Retro Repair: StarCom Laser R.A.T.

Retro Repair: StarCom Laser R.A.T. Assembly

While I did brush off the springs to remove some rust material I did not perform any cleaning or refurbish steps prior to putting this piece back together. There is an issue... Read more »
Retro Repair: StarCom Laser R.A.T.

Retro Repair: StarCom Laser R.A.T. Disassembly

Recently I have begun (again) to collect Star Command toys, more commonly know as StarCom. A Coleco then Mattel toy line from 1987 features moving parts and transformations without the need for... Read more »
Pardon the dust.

Pardon the dust.

When I started this page my original goal was to post an article a week and for a while I had some success with that. Obviously life has gotten the better of... Read more »
Kickstarter currency for article image


What is crowdfunding? While it is a new word to our lexicon the concept has been around throughout history; supporting the publishing of books, plays, or even music. Yet today when you... Read more »
Let's Play Gloomhaven Part 1

Let’s Play: Gloomhaven, pt. I

In March 2017 a small game company wrapped up its Kickstarter for a first edition euro-theme board game with a pledge amount of $386,000 dollars. This was a whopping $316,000 dollars over... Read more »

Technical Difficulties

I have tried to keep up with a weekly post and to date have been successful. This week however I encountered a snag with my hosting that required I spend a vast... Read more »
Let's Play Minecraft Card Game?

Let’s Play: Minecraft Card Game?

Minecraft has been around for over a decade now with the first public version released in 2009. If you bought into the Alpha build for a mere $5 you received updates for... Read more »
Merchandising! Merchandising! Merchandising!

Merchandising! Merchandising!

Merchandising isn’t a new concept from the first general stores with windows, endless displays within department stores, to today’s photo galleries of online products. Merchandising is part and parcel of the modern... Read more »
Physical media vs Digital media

Physical vs Digital

In the age of on-demand and instant access digital purchasing has changed the landscape of media, the debate continues if this is a good thing or not though. With the increase of... Read more »
Glorious gift exclamation

What glorious gifts?

The holidays bring sentiment and traditions into focus for just about everyone but as a child your tuned into the consumer wave length. You wait impatiently and debate anxiously about what will... Read more »