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  • Five Dead Stores.

    Apologies in advance for what promises to be a screwball article with narrow appeal. Sometimes I do these just for me. Over the last few months, several of my favorite local stores went out of business. Before their sad remains are forever lost, I thought I’d pay tribute to them with thi

  • Dino Drac’s April 2017 Funpack!

    Go on, treat yourself. You deserve it. You deserve old gum and Addams Family trading cards. Dino Drac’s April Funpack is here! Obligatory spiel: I create and sell monthly Funpacks, stuffed with old and new nonsense. Without the profits from these boxes, I wouldn’t be able to run D

  • Eight Great Nintendo Bosses!

    Relive the glory days of the Nintendo Entertainment System with this look at eight great enemy bosses, from Queen Medusa to the Great Puma!

  • Highlights from TRU’s 1995 Spring Catalog!

    Welcome to spring, worst of the seasons. May it charm you by being full of pollen and hot enough for bugs. But the season isn’t all bad. If nothing else, it gave me an excuse to scan several pages from this 1995 Toys “R” Us Spring Catalog, which was so generously donated by my pal,

  • Video Store Adventure #4: 112 Video!

    In Dino Drac's latest Video Store Adventure, we're heading to 112 Video in Long Island, NY for a look at their incredibly huge and rare VHS collection!

  • Spooky Unsolved Mysteries Segments II!

    Let's pick out the 5 spookiest segments from the 2nd and 3rd seasons of Unsolved Mysteries. (Yes, including that awful one about the satanic arsonist. "Look at it, Omar!")

  • L’eggs Eggs = Best Toys Ever?

    From baker’s twine to pizza box tents, some of the best toys were never meant to be toys. My all-time favorite example? L’eggs pantyhose eggs, baby. Back in the ’80s, L’eggs stuffed bargain-priced pantyhose into plastic eggs. Some were clear, others white or black, and some eve

  • Dino Drac’s March 2017 Funpack!

    Hooray! I’m finally ready to reveal the goods! (AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY!) Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here! Obligatory spiel: I create and sell monthly Funpacks, stuffed with old and new nonsense. Without the profits from these boxes, I wouldn’t be able to run Di

  • Kong Milkshakes at Johnny Rockets!

    We’re all excited about Kong: Skull Island, right? I am, at least. The gorilla is one thing, but the idea of a nightmarish island where evolution plays by wickedly different rules is enough to make me see any Kong movie. The fact that this one stars John F’n Goodman just makes it an ev

  • Another Old Video Store, Explored!

    Thanks to our successes at that one video store, me and Jay vowed to hit every other video store within driving distance. After all, these places aren’t going to be around forever. It’s a miracle they’re still around now. First on the list was The Video Shop in Belmar, New Jersey. On

  • Goodbye, Old Video Store.

    A little over a week ago, me and Jay visited what had been one of New Jersey’s last remaining movie rental shops. Located in the city of Brick, Bob’s Video Time was closing its doors after 27 years, finally conceding defeat to an increasingly digital market. And yeah, we did kinda go t

  • Dino Drac’s February 2017 Funpack!

    Hooray! I’m finally ready to debut Dino Drac’s February 2017 Funpack! Took me long enough. (AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY!) Obligatory spiel: I create and sell monthly Funpacks, stuffed with old and new nonsense. Without the profits from these boxes, I wouldn’t be able to run D

  • The Complete History of WCW’s Yeti.

    Let’s talk about the Yeti. Even if you’ve never watched wrestling, you might’ve heard of him. (Maybe from me, come to think of it!) The Yeti is widely considered to be one of pro-wrestling’s worst-ever characters, and through an objective lens, I can’t disagree. He was a seven fo

  • TMNT Crunchabungas!

    I am now the proud owner of a sealed bag of TMNT Crunchabungas. I’m not lying! Though the packages are dated 1990, research suggests that TMNT Pizza Crunchabungas didn’t hit stores until early ‘91. The snacks debuted at the very height of Turtlemania, when our green heroes were basic

  • My 1987 Birthday Party.

    Today is my birthday. I’m super old. 900, basically. But it wasn’t always this way. On February 6th, 1987, I had a birthday party. A bunch of boys from my second grade class came over to do what boys do. One of them gave me Optimus Prime socks. That’s me, at the party. Back then, ki

  • 5 Spooky Unsolved Mysteries Segments!

    If you missed the news, Unsolved Mysteries is FINALLY available in its ORIGINAL form. The first season is now streaming on Amazon Prime, and it’s totally free if you’re a Prime member. As a huge fan of the series, I can’t overstate how big this is. Until now, seeing Unsolved Myster

  • Dino Drac’s January 2017 Funpack!

    If you’ve got the post-holiday blues, I have the cure: A BOX OF AWESOME JUNK. ($25 / MONTH SUBSCRIPTION BOX. UNITED STATES ONLY.) Dino Drac’s January 2017 Funpack is here, and I’ll be straight with you… it’s an important one. This site is funded almost exclusively through Fun

  • 10 Old Comic Books & What They Mean To Me.

    Over the weekend, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit visited a little comic book show in Clifton, New Jersey. (We went to the same show last year, if you wanna see what little New Jersey comic shows actually look like.) We were both hunting the same thing: Cheap, unloved comic books. Several

  • 11 Things I Loved About 2016.

    Everyone knows the gag by now. 2016 wasn’t a year, but a malevolent entity sent to spread misery and pain to all mankind. It was just a silly meme people used to ease tensions after another shitty thing happened, but it’s just as true that 2016 really was a bumpy road, full of awful ne

  • Preparing for Christmas!

    It’s Friday night. Only half the presents are wrapped, and only half the mushrooms are stuffed. As usual, I have a million things left to do before my family’s Christmas Eve party. Between now and then, I’ll be lucky if I get four hours sleep. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The

  • Christmas Eve, 1986.

    Christmas Eve, 1986. That was the big one. My family’s biggest Christmas party ever, with a houseful of rarely seen aunts and uncles, kids under every table, well-wishing passersby, one dog and two ferrets. It was insane. One of my cousins filmed the highlights on our clunky Panasonic vi

  • Dino Drac’s November Funpack!

    If you could use a pick-me-up this holiday season, gimme your money! (UNITED STATES ONLY. LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE!) Dino Drac’s November 2016 Funpack is available now! For the few newbies: I sell monthly Funpacks. Without them, there would be no Dino Drac! In return for your patrona

  • “Animation Wars,” from December of 1990.

    In December of 1990, I borrowed my brother-in-law’s camcorder to film Animation Wars and Animation Wars: Part II. Now there’s an opener you didn’t expect. Watch ‘em both, down below: I was already dabbling with stop-motion shorts before then, but after learning that my brother-in-l

  • My ALF Halloween Costume Story.

    I have a story for you. It’s pretty long, so sit down and for God’s sake close your other tabs. It’s about ALF. Gordon Motherfuckin’ Shumway. I haven’t written much about ALF on Dino Drac, but make no mistake, he was my main dude. ALF was my hero and my muse, and his TV show<

  • Watching Garfield Like It’s 1985.

    My buddy Matt let me borrow some tapes that his family recorded back in the mid ‘80s, which is seriously the best thing anyone could let me borrow. Like holy shit. I need three external hard drives and cake. I’ve only begun to sort through the goodies, but I already found one of my un