Goodwill Treasures: The First Edition

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I have been following Derek and his blog called “Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks” and it is truly one of my favorite things to read on the web. He updates regularly and some of his finds are truly awesome to see as they are things that I have forgotten about. After weeks of reading of these adventures, I figured I would give it a shot. Most times, I don’t get a great shake at finding sweet items as most kids are beyond my almost 30 year old nostalgic self.

However, today… today was a good day.

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The League: CONtemplation

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CONtemplation.
SDCC 2014 is a wrap. What peaked your interest most this year? What was a disappointment?

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It all pays off in the end…

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This past week, my wife and I hosted her sister and family at our house. It was the first of the sort and we really looked forward to it. They were visiting from Alaska for a week. My wife and her sister are pretty close for the most part but had not seen each other in about 5 years and it was our first time meeting her husband and 4 year old daughter.

I am an only child and this whole niece thing was new to me. A lot of 30 year old non-parents will tell you that it is hard to get to know a child and find something that you have in common with them. For me, it was fairly easy and my collecting toys days paid off.

It was a wonderful time playing with a new generation of child and also being able to have something familiar from my own. I even got her to tell her mom and dad, “Don’t cross the streams!”

She was a big fan of Stay Puft and Slimer which lead to us watching not only parts of the movie but also the Real Ghostbusters cartoon. And naturally, I had to part ways with a Slimer and Stay Puft toy to make the trip back home with her. No worries though as I am glad that she had a great time!

The League: Don’t Touch That Dial!

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This week’s assignment from TLOEB is “Don’t Touch that dial: What shows and/or movies always make you put down the remote when you’re flipping through the channels?

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TMNT Thursday: Super Shredder vs. Mondo Gecko

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I am going to try to carry on with this TMNT Throwback Thursday event as long as possible and tonight showcases two of my childhood favorites; the Super Shredder from TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze and Mondo Gecko sans skateboard.

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Thursday Night Fun

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A little Thursday night fun tonight as I have a day off from the grind that is work. Nothing beats a bit of Minecraft building (as I am an addict but that post will come later on) and some nostalgia of the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” on DVD. I forgot how much I really enjoy this show and just goes to show that Jason David Frank does truly rock. Seriously, look up what he is doing now. The dude is a rockstar!

What do you like to do to relax that others might find a bit unusual? 

The League: The Apocalypse

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I joined this group of bloggers called “The League of Extraordinary Bloggers” and it’s for good reason; it is fun. They post a question every Monday and then a slew of internet keyboard jockeys pound their meat puppets to forge an epic tale of sorrow, blood, chocolate cupcakes and tears of puppies. Seriously, this one guy ACTUALLY wrote about that two weeks ago.

It seems fun and gives me something to do. This week’s topic: The Apocalypse.

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The GB Collection

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My favorite movie is “Ghostbusters.” Always has been, always will be. I was a kid in Southern California collecting and playing Ghostbusters. Now I am an adult in Minnesota, well… collecting and dressing up as Ghostbusters.

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TMNT Throwback Thursday: My favorites

 

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Throwback Thursday. Pssh. TMNT. Hell yeah! Let’s combine the two and I am going to try to keep this going for a bit. To start off, here are three of my favorite retro TMNT 90s figures that I own.

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Oh Mahoney…

 

Steve Guttenberg once turned down the role of Peter Venkman in “Ghostbusters.” He’s fully convinced that the sequel never happened….