The best geek collectables on the web, including comic books, figurines, Funkos, vintage memorabilia, and more.
The Wizard of Oz saga of Dorothy's ruby red slippers
It all began with the 1939 film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". In the book, Dorothy's shoes were silver, but in the movie, the color was changed to red. This was done in order to take advantage of Technicolor which at that time was pretty new. The opening and the ending of the film were in sepia tones which is why it appeared as a brown tint rather than black and white.
What Are the Adult Netflix Series to Watch in 2021?
What are the adult Netflix series to watch in 2021? If you're looking for a spicy, steamy TV series on Netflix to watch in 2021, then the article is for you. Netflix, one of the popular and best OTT platforms, provides many streaming options to choose from. You can watch popular adult Netflix series full of spicy hot scenes, nudity, drama, sexuality, and so much eroticism.
What Color Should I Paint the Mind Flayer?
My husband and I stood open-mouthed in the hobby shop. We gaped at the sheer enormity of choices before us. Human paladins, half-elf bards, dwarf fighters, and half-orc barbarians looked down at us. Each one looked cooler than the last. I knew we only had so much money, but I felt I could easily drop a thousand dollars in my friendly local game shop.
The year was 1999, and three dollars was all it cost to buy a kid a ticket to another world. That ticket came in the form of shiny plastic foil wrapped around 11 pieces of cardboard: a Pokemon Trading Card Game Booster Pack. When my parents handed me that first pack, purchased from the game store in the local mall, I don’t think they knew it was a one way ticket. I never left that world of trading cards again, at least not wholly. I was changed by what I found there. Their old son never came back.
The Most Influential People in the Rare Books Industry
Collecting rare books is one of the most prominent industries that you can find out there. You will be able to see how people all around the world are engaged with collecting rare books. When you take a look at them, you will also figure out that there are some influential people who are making significant contributions to the rare book collecting industry. To help you with collecting rare books, we thought of sharing some details with related to some of the most influential people out of them. In fact, we will be sharing the details of these booksellers based on their businesses, so that you can get a clear understanding on how they influence.
Thrifty Figures, Part 3
Yes, you read that correctly; this is a Part 3 (and the one chapter where I am being "Thrifty" and "Responsible" about SOME figures; so that I have more money to spend on OTHERS...)
Battle for the Galaxy
Hobbies. Most people have one. The hardest part of joining a community is just that, joining. It can be a little intimidating on your own. Walking past the shop, always gazing in, watching people paint together, play together and laugh together. I always wondered how these people got involved, did they know each other? Is there a way for like minded people to meet and play the game? I just didn’t know. That was until I became friends with someone deep into the hobby. On more than one occasion he would show me his models and current projects. Over a few beers he would tell me all the stories and the lore that gave the game depth, that gave it life. And to tell you the truth, I fell in love. The intricate stories of multiple authors working together, the community that was always there to help either with game play rules or just painting tips. It seemed like it was my cup of tea. So I decided to jump head-first into the world of table top gaming. I bought my first army starter kit and again, I fell in love. Putting the models together, painting them, playing the game, everything.
THRIFTY FIGURES PART 2
Welcome to "Thrifty Figures Part 2." Oh; you don't remember a Part ONE (written for a Challenge well over two months ago)? How silly of me. Here's a little link... https://vocal.media/geeks/thrifty-figures-part-1 Okay, great; here we go...
Memoirs of a Comic Book Dork
When I was a wee lad of around 8, my mother's friend gave me a stack of old comics she had. I was immediately mesmorized by these colorful books with pictures of funny animals and superheroes and all kinds of different characters. I remember some Walt Disney books, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. There were also some Richie Rich, Little Dot, Stumbo, the Friendly Giant and Little Audrey also. But my favorites had to be the hero books, Superman, Batman, Action Comics, Adventure comics with Superboy, Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane. There were also some miscellaneous hero books, Sea Devils, Tomahawk, Blackhawk and Mystery Into Space. Best of all of them was the one Marvel comic in the bunch, Sgt Fury And His Howling Commandos! I was hooked!
I am Fangirl, Hear Me Roar
The next mofo that questions my nerd knowledge and 'tests' me, I'm gonna junk punch until they cry. I was reading a graphic novel outside a theater while waiting for a friend, it was 'Watchmen' my absolute favorite. I've read it ten times and I love it more each time I read it.
Coin Collector: 1932- 1947 Liberty Standing Half Dollars
I'm that kid that sees a penny on the street and picks it up, waving it around excitedly. I'm usually with my best friend, and when she shakes her head at my antics, my line is always the same. "See a penny pick it up all day long you'll have good luck." A line said by Jan from Grease, my all-time favourite musical of all times.
Collecting Signed Books
For book collectors, a volume signed by the author is often the most treasured part of their collection. Owning a book that the writer held in his hands (if only long enough to scribble their autograph) gives a sense of connection between novel, writer, and reader that goes beyond the story contained within the covers. At least in part because of this, collecting signed first editions has become a specialty within the book collecting community which has exploded in recent years.