Unboxing: Rebuilding My Marvel Cards

So over the last few months I’ve been trying to rebuild my old Marvel trading cards from the early 90’s. My original collection sadly has become lost. Either between moving or someone taking them.

A lot of them I bought with money I earned as a kid and some my father got me. I think that’s the part that is bugging the most. The sentimental value and memories that come with these cards are the most priceless to me. It was something me and my father did together. Finding new comics, new art inspiration, creating new memories.

My hope is that my original cards are buried deep within my garage. Either way, one day I’ll pass these along to my son. Today I did find some Marvel Masterpiece 1993 & 92 card series. Which was an amazing series and sadly didn’t get many of them as a kid, too expensive back then haha. But now! Now I can get and build on top of what I have.

Wizard Magazines of The Past

Ment to share this earlier with the with pile of comics I got. But I instead shared on Twitter, and it had an interesting response. As a kid I use to collect Wizard magazine remembering all the artwork and interviews. All the fan art and posters /tradibg cards they came with.

But upon sharing my find, I found out I was not the only one who was still collecting them. It was almost like open the barn door just a little bit and boom! I had an number of people share their stories with me and the issues that they had. I have to say the whole thing has been really cool. Made me realize how much I miss collecting these magazines and comics.

Comics & Childhood Memories Part 2

img_20200609_142130_0236065484735540063323.jpgSo last month I talked about Image Comics and some memories that I had. That can be found here (LINK). Because of that, it caused me to start collecting again and the other day I found a number of comics in this antique mall here in town. I wasn’t going to write about it. But I did make a 4 part post on Twitter about it and for some reason I got on a small soap box.

9c2xhp7192317263766269698.jpgI really didn’t think much of it. Then it hit on much these comic help me change and over come learning issues I had a child. I normally don’t talk about these on here, mostly because it’s never really come up before hahaha. But now reading through these comics, it is clear I had forgotten on how great they were. I think I wrote about this before…

(*Looks over post*)

Yes, yes I did.. But that’s okay… Me and my Dad would have our weekly trip to the comic store and pick up whatever we can get. I remember trying to copy a lot of the art styles screenshot_20200608-201036_twitter2229549943737104980.jpgthat were there by Liefeld, McFarland, Lee. To me the early 90’s were a golden time for comics and art over all. I loved the stories and reading over and over again. Helped me with my Dyslexia (also reading Michael Crichton).

After going through all these comics I just got, I want to go back and dig around some more. I know there is a local comic shop I want to hit as well. Another cool thing was, when I posted these tweets. I got a retweet from Rob Liefeld. It may seem like “small beans” to most, but to me it was a cool little nod/”I saw that”.

20200609_1521398024194944910522224.jpgOn top of that my girlfriend was helping me dig through some of the comics and she found two comics of Buckaroo Banzai! It was a limited two part comic series released by Marvel. Buckaroo Banzai being one of my favorite movies I had to get them. I’m sure I’ll write again soon about some of the finds I have. Also me and my fellow co-hosts on our podcast were talking about doing another Image Comic eps. Seeings how I missed that one.. Ugh.. So I’ll post more updates about that as they come in.

LOOTCRATE!!! TIME!!! *Spoilers*

So after taken a few months away from any form of Loot (plus I got burned out on all the shipping issues I was having with a certain company). I went out and got this months LootCrate! This month was Robotic theme and it was amazing :). We have Aliens, Star Wars, Star Trek (I know!! I the same box!!), Blade Runner!! Now that is just the core crate, the DX has far more Loot inside.

Also with the…

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LOOTCRATE!!! TIME!!! *Spoilers*

So after taken a few months away from any form of Loot (plus I got burned out on all the shipping issues I was having with a certain company). I went out and got this months LootCrate! This month was Robotic theme and it was amazing :). We have Aliens, Star Wars, Star Trek (I know!! I the same box!!), Blade Runner!! Now that is just the core crate, the DX has far more Loot inside.

Also with the…

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LOOTCRATE!!! TIME!!! *Spoilers*

So after taken a few months away from any form of Loot (plus I got burned out on all the shipping issues I was having with a certain company). I went out and got this months LootCrate! This month was Robotic theme and it was amazing :). We have Aliens, Star Wars, Star Trek (I know!! I the same box!!), Blade Runner!! Now that is just the core crate, the DX has far more Loot inside.

Also with the Loot pin I got 3 free digital issues to Servo Magazine, as well as a free Ghost in the Shell comic. Star Trek was also a Loot Crate exclusive comic titled Mirror Broken: Origin of Data. Read and wrote a little something about it and as always the link is at the end of this post.. The Ghost in the Shell comic was interesting… I was worried at first because the cover looked like some 10 years old did it was a MS Paint. But to my surprise the art was great and story plot followed the TV show.

Queen take Bishop :(!! Love this little figure from Aliens, sadly it’s the beginning of the slow death of one of my favorite characters. Still a great collectible, a bitch to put together tho. Not everything was cut right. Blade Runner was a t-shirt with the Wallace company logo on it!! Beyond happy with this one, the only problem I had was the print was stuck together and messed up the logo a little bit. But not to bad, it kinda gave it a vintage look anyways. UPSIDE!! The Loot box makes me laugh. Every LootCrate box can be turn into something else and/or re gifted to someone else. This month was a mock cereal box hahaha, called “Cog Crispies, For Silicon-Based Constructs”. Now for Star Wars!! We have a build your own R2-D2 figure that is made out of wood. I’ll have to post some pictures of R2 once I’m done building it. So that is this months crate!! Hope you enjoyed the spoilers!!LINKS:

Star Trek TNG: Mirror Broken: Origin Of Data ( LootCrate Exclusive)
www.lootcrate.com

WilliamBruceWest.com: West Week Ever: Pop Culture In Review – 1/8/16

Welcome to the first West Week Ever of 2016! Thanks to everyone who checked out West YEAR Ever earlier this week, and brace yourself because we’ve got a lot to discuss today! On the movie front, I finally watched Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. What the Hell did I watch?! I thought I’d heard good things …

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