Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Geppi Entertainment Museum: pop culture mecca

Every pop culture fan deserves to visit the Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore. Filled with all kinds of entertainment, from comics, to tv, to toys, it's a treat for people of all ages. If you're a comic fan, you'll marvel at all the rare comics displayed, including all of the milestone comics like Marvel Comics #1, Action comics #1, and Detective comics #27.

If you're more a toy fan, you'll no doubt find plenty to salivate over as well. Whether it's MOC Transformers, G.I. Joe, or Star Wars, there's plenty to see.

Notable for Joe fans is the 1963 12" Joe prototype. Yes! This one!

The museum runs the gamut from tin toys to I Love Lucy to animation cells. No item is seemingly too random and half the fun is discovering what lies in the next room. Where else could you find a box of Mr. T cereal on display? Check it our if you're in Baltimore, or make the trip if you're close by. It's definitely worth it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Joe Collection (part 1)

Thought I'd post pics of my Joe collection. This was the set up in my apartment circa early 2006.

MOC Joes, G1 Transformers keychains, some of my brother's original Joes

Army builders: Urban, Cobra infantry, Funskool Night Creepers, (modified) Vipers, Crimson Army (custom Tomax and Xamot). Defiant Shuttle (my mom got it for $10 at a garage sale years ago)

Top: Hydrofoil, Cobra Command, Oktober Guard
Top shelf: Techno Vipers, Alley Vipers, Ninjas, Classic Team
2nd shelf: JvC, Bugg and some Cobras
3rd shelf: BATs and Grenadiers
4th shelf: Arctic teams
5th shelf: Dreadnoks and ninjas
6th shelf: RAH Joes
7th shelf: Cobras
Bottom shelf: Some Vehicles, Tiger Force (Roadblock and Airtight customs)