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  • Dino Drac’s May Funpack has arrived!

    Whew! I don’t like to peel the curtain back with these Funpacks, but suffice it so say, some come together easier than others. This month’s had plenty of last minute tricks in store for me, leading to scrambles and hair-pullings and, what’s that word, agita? I like that word. But all

  • More Humdrum Highlights from the Summer of ’93!

    Last June, I showed you some of the highlights from my 1993 diary, mostly written during summer vacation between the 8th and 9th grades. Let’s do that again! As a refresher, I was at that point as awkward and isolated as I hope I’ll ever be. I hated the loneliness, yet only felt comfor

  • Dino Drac’s April Funpack is here!

    Ohhh, man. Gonna be honest, I can’t get a feel for how this month’s Funpack looks on paper, but I can promise you that it’s one of my ultimate favorites in all of the years that I’ve been doing this. When you get these babies in the mail, your socks will be rocked. AVAILABLE FOR

  • Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!

    In keeping with my recent tradition of posting Funpack info way too late into the month, Dino Drac’s March Funpack is FINALLY here! If you want in, you only have a short time to order… and I think you’ll want to, because this one is loaded. THREE DAYS ONLY! ACT FAST! U.S. ONLY! You k

  • Remember when Raphael saw Critters? Well…

    One of my favorite moments from the 1990 Ninja Turtles movie is when Raphael blows off steam with a trip to the movie theater: “Where do they come up with this stuff?!” I was always surprised by Raph’s nonplussed reaction to Critters. It seemed like the perfect movie to see late at

  • Dino Drac’s February Funpack is here!

    I’m kicking myself for not getting the February Funpack on the site earlier than this, because man, it’s a good one. Oh well. That just means you’ll need to be EXTRA FAST if you want in. (Please be extra fast.) AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY! Dino Drac’s February Funpack is he

  • Dino Drac’s January Funpack is here!

    Cure your post-holiday blues with Dino Drac’s first Funpack of the new year! AVAILABLE FOR THREE DAYS ONLY! UNITED STATES ONLY! You know the drill by now! Funpack subscriptions are $25 a month (including shipping), and for as long as you remain subscribed, you’ll keep getting new b

  • Dino Drac’s November Funpack is here!

    The November Funpack is always one of my favorites to put together. It’s a chance for me to create a sort of “2nd Thanksgiving” for y’all, where the turkey is replaced with candy and the blessings are replaced with, uh, Phantom of the Opera figures. UNITED STATES ONLY! ONLY AVAILAB

  • WPIX’s SHOCKTOBER Marathon, from 1992!

    I know you’ve heard me sing this song before, but before now, I didn’t have the proper materials to hit the right notes. Indulge me, please. I need to talk about SHOCKTOBER. SHOCKTOBER was an October-long stunt that WPIX ran in the early ‘90s. Every weeknight at 8PM sharp, WPIX broke

  • Dino Drac’s Spooky September Funpack!

    IT IS HERE, guys. Time to unveil the super spooky September Funpack! UNITED STATES ONLY! LIMITED TIME! LIMITED SUPPLY! I’m extremely happy with how this month’s box came out, and I think you will be, too. It’s the Halloween Countdown around these parts, so naturally, the September Fu

  • 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. AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS! UNITED STATES ONLY! There’s a dash of Halloween in the mix, too, sinc

  • 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

  • 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 f

  • Humdrum Highlights from the Summer of ’93.

    Remember last year when I showed you some pages from my 1992 diary? Well, here’s the 1993 version: That’s the diary, right there. Or “journal,” because diaries were for girls, I guess? I kept this one during the summer of ’93. I was 14, though the book reads like it was writt

  • Forget Captain Planet. Meet Captain POLLUTION!

    Captain Pollution is the best thing that ever came out of the Captain Planet universe. Fight me. There’s my dude. Captain Planet’s evil double, which is pretty much my all-time favorite trope. Powered by pollution and sounding like a dickhead version of Michelangelo, Captain Pollution

  • Dino Drac’s June Funpack is here!

    I wanted this month’s Funpack to reflect Cruel Summer’s dual sunny/spooky theme, and I’m pretty sure I succeeded! UNITED STATES ONLY! AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS ONLY! Behold! There are around a dozen items in Dino Drac’s June Funpack, featuring a perfect mix of summertime treats and spoo

  • Something’s Coming.

     Dino Drac’s Cruel Summer begins 6/9. (Nice.) Get excited! I’ll be back with regularly-scheduled stuff next week — but expect some biggies in June!

  • Dino Drac’s May 2018 Funpack is here!

    It’s here, it’s finally here! Dino Drac’s May Funpack is ready to give you a nostalgia rush and a sugar rush. It may also help you accessorize. Get a load of the goodies: AVAILABLE FOR 3 DAYS! UNITED STATES ONLY! There are over a dozen items in this one, running the gamut from hardco

  • Halloween III is a Road Trip Movie.

    We’re long past the point where Halloween III: Season of the Witch needs defending. It’s now celebrated for the same reasons it was once vilified. In summary: It dared to be different. The film plays out more like a bleak 1970s sci-fi thriller than a chapter in an ‘80s slasher franch

  • Dino Drac’s April Funpack is here!

    If I was successful, this month’s Funpack will help you remember the days when you walked into comic shops with crumpled bills and hours to kill. AVAILABLE FOR THREE DAYS! U.S. ONLY! Dino Drac’s April Funpack is here, and it’s seriously one of my favorites. It’s also way, way diffe

  • Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #5!

    Time for the fifth edition of Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters. I hope you like Chicken McNuggets and demons from Hell. The Grither! Tales from the Darkside (1986) The Grither was perhaps the most memorable monster ever featured on Tales from the Darkside — which is saying plenty when

  • The Ultimate Tribute to WPIX.

    Until 1994, WPIX was a smallish, independent TV station, but one that aired -- in the New York area, at least -- on broadcast television. Even as a kid, I recognized that it wasn’t on the same level as ABC, NBC or CBS. In many ways, it felt like the mom-and-pop version of a TV station.

  • 10 Little Moments from WrestleMania History!

    I love WrestleMania season. Even when the build isn’t so hot — and I don’t know if this year’s has been — it’s just such a great time to be a wrestling fan. The line you hear about this being “our Super Bowl” isn’t bull. …so, as is our annual tradition, me a

  • The 1986 Nash “Nightmare” Skateboard!

    I’m gonna need you to watch a scene from Child’s Play 2. Trust me, okay?  Here we have young Andy Barclay inspecting his new bedroom. His adoptive mother encourages him to play with the assorted toys, and tells him that there are even more in the closet. The scene establishes that t

  • Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, #4!

    Get set for the fourth edition of Tiny Tributes to Minor Monsters, featuring everything from a zombie wrestler to the Godzilla version of Satan. Everything you need, really. The Fake Undertaker! WWF SummerSlam (1994) I never love pro-wrestling more than when it’s at its most preposterous