Monday, October 20, 2014


Recent nab....a Slimer pencil topper. Now I have a little buddy to watch me gaze into my computer screen. I just may adopt him as my third child. That's legal right?

Next I received a 1992 Playmates Lurch toy. If you not down with the Addams Family, then you can just ignore this photo and focus on the Slimer one above.

That's all for now folks...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Digging in the dirt......

"You strike me as the type of guy who's lookin for a head he can knock off with a shovel. But what you don't understand is that if we do start to fight...this ain't gonna end, until the other one of us is dead." - John Shooter

Friday, October 3, 2014

Cereal Killers...Halloween Post #2

With the Halloween season upon us I have made it a point to dive head first into spooky themed post. I have also decided to not invest every ounce of energy I have into this concept, as I would like to enjoy the holiday rather then be strung out. I will be celebrating, exploring, & sharing my thoughts but remain lite on the wording. You would be surprised at the amount of energy it takes to put together a post, podcast, video logs, etc and still have a full time job and life. 

Anyway, let's take a look at this years Target Exclusive retro-art boxes.

First we have the Count, with his vague resemblance to a hybrid Maleficent/Scrooge look. This is probably my favorite out of the lot as far as taste go, but I still have to give it up to my boy Franken-Berry.

Each box comes with a cut out mask! 
Just awesome....

Second we have Franken-Berry and his warm inviting grin.

And his cut out mask. I think I know what I'm going for Halloween as...

And lastly we have Boo Berry. Out of the bunch, his design appeals to me the least. I think they spent a total of five minutes coming up the art. Oh well...he's still a classic.

Well that all folks, what are your thoughts on the boxes that Target rolled out???

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ghoulish Doodles Revisited...Halloween Post #1

I've decided that for my first "Halloween Countdown" post that I will revisit Ghouls and Goblins that have graced the pages of my journals. I begin keeping an illustrated journal several years ago and focused mainly on sketching moments and items. Which is fun, but not really my cup of tea.Now I lean more toward incorporating those moments into a page full of my wacky randomness. Below are a few snippets, pages, & cardboard cutouts that some up my appreciation for the spirit of Halloween. This time of year really gets my creative juices flowing. 

Stay Scared my friends.....

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

John Gaither Mystery Box....Black Star Edition

John Gaither recently sent me over a lovely box of fantasy, toxic waste, and knee high serial killers. Let's jump right in and look at the contents of this blast from the past.

First up we have Gargo and Kadray's helper from Black Star. Each one a villain or at least a henchman. Now I'm not really that familiar with the show, but that is not really a big deal. Unknown figures can be a segway into a new obsession. So I guess it's time for me to get my Black Star on YALL! 

The awesome feature about Gargo is his light up chest, which is triggered by a spark flinter in his back. Also the wings..,.the banana yellow wings.

Next we have Blackstar himself with his gorgeous feathered hair and arms that resemble a stack of cantaloupes. He reminds me of a Mexican He-Man, but that's just me.

 Hiding in the trees far above are Paulo & Balkar the Trobbits....not be confused with Hobbits of course.They must be distant cousins of the Smurfs. Hmmmm

Here's a better shot of Black Star, just because.....

Now we get to the muck, salad mix, & the not so safe childs toy. 

Introducing Major Disaster ladies and gentlemen. A brute with a heart for suburban house mom's. Former soldier turned fungus hybrid, this figure is just close to my heart. John nailed it with this one. I have begun the painstaking process of piecing together my Toxic Crusaders collection and this little dude just gave me a head start.

Old Swampy! Kenner rocked the marker for years and I'm okay with that. I love all 5 Episodes of the Swamp Thing cartoon in my youth and of course the figures as well. This particular goody extends his arm and retracts it back. Whiplash style! 

And Chucky. With his vacant stare and Reading Rainbow colored pants trim, he's a huggable little tot. Put out by Funko in a Mystery Box, this figure sat along side such nasties as Jason, Michael Myers, & Freddy. Even with his height disadvantage I would dare say he could hold his own.

John you're just awesome sir....

Head over to his blog Robot Monster Space Hero and check out his wild adventures with toys and other various collectibles.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Flea Market Finds....Yep

Yep, I journeyed out to the great American dirt market yet again. And was not disappointed. I only brought a few dollars with me, as too reduce my shopping spree tendencies. You know....on a budget kind of stuff. 

These are the four little treasures I unearthed. Not to shabby for $3.00

First up we have Mr. Raphael. I wasn't quite sure where he was from but my buddy over at The Sewer Den helped me expose his origins. He was put out by Topps and was a container for bubble gum. Of course the gum and bottom are long gone, but still he was a nice find.

Then we have a Broadway figurine put out in 1995 in the Burger King kids meals. 
I have fond memories of this show and it will go nicely with the Gargoyles VHS movie that I just found. 

And the last two pieces too this epic puzzle are Man-At-Arms sans any accessories and Toxic Crusaders Episode 1 on VHS.

All in all not a bad haul. The Man-At-Arms figure is really the crown jewel. I've been seeking him out for some time now. Who knew he was just hanging out in Greenwood, LA. Hmmmm And not to be outdone the Toxic Crusaders tape will make a nice addition to my every growing VHS collection.

Well that all folks, stay tuned for more exciting post from AWAKE OH SLEEPER....

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monsterama Edits and Page Glory....

I have way too many post in the works, so in the interim here is some of my mobile photography and journal pages. Enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Goodwill Goodies

This past weekend was 50% at Goodwill, so my wife suggested that we go take a look. "Why sure" I said, trying my best to dampen my excitement. Let's see what I found for a whooping $2.50

First I found Throttle from "Biker Mice From Mars". Put out by Galoob in 93', this figure is just sweet. He came with all of his accessories including bike & bike caddy. 

My son immediately claimed this treasure, and I'm perfectly okay with that. It's awesome to see him enjoying these relics that a drooled over as a child. Now don't get me wrong though, I'm still going to play with it as well. You know....I'm a man-child.

Next up I found "Gargoyles" the movie with interactive VHS board game. Apparently the last 20 minutes of the film are spent listening to voice commands while playing through the quest. Just plain awesome. Why can't modern day movies have this type of intrigue. 

On a side note, I can't move one without acknowledging the fact that when I saw this VHS I thought of my bud Erik Johnson who I know is a fan of the franchise. So big shout out to Erik.

Here's a inside shot of the VHS.

And last put not least is "Casper's First Christmas". I grew up with this ghoul and have always been on the lookout for items that brand his name. So to see the likes of Huckleberry Hound and Casper dancing around a tree with the fat man, I just jump for joy. And I think I clutched the first passerby in a bear hug out of shear excitement. Yep...just WOW!

Well that's all folks. Please remember to check back from time to time, follow this blog and be on the lookout for my upcoming Halloween Countdown in conjunction with "Nerds of the Round Table" .