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Opening A Pack Of American Gladiators Cards!

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 I've been on a massive American Gladiators kick lately thanks to the 24 hour AG channel on PlutoTV. In fact, I think I'm even more in love with this show NOW than I was in 1992. I've really been sent down some deep rabbit holes in regards to our heroes and naturally that's taken me on eBay journeys as well.  Thankfully Gladiators merch is rather cheap, especially the action figures. Those things are super easy to hunt down. I mean, heck I was able to find one for .50 at a flea market just recently. Other merchandise for the brave and beefy heroes of the Gladiator Arena became run the gamut from lunchboxes to candy bars to video games and of course the old reliable of any quasi-popular franchises from the dawn of time...TOPPS TRADING CARDS! I was recently gifted a pack of these beauties from my friend Brandon aka BORT and decided I needed to share the wealth with you guys. So come take a journey back in time and check out these amazing pieces of 90's beefcakery!    

Review: WWE Legends Series 10 Big Van Vader

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 Oh it's time alright...   Big Van Vader, know to be one of the greatest "big men" in pro wrestling history, has had many action figures through the years so it's kinda hard to give collectors a new reason to buy another one. We've already seen two previous figures of the legend(mainly in his well known WCW and WWF gear) released in the Legends and Elite lines but Mattel decided to give us something relatively new:   This figure, recently released in the most recent Legends series, is based more on his New Japan days and his WCW debut in 1990. The appeal of this figure, in my opinion, is that we here have never gotten a figure of him in this particular getup. Like...ever! I don't exactly know the reason for not seeing this version of Vader but I am glad we're finally getting it in this form. I don't think it would've been done justice had it been released during the Classic Superstars/RA(Ruthless Aggression) era in the mid to late 2000s. The proll

The 2021 Flea Market Kickoff!

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    Well, last year was a bust for flea markets. Then again, thanks to COVID, everything was a bust. As much as I look forward to flea market season every single year, digging through dusty bins of old tapes and action figures weren't exactly on  my list of things to do. That's anxiety for you. I don't think I was ready but after being vaxxed, buying a sexy( read: bland looking) mask, and noticing that I haven't bought old vhs copies of Cannon Films lately, I was beyond ready. Plus, I suppose being outside and knowing the flea market would instruct people to wear masks, kinda helped. And believe it or not, most if not all people were wearing masks, which for someone who gets paranoid, was very assuring to see.  

The Beginning Of It All: My Obsession With The Super Powers Collection

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Much like all great adventures, it all started at my local library on a Friday afternoon in 1996 Yes, yes I'm sure you've heard that before, but this trip is mainly responsible for what I am today. It was just another random trip. My mom was picking up some book for her church group or something and I tagged along. And boy am I glad I did. While my mom searched for her book of choice, I kinda just hung out at the entrance and just tried to look as cool as 1996 would allow me, the biggest nerd in my school, to look and check out whatever books were on the return cart. I thumbed through a bunch of books that meant nothing: a couple of home improvement books, a Stephen King book or two, and then I got to it. A book I had never seen or heard of before: GREENBERG'S GUIDE TO SUPER HERO TOYS.    With the cover showing a bunch of superhero toys arm wrestling, I was intrigued. It seemed to be nothing more than an independently written book with no big budget or sponsorship behind it

The Great Ghostbusters Ebay Hunt!

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Well, it happened again. I have a license to go down eBay rabbit holes and I may need that license revoked. Although, I may have to wait til the next three shipments I'm expecting. Much like the majority of my friends, I've been hooked on eBay and other sites a little more since the whole country has shut down last year. It gets to be a little much at times but it's good for the thrill of the hunt...or thrill of the bid. Screw it, I'm only mortal! I can't turn down a Sid Justice figure for $3.99! Or in today's case, a lot of fun Ghostbusters goodies! There she be. A bounty of Ghostbusters 2 greatness. If you look at it from a certain POV, you could consider this the ultimate road trip kit! You don't? Well, ok, maybe it's a stretch, but if I'm traveling anywhere, I know for a fact all these items will all untie to make a useful, almost Voltron-like force of entertainment. MEET A REAL GHOSTBUSTERS RECORD: Offered in boxes of Ralston's Ghostbusters

TPIF Podcast: Christmas Memories!

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 Remember the days when you'd gather around the tree and not know what you were getting for the big holiday? Remember your favorite Christmas commercial from 1987? How about your favorite Christmas treat? Well good news, the TPIF Podcast is back for a very special Christmas episode! In this episode we discuss our favorite Christmas memories ranging from presents to commercials to traditions and everything in between! So take a listen and share with us your most fond holiday moments! Check it out and grant your ears a present right here! -TPIF

A Slice...of Pepsi?

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     It wasn't a huge, earth shattering announcement on Twitter, but it probably should have been. A few weeks back, Pepsi asked fans and followers on social media to share their most heinous baking fails in time for Thanksgiving and in exchange, the first 1,500 fans would be rewarded with the limited edition Pepsi Apple Pie Soda. Naturally, being a fan of special edition sodas and Pepsi in general I had to enter with a highly embarrassing photo of what I refer to as the Great Pudding Massacre, from the time I tried to make instant pudding in our new (at the time) KitchenAid. Yeah.  YUP. Oopsie Daisies indeed. So, with that a Pepsi rep got in touch with me and let me know I was eligible to win one of the 1,500 bottles of Pepsi Apple Pie! I was elated, and finally it had paid off to suck in the kitchen! A few weeks later, it arrived and boy oh boy... It was worth the wait and uber humiliating photo. It was almost like an early Christmas present, I immediately tore open the shipment