I bought a bunch of trading cards

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 by Price

The older I get, the more I seem to revert back to childhood tendencies. Mostly in the way I compulsively buy worthless things that just kinda take up space.

So the story goes with trading cards. I’ve always been a big fan of trading cards, collecting sports cards when I was kid. I occasionally dabbled in non-sports cards for movies and TV shows.

I found a local store in Brooklyn called PopFuzz which caters to all of my juvenile needs. They have comics toys, great records and books and movies, and most importantly, shitloads of old trading cards still in the packages. It’s a great store, so if you’re around town, be sure to stop in.

Over the past few weekends I’ve stumbled in and bought mounds of these cards (the store is on my standard Saturday/Sunday morning hangover route to the drug store for energy drinks and snacks) and am excited to report that the cards are as great as ever. I got loads of mostly TV and movie-related ones, like Bill and Ted, Saved By the Bell, Ninja Turtles, YO! MTV Raps, American Gladiator, Rock Stars, In Living Color, among many others.

If nothing else, these cards give me a minute to reflect on the good ‘ole days, when things were simpler. And then I cry a bit, realizing I’ll never see those days again.

Here, I’ll focus on TDD-related ones, mainly the Fright Flicks, Tales From the Crypt, and Gremlins 1/2 cards.

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Tales From the Crypt

These were some pretty silly cards. They featured a mix of the crypt keeper saying stupid shit (there’s a theme here), old Tales From the Crypt comic covers, etc.

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Even the packaging was cute. There’s a little line “Your friends will die of envy!” if you complete the whole set. And if you don’t buy the collector album, “YOU KNOW KIDDIES … LOTS OF HORRIBLE THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO YOUR CRYPT CARDS!”. Anyways, these are still fun, and remind of staying up late during the summer as a kid watching TFTC on HBO.

Fright Flicks

You can imagine that finding these old gems got me more excited than any of the other cards. 1985/1987 vintage (the box contained packs from different years, which is kinda strange).

Firstly, they’ve got great packaging. As you can see above, you have Freddy, the Predator, what I think is Pumpkin Head, and a chick from Fright Night. All poorly drawn.

Secondly, you have excruciatingly painful quips and puns on each of the cards. Here are some choice examples:

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“MAN, MY DOGS ARE KILLING ME!” says the dog thing from Ghostbusters. “TRY THE SHRIMP TEMPURA ..” yeah that’s great.

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More intelligent things. I do have to say though, the stickers kicked ass. Freddy for president? I’ll put that on my lunchbox or trapper keeper any day of the week.

Aliens, Day of the Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street 1/2/3, Ghostbusters, Fright Night, the Fly, Vengeance: The Demon (which was what the first Pumpkinhead was called apparently) comprise the films that have cards in this set. All cheesy enough to be worthy of entry in this series.

These are just fun. Also, apparently other people get a kick out of these cards too.

Gremlins

Actually, I’m tired. Gremlins cards were Gremlins cards. They were fun.


Skeletor Redesign Contest

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by Price

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This is pretty badass. Superhero Cocoa had a contest for readers to redesign Skeletor, and the results (best submissions) can be found here.

I don’t know about you, but Skeletor is one of my favorite cartoon “villains” of all time. I put villain in quotes here because he’s more like a hero to me.

Poor Skeletor. He never came out on top. At least his cat (Panthor) was much cooler than the lame ass Battle Cat.

Make Tasty Dexter Blood Slide Candy. At Home!

Friday, January 15th, 2010 by Vincent

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This article is clearly a few months old, but holy shit look at those things!  I don’t have that many friends who love Dexter, so there’s really no reason for me to make these as there will be no one to celebrate  with, but make them I will.

Dexter Blood Slide Suckers [via Forkable Blog]

I Will Buy Everything On This Page

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 by Vincent

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Never have I wanted the power so badly as now.  Hit the link for more Masters of the Universe based art than you can shake a stick at.

http://ihavethepowerart.blogspot.com/

22 Days Until Halloween

Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Price

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22, for Category 22, the most evil ranking on the Scale of Evil from the now defunct Discovery Channel show Most Evil.

The show, starring Columbia university psychiatrist Michael Stone, profile murderers and serial killers, examining their motives and actions and tried to assign a ranking to their evilness.

So category 22 is described as the following:

Psychopathic torture-murderers, with torture their primary motive, sexual homicide

John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer were both 22′s.

I watched the show a few times and was very intrigued. If your job was to rate the evilness of things, I can imagine you develop an interesting perspective upon life. For the better or the worst.

We’re getting close to the teens people! It’s right around the corner.

The Addams Family Makes for Good Ads

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 by Price

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[Via Vintage Ads]

Vincent Price Promotes Dr Phibes Rides Again on The Dating Game

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 by Vincent

It really doesn’t get much more descriptive than that.  This gem comes via Weird Hollow via Metal Cakes via The Internet:



Vincent Price Promotes Dr Phibes Rides Again on The Dating Game [via Weird Hollow]

44 Days Until Halloween (Part Deux) – Happy Birthday Elvira!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 by Price

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44, or the breast size (DD) of everyone’s favorite horror vixen, Elvira. Yeah!

I’m fairly certain that 90 percent of the people who read this blog have at some point in their lives fantasized about Elvira, or at least have fond weekend late night memories of her and her famous cleavage.

It’s also her birthday today. Happy Birthday Elvira! The sassy lassie with the classy chassis.

Fangoria Weekend of Horrors 2009

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 by Price

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Sigh. Sometimes ,Vincent and I just don’t have our shit together. Which is why I am just now posting the first “real” article about the Fangoria Weekend of horrors.

On June 6th, Vincent and I attended the convention in NYC.

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45 Days Until Halloween

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 by Price

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45 for Colt 45, one of our favorite malt liquors here at the Devil’s Demons. Also a favorite of Billie Dee Williams, maybe be best known for his role as Pastor Charlie in the horror CLASSIC, Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror:

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