Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Gold Bat 黄金 バット Model Kit

I made a vow to not return to the US without something related to the very first comic book hero in history, Gold Bat, aka Ōgon Bat, aka 黄金 バット (1931), and it wasn’t until my last day in Tokyo that I stumbled upon this awesome 60's / 70's (?) vintage Gold Bat model kit at a Mandarake store at Nakano Broadway. Beautiful painted box art, and the pieces are already gold too, so there’s no need to paint! So what do you guys say, should I break from my dork ass collector sensibility and keep this gem mint in the box, or should I put it together?

Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Wienermobile!

That's right, last weekend the world famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile paid a visit to my local grocer in beautiful, Barnhart MO, and I was there to actually see it up close and in person! I was even able to step inside (watch the mustard on the floor!) and witness the wonderful wiener world from the other side of the wiener wheel 'n windshield! What a classy machine! Is there an even greater customized transport machine on the open road today? Not likely...

The Wienermobile came bearing wonderful FREE gifts as well: stacks of coloring pages, rolls of super stickers, and even the classic "Wiener Whistle" to annoy my cat with for hours!