Forty-four Years Ago, in a Place Several HoursΒ Away…

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Sometimes reviled, sometimes nostalgically adored, this show encapsulates everything that was a variety show in the 1970s. I was eight years old on November 17,Β 1978, and this show will always have a place in my heart. You can judge if you wish, but unless you’ve experienced the dark times, or the plethora of variety specials and shows of the 70s, you just can’t really understand what it was like. Let go of your conscious, cynical self, and give it a view. If nothing else, it has the very first Boba Fett adventure, but I love it for so much more.

Multiverse Nouveau: All Ages Coloring Book
Multiverse Nouveau: All Ages Coloring Book

A Collection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy illustrations by Darran Hight a.k.a. Doctor Multiverse, this was a labor of love. Please check it out… Thank you πŸ™‚

My 52nd Trip Around Our Star

Today I spent my time doing what I wanted to do. Oddly enough that didn’t involve art of any kind. OK, I did create two variations of an older design on my TeePublic shop but nothing too involved. While posting new items to my Ebay account and Etsy account, I watched some great movies and shows.

My first stop was to a Galaxy, Far, Far Away. I have a copy of the original release and it was just fun to recite the movie along with the actors.

Next I just had to play the Holiday Special. It’s a train wreck in slow motion full of talented people who are giving it their all, and I appreciate that. It’s one of those things that I unabashedly love and I enjoy admitting it

Directly after SW:THS I dove into the dark end of the pool and watched Batman (2022). It was a solid film, but it could have used a bit more editing for pacing. I think I could have gone with Tim Burton’s Batman and had a lot more fun, plus it would have given me an extra hour for something else.

After some Netflix shows like Arrow, the Flash, and Legacies I tucked Mrs. Multiverse in and fired up a Kung Fu classic from Shaw Brothers… Challenge of the Masters!

That is how I spent my 52nd trip around our local star.

Etsy

If you know us, we LOVE vintage toys, games, and comic books. We collect them and also sell them. Check out our shop and see what we offer.

TeePublic

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eBay

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Marvel Treasury Editions Cover Gallery

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The Marvel Treasury Edition was an oversized comic book that usually contained one hundred pages of comic classic goodness. Often these were old stories reprinted in a larger format or new content. Either way, they were the biggest bang for your buck.

Etsy

If you know us, we LOVE vintage toys, games, and comic books. We collect them and also sell them. Check out our shop and see what we offer.

TeePublic

One of our passions is Graphic Design and we have over 1450 designs in our TeePublic shop! T-Shirts, mugs, stickers, masks, and more.

eBay

We also sell on eBay. Head over to our eBay page to view what we are auctioning this week.

My Top 10 Non-Xmas Movies to Watch on Xmas

If you have had enough of the holiday season, or you need a respite from the seemingly endless stream of Hallmark flicks, here is a list of movies that could help you out. For me, they have a distinct flavor of the holiday season without being holidayish movies.

10. The Wiz: It feels like a holiday movie without the heavy trappings of actually being one
09. The Great Mouse Detective: This is a great little film that doesn’t get enough play. It’s Disney without being too Disney.
08. Big: This is a fun film that captures what it’s like to be an overgrown kid, perfectly.
07. Mouse Hunt: This hilarious movie has a very holiday vibe, down to the heart warming ending.
06. Night at the Museum: This one is special to me. Mrs. Multiverse and I saw it on Xmas eve at the theater she was working at. It was our first holiday season together.
05. The Black Hole: This one is so far removed from being a holiday film, but it captures a moment in my life that was very Xmas-centric.
04. Annie: This one gives me the warm feels, and is not-guilty pleasures that I went to see with my Mother and Grandmother. I was painfully aware that I was the only male in the line to see this, but once the film began I was carried away by the story.
03. Flash Gordon: He’s the Saviour of the Universe. Nuff Said.
02. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home: My parents took me to see this on Xmas day 1986. We had so much fun, it’s something that I’ll never forget. I am actually watching this one while I compile this list πŸ˜‰
01. Popeye: It’s 1980, I am ten and this is the very first time we’ve ever gone anywhere but my Grandparent’s house. We went to see this one as a surprise, and boy was it! Mork and Mindy is still a big deal to me, so seeing more of Robin Williams was a treat. I adore this film and actually sneak it into my viewing rotation a few times a year.
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