Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Blog!

It's official: My new toy blog is up and running. So if you're interested in seeing all the stuff in my collection that's not 50-plus years old, head on over to what I hope is the appropriately named Galactic Awesome! at

As I said, it'll showcase things like vintage Star Wars toys, old Japanese die-cast robots and space ships, vinyl kaiju, Star Trek and Lost in Space ephemera, monster toys, and pretty much anything else I can think of. Should be fun!

Have no fear, the Attic of Astounding Artifacts isn't going anywhere. But sometimes I'll post here, and sometimes I'll post in Galactic Awesome!, and sometimes I'll post in both of them. And, of course, often times I'll simply not post at all. Because sometimes it's more fun to play with toys than to write about them. (Duh!)

(That said, expect a neat ray gun update later this week!)

By the way, thanks to everyone who suggested names for the new blog. Some of them were... um... awfully creative. In the end, though, I decided to just go with one of my own. Love it, hate it, it is what it is. Personally, I think Galactic Awesome! is kind of weird and syntactically challenged, but also charmingly in tune with all those great toys. (And yes, the exclamation point is part of the official name. I could get annoyed by it, though, so I reserve the right to change my mind.)

Anyway, I'm reasonably certain that Galactic Awesome! will appeal to a number of the Attic's readers. But I'm also sure that a number of you will look at it and think, "Meh." But if you're interested in seeing what grew out of all the toys featured here, I hope you'll take a gander at the toys I feature there. Who knows? Maybe you'll find a whole bunch of new ways to blow your hard earned cash!


  1. Thanks! It should be a fun change of pace. Though I find it hard to break my habits of writing looooong posts. Heh.


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