Why Pre-Empire Star Wars Was Bat-Shit Awesome

Y-Wings by Ralph McQuarrie In the days, months and years after Star Wars, when it was just "Star Wars", everything was new. Nothing was out of bounds. There was no canon, no rabid fans screaming about what is, or isn't Star Wars. It was the wild west with no sheriff in town. Kenner Star Wars [...]

Link: Monsters of the Greek Myths Poster (Scholastic Books, 1980) | 2 Warps to Neptune

I had this poster by Carlos Victor Ochagavia back in 1980, and it was a subject of hours of Mythological study. Back when all I had were a few books and some encyclopedias, this poster was an exposition of color and fueled my imagination. At this point I was primed for Clash of the Titans [...]

Link: Owlbears, Rust Monsters and Bulettes, Oh My! – Tony DiTerlizzi

My limited Chinasaur collection πŸ˜‰ I was researching some items that I had purchased this week to post on Etsy, when I ran into this great blog post about these "Dinosaurs" that eventually inspired many of the creatures of Dungeons and Dragons. These uniquely sculpted creatures are nicknamed "Chinasaurs". Check out this in depth post [...]