As I write this entry, I am immediately reminded of Michael Coreleone’s (Al Pacino) famous line from Godfather III,
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Granted, Coreleone was referring to his waning attempt towards legitimize his business and professional affairs, but I have always felt that my annual quest to procure yet another Starbucks Planner (or two) resonates just as loudly.
Every year it is the same story and—for better or for worse—it usually results in the same outcome…with just a different year on the cover.
Audio 001 – Toy Review: Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers [Series 1]
Last July 17, 2017, the family and I caught a late afternoon showing of Cars 3[i] before proceeding to a nearby department store in order to check out some of their Disney Pixar Cars 3 merchandise on display.
Strategically displayed by the escalator, there was a host of Cars 3 eye candy. But the one that caught my eye was the Series 1 Disney Pixar Cars 3 Die-Cast Mini Racers. These blind bag items retailed for about P149.50 so I decided to pick up a couple of bags for this review.[ii]
Hopefully the first of many videos: Just wanted to give you guys a peek of our Day 1 ToyCon 2017 experience.
I’ll try to be kind.
However, my thoughts on its point pricing and space allotment haven’t changed much since my review last year.
The saving grace though was having a photo with the larger-than-life sized Larry Joe Bird[i] COOLRAIN MINDstyle VINYL figure that stood outside the SMX Convention Center’s main concourse. Goosebumps! Now, I’ll add that snapshot to the COOLRAIN MINDstyle Russell Westbrook photo I took in ToyCon 2016.
Was it worth it?
Man, at least last year for the same point price we HAD an event program. This year, we weren’t given one. Did we have to buy one? How come I didn’t see any being sold?
I almost forgot. In addition to the two Takara Tomy Arts Super Figure Collection Grendizer UFO Gashapons that I lucked out in getting yesterday, I also picked up a couple of used discs: Hall & Oates’ Rock n’ Soul Part 1[i] and Spyro Gyra’s first live album entitled, Access All Areas. These albums were without […]
Back in the early 90’s, Compact Discs (CD) were the thing! A literal upgrade in quality from the bulky Vinyl, 8-track, and cassette tapes. It was the only way to get music back then as digital downloads were still in its infancy. CD’s also had a long lifespan–unless you left them under direct sunlight–and were reported to be good for a couple of thousand plays before encountering any problems.
Here is the latest batch of discs that I picked up:
Outside: From the Redwoods (1993)
The second live album by Kenny Loggins. Originally recorded in a 1992 concert held “outside” a venue located within a stand of giant redwood trees. Loggins released it the following year.
I actually had this in cassette! Favorites include Conviction of the Heart and the Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald duet What a Fool Believes.
Conviction of the Heart – 5:36
What a Fool Believes (Duet with Michael McDonald) – 4:12