Wednesday, September 25, 2013


The good captain and his cartoon watching crew are back and this time they've joined the ranks of the new YouTube comedy channel, Union Pool. I discovered Cartoon Lagoon last year and I'm happy to see the Manta Ray is still full steam ahead in search of old cartoons. The show is part puppet, part animation, part riffing and part neato cool! Cartoon Lagoon is kind of an all generations show filled with pop culture nostalgia goodness! Be sure to subscribe to Union Pool and catch all the crazy fun every Tuesday and Thursday. Here's the first three episodes of Cartoon Lagoon -   

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


This if for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers photo assignment – I'm Feeling Blue. Just like the red assignment, I grouped a bunch of blue stuff from my collections for one snapshot.

The list of blue in the photo -
Brady Bunch Paper Dolls
Captain Video Board Game
Charlie Tuna Vinyl Figure
Cap'n Crunch Vinyl Bank
Ponch "CHiPs" Carded Mego Figure
Micronauts Time Traveler Mego Figure
Sealtest Mr. Cool Hand puppet
Plastic Easter Egg Chick
Star Trek Spock Mego Figure
Psycho Cereamics Kreiss Ceramic Figure
Star Trek Mission to Gama VI Alien Figure
Flash Gordon Dr. Zarkov Mattel Figure
Star Wars Blue Snaggletooth Kenner Figure
Boo Berry Vinyl Figure
Boo Berry Cereal Premium Statue
The Tick Bandai Figure
Plastic Water Gun
Monster Vitamins Box
Freakies Snorkledorf Cereal Premium Figure
Tron Flynn Tomy Figure
Super Powers Darkseid Kenner Figure
Captain Video Cereal Premium Figure
Tron Blue Light Cycle Neca Toy
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Space Creature
Hot Wheels Lowdown Redline Car 
Set of Blue Diener Space Creatures
Disneyland Hotel Key Fob

Check out these other LOEB members who have a case of the blues -
Erik Johnson Illustrator has the illustrated blues
Stunt Zombie has the miscellaneous blues
Nerd Rage has the nerdy blues
Monster Cafe has the nostalgia blues

Saturday, September 07, 2013


At Target today, I bumped into some old pals in the Halloween aisle! Yep, I found the new retro Monster Cereals and man was it a glorious sight to behold. For a cereal enthusiast/box collector like me, I had to stand there and gawk at the display. It was like I was standing in front of the Mona Lisa in awe. Right there in Target, my childhood was on display!

Count Chocula probably visited my childhood breakfast table the most. Nice to see him again in his definitive form.

Franken Berry always had the best looking box and is my favorite of this retro bunch.

Boo Berry was always my favorite tasting Monster Cereal. Looking at this box, I can hear the Peter Lorre style voice.  

Frute Brute returns from extinction three decades later and has dropped the letter I from his name. 

Fruity Yummy Mummy showed up in the late 80s and disappeared in the early 90s. Glad he's returned to join his friends!

A Big G thanks to General Mills for reintroducing Frute Brute & Fruity Yummy Mummy and releasing retro boxes of the Monster Cereals.

Now I can't wait for breakfast!

Click here for my taste test of the Monster Cereals!