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  • Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!

    If rummaging through old stuff while eating salty chips is your idea of a good time, I have something for YOU! UNITED STATES ONLY! AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS! Dino Drac’s March 2018 Funpack is now available, but it will only be around for a couple of days! Usual spiel: Funpack subscriptions ar

  • 6 Fun Facts about Shark Bites Fruit Snacks!

    Today we celebrate Shark Bites fruit snacks. We should be doing that every day, TBH. They’ve gotta be the most famous fruit snacks in history, right? For people in a certain age group, just hearing “Shark Bites” summons all sorts of warm fuzzies. Shark Bites made good days great, and

  • Dino Drac’s February Funpack!

    Fight the February blues with Dino Drac’s latest Funpack, available now for an extremely limited time! WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS! UNITED STATES ONLY! This month’s box is loaded with over 10 collectibles from the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. I can’t imagine that any Dino Drac rea

  • Ninja Turtles: The Sad Story of Scrag.

    I’ll warn you: This article is such a deep cut that only extreme fans of the original Ninja Turtles cartoon stand any chance of finishing it. The rest of you should just come back tomorrow. So, let’s talk about Scrag. An impossible mix of Duckie and Annie Lennox, Scrag wore a pair of t

  • That one super creepy episode of Sightings.

    Back in October of 1992, SIGHTINGS aired an episode about alien abductions. The shots of space aliens looming outside bedroom windows pretty much ruined my life as a kid, but I loved that episode all the same. Let's revisit it!

  • Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #3!

    In this edition of Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, I gush about Karg, Grey Gorillas and even the Fun Fruit Trees. Oh, and Super Shredder too. Can't forget him.

  • Purple Stuff: The Best Super Bowl Commercials!

    I’m not a big football guy — shocker, I know — but I always look forward to the Super Bowl. Hey, it’s an excuse to waste a day eating garbage food while snarking on social media. What’s not to love? Course, I’m really in it for the commercials… which just happ

  • Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #2!

    Welcome to the second edition of Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, starring creatures of all sorts and from all walks. Picking which five monsters to feature is always the hardest part. Am I in the mood for giant spiders, or is it a techno-organic robot hitman kind of day? If I take both, w

  • Dino Drac’s January Funpack!

    You know what solves the post-holiday blues? Retail therapy. Course, I might just be saying that because I have something to sell you. You never know with me. LIMITED TIME ONLY! UNITED STATES ONLY! Dino Drac’s January 2018 Funpack is finally here! I’m late-as-heck this month, so this o

  • Spooky Unsolved Mysteries Segments, Part III!

    At just around this time last year, the classic, Robert Stack-hosted episodes of Unsolved Mysteries began streaming on Amazon, Netflix and beyond. It was pretty much the best thing about 2017. …but if you stopped paying attention after the big launch, boy, you’ve missed a lot. Amaz

  • 11 Things I Loved About 2017.

    2017 was meme-level ridiculous, but I’d rather remember the good parts than the bad parts. Even if those good parts mostly involved sushi and Zima. Below are eleven things I loved about this year. I hope you can find at least as many things that you loved about it, too. Give it a sho

  • Dino Drac’s December Funpack!

    I want you to think of this month’s Funpack as “Christmas morning in a box.” From collectibles to candy to reading material to classic stocking stuffers, Dino Drac’s December Funpack is guaranteed (well, the fake sort of guarantee, anyway) to make your month merrier. (And also guar

  • Dino Drac’s November Funpack!

    If you correlate the holiday season with frivolous spending, BOY do I have the thing for you. Get a load of Dino Drac’s November Funpack! (U.S. ONLY. AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME!) Vintage collectibles, fun toys and a whole Thanksgiving dinner, all in one box! If you don’t know the dea

  • Dino Drac’s Halloween Funpack!

    With only two weeks left until Halloween, you’re (hopefully) trying to cram in as much spooky fun as possible. We’re now at the point where if you blink one too many times, October will be over! LIMITED TIME! LIMITED QUANTITY! UNITED STATES ONLY! But have no fear! With Dino Drac’

  • Dino Drac’s August Funpack: Ease Into Halloween!

    It might not be the Halloween season just yet, but I bet you’re ready to pretend that it is. With this month’s Funpack, it’ll be a whole lot easier! Ease into the spooky season with Dino Drac’s August Funpack! Along with the usual bunch of retro bric-a-brac, this month’s Funpack

  • 12 Cool Cars From All Walks of Pop Culture!

    Hi! I’m back from a too-long break. (Sorry about that!) The good news is that I used some of that time to prepare for something wildly important. The other good news is that me and Jay are finally ready to unveil the newest episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast! This week, we’re covering

  • Dino Drac’s July Funpack is here!

    Dino Drac’s July 2017 Funpack is a very special edition, and not just because it includes a rubber shark head. July’s box marks the three year anniversary of Dino Drac’s Funpacks — which means that you have effectively extended this site’s shelf life for three full years! (As

  • Opening a box of Gremlins Cereal from 1984!

    I know I’ve written about Gremlins Cereal several times before, but I swear, I have a really good reason to do it again. See, that isn’t any ordinary Gremlins Cereal box. No, that one is STILL SEALED. …or at least, it was until a few hours ago. As soon as I cracked that sucker op

  • Six Delicious Facts about Hawaiian Punch.

    Hey, how ‘bout a nice Hawaiian Punch? I love Hawaiian Punch. Everyone does. Anyone who claims otherwise is lying. As a kid, I adored those huge canisters of the powdered mix. As I recall, Hawaiian Punch’s mixes came sugared, so while trying to eat “raw” Kool-Aid would leave you puc

  • Dino Drac’s June 2017 Funpack!

    There’s no better way to beat the heat than a Dino Drac Funpack! Well, that’s not exactly true. I just have heat on the brain. It’s like 200 degrees out right now. I’m basically Surtur without the superpowers. In any event, Dino Drac’s June Funpack IS HERE, but it will only be av

  • Vicious Videocassette Boxes, Volume VII!

    I’ve been collecting VHS tapes in a pretty hardcore way as of late, spurred by my experiences at those still-running video stores. So far, it’s been a terrific hobby. It’s as cheap as I need it to be, and it’s an excuse to turn every yard sale and thrift shop into a hunting ground.

  • Humdrum Highlights from the Summer of ’92.

    Wanna read my diary? Shown above is my diary — sorry, JOURNAL — from the summer of 1992, when I was between the 7th and 8th grades. I was bored, weird and lonely, but also “purely me” in a way that seems almost alien now. I didn’t have a lot going on, and boy, it

  • Dino Drac’s May 2017 Funpack is Here!

    Well, it’s debuting a bit later than I would’ve preferred, but I’m finally ready to unveil Dino Drac’s May Funpack! (AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY!) The short story, for those who don’t know: Dino Drac is a one man show that requires a great deal of time, money and effort.

  • 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