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My Monster-Mania Convention Haul!

I spent last Friday at the Monster-Mania Convention in New Jersey, blowing my savings on hideous horror junk. I’ve done this con a billion times before, but there was a particularly great energy this time… probably because it was the first convention in years where everyone at least pretended the world was back to normal.

Came home with a big bag of spooky junk, and since the only way I could justify such frivolity was by getting a YouTube video out of it, here I am. Time to show off my haul! Here are some of my scores from Monster-Mania:

Click here to watch on YouTube!

I’m thrilled with my pickups, in part because they were all things I genuinely wanted, but also because many of them came from “boutique” companies run by great folks that I consider friends. Those tables ain’t cheap, so I was happy to support ‘em!

Join me for a 12-minute tribute to everything from Freddy-themed candles to Silver Shamrock t-shirts. I have refined tastes, you see.

Thanks for watching. If nothing else, I hope the video inspires you to check out some of your local cons, whether they’re horror-themed or not. I go to them as often as possible, and almost always have a great time. And hell, even when I don’t, they just make me appreciate being home with my cats and snacks. Ya really can’t lose.

Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!

Okay guys, I’m ready to drop Dino Drac’s March Funpack! It’s a hot one, too!


Served up in a loooong box, the March 2022 Funpack is loaded with everything from ancient action figures to swank art to a whole ass package of Dunkaroos! I’m very happy with how this one turned out!

Ongoing subscriptions are currently maxed out, but if you want to buy just this one, I have a limited number that I can sell on an individual basis. Scroll to the bottom to order one, or keep reading to learn about everything in this month’s box! Read More…

Purple Stuff Podcast: The Chocolate Show!

Well, continuing our tradition of just barely making our self-imposed deadlines, here’s the latest Purple Stuff Podcast, with like ten seconds left in the month!

We’re gonna make you SO hungry.

It’s the Purple Stuff’s CHOCOLATE SHOW, a sprawling tribute to all things chocolate, past and present! Join me and Jay from Sludge Central for a delicious dive into everything from Striped Chips Ahoy to Superman Hot Cocoa.

Click here to listen to this month’s show!

You can also find the new episode on Spotify, or Apple or wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Below are supplemental links if you wanna learn more about the eight tasty snacks we’ll be discussing:

1. Striped Chips Ahoy!
2. SnackWell’s Fat Free Treats!
3. E.T. Cereal!
4. Little Debbie Brownies!
5. Blue M&M’s!
6. Nestle’s Nuclear Bar!
7. Hostess Grizzly Chomps!
8. Superman Hot Cocoa!

Enjoy! As a reminder, the Purple Stuff Podcast is also on Patreon, where you can grab an exclusive bonus show every month. February’s bonus is already live, if you wanna listen to us gab about the best Crypt Keeper collectibles currently on eBay. Join now and you’ll also get access to ALL of our prior bonus shows!

Thanks so much for listening, and for sharing the show around! Name some of your favorite chocolate treats – discontinued or not – in the comments!

Dino Drac’s February Funpack is here!

Okay gang, Dino Drac’s 2022 February Funpack is here! I’ll warn you that I’m on four hours of sleep, and may not have enough left in the tank for snappy item descriptions. If my copy seems weak, just focus on the pretty pictures.


We have a theme! The February 2022 Funpack is meant to spark memories of the after-school afternoons of your youth — the cartoons, the snacks, the toys and the vibe. It’s a box loaded with everything from Corn Nuts to plastic rats, dammit, and for $25 shipped, it can be yours!

Ongoing subscriptions are maxed out, but I do have a number of spares that I can sell on an individual basis. Scroll down to order one, or keep reading to learn about everything in this month’s Funpack! Read More…