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Cosmetic makeover for a 23 year old Incredible Hulk
While cleaning out the garage not too long ago, I came across an old toy I bought for my son back in 1992.  It's a 15 inch Incredible Hulk Supersize action figure made by Toy Biz.  My son absolutely loved it, and played with it like crazy for many years.  T...
While cleaning out the garage not too long ago, I came across an old toy I bought for my son back in 1992.  It's a 15 inch Incredible Hulk Supersize action figure made by Toy Biz.  My son absolutely loved it, and played with ...
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The infamous Y/S.N.T trademark on Kinkeshi and M.U.S.C.L.E. toys
If you're familiar with the M.U.S.C.L.E. toyline, you more than likely have noticed the trademark on every figure that reads: Y/S.N.T Back in the early days of the M.U.S.C.L.E. hobby, and the infancy of The M.U.S.C.L.E. Preservation Society, we were ecstati...
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San Diego Zoo 1972. My how things have changed.
From my family archives of slides I've converted into digital format, here's a few pics that my old man snapped in 1972 during a family visit to the San Diego Zoo. "Ha.. Lookit the stupid monkey!  Ha Ha.. he wants my food but can't reach it.. Ha Ha Ha!.. I ...
From my family archives of slides I've converted into digital format, here's a few pics that my old man snapped in 1972 during a family visit to the San Diego Zoo. "Ha.. Lookit the stupid monkey!  Ha Ha.. he wants my food ...
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Inaugural post to my new toy collecting web-site.. "Keshi if you can"
For my inaugural post at "Keshi if you can", I wanted to write an in depth article about my personal history with collecting toys, thoughts about the hobby, etc.  However, there will be plenty of time for that in posts to com...
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A 70s grooming retro flashback
I was getting ready for work one morning recently, and suddenly experienced deja vu when I looked down and saw this.. My old man used all of these items for his daily grooming regimen in the 70s and 80s.  It sounds funny, but it didn't dawn on me until this...
I was getting ready for work one morning recently, and suddenly experienced deja vu when I looked down and saw this.. My old man used all of these items for his daily grooming regimen in the 70s and 80s.  It sounds funny, b...
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Stumped while Retro treasure hunting
It's not too often that I get stumped identifying items while perusing the aisles of flea markets, thrift stores, or antique malls.  However, late last year I came across an item that had me a bit perplexed.  Check it out.. It's a sculpture of some cat with...
It's not too often that I get stumped identifying items while perusing the aisles of flea markets, thrift stores, or antique malls.  However, late last year I came across an item that had me a bit perplexed.  Check it out.. ...
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Super Mario Bros 3 Keshi
This Mario Keshi is one of my favorite acquisitions in recent months.. This is an early 90s Mario Bros 3 Gashapon figure.  I was happy to see that there are a lot of different characters available from this line, and plan on purchasing more of them very soo...
This Mario Keshi is one of my favorite acquisitions in recent months.. This is an early 90s Mario Bros 3 Gashapon figure.  I was happy to see that there are a lot of different characters available from this line, and p...
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Wanted one as a kid.. still want one today. (The Millennium Falcon)
I saw this at Toys-R-Us last year, and was immediately transported back to 1977.. 2013 Millennium Falcon with retro packaging I truly coveted this toy when I was seven years old!  I must admit that if I had an extra $250.00 lying around, I would have been t...
I saw this at Toys-R-Us last year, and was immediately transported back to 1977.. 2013 Millennium Falcon with retro packaging I truly coveted this toy when I was seven years old!  I must admit that if I had an extra $250.0...
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1977 Disco hit - "Ain't gonna bump no more" by Joe Tex
Yes friends.. it's another edition of "Crap that's stuck in my head".  This tidbit comes directly from the music file in my memory banks.  When I was seven years old, I vividly remember a song that took the Disco world by storm.  The song is called "Ain't g...
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Back in 1970..
1970.. the year I was born.  Things have really changed since then, and below are a few examples of just how much, as well as some notable events that took place during that year... Cost of living: One gallon of milk cost $1.32 A loaf of bread cost .24 cent...
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My Old Man's retro means of re-purposing
My Dad just can't bring himself to throw out anything that's still useful.  Check out a few of the recycled items in his garage which help him keep it tidy and organized.. Old Cigar Box (houses how to books and manuals) Ammunition cases from Vietnam (hold p...
My Dad just can't bring himself to throw out anything that's still useful.  Check out a few of the recycled items in his garage which help him keep it tidy and organized.. Old Cigar Box (houses how to books and manuals) ...
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Forgotten Folk - Tiny Tim
All of my life Tiny Tim has been somewhat of a mystery wrapped in an enigma.  He was primarily known for singing classic songs in a high falsetto voice while playing his ukulele.  I remember masses of people (my folks included) adamantly professing that the...
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Enlightened 20th century retro Dad with an affinity for the recent past.  I'm a bonafide Sci-Fi, Tiki, Action Figure, Disney, Vintage Bike, Food, and Beer Geek.  I live in Northern Colorado, but have a love affair with the Florida gulf coast.
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RetroHound! Photos of Vintage 20th Century Collectibles and Memorabilia.
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Classic Movie Reviews, Pictures of Album Covers, Collectibles, and whatever strikes my fancy.

Davelandblog: Fire in San Diego
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It has been wonderful to get messages of concern from friends and family who have been made aware of the fires that are raging through parts

The Nerd Store
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The Nerd Store is the entertainment destination for Greeley! Including a wide variety of events activities and products in games and comic b

Smart Compass
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Smart Compass is in the 3rd set of the Smart Tools collection.This compass is a tool to search bearings(azimuth) using the built-in magnetic

Go Retro!: Ms. Go Retro Answers All
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You know what's amazing? Go Retro has been live for 6 years now and averages around 1000 page views a day; that's nearly triple the amount i

Davelandblog: Storybook Land Restoration
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This image came from a batch of December 1982 slides and features the pink Cinderella Castle that towers over the Storybook Land attraction

The Retroist | Retro Blog and Podcast
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Behind The Scenes: Re-Animator (1985). Posted on October 1, 2011 by VicSage. As always, a huge thanks goes out to Quint over at Ain't It

Dads Dish Retro Blog: Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee
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Drink review - Dr. Drip Coffee. Dr. Drip single serve coffee the verdict - excellent! From the second I saw the way cool retro looking packa

Dehumidifiers Sarasota - N&M Cool Today
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N&M Cool provides dehumidifiers to residents of Sarasota and southwest Florida

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