Sunday, April 14, 2019

Comic Haul 4/6 - Southern Illinois Comic Con


On Saturday, April 6th I attended the first comic convention of the year. Normally the Cape Comic Con is the first one for me, but this year there was a new one that had never been held before. It was in the small town of Benton, IL, and while it's not going to go down in history as the best comic convention I have ever been to, it was okay. Especially for the first year.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Proof of Youth: Monster in My Pocket


The other day I was looking at my Monster in My Pocket toys and I thought it would be a good subject for a new Proof of Youth article. Today let's briefly look at some Monster in My pocket toys from the early 90s.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Replacement Sega CD Cases


There's a common problem with Sega CD, Sega Saturn, and original long box PlayStation games: The cases are extremely fragile. Today I received some new cases in the mail to replace some of my more damaged ones, and I want to share with you my experience with them.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Best YouTube Channel You Might Not Be Watching


Today I'm going to tell you a little bit about my current favorite YouTube channel. It's called Classic Gaming Quarterly, and if you're here, then I think you would really enjoy this channel and its incredible content. Let's take a look!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Great Game Music You've (Maybe) Never Heard Before


There's a ton of really great video game music out there, but a lot of it is hidden away in the least likely of places. Today I have compiled a list of 50 (!) songs from various games that you've maybe never heard before. Here you'll find no Castlevania, no Final Fantasy, and certainly no Streets of Rage. Instead, what you'll find are some deep cuts and surprising jams from games you've potentially never even played before.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

How I Got Into Collecting Video Games

In the past I have gone into detail about my origins with video games, so this article isn't about that. Instead, this article is about how I got into collecting video games and what the climate was like at the time I started. Maybe it'll be mildly interesting to look back on it. Let's find out!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Comic Haul 10/13 - Galaxy of Heroes Con


A week ago yesterday was the inaugural year for the Galaxy of Heroes Con in Paducah, KY. I went to it not knowing what to expect, but I ended up being relatively surprised by it. Check out the haul from the final comic convention of 2018.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Comic Haul 9/29 - Saluki Con


It's year two for the Saluki Con, and I attended the con with a friend of mine and ran into even more friends at the convention when I got inside. It was a very good show and a lot better than I was expecting, to be completely honest. Check out what I got!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Proof of Youth: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Lately I have felt very uninspired. I have had a creative block and I haven't been able to come up with anything to write about at all. At the same time, lately I have been extremely nostalgic and I've been trying to relive and re-experience things from my youth, so maybe there's the answer to what I should write about.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Toys "R" Us: The Final Week Cutting Room Floor

So a while back I posted an article about the final week at Toys "R" Us. In it I had several pictures I had taken throughout the course of the week. Now that some time has passed, I thought I would post the pictures I took but didn't use for the article.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Comic Haul 8/18 - Burg Con 2018


It's a small convention, but that doesn't mean I didn't find anything good! As the folks on Comic Trips would say, it was "small but mighty." Check out what I came home with.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Comic Haul 7/8 - ToyMan Show 2018


Summer convention season is quickly approaching its end, but we still have a bit to go. This past Sunday was the ToyMan Show, and I attended it along with a few friends. This time it isn't so much a comic haul as it is a toy haul.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Facebook Top 10 All-Time Album Challenge

There's been a post going around on Facebook lately where you post your top 10 favorite albums of all time. I was challenged by a friend of mine to do this, so I thought I'd post it here as well.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Toys "R" Us: The Final Week


As I wrote about previously, I was am a Toys "R" Us kid. I have been for most of my life in one way or another. I thought it would be nice to talk a bit about the final week at my Toys "R" Us, store 8927.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Comic Haul 6/9 - Superman Celebration 2018


Two Saturdays ago I attended the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. That's right, two Saturdays ago. This comic haul feature is unfortunately going up a bit late. I got some good things, though!