Yesterday was Saturday and there was a toy show in my town. Lots of fun for me and a certain little dude that I love. First off I found these neato oversized Matchbox Cars…..
The red and blue one are both marked “Matchbox Speed Kings”, but the red one is marked 1971 called “Shovel Nose”, and the blue one is 1972, called “Bandolero”. I’m sure they were beautiful right out of the box, but, I kind of like the worn look. You can see the years on them and it gives them character. Don’t you think?
Now, the green one is also marked Matchbox, but is from 1977. It is from their line called “Adventure 2000”. It’s called “K-2002 Flight Hunter”. These were just a few of the items we picked up at the Inside Pitch Toy and Hobby Show.
Later in the day, I had been invited to be a guest artist at The SPOT in Newton NC.
While I was there I “spotted” (see what I did there?!) a comic that I always buy (yes I collect multiple copies of my favorites), Crystar issue #6. Now I don’t collect the Crystar series and I didn’t as a kid, but, this issue is pretty much an X-Men stand alone issue in disguise. The entire thing is about my favorite mutant Nightcrawler!
Here are a couple of completed items I’ll have for the show…..
Those are my new “murder burger” t-shirts! ‘Cause, you know, when you have a tasty burger…….you kinda wanna kill it! They are ketchup on mustard and mustard on ketchup! Limited print run, sort of testing them out.
Come see me at the show! I’ll be tabling at AA-1223.
So, like more than half of the planet, last week I bought my Blu-Ray copy of Star Wars the Force Awakens.
The ripple effect that Star Wars has on pop culture can be seen in these knock-off toys I found at a local “dollar store”!
Wow! Stuff like that is a RIOT to me!
While I’m about some Star Wars business here are some Force Awakens action figure pictures for your enjoyment….
Captain Phasma and a Tie Fighter Pilot from a different Star Wars toy line (Star Wars: Rebels)
Above is the droid PZ-4CO with some bounty hunters and another figure from SW Rebels.
The picture above is of (from left to right) Ello Asty, Poe Dameron, and the droid C1-10P or “Chopper” from SW Rebels. Interestingly Ello Asty is named after the Beastie Boys album Hello Nasty! Director J.J. Abrams has a love of Beastie Boys apparently!
Finally a picture of a cool version of “Snaggletooth”, as he used to be known, he’s Star Wars, but unrelated to the Force Awakens. Just for fun!
As an experiment I tried putting some peanut butter chips into banana bread. My thinking behind it was as a homage to Elvis……
King Bread Recipe
Prep time: 5 minutes, cook time: 1 hour
Add to shopping list the following…
3 to 5 over-ripe bananas (depends on the size of bananas), mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 to 1 cup PB chips (this I have changed to just throwing in the whole 9 or 10 oz. bag, because WHY NOT! Lol!)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a silicone spatula mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour and pb chips last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf.
I doubled the ingredients to make two loaves this last time.