Friday, August 28, 2015


I love this movie.  It was an essential part of my childhood.  However the buttheads at Youtube keep on taking it down.  So.......

Now it is free on Putlocker!

Oh it is SO good.

Monday, August 24, 2015


I have gotten a few of the Marx 6 inch army figures....Now I just found an Indian....
So awesome!  Now all I gotta do is find a Caveman and Cowboy 6 inch and for me it will be complete.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PULGAS- AWA REMCO! part 1 of epic find

So wifey and I decided to take Sunday off and head out to Arteaga.  Where the pulgas is.  It is a great little town.  I usually go with the expectation of never finding anything.  Boy on this day I was WRONG.
I peered into this tub of toys and one figure stood out to me....RIC FLAIR!  Then I started pulling out more.
 The longriders!  I hate to say it but I never watched the AWA.  I didn't get to see this gimmick.
 Larry Zybysko!  WHOA!  He was recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
 Ric Flair was the first figure I saw.  I love it.  Never had these as a kid as I was a WWF LJN fan first.
 Then I found Whiplash from Masters of the Universe!  Same tub mind you!
 I debated on wheather or not to get him as some jackass kid tore his tail off.  But then my wife kindly nudged me that Ray would restore him probably.  So I ended up taking him home.  Now with Kevin's Mantenna I have two MOTU figures.

And because he didn't have his tail my new Four Horsemen put the boots to him.  Was thinking of restoring all four AWA Remco figures too with their robes and jackets .etc.

Monday, August 17, 2015


Yup...Wifey and I took the day off and had a blast.  We went to Arteaga.  They have great second hand toys there.  I picked up a few things which I will detail in the following blogposts.
 I tried to get a pic with this donkey but he was having none of it.
Poor shy donkey...
 In Arteaga they have a mountain water stream going through the middle of the city.  It is quite something to see.
 So Wifey and I decided to put our feet in it.  Oh it is NICE!
 Very cool.  I love Arteaga.
 The worst part was when a diaper floated by and I had to lift my feet outta there fast.
They have these HUGE trees that grow on the water.  Had to climb up one to get a shot.  All in all a relaxing trip.

Friday, August 14, 2015


Well I picked up three more Thailad horizon model kits.  This one of Son of Frankenstein is a Geometric kit.  I wish the Thailand guy had more but this is the only one.  For the base I wanted Ray to do it in a cemetary.  I think it will be a great addition to Monster Cafe Saltillo.
Wow.  Look at the difference in my arms.  The left one I broke is still VERY small.
I gave Ray some of the tombstones I had from other kits.  Let's see...
 OH MY GOODNESS!  Look at it!  It is a little more than a foot big!
 Frankenstein never looked better!
 Ray even designed his own tombstones.
 Check out that fog!
 He even added some rats.
 Do you see the fence in the back?  Nice touch huh?
This is a great kit!  Thanks Ray!  As a kid I always wanted these kits.  Now I got em!  When I look at them I become a young man again.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Some of my first forays into comics was in 1982.  Thanks to Robbie Trott.
I went to the drugstore because I had heard comics were there.  I picked up Contest of Champions 2.  Wow.  What an issue!  I really had no idea who these characters were but was eager to learn.  I love when Iron Man blasted the Conquistador.  Ironfist vs. Daredevil!  It gave me my first real taste of the Marvel Universe.  Secret Wars came a few years later as did the Infinity saga.  But the first will alwaqys be COC.

I wanted issue 3 bad but had no money when I was 9....So as a little sneak...I tried to rip off the drugstore by bringing in Defenders 109 to trade to get COC3.  It didn't work.  They were mad because I tried to steal it...Yeah it was SO wrong of me.  But that was a long time ago.

Man I look like a dork in that pic!
Is this a better one?  Nope...Gosh darn.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


I have talked about this book before as it was the inspiration behind Monster Cafe.  I did the brown bag Franky in it...I followed Alan Ormsby's instructions to the letter on the other stuff.  Heck I memorized this book!  What is so weird is that right after we opened a man came in and looked at the display case of monster collectibles.  He remarked that I was missing a Monster Book.  He returned a week later with THIS book for me that he had copied at CopiK and bound for me.  It was all on white paper etc.  I could not believe he picked the book that I had loved so much.  There are lots of monster books out there mind you, but he had this one he photocopied for me.  I thought it was a sign that I was destined to do this cafe.

Now I have it!  I finally have it again.  So awesome.  This author stirred in me that absolute desire to create something like he did.  And I did it.  We opened on December 2008 and are still here.  Giddy up!