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2013 in review(even though this blog isn’t currently active)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 3, 2014 by Jason

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

 

Check out my new(er) blog jasonvorhees2.wordpress.com .  I haven’t posted there in a while, but I’m hoping to change that soon.

3 Years!!! (2010-2013)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 29, 2013 by Jason

WordPress has just notified me that today is my 3 year anniversary with this blog.  Holy crap!!

Honestly, it doesn’t feel like I’ve been writing for that long.  It has been fun, I have found other blogs with interests similar to mine, and I’ve made many friends along the way.

As I made mention of in my last post, I have basically run out of space for photos on this blog(jasonvorhees2.wordpress.com), so I have started up a new blog that is a continuation of this one.  This blog will remain up, as it’s something I feel that others have enjoyed(myself included), and it will be nice to revisit.  If you have been following me on this blog, please drop by the new blog and give a look.  There is only one post up at the moment, but I will be working on getting more content up in the near future.

Lastly, I would like to thank the many of you who have commented, followed or traded with me from this blog.  I will continue to do what I have been doing for these 3 years, and hope to do it for many more.  :)

Update

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 26, 2013 by Jason

Hey everyone!  I know it has been quite some time, but I finally have some new content up.  I published my first post on my new blog.  You can find it at jasonvorhees2.wordpress.com.  The format is the same, but I still have some work to do to get it looking more like this one.  I wanted it to be a continuation of this blog, rather than a whole new one.  You only get 3GB of storage space on a free WordPress blog, and I was dangerously close to that limit.  If I wanted to add more storage space, I would have to pony up $20 a year, and I would prefer my content to stay up without having to pay a fee every year.  My wife an I are expecting our first child in September, and I am set to start a new job June 10th.  I have been working a later shift since April 1st, as well as interviewing for a better job(which is what I’m starting on the 10th).  So, as you can imagine, I have had very little time to blog, or even check out other blogs, and websites.

But, it looks like things are changing for the better, and I should have some spare time here and there to throw up some posts.  I have missed posting, and coming back to it now has made me realize that it’s kind of therapeutic.

I will get things like a blogroll(some of the ones on this blog will not be on the new one), and categories up soon.  Go check it out, and let me know what you think.  I have a lot of catching up to do, which I have started, but have a long way to go for many of you.

I’m Still Here

Posted in Uncategorized on April 9, 2013 by Jason

Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m still around.  Life has gotten a little hectic, so I haven’t had any time to post.  Also, I’m just about at my limit for data storage on this blog.  I have started up another blog as a continuation of this one, and I’ll be sure to update everyone as to when I have it up and running.

Breakdown of Auction Awesomeness!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by Jason

Finally!

*This is a little long-winded*

In my last post, I showed the video game scores I was able to add to the collection.  For this post, we will see my share of the toys we were able to win.

Literally, we will start off small.

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Here we see a couple of dinosaur erasers, a pterodactyl stamper and a generic pterodactyl.  But the real stars of this group are the 2 TMNT mini “sidekicks”.  Pictured above is Fish Stix(who came with Ray Fillet), and Mutant Fly Friend(who came with Napolean Bonafrog).  These Sidekicks are basically accessories for certain figures, and as such were commonly lost.  But they appeal to me, and I am now sort of collecting them.

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Three of these are McDonald’s Changeables.  The French fries on the left, and the Quarter Pounder are from the first Changeables series(the first series were robots), while the fries on the right are from the second series(the second series were dinosaurs).  I’ll never pass up ones that I don’t have, and they’ll typically run you 25-50 cents(I’m partial to the robot variety), but expect to pay way more if you decide to look for them on Ebay.

The second toy(the ones that I haven’t already mentioned), is another carton of French fries, but I have no idea what it is from.  It’s stamped 1989 Hallmark Cards, and I have no idea what, or where it’s from.  I would guess that it’s another fast food toy, but I can’t be sure.  Any help identifying it is appreciated.

And now we’ll move onto some larger, more familiar action figures.

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Any Ghostbusters I usually find are broken, or extremely played with.  These 2 are from 2 different lines, but I didn’t have an Egon or Peter until now(and they’re the 2 best ones).  Egon is from the Slimed Heroes line, and Peter is from the Fright Features line.  The Fright Features figures were pretty cool(I also have Winston from this line).  You would activate the features by pushing down(the obvious), outstretched arm.  The feature makes their faced go all crazy-cartoony scared.  It’s actually a pretty cool gimmick.

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Here is 3 different lines of awesome!  First up is Witterquick from Visionaries.  I already had him, but my previous figure was missing his helmet, as well as a thumb.  Upon closer inspection, you will also notice that his chest hologram is not correct.  His hologram is supposed to be that of a cheetah, not an eagle(?).  The funny thing is that the figure that was previously in my collection also had the incorrect chest hologram(don’t remember what it was, it’s already been passed on).  These figures aren’t exactly common, making it a nice find.

The we have a DC Comics Super Heroes Robin.  It’s basically the same figure as the Robin from the Super Powers line, with a few differences, of which I don’t know the exact specifics.  I would love to get a Batman to accompany him, as he is displayed next to my only Batman figure(it’s from the Nolan trilogy, but I don’t know the exact figure, it was a gift).  The figures from this line I have a few memories of, specifically the black suit Batman with the grappling hook belt(currently looking for one).  Robin’s kick feature works well, and his cape is intact!

Then there’s Steelwill from Silverhawks!  I haven’t crossed paths with a Silverhawks figure since I got Quicksilver back in 1986.  When I found this guy, he was missing an arm, but it was included, and an easy fix.  The action feature works well, and although worn, it still displays pretty nice.

And the hits just keep on coming!

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I never thought that I would ever be able to find and purchase Rock Lords somewhere other than Ebay.  On the right is Boulder, and on the left is Magmar(I know that there is also a Pokémon with this same name).  What’s pretty neat that these two just happen to be the leaders of the respective good and evil Rock Lords.  I was pretty amped to find ‘em!

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Lock Lips is the star of this group(and maybe of all the figures found).  Madballs are hard enough to come by, so Never in a million years did I ever think that I would come across any of the head-pooping action figures.  It’s feature works very well, and the figure itself is in pretty nice condition.

The Masters of the Universe knock-off only has MACAU printed on the side of one of the legs.  I have nothing else on it.

And rounding out the trio is a Rambo figure.  I had a few of these when I was a kid, and while nice, I’m actually indifferent with this one.  At least he’s wearing his trademark bandana.

The following all came ion the lot with the TMNT Sewer Playset(as well as other figures and accessories), and we got it all for $25!!  Insane!

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I thought that it was pretty awesome to fins the Tiger Force “Tiger Shark”.  We have Tiger Force Recondo, and Tiger Force Frostbite.  Destro is the second version of the figure, and is a fine addition to the Joe collection.  The Tiger Sharks stickers all seem to be there and are in great shape.  I wouldn’t mind adding a couple more of the vehicles from this line in the future.

And obviously, there were TMNT figures to be had.  There were a pretty decent number of figures, and I needed these.

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Ray Fillet’s accessories(including Fish Stix), are accounted for.  Tokka’s fingers are chewed on the left hand, but now Rahzar has his partner.  He’s basically Slash, and I’d compare, but mySlash fell ofo of his shelf, and his head broke off(can’t be fixed).  Panda Khan had a few accessories in the mix.  There were a lot of accessories in the lots, and a good amount of them actually went to the figures in the lot.  There were also weapons and accessories for figures that weren’t in the lot.  Almost everything that goes with Mutagen Man was present, except Mutagen Man himself.  But considering the amazing luck we had at this auction, I have zero room to complain about a figure not being there.  But I now have the small, easily-lost parts for the Mutagen Man I will eventually add.

The Party Wagon is in pretty good shape, with a few flaws.  The side mirrors have been chewed and mangled, as has the radar on the, windshield shield?  You know what I mean.

It’s missing on of the Foot Bombs, and that’s about all that’s wrong with it.  Maybe I can do a comparison post of this and the 25th Anniversary Party Wagon.

And that’s what stayed with me!  I sure hope future auctions yield similar lots.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Monster Merchandise

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2012 by Jason

Tonight’s post is brought to you by Monster Merchandise.

A few weeks back, Gavin from Monster Merchandise contacted me about promoting the brand here.  In return, I would receive a few complimentary t-shirts(an excellent deal in my opinion!).  The designs are horror and monster related, which is something I dig(as I’m sure some of you do as well).  There are some really nice designs, and I hope to see more in the future.

Here’s a couple of their selections.

I haven’t had a t-shirt with a pocket on the front since my freshman year of high school.  But I have never had a pocketed t-shirt that was this cool!  Take a closer look at that pocket.

Those are silhouettes of He-Man characters!  But that’s just the beginning!  The graphic on the back is what really attracted me to this shirt.

Frickin’ awesome!  No matter how much I always wanted the good guys to win, I always thought that the villains looked far cooler.  And you can’t get much cooler than Skeletor with shades on.

If I haven’t said it before(and if it’s not too obvious from the title of this blog), Friday the 13th is my favorite horror film franchise.  So the next shirt is an automatic win in my book.

This is a play on “Andre the Giant Has a Posse“, and it works well!  I only wish it was available in black.  I haven’t ever owned many white shirts, but that’s mostly because most white t-shirts don’t have designs that I like(from what I’ve seen).

The shirts are comfortable, and aren’t your run of the mill Fruit of the Looms.  These guys have more than just shirts though.  So please take a second, and give them a look.

Be Sure to Check Back Later Today

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2012 by Jason

I know that it’s been some time since I last posted.  It’s been crazy over the last few weeks, but we’ll get to that later.  Got some good stuff since I last posted, and one is a real doozy.  But, you’ll just have to wait until later this evening.  See ya then!!  ;)

It’s Been a While

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2012 by Jason

I’ll have more time to explain later.  But, be on the lookout for a double post(2 topics in 1 post) later this evening.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on July 13, 2012 by Jason

Today is the third and final Friday the 13th of 2012.  Might be worth watching one of the films tonight(as long as it’s not Part 9).

Patriotic Pop Culture

Posted in Memories, Toys, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by Jason

Another week, and another assignment from “The League”.  I haven’t been contributing as much as I would like for these assignments, but I try.  And I just couldn’t pass up on this one.

“Patriotic pop culture. What movie, TV show, comic book, etc. makes you want to stand up and salute Old Glory?”

Well, I could go with a few things here.  But the number 1 for me would have to be(probably everyone else thought of it first), is G.I. Joe.

I know this seems like the easy route.  But that’s not at all, what I’m going for.  Even as a kid, this show, made me proud to be an American.  It not only entertained me, but I think it may have helped to make me a better person.  And I mean that.  I really think the end segments(“And knowing is half the battle”), helped me to understand what was right, and good.  It sounds funny, even cheesy to say, being an adult and all, but it’s true.

I have always been grateful for the freedoms we have in our great country.  I appreciate the efforts our soldiers exert, to ensure that the American people, and our future generations are able to have these freedoms.  While I may not agree with everything our government does, I am damn proud to be an American!  And the song that sounds just like what I typed, is oh, so true(you know the song)!

My dad was in the Navy(before I was born), and seemed to dig that my brother and I were into a cartoon such as G.I. Joe.  I say this because I can remember many birthdays and Christmas’s where we got toys pertaining to G.I. Joe.  We absolutely loved the show, and toys(I still do!)!

So, even though I’m talking about toys and cartoons…remember those who have sacrificed everything for us to be able to enjoy such things.  Yo Joe!!

Reis says it better than me over at Lair of the Dork Horde

Over at Branded in the 80s, shawn goes all out with G.I. Joe as well(Awesome, Shawn!!!)

And Adam from Adamotomy, goes of the beaten path, with something I love, that also makes sense(if that makes sense)

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