwill off.  Ever since they moved from their old location that they had been in for decades to a … Continue reading

Posted in 1960's, Amy, Art, Lighting, Modern Furniture | 1 Comment

Smile: Playboy Bunny

Is that face familiar?  It may be if you are over 50 years old… and more likely male.  Who is this cute happy guy?  Why, the original Playboy Bunny, of course. This bunny, which stands nearly two feet tall, is … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, 1960's, Advertising, Carol, Dolls, Humor, Toys, Weird | 5 Comments

Mourning Lincoln – The Road to Immortality

There is no doubt that history remembers Abraham Lincoln.  Among all the famous people of our past, Lincoln shares an elevated status achieved by only one other person – George Washington. Without George Washington, there may well not have been … Continue reading

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Pick Of The Week: Huge MASK Collection

I have to preface this post by saying that this is not a typical find for me. I’ll make a few insane scores like this in a given year, but that’s not reflective of what I’m doing on a weekly … Continue reading

Posted in 1980's, Action Figures, Ben, Toys, Vehicular | 6 Comments

Transformers Sandbot

Let’s face it, if you’re looking for a toy that you can change from one thing and make it resemble something else entirely, sand is pretty much the ultimate Transformer. Though sand sculptures may have their origins as far back … Continue reading

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