Friday, December 16, 2011

Retro Packaging : Luke Skywalker

I swear this figure didn't want a picture.  This was the fifth try.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Nostalgia Post: Toxic Crusaders

1991 Toxic Crusader Figures
(Toxic Avenger, No-Zone)

I watched  the Toxic Crusaders cartoon from the early 90's.  Who else remembers?

Wikipedia Entry

Virtual Toy Chest

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Post: Old Records

Featured on the Mr.Ghost Facebook page and My Tumblr blog.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Post: Old Skeleton Decoration

I remember this from my youth.  I have no idea when it was first made, but I bought this in 1996

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween Post : Bride of The Universal Monster Pepsi cardbacks

The Bride of Frankenstien from 1991 Pepsi and Universal Monsters

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Halloween Post : Pepsi and Universal Monsters

In 1991,  Pespsi products and Doritos featured the Universal Monsters.   1992 featured party versions. Retroist has an article.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Post : The Original Monster Mash (UK version)

The Original Monster Mash by Bobby " Boris" Pickett from London Records
Simulated Stereo (1973)

As far and wide as the internet is, I cannot find any good information on this LP.  As far as I can tell, it is a UK release from 1973.  I wonder if my readers can send any info/corrections.  But enough of that, here is the track listing:

side A
  1. The Monster Mash
  2. Graveyard Shift
  3. Blood Bank Blues
  4. Rabian- The Fiendage Idol
  5. Monster's Holiday
  6. Monster Minuet
side B
  1. Transylvania Twist
  2. Sinister Stomp
  3. Me and My Mummy
  4. Monster Mash Party
  5. Bela's Bash  *
  6. Let's Fly Away
(* #5 spelled as Bella's Bash)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

40 Years of Walt Disney World

The Evil Queen, Snow White, Disneyland 50th Anniversary Mickey Mouse, and
Peter Pan

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World in Florida.  I have never been but wished I could go during the 1970's and 1980's.  I really don't have any pictures, so I decided to use some figurines that best represent my idea of the Magic Kingdom.

Related but Random Links:

Here is a Postcard site: WDW in postcards
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Ride
Walt Dated World
Widen Your World
Passport To Dreams Old & New

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Countdown to Halloween 2011

What a blast I had last year, (I probably already typed that). So Countdown to Halloween 2011 is coming up, want to join?   I had several favorite blogs added to my reading list.  A note to some of  the bloggers as to why  these blogs are  being listed as Not Safe For Work is that they may contain objectionable material such as Violence, Gore, Strong Language, and  Nudity.   I am not trying to insult the creative people behind these sites, its just that some of my readers may be offended and  have to proceed at their own risk.  If you would like to join in the countdown, go to Countdown to Halloween

Now onto last years 80 plus favorites:  (* denotes already favorite reading list before 2010)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Videogame Showcase: Super Mario World

Today marks the 20th anniversary for the American release of the Super Nintendo Console with Super Mario World.  The Super Nintendo had already been released in Japan as the Super Famicon in November of 1990.  Does anyone else remember the Super Mario World cartoon from September of 1991?

Here is the Wikipedia entry

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tell your Friends

People and Readers can follow this blog on Facebook on the network blogs app on this blog.
People can also become a fan of  my haunted house, Fenwright Manor on Facebook, and they can be a fan of the cartoon mascot, Mr.Ghost.

Tell your friends, tell your neighbors...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Retro Packaging: Darth Vader

Not yester-year, but I like the vintage packaging for this 2010 Darth Vader.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Second Anniversary Post: Robin Of Sherwood retro VHS

Three episodes on VHS
Robin Hood and the Sorcerer
The Swords of Wayland
The Time of  The Wolf
 The Fenwright Museum of Yester-year kicks off it's second year (really ?!!) with an old British show, "Robin Of Sherwood", starring Michael Praed.  According to Wikipedia the show ran from 1984 to 1986. I remember watching it on Showtime back in my youth.  Here is the Wikipedia entry , with more information that I can type.  Here is a fansite (and I tried to find it on AOLTV but the site kept crashing. So much for that.)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Videogame Showcase: Randy Savage

This version was created on "WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain" in 2004.  I used pictures from my brother's wrestling magazines for reference.  This costume is a variation of Randy's "Macho King" persona from 1989 to 1991

Friday, May 27, 2011

Art Gallery: Vincent Price

Vincent Price drawing from Summer of 2000

Monday, April 25, 2011

Art Gallery: My disguise must be able to strike terror into thier hearts

Today is anniversary of Batman's debut in Detective Comics #27.  I read about it on Bubba Shelby's Toyriffic blog.  This drawing is from November of 2007, when I decided to emulate the old drawing styles. 
There are a couple of mistakes and I will get around to coloring eventually.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Going over my stats the past few weeks, It seems that people are interested in my Black Cauldron post.  Not the ride itself, but they are searching for screen images I guess.  No other subject has as many searches.
I am thinking of making different pages for different subjects, but I can't figure the damn thing out.
I want it to be easy to find things.  My ideas are pages for

  • Halloween
  • RollerCoster Tycoon Showcase
  • Old Magazines
  • Old Games
  • Old Paperbacks
  • Nostalgia
  • Christmas
  • Nintendo
I wan to improve experience instead of having a hodge-podge of posts and randomness.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Holy Magazine Collection!!!: They said they came in peace

This is the cover of Starlog number 89 from December 1984.  I posted this with the season 2 finale of the V remake in mind.  If I can find more covers like this, I will post it

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dracula Door Poster Update

I have an update to the Dracula poster "Enter Freeley of Your Own Will" post

A similar poster was discovered through A Tumblr blog Halloweentown

which led to another blog De Craneo which in translated in this link
A post linked to Today's Inspiration: Pete Hawley
I recognized the style of character design. 
I did a backflip when I read this.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nostalgia Post: The Secret Flame Burns Bright And Still (Updated Links)

(Drawing from 2002, I can't find a better pic)

Tonight is the 20th anniversary of the short lived Dark Shadows revival. It was pure 90's... with fog and vampires that had big hair. A couple of years ago I could not get enough of it. But video was hard to come by, until Hulu and YouTube started showing it. It was also shown on Chiller, that horror/suspense channel. But back to '91... at the time I had not seen the original Dark Shadows, so this was all new to me. After the first half of the pilot was shown, I was hooked... I watched every episode( if it was not postponed by the news ). I started coming up with my own ideas for episodes after it went into hiatus, then cancelled. The cast was good, made me a fan of Ben Cross and especially the charming Joanna Going (look her up.. she's done alot.. movies.. TV..) It also featured a pre Highlander Adrian Paul.   Roy Thinnes made a good villian as Reverend Trask  in a time travel story (like Jerry Lacey in the original 1966-71 series.. good acting). Watching reruns made me a fan of Julianna McCarthy and Stephan Gierasch. Watching the original 1966-1971 version put the revival in perspective. Too bad the 1991 version was cancelled. Some might find it over the top, but it was made for prime time in the 1990's.

Wikipedia has an entry here
and a news blog.

These links are the official Facebook pages of some of the Dark Shadows Revival actors.

Ben Cross Facebook

Joanna Going Facebook 

Adrian Paul Facebook

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Friday, January 7, 2011

Another Long Year

As people can see, I have not posted since December. Modem difficulties and fatigue have contributed to this abscence. But fear not..... I have some good post Ideas coming. Maybe I will even do reader submissions. Should I do more of what I have dubbed " Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 Disney Park Showcase"? How about special day anniversaries? More old magazine covers?
More drawings?

Let me know in the comments.

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