Friday, September 23, 2022

New Retro Toy Store Discovery!

Recently a co-worker told me about a new retro toy shop that opened in town. You better believe that's where I took my lunch break that day. There was a ton of great stuff to look at and I had limited time to do so. I will have to go back and take a longer look at some of the stuff in this store. The prices were a little bit all over the place. Some things were priced too high and some were surprisingly affordable. In my haste to squeeze this trip in, I did find a few solid pick-ups in the comic book bins. Here is the TMNT item I grabbed:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures #2 (Archie)
I always love finding some sweet deals on new comic books and you know I couldn't leave without picking up a new TMNT item for the collection. I looked at their selection of vintage TMNT toys and saw a carded Venus for $150! The card was a little beat up and I already have the loose figure, so I passed this up and my wallet thanked me. Maybe next time?

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Turtles Under Glass!

 A co-worker gifted me this old glass TMNT picture today! Looks like one of those prizes county fairs would give away back in the 90's. Anyone got any info?

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Ben Cooper!

 Would have totally grabbed one of these Ben Cooper TMNT retro costumes if Donatello was available! Only Leo & Mikey at my Spirit Halloween store!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022

Silly Rabbit!

 Finally found a Usagi Yojimbo at Target! I'll call this an early birthday present for myself!!! Love this character

Friday, September 2, 2022

My official shirt for 80's Day 2022!

80's Day was something I started years ago to show my kids how cool the decade was. I share some of my favorite 80's music, movies, video games and food with them and they seem to really enjoy it! Typically we head out and take part in some activities that I liked to do as a kid. The recreation may not be 100% faithful to what life was like back in the 80's, but I feel like we did the best we could with the resources we had available. After we watched some cartoons, it was time to throw on some of our best 80's licensed character t-shirts, so we could go out and hit the town! Represented in my kids' attire were the Care Bears and The Legend of Zelda. I chose to wear my Mirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt and my wife had her Jem shirt on. 
Looking good and ready for some adventure! Of course we had to eat at the Turtles favorite chain pizza restaurant!
We stopped by an old 80's staple...PIZZA HUT!
We got a stuffed crust peperoni pizza and a traditional supreme pie. We were going to eat in the restaurant, but when we walked in we were told that due to the lack of staffing the dining area was closed! Oh well, I guess we'll take it home.