Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Backlog of Pick-ups (Part 3)


Still got loads of stuff I haven't mentioned to get through, so lets just crack right on with it!

As you can see from the pic above, I got some Ren & Stimpy POP! figures from my mum for Christmas!



They'll look nice on my shelves when I work out where I'm going to put stuff if I ever manage to get a new flat...still boxing stuff up and trying to sell some stuff so I can actually move out of my old one!

Next up, some Beano & Dandy Comic Libraries that I picked up for about 75p each in Oxfam.....


Can't remember having heard of Ruff and Freddy before?  Does anybody know if they were just created for this comic library or were they actually in the Beano at any point?


I might take a closer look at Tricky Dicky's Hallowe'en Horrors for the Countdown this year.....


Some game pick-ups next, and here's a few I found for my Xbox 360.......




Ride to Hell Retribution is a badly made tale of a biker out for revenge against other bikers, but seems like it might be so bad its amazing....We'll see how I get on with it.....



Fairytale Fights is an odd hack-n-slasher that sees you controlling one of four heroes from your favourite fairy tales as they try to remain famous by battling a newcomer that threatens their very existence! Surprisingly gory, but seems like it'll be fun, so perhaps a revisit on the blog at a later date will happen once I've played through it a bit.....





Guitar Hero 5 is exactly what you'd expect...more groovy tunes that you can pretend to be amazing at playing along with, using your ones-step-up-from-air-guitar controller!





UFC Undisputed 2010 is a game I picked up purely because I rarely pick up sports games, but I played a demo of this years ago and found it to be quite fun, so when i saw it for a couple of quid I thought I might as well get it!





For this batch of stuffs, I'm going to finish with a few pages from a couple of old Eagle annuals I found for £4 each in a charity shop....


Annual 3 is from 1954, which obviously means that Annual 5 is from 1956! Anyway, here's a few select pages so you can see the sort of stuff that fills the books....




I love these type of things in old annuals that show you how to build models and the like...pretty sure there was one that told you how to build a hovercraft at some point! And in case you're not sure about how to power some of these wonderful things you might build, here's a lesson in some sort of wizardry called 'electricity'....







Okay, that's enough for now I think....Like I said, I still have loads of things to cover, so keep an eye out for even more pick-ups very soon! And maybe some other posts about other stuff too...have been neglecting the blog a bit of late! But yeah....Laters, stuffers! :) 










Friday, 5 January 2018

The Backlog Of Pickups ( Part 2 )






Okay, this next lot of pick-ups are all comic based, so I'll just let you take a nosy at some of the pages!

A Sparky Book and a Beryl The Peril annual are the first items......




Here's some Sparky pages....




There's lots of odd drawings with these Schmooks characters like the one you can see below..







The cover of Sparky is quite shocking actually, as Thingummy Blob is about to be fed to the lions while a load of Sparky characters look on anxiously....and some of the other audience members look far too happy about this fact!




Here's some pages from the Beryl Book....








Got these Whizzer & Chips, and Nipper comics for 35p each!




I really want oddly flavoured old crisps now because of this old KP Skips ad....(also, there will be more about the KP Skips Clumsy Colin character in a blog post soon! )







Unfortunately, the Nipper cover just ripped when i opened it up, as it was stuck down with something.....still, it was interesting reading it again and remembering characters I had completely forgotten about like Kelpie's Kingdom and Felix The Pussycat....





Next up are more Cheeky comics, which as usual were a pound each from a bookshop in Edinburgh....



I like the fact that most of the Cheekys still have the posters intact.....







And I miss things like this Disney pull-out section..........











Which I'd got all of these supplements....I could use these moves the next time I'm out dancing! 





Despite this next couple not really being my kind of comic, I thought I'd pick them up anyway as they were only 50p each....




Bullet is filled with 70's manliness.....








And Spike has the very 80's Mantracker....




And L Cars, which originally appeared in Sparky, gets a rebranding as Krazy Kops!






And lastly for today, a couple of Whoopee! comics, also 50p each......




My favourite bit is of the first one is of course, the Shiver section, which comes from Shiver and Shake, another comic which joined up with Whoopee....




Love World-Wide Weirdies too, by Faceache artist Ken Reid....




Here's a few pages from the later issue to finish up.......I really want a CGL George! Wonder if I'll find one of those in any charity shops.....








Still loads more pick-ups to come, and loads more comics among them, so I'll be back soon with more! Later Stuffers....