Tag Archives: 1990’s

Comic Book Trading Cards. Oh How I Miss You.

4 Apr

Back in the 90’s Marvel, DC and every other comic book company pumped out some awesome trading cards. Since I was hooked onto Marvel like a fat kid on a lolli we’re going to focus on Marvel’s cards. Now let’s look back for a moment and try to grasp onto our youth for a few moments more.

From plain card stock to faux hologram:

Series 1:

These weren’t  all that bad as a start. They look very standard and sorta dull though. What do these guys do, who the hell are they, are they goodies are baddies? What makes them special other than their crazy outfits? The characters are just standing around looking bored or trying to attack me through the card. The designs are very 90’s as well. Look at the use of those lines and colors. I’m thinking the members on design team on these were really into Trapper Keepers. Not God awful, but they could do better. And they did…

Series II:

These seem a bit more trading card binder friendly. The lines still there though I see. Someone was really into those Trapper Keepers. One major change for the better was that the characters are mostly full figures and shown using their abilities somewhat. I am guessing the artists on these were given a bit more freedom this time around. The artists likely also realized if they did a good job some kid might ask him/her to sign it one day. Ah. What wouldn’t we do for praise and a paycheck.

Series III:

I couldn’t find any examples from this series online. Bite me.

Moving on…

Series IV:

What the what? This makes a magical puzzle of baddassery!! It even features the teams usual villian. What a great idea! If I collect the whole set I can make posters and have trading cards at the same time! But what if they were shiny silverish hologramy cards that some weird plastic film over them to make them super smooth…?

Well they eventually did that. But since It’s late and I’m tired and full of hamburgers you’re going to have to tune in next time to see those hologramish silverish cards…bitches. (Unless by any bizzar circumstance you have some kind of internet search engine and seek them out yourself. Like that’s going to happen. Ha ha…)

To be continued…

 

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Awesomely shittylicious movies:

25 May

~~Scroll over the posters for films’ info and enjoy the clips and previews~~

Transylvania 6-5000

Troll 2

Ticks

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

My Stepmother is an Alien

To see the whole of the film just search it on youtube and you’ll see it.

My Mom’s a Werewolf

Once Bitten

Where did all the Gak go?

1 Apr

If you were alive in the USA during the 90’s, and not living in a hole in the ground, you probably loved or hated Gak. It depended on if you were a parent or not. Parent’s hated it because it smelled like toxic waste and got stuck in all the fabrics of the house. The kids loved it for the fart noises they could make by squeezing it just right and the weird solid yet liquid feel. It was like a liquid that was soft and moved in slow motion. God I miss its cold clammy embrace.

Well time moved on (as usual) and Gak became the toy everyone set aside. What replaced Gak, what stole its owner’s attention and love?

Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and Game Boy all worked together to shatter America’s youths’ fascination with the magical slime that farted and grossed out mothers and sisters around the world. Let’s not forget Tiger’s Handheld games, for the poorerish kids. ( I may not have had a Super Nes or a Game Boy at the time, but I had about 20 Tiger Handhelds. (Well revive our love for those in a later post.))

Where has all the Gak gone to? Can it ever be found? Is it starving and wandering the city streets looking for some way to support its kids? No. Because it’s not alive. But…

…it can be found. Let me show you where:

EbAY, baby:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Flubber-Gak-Slime-Kit-BLUE-as-seen-on-MARTHA_W0QQitemZ320502759025QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9f73fe71#ht_500wt_956

Oh and you can make it yourself at home without the kit thing:

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/extras/Gak.htm

(It’s the first one listed, the Google ad is in the middle of it.)

So enjoy me fellow Gak lovers, and don’t even think of suing me if you screw it up and the cat eats it and dies. I never promised it was edible or wouldn’t ruin all your furniture.