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Dino Drac’s July Funpack is here!

It’s hard to believe, but this month marks the FOURTH anniversary of Dino Drac’s Funpacks. Yes, I’ve been at this for FOUR YEARS. Unreal!

When I started this adventure, the goal was to survive one “last” Halloween Countdown, which I absolutely could not do without generating some form of income. I had no expectation that the Funpacks would last even half a year, let alone four. Again: UNREAL.

The last four years of Dino Drac is thanks to all of you who’ve subscribed. Whether you’re an active, occasional or former subscriber, the site would absolutely not be here if not for you. Thank you x1000 for enabling me!

The July 2018 Funpack will only be available for 2-3 days, and quantities for new subscribers are very limited. If you want in, act fast!

Funpack subscriptions are $25 a month (including shipping), and for as long as you remain subscribed, you’ll get a new package of old, cool junk every single month! You can cancel at any time without penalty, of course!

There are more than a dozen items in this month’s box, including everything from old action figures to killer trading cards to salty chips. Scroll to the bottom for ordering info, or keep reading to learn about EVERYTHING you’ll receive in this month’s Funpack! Read More…

Funko’s Freddy and Jason HORROR CEREALS!

Y’all heard the news about Funko’s amazing line of cereals, right?

They all look interesting, but two were of particular interest to me. You can probably guess which!

Yep, we now have officially licensed Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees BREAKFAST CEREALS. I still can’t believe it.

I’ve spent the last few weeks working every angle to be among the first to have them, which involved many pestering phone calls and way too much money. Hey, this is a special occasion!

Happy to report that my persistence paid off. Here’s my video review of these multigrain miracles:


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If you’re interested in the Freddy and Jason cereals, they’re exclusively sold at FYE. (Both in-store and online.) Funko’s other cereals are sold through different outlets, so like, don’t expect to find Mega Man cereal at FYE.

I’ve never been a big Funko nut, but I know greatness when I see it. These are an absolute treasure. Great box designs, good-enough cereal and cute little toys to boot! They’re not exactly “cheap” at $13 a box, but let’s be real: Had these been SDCC exclusives, we would’ve paid double and been happy to do it. Read More…

Pizza Hut’s Back to the Future Solar Shades!

In November of 1989, Pizza Hut began selling funky sunglasses to promote the release of Back to the Future Part II. As a ten-year-old who liked Marty McFly, pizza and funky sunglasses, I was all the hell in on it.

They were called SOLAR SHADES, and they were AMAZING. Meant to wink at the futuristic fashions seen in the film, Pizza Hut sold the pairs for $1.99 each.

Guys, this was a biiiiig deal. For kids my age, the Back to the Future franchise had that whole aspirational thing going for it. You look at those glasses now and see ridiculousness, but for us back then, they were just plain cool. Wearing them was like being blessed by Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. Read More…

Flea Market Finds: Video Edition!

I didn’t want to let the summer slip by without hitting a flea market at least once, so this past Saturday, I braved the sun and swore to never do that again.

The Englishtown flea market in New Jersey did not disappoint. It rarely does. This is the same flea market I’ve written about many times before, and I’d originally planned to do the same today, but, eh, let’s try something different.

Here’s a video review of my flea market haul!


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In that video, you’ll see everything from old hair gel to a Garfield book. And also the Green Ranger made out of Lite Brite pegs. Thank you for watching, because I’d otherwise have no valid reason to buy this stuff.


I did good enough on Saturday to want more, so assuming it’s not raining next weekend, I’ll probably look for another flea market to get filthy at. You should try it, too!

Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 27!

To tie in with Dino Drac’s Cruel Summer event, everything featured in this edition of Five Retro TV Commercials has something to do with summertime. Or cruelty.

Get set for ice cream, fried chicken and water-squirting robot men!

Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars! (1991)

I was never big on Butterfinger bars before Bart started shilling them. I’m not sure if I ever really liked them, but a vote of confidence from Homer and Bart meant everything in the early ‘90s. I endured them because the Simpsons said to, even if I deep down knew that super oily candy bars with the consistency of particleboard just weren’t my thing.

On the other hand, I thought Butterfinger was marvelous as an ice cream component. I lavished praise on Butterfinger Ice Cream Nuggets during the last Purple Stuff Podcast, but I was almost as big on the Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars featured here. Read More…