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  • Dino Drac’s Eerie August Funpack!

    I have good news and bad news! The good news is that I’m finally ready to show ya the Eerie August Funpack — the first of three Halloween-themed Funpacks for 2020! The bad news is… it’s already sold out. Subscriptions definitely are, though I may have a few spares left to sell

  • Dino Drac’s July Funpack is here!

    Dino Drac’s July Funpack is here! If you’re currently a subscriber, here’s some great news: In addition to this month’s box, you’re also locked in for three full months of Halloween-themed Funpacks, starting in August! (And if you’re not a subscriber? Better act quick! There ar

  • Dino Drac’s June Funpack is here!

    It sure doesn’t feel like it, but we’re about to enter the summer season. Kinda feels like it’ll be a wash in 2020, which was why I wanted to give this month’s Funpack a decidedly summery flavor. You may not be able to hit many arcades this year, but at least you’ll get this! U.S

  • Movie Theater Memories: Part 2!

    A short while back, I wrote about some of my experiences at movie theaters. The article got a good response, and I’m a slave to good responses. Let’s do it again. Below are five more stories about movies I saw in theaters. Like last time, they’re less about the actual films and more

  • Dino Drac’s April Funpack Has Arrived!

    A number of Funpack subscribers got in touch last month to let me know what a welcome distraction they were, and man did that make me feel good. To those of you “on the list,” I hope they let you break into an alternate reality where the only things that matter are junk food and

  • Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!

    Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here, and… okay, yes, given what’s going on in the world, I’d much rather push this off until things settle down. I’m on an unbreakable schedule with these, though, so the show must go on! UNITED STATES ONLY! VERY LIMITED SUPPLY! This month’s Funpac

  • I’m Telling! (That awesome game show from 1987.)

    Big news: I’ve finally identified the name of an old children’s game show that’s been on the tip of my tongue for over thirty years. It was called I’m Telling. (Properly stylized with an exclamation point at the end, but I hate it when titles do that.) According to its Wikipedia en

  • Movie Theater Memories!

    I remember every theatrical experience I’ve ever had. I think most people do, right? I’m not necessarily saying that we’re capable of listing every single movie we’ve seen in theaters, but if someone brings up a particular film and you did see it in theaters, you probably remember

  • Dino Drac’s Freaky February Funpack!

    Yeah, here’s me, posting a new Funpack on a Friday night that also happens to be Valentine’s Day. Not exactly the wisest rollout plan, but we’ll see how it goes! UNITED STATES ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! Dino Drac’s Freaky February Funpack is here, and features what I think is an all-tim

  • Purple Stuff Podcast: The Robot Show!

    We’re putting the awful month of January to bed with a brand new episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast. If you’re a fan of things with red eyes and metal feet, this one’s for you: This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit tackle EIGHT GREAT ROBOTS from all walks of pop culture. Th

  • Dino Drac’s January 2020 Funpack!

    Well, the holidays are over, and now we’re stuck in Big Ugly January. I’m here to help combat those doldrums with one of the funnest Funpacks ever! UNITED STATES ONLY! LIMITED SUPPLY! The January Funpack is here! Seriously guys, you’re gonna love this one. There are over 10 items ins

  • Conceptions of Obsessions. (Don’t worry, it’s about Ninja Turtles.)

    I can’t recall how most of my obsessions started. “They just did,” I guess. I’d slowly latch onto things, and by the time passing interests became fixations, the beginnings were already foggy. For a few of my obsessions, though, I remember the exact moments of birth. (“Conception

  • Dino Drac’s December Funpack is here!

    Dino Drac’s December Funpack is here, and it’s full of holiday cheer! (Sorry, I was definitely someone who wrote lame catalog descriptions in a past life.) LIMITED SUPPLY! UNITED STATES ONLY! Consider the December 2019 Funpack a gift to yourself. I assembled this one with Christmas

  • Dino Drac’s Eerie August Funpack is here!

    Okay guys, it’s time. Dino Drac’s Eerie August Funpack is the first of three Halloween-themed Funpacks, and if you’re already a subscriber, good news: You’re locked in for all of them, assuming you don’t cancel! The rest of you will need to act quick, but hey, I’ve been warning

  • The Halloween Countdown is coming!

    Hey! Dinosaur Dracula’s 2019 Halloween Countdown begins on Friday, August 30th at 9PM. Here’s the teaser video, if ya missed it:  Of course, that means I have a TON to do, so don’t get worried if Dino Drac updates are next to nonexistent between now and then. I’m here, working i

  • Dino Drac’s July Funpack is here!

    This month marks the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of Dino Drac’s Funpacks, which sounds so impossible that I checked three times just to be sure. When I kicked off this endeavor way back in 2014, I never expected that I’d still be at it even a year later — let alone five! Thank you so much

  • Batman 1989 Merch!

    Almost exactly thirty years ago, my parents took me to see Batman. When I call it a life-changing experience, it’s without a drip of hyperbole. The film permeated pop culture to the point where even a person who’d never seen the movie still felt like they were drowning in it. I was an

  • Dino Drac’s June Funpack is here!

    Now almost five years into doing these Funpacks, I can pretty accurately predict which ones are gonna sell out quick. I think this one will. That’s code for “act fast.” IN SHORT SUPPLY! UNITED STATES ONLY! Dino Drac’s June 2019 Funpack is here, and brother, it’s solid. There are

  • TMNT Cereal with HONEY OOZE, from 1991!

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal debuted in 1989 and lasted through late ‘92, which was pretty impressive for the kind of tie-in cereal that was usually only on shelves for a few months. The Turtles’ own longevity partly explains it, what with their live action films and their ten t

  • 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

  • Geek Magazines in the 1990s!

    From Wizard to Starlog to Hero Illustrated, I grew up surrounded by geek magazines. They were so important to me, but not for the obvious reasons. If you were a lonely kid in pre-internet times, those magazines felt like travel brochures to some alternate universe where you and your bullsh