Dinosaur Dracula!

Dino Drac’s August 2018 Funpack is here!

I’m finally ready to unveil Dino Drac’s August Funpack! Really digging this one, guys. Took some odd roads to gather the materials for ‘em, and I’m pretty happy with how things turned out.


There’s a dash of Halloween in the mix, too, since you will be receiving these just around the time that the 2018 Halloween Countdown gets under way. On that note, being a subscriber now is the only way to guarantee yourself a seat for the September and October Funpacks, which traditionally sell out quick!

…but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s talk about the August Funpack! It’s basically the evil twin of last month’s box, with more than 10 items that’ll help you close the door on summer and embrace the spooky season in seamless fashion.

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!

Scroll to the bottom for more info, or keep reading to learn about EVERYTHING you’ll receive in this month’s box! Read More…

Five Retro TV Commercials, Part 28!

Below are five more ancient TV commercials, plucked from my ginormous pile of dusty tapes. May they make you 10% happier for 2.5 minutes.

Child’s Play 3! (1991)

In terms of horror, the Child’s Play franchise was my first love. I was a late bloomer with a weak stomach, but Chucky always did it for me, even back when I was too scared to sample his peers.

The first movie was an early fave, but I was obsessed with Child’s Play 2. I rented it dozens of times, before finally rigging up two VCRs to make a perfectly legal duplicate. (Complete with crude homemade label, of course.)

When Child’s Play 3 premiered in the summer of ‘91, I knew no appropriate parties to take me to see it. Had to wait until it turned up at Blockbuster. I liked the movie well enough, but coming off the high of Christine Elise and a yardstick death scene, it couldn’t maintain the momentum.

Child’s Play 3 still feels like the “lost chapter” of the series. Aside from due props over its way-cool finale set in an amusement park, I rarely see anyone talking about it. If you skipped over this one, it’s worth your time, if only to see Don Mancini’s final attempt to write anything resembling a “conventional” horror movie before going batshit-in-the-best-way. Read More…

The Pepsi “SEX” Can, from 1990!

I’m here to tell you about the sexiest Pepsi can ever.

That’s it, right there. It was one of the four Pepsi “Cool Cans” released in the summer of 1990. The soda was the same, but the cans were given various pop art makeovers to make them more attractive to younger demos.

Special edition can designs are nothing by today’s standards, but I was in the fifth grade when this hit, and I can confirm that Cool Cans were a very big deal. Especially this one, which was such a dramatic departure from the norm.

We loved that black can, and we loved it even more after discovering its saucy secret: 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:


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…