Popular Culture Collectibles Reviews

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tigers Hometown Heroes



I grew up in Michigan-not very far from Detroit.  Like all young boys at that time I loved baseball and I loved the Detroit Tigers.
 
Lionsgate, in conjunction with Major League Baseball Productions, presents the long and impressive history of the Detroit Tigers with its Tigers Hometown Heroics DVD collection.

Relive the ups and downs of the Tigers with can’t miss moments, history making feats, and thrill-a-minute game highlights.

Form Tiger Stadium to Comerica Park the special looks at the impressive career of key Tiger Players from Ty Cobb to Prince Fielder.

Thirty minutes of bonus footage, interviews, footage and historic moments and milestones and much more make this a DVD that Tigers’ fans are sure to roar about.

Hillbillies and Petticoat




Exclusively from Wal-Mart and Sam’s comes a duo of classic TV episode collections courtesy of CBS/Paramount.
 
The ultimate fish-out-of-water classic comedy The Beverly Hillbillies pits the backwoods Clampett family against the slick and modern Beverly Hill, California upper crust.
Country clashes against culture as The Beverly Hillbillies prove that down-home common sense beats out the high and mighty every time.

The Official Fourth Season DVD collection contains all of the season’s episodes.  The Beverly Hillbillies come face-to-face with bumbling burglars, movies stars, millionaires and even magicians.

Has it really been 50 years?  I’m afraid so.  Petticoat Junction celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an Official Third Season collection.
 
Join the folks at Hooterville as they live the simple life.  The three Bradley girls make life interesting for Uncle Joe, Kate and the citizens of Hooterville as they scheme, stir up trouble and stay just one step ahead of Kate and Uncle Joe.

Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo and Betty Jo contend with school, romance, and hotel guests in this hilarious homespun comedy that has turned 50.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel



Talk about your unexpected crossover!  But, I suppose it had to happen.  After all Disney owns both Phineas and Ferb and Marvel Comics.  I had my doubts if the team-up would work but after viewing the DVD I have to admit, it does and it’s funny. 

When and unexpected Power-Drain-Inator ray ricochets off Phineas and Ferb’s space station (courtesy of Dr. Doofenshmirtz) and strikes Thor, Spider-Man, Ironman and the Hulk and drains their powers chaos ensues.

The timing of the accident couldn’t have happened at a worse time.  A group of dastardly villains have set about conquering the world and only Phineas and Ferb can restore the Marvel heroes’ powers to them before it’s too late.

Nick Fury and O.W.C.A.’s top agent Perry the Platypus step in to help in this hilarious teaming of Marvel and Phineas and Ferb and their friends and foes.

Included with the DVD are several bonus episodes, a comic book, a poster and more.  Time to get your geek on!

Poster Collections



Question.  What contains huge, multiple, full-color, spectacular images from popular video games and movies wrapped up in protective squarebound covers with multiple varnished images on their backs? 

That’s an easy question to answer: Insight Editions beautiful Poster Collections of World of Warcraft, Marvel Heroes & Villains, Gears Of War and Angry Birds.




Images pulled strait from the popular video game/app. Angry Birds phenomenon, the Angry Birds: The Poster Collection is nothing to get upset about.  Ecstatic, yes!  Thrilled, yes! Happy?  You bet!  Even the ever stoic and temperamental Red Bird will crack a smile for this collection.




Hugely popular with video gamers is the grim and gritty world of Gears Of War.  The new 40 poster collection features some of the most iconic images from the video game series.  Key characters, spectacular vistas, vehicles, weapons and classic face-offs are all included.  Gear it up!




The Avengers, Captain America, Ironman, Thor, the Hulk-they’re all included in the Marvel heroes & Villains 40 movie poster collection.  




Relive classic moments from each film along with character images, pivotal moments and movie posters.  Avengers assemble!




The World Of Warcraft is the first of the online video games and boasts millions of players.  Warcraft has expanded to toys, clothing and other popular culture items.




Thirty two posters make up the lush World Of Warcraft collection concentrated on key characters and images from Azeroth.




All of the poster collections make excellent additions to any pop culture collection.  Each poster may be removed from its respective collections and enjoyed both on the walls or left in their oversize collection packages.

Monday, September 23, 2013

101 Ways To Kill A Zombie



How exactly do you ‘kill’ a zombie?  Isn’t that a wrong assumption?  After all, aren’t they dead already?  Regardless of the contradiction, Rob Pearlman’s new book from Universe (illustrated by Dave Urban) offers 101 solutions as to how to ‘off’ zombies.
 
Talk about inventive!  As gross as the subject may be Dave Urban’s illustration are just sanitary enough so that both he and the author can get away with it.

How do you kill a zombie?  Let me count the ways-all 101 ways.

Here are just a few suggestions: Knife, Password Reset, Microwave, Catapult, Flying Monkeys, Red Shirt, and Death by Chocolate-you can see where this is going.

For some truly outrageous ways to eliminate the undead be sure to pick up a copy of this book today-you never know when the Zombie Apocalypse may arrive.