Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (1978) – Alan Dean Foster

Back in 1978, we had just one movie, and a handful of toys available from Kenner, not taking into account a ton of tees, trading cards, and almost anything else they could plaster the name Star Wars on. People were clamouring for more adventures from Luke Skywalker and the rest of the rebel alliance, but…

Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind the Film (2011) – Ian Nathan

I remember the summer that Alien opened, 1979, two years after Star Wars rocked the world. The Force stayed with me all through my childhood, and through to this very day. But Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and a little magazine called Starlog, got me very interested in genre film and television. I wasn’t…

Burlington Toy Con January 2014

  It’s a new year, and Sue and I are ready to tackle each ToyCon as they come along in search of elusive memories, long sought after memorabilia, and things that just strike us as cool. Braving the bitter bite of January, we clambered aboard the Go Train (one of our favorite ways to travel)…

Canadian Toy Con!

  Sue and I are very much enjoying our association with the Burlington and the Canadian Toy Cons. This past weekend, we traveled out to the Sheraton Airport Hotel out on Dixon Road, eager and excited to see what new treasures we would find. When we first started, both Sue and I were just in…

ToyCon – Burlington, September 8th, 2013

  Sue and I have loved the ToyCon since our first visit earlier this year. You never know what you’re going to find, what magic and memory lurks in a bin or on a table just around the corner. So it was with great excitement that we piled into a car with our friends David…

Niagara Falls Comic Con!!

Yesterday was a brilliant day! (Even getting up at 4am to get it underway.) Sue and I headed to Niagara Falls for their comic con in their brand new Scotiabank Convention Center. Chris Dabrowski Co-Owner of the show, who handles the celebrity bookings, as well as the PR & Marketing for the event kindly set us up with…

That Summer of ’77

1977. There were only a few markers in my life before then that I could remember. Jaws being one of them as mentioned in a previous post. I remember liking Happy Days, and pretending my bike was Fonzi’s motorcycle, though sometimes I would pretend to be Evel Knievel as well. Most of my toys were…