I’ll never get over Thanos becoming such a central part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The thirteen-year-old in me feels so vindicated. That purple-faced, death-obsessed demon really WAS the man.

I’ll never get over Thanos becoming such a central part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The thirteen-year-old in me feels so vindicated. That purple-faced, death-obsessed demon really WAS the man.

Getting into obscure territory here, but does anyone remember these dolls? They were called “Lots-a-Lots-a-Leggggggs” (really) and were basically big goofy caterpillars wearing ten pairs of sneakers. In the early ’80s, no kid’s bedroom was complete without one.

Getting into obscure territory here, but does anyone remember these dolls? They were called “Lots-a-Lots-a-Leggggggs” (really) and were basically big goofy caterpillars wearing ten pairs of sneakers. In the early ’80s, no kid’s bedroom was complete without one.

This week’s flea market finds included:
Stuff
Stuff
More Stuff
Come see it all, on Dino Drac!

This week’s flea market finds included:

  • Stuff
  • Stuff
  • More Stuff

Come see it all, on Dino Drac!

The folks at Legendary Pictures had a crazy conference today at comic-con, announcing that Mothra, Ghidora, and Rodan will be in their Godzilla sequel AND announcing a movie based around King Kong's Skull Island. As awesome as these two things are individually, do you think they might be building up to a Godzilla vs King Kong remake?

Well first off — I don’t know how much info was given on the Skull Island movie (busy weekend), but to me, that’s as exciting as anything else coming out of SDCC.

Sidebar: The nutshell story on Skull Island is that its evolutionary “process” was dramatically different than anywhere else on the planet. Wildlife (even plants) evolved to best fit an environment that was low on space and stuffed with terrible monsters. What we’ve seen in various Kong movies is only a fraction of it. Official books have explained more and shown us more of the island’s animals, and it’s just such a beautiful, bizarre and fascinating concept. I think the idea would’ve had more legs as a TV series, but a movie could/should be great, too.

I’m not sure how Godzilla vs. Kong would work, though. Didn’t they have to scale up Kong to a ridiculous degree to make it happen before? I can’t see them fudging things that way again. (Just going by the two most recent films, Jackson’s Kong was huge, but the new Godzilla could pretty much end him with one stomp.)

Scored this from a flea market today. “Monster Mash: The Movie,” starring Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein and Candace Cameron. Potentially the best/worst or worst/best thing ever recorded, and at fifty cents, a no-brainer.

Scored this from a flea market today. “Monster Mash: The Movie,” starring Dracula, Dr. Frankenstein and Candace Cameron. Potentially the best/worst or worst/best thing ever recorded, and at fifty cents, a no-brainer.

So as is typical for this time of year, I’ve started building up my “topic pool” for the Halloween Countdown. A necessary bit of planning, since it’s two straight months of blogging/vlogging, and I can’t count on Target for everything.

Since I’ve been doing the Countdown for over ten years, I’ve already covered so much that finding new stuff is a challenge. But it’s a challenge I enjoy, because when I can’t make grabby hands at the obvious stuff, I have to keep digging deeper and deeper, and if I stick with it, I’ll ultimately find some gems that I never would’ve otherwise.

Point being, I’m real excited about this year’s Countdown. I only have a handful of topics already “finalized,” but they’re esoteric in a good way, I think.

(I also think I should dust off a few of the treasures I wrote about eons ago, since the articles are buried deep on my old, currently mostly-broken site.)

Gah, don’t mind me, it’s midnight.

I like to celebrate every thousandth tweet with something special, because I’m a total idiot. But #9000 came and went without me noticing, and this was it. :/

New on Dino Drac: A look at the ultimate 1980s sticker album!
Marathoning Tales from the Darkside on a tiny TV that’s surrounded by toys. It’s like I’m 10 all over again.

Marathoning Tales from the Darkside on a tiny TV that’s surrounded by toys. It’s like I’m 10 all over again.

Either:
An old iron-on with the image printed backwards so it’ll iron-on forwards.
A mummy dissing your ass with his version of “your mother.”

Either:

  1. An old iron-on with the image printed backwards so it’ll iron-on forwards.
  2. A mummy dissing your ass with his version of “your mother.”
I didn't know you were on Tumblr! Now my followers have been bombarded with reblogs of your photos haha. Been a Dino Drac and XE fan since 2005! I like your pages cause u like a lot of stuff I like, but I also think XE has shaped who I am today lol

Thank you! That’s quite a compliment! Appreciate the follow and reblogs! :)

What’s so special about August 30th?

New on Dino Drac: A look at one of the greatest and most evil trading card sets ever… Dinosaurs Attack!

New on Dino Drac: A look at one of the greatest and most evil trading card sets ever… Dinosaurs Attack!

Thanks so much for the great response to the Dino Drac Funpacks! I guess people really do want jarred pieces of ancient cereal? If you missed the memo, here are the details!

Thanks so much for the great response to the Dino Drac Funpacks! I guess people really do want jarred pieces of ancient cereal? If you missed the memo, here are the details!

Fun with Lupa on Twitter.

Fun with Lupa on Twitter.