As a long time Star Wars nut, you can imagine how excited I was when a Refinery29 contacted me for an interview about my favorite topic – Star Wars. They initially wanted to know about my collection of Star Wars stuff, which I was happy to share. Over the past 20 years or so, I have ended up with some pretty strange stuff – from an oozing Jabba the Hutt toy, vintage Star Wars records, and most currently, some amazing Star Wars loafers. Although much of my collection didn’t make the final cut, I wanted to post a few here since as any collector will tell you, they’re pretty proud of their collection. Check out the article here and click to see some of my favorite pieces from my collection!
There has been an awakening for sure. For the past week, you may have been sensing the force growing stronger and stronger – emails and flyers with “Force Friday” plastered everywhere – even at your local Starbucks and Bed Bath Beyond! Well, today we welcomed the very first Force Friday ever! Woo hoo! Last night, I had a blast being first in line and camping out at my local Toys R Us. Continue reading
In my expert opinion, it takes about 8 days to get over SDCC. You spend about 2-3 days being dead tired and pretty depressed. You’ve not only walked 10 times more than you normally do, but you’ve left this place of stimulation overload and gone back to sitting at a desk trying to figure out how to do your job again. This is also known as “con depression”. Continue reading
As most ’80s kids remember, there were a few staple cartoons that everyone watched back in the day – G.I.Joe, Transformers, Thunder Cats, and definitely He-Man just to name a few. I was obsessed with He-Man (and She-Ra) back in the day and I especially remember the shocking soap opera moment when you first found out that She-Ra was He-Man’s sister! O-M-G. My life was forever changed. :) So you can see why I was super excited to find this simple, but not so simple He-Man vs. Skeleton shirt (bonus points that it’s in Lucha Libre style!) It quickly reminded me of summer days, the beach, and the good ol’ care free days.
Like many, I loved the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. And I knew it was love when I heard “I’m Not in Love” start playing in the first few minutes. GOTG incorporated everything I enjoyed in a movie – the ’80s, an awesome soundtrack, great characters, and a quirky sense of humor. The moment the movie ended, I was already itching to make some sort of fan art. I just didn’t know what – until I came across one of Funko’s toy posts where they showed this custom Baby Groot! I was so inspired to make my own version of Baby Groot and here’s what I came up with.
If you’ve ever talked to multiple people about San Diego Comic-Con, you’ve probably realized how everyone’s experiences at SDCC can differ so much. There’s people who never walk the floors and only go to parties, people who only cosplay, those who camp Hall H for 4 days straight, and some people who only focus on getting the toys and exclusives. For me, SDCC has always been about doing a little bit of everything – cosplay, panels, walking the floor, buying toys, and lately, even a little Nerd HQ. And that’s exactly what I did.
I’ve been on a McDonald’s Happy Meal spree lately, first picking up most of the My Little Ponies that came out a few weeks ago and now getting their latest goodies from Amazing Spider-Man 2. Walking into McDonalds, I had to do a double take when I saw not only “boy” Spider-Man toys, but then also “girl” Spider-Man toys as well!! In the past, they have always separated the “boy” and “girl” toys – well, not in the ’80s and ’90s so much, but that’s a whole different discussion. Usually, a movie like Spider-Man would be marketed to boys and the girl toys would be something completely different. But the fact that this movie launch includes both variations just goes to show how times are changing. Maybe marketers are finally realizing that yes, girls do like this kind of stuff too! About time, right? And sure, they may be girly and pink, but honestly, that doesn’t really bother me. It may be a slow journey, but at least we’re headed in the right direction.