Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mickey returns for his second appearance, this time in pin form (his last appearance was as a bendable figure). It looks like Mickey is dropping in on some sketchy transition. There is not much info on this pin online but what I did find said it was from the '90s and from Euro-Disney.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Squinkies is a game made up of tiny figures that you put into gumball machine type plastic spheres and then roll some dice. I didn't finish reading the directions so I have no idea how to play but I think there some sort of battle going on. There are 3 series, each with the same figures in different color schemes. These guys are from series 2. These were originally sold at Target but they clearly didn't sell very well because they all ended up at Goodwill.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Doggy Style's debut LP Side by Side was released in 1985 on Flipside Records. The cover features a bunch of decks, a drawing of the band, and graffiti style logo. All of these factors add up to a seemingly questionable release, which is probably why I passed on this so many times at RTX in College Park, MD. My friend finally convinced me I needed it ("Dude, it's got "Rookie Cop" on it!") but told me to steer clear of the later LP with the Duane Peters cover (which was always in the bin). This album is a mix of some pretty decent punk tracks and a few not-so-good funky tracks. It's definitely their most solid release and probably the only one that anyone needs (although I also have the previously featured Live at Sun City 12"). Check out the aforementioned "Rookie Cop" as well as "Skate Party" below.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
PoppyPawz is a Dizzy Dancer, which is apparently just an animal stuck on a top. In addition to his frightening smile and appearance he also makes noises and lights up his tail when you touch his face. He comes with a "Swirlin' Skateboard" to spin on. Judging by the pastel colors and failed attempt at cuteness I guess this is supposed to be marketed to girls.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Radical Discharge is a crossover band from Baltimore, MD. Imagine a thrash-influenced version of the Mean Jeans who are more inspired by Johnny Utah than Ted Theodore Logan and you get a little idea of what is going on. The above graphic was used to advertise their debut LP release party (which I attended last night). Unfortunately, this is not the cover of their record nor is it a t-shirt graphic (at least not yet or not one they had for sale last night). In addition to their new LP they also have a 7" out, both on Wallride Records. Check 'em out here.