Sunday, December 31, 2017

PULGAS RUN 8! Strange apparitions!

Had no money once again...but we went to the old flea market.  Got 2 goodies that were on my list. Traded 2 Jakks BCA´s...
Toybiz Dr. Strange and Total Justice Batman!  Had them both when they originally came out in 97-98...but alas, when Dad died I sold my collection.  Ugh.  I will have to redo these guys with some nifty capes.  Fix them right on up!

They also had the imaginext Supernova there that is a wishlist item for sure.  I just do NOT have the space for that frickin thing.  Eh, perhaps next year.  We went on December 24th.  Very few dealers were there.  Very few people were there.  I thought it would be packed.  Got these two beauties.  Only around a thousand more toys to go.

I am surprised I have not found one single Reaction figure down here.  I am sure the kids have no idea who those characters are...so when they hit I am sure I will hit the motherload.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI!

I did not want to see this film considering I hated the Force Awakens so much.  BUT there was an idiot on the Friday the 13th website that couldn´t help but to spoil it in a meme.  He got blocked by me so no more of those shenanigans...

So before anything else got out to me, Wifey and I went to see it.
 We arrived around 1pm.  Movie started in 5 minutes.
 The poster looks badass.
Considering I was born in 72 I am one of the ones qualified to review this movie.  I was born at a time when Star Wars did not exist.  The ones after 1977 will have no idea what a non star wars planet is like and are thus unqualified to review it.  I love pure elitism.  I realize I run a Monster Cafe.  By my own rules....I cannot be a true fan of the monsters as I was not alive in 1931 when Frankenstein came out.  I have no problem saying it.  BUT I got Star Wars covered...

However this is where it gets WEIRD!  We are the only two in the theater.  Then it starts....So the entire theater is empty....And the two people that I am taking a picture of...Sit exactly behind us.  You have a hundred seats to pick from and you pick the ones directly behind us.  WEIRDOS!  Seriously.  So Wifey and I move back two rows....
Then 5 minutes later 3 people come in.  Guess where they decide to sit?  RIGHT beside us!  WEIRDOS!  Again you have hundreds of empty seats and complete rows to yourself...and you sit right beside us.  SO..........Wifey and I decide to sit at the very top of the theater.  What is WITH these weirdos?  So as Wifey and I were getting up we looked at them like they were crazy.  One actually grabbed my wife´s arm and said sit down.  She snapped her arm out of his grasp and said what the heck was he doing....So please when going to the theater do not be a weirdo.  A total of 7 people watched the Last Jedi.  Enough for every person to have their own row.  Do not sit right next or right behind people in an EMPTY theater.
 Wifey and I loved the movie.  It was better than part 7 for sure.  I did not feel the dieversity being shoved down my throat as badly as that one.

What I thought....A certain boyhood hero´s death kinda sucked.  Would have liked a more dramatic finish.  Yoda did not look right.  What else....The little chickens in the Millenium Falcon in the trailer I thought were going to be the next Jarjar and a groan from me.  But they didn´t turn out like that.  They didn´t bother me after all.  Surprised about the death of Snoke.  Thought he was going to be a big reveal villain.  I laugh at the fanboys for that one.  Many a youtube video space was wasted at trying to guess his identity....

I concur with another reviewer that it did indeed feel like a third part though.  It is a FAR cry from 1977 when I saw Star Wars in the theater.  Before all this New Hope crap.

Friday, December 15, 2017

SNOW IN SALTILLO!

We have not had snow in years.  At least in the city.  Beautiful but what a frickin nuisance!
The terraza was covered with the crap.
And because of the huge church it did not melt for days.  The church casts a huge shadow which prevents sunlight from getting in.  AND it has the added bonus of leaking through my roof and getting my bed wet with around 40 gallons of water.  Isn´t that great?  AND no one goes to Monster Cafe to eat when it is frickin snowing and raining...So I have another added bonus of having NO money to fix this disaster.  AND it is going to rain for 5 straight days.
So we went to Arteaga again.
Saw this unique carving in a tree.
Snow can be enjoyable when one doesn´t have to work.
So flippin cold outside!  Gots to huddle together!
A small creek I am standing next to.



Afterwards a meal in San Antonio de las anas!

A small cliff that has been coverted into some kind of Mary worship place.

I hope one day to be able to move to a warmer area.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

PULGAS RUN 8! LITTLE PEOPLE! MU!

So I brought more to trade with the flea market.  More of those frickin wrestling figures I bought too many of thinking people would buy them from me.  Nope.  They are sitting on the monster cafe shelves just rotting for the past 9 fricking years. Oh well.  Time to put them to some good use.

Got 3 Marvel Universe 3.75 inch figures.  Guardian, The Leader, and Titanium man!  Awesome gets!  This makes my second and last Guardian.  They were the policeman for the Vault to haul away the superpowered criminals!

The Rock R3- I could never find a good rock figure.  Well that search is over now.  He may be my world champion someday.

Fisher price little people- YES!  Stoked!  I normally hate baby toys as you know.  But these are from my childhood so they get a pass.  She had so many.  Saw three dogs.  But I weedled it down to just these 6.  I hope I can find one of the playsets down here oneday.

So this was an excellent run at the pulgas.  Too happy. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

PULGAS SCORE 7-a whole boatload

Well...money has been tight.  We had a few things to fix in the cafe etc.  But don´t worry we are enjoying ourselves.

But I thought how can I get my obsession with action figures taken care of.

Then it hit me.  In 2009 I spent a thousand bucks on Jakks wrestling figures.  Seperated what I wanted and was trying all these years to sell the rest in the cafe to NO luck.  I think I have sold 40 total...Not many like wrestling in Saltillo I suppose.  When Mattel came out with their versions, well it made me hate Jakks.  I hate the huge thunder thighs on them etc.  I hope Mattel does every single Jakks figure ever done so I can be free of the collection.  So...I brought a few with me to the flea market...and am so thankful that the people there decided to trade with me.

Got alot of things that were on my list!
1. Toybiz Banshee- he is missing his plastic wings...Gotta have Ray fix that pronto.
2. Hasbro Rhino- Needed a Rhino figure.  The Disney pvc is my favorite version of him though.
3.Imaginext mechsuit- Awesome!  I will have it battle my Super Powers Superman figure.
4.BTAS-Two Face- This is the Twoface figure I wanted.  The best one.
5.Last Action hero Ax guy- oh yeah.  A serial killer for my Batman to capture.  Gotta have Ray make his Ax though.
6. Mattel basic Tyson Kidd- I wish his tag partner DH Smith was there but oh well.  Glad to have him.
7. Mattel basic Zack Ryder- Maybe I will tag Kidd and Ryder together?
8. Mattel elite dolph ziggler- The almost showstopper.  Elites are so much better than basics.

So all in all I love it.  Got to trade some extra crappy Titan Tron Live figures and got stuff I actually wanted.

Friday, November 10, 2017

MORE RAY FIXINS! CABLE, BISHOP, FREAK

So Ray made these custom weapons.  The Freak and Bishop are awesome.  It is my fault for giving him a picture of Cable with the gun in that hand and Ray not being familiar with the character nor the toy, sculpted the massive gun in Cable´s karate hand.  Ooops.

Oh well.  I like what he did here.  Happy as a clam.  Now gotta fix Green Arrow, and a few others.

I have not posted in a month.  Money has been tight but more figures are coming. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Controversial Thursday- Bad boys whatcha gonna do?

I don't get it.  WHY?  We got visited last year with 25 cops and they closed us down for not paying a license on time.  We paid this year's...Yet what happens?  Instead of CHECKING their records to see if we paid they have to send cops in again to check our paperwork!  Any idea of how Messed up is Mexico?  Anyone?  That they don't know who has paid their license and who has not?
 Really?  I mean really?
 There were more cops behind me as I took this shot.  Around 10 in all this time.  At least it was cut in half from the year before.  Last year was 25 or so.
 They stopped traffic to do this.  Ridiculous!
Police state anyone?  If they HAVE our papers down at the county office that says we paid our license this year WHY in the hell do they do this?  To scare the bar owners?  Our taxes pay their catblastit salary!  All it does is scare customers and us.  Period.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

MORE ADVENTURES WITH BARNYARD ANIMALS!

What have I been doing lately?  Trying to stay afloat!  I have not been able to go to the flea market etc. because I have massive bills to pay.  Priorities!
 But we did get to go on a trip out yonder and got this blondie horse pic.
 And this VERY shy donkey.  She kept walking away from me if I came near her.
 This is common out yonder.  Some type of water thingie.  It is not a pool but for the animals.
 This little cow was tied on the side of the road.  I mooooed at her but I got nothing but a hardy look.
 When people think of Mexico in the U.S. they do not think of shots like these.  Beautiful huh?
 That ain´t no bull!
 I was very happy to get to hang outside some.  It is nice once in awhile to get away from Monster Cafe and enjoy God´s scenery.
Even got a pic of this here jackrabbit.  He is right in the middle thinking he hid from us.

I hope my situation changes soon and I can get back to figure collecting and playset making.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

WHY AM I FASCINATED BY ANIMALS OF A BARNYARD NATURE?

 The horse almost came inside the window.  I think I love them because I was raised in the city all my life.  Not even a dog or a cat I had!
Little goats.  The kid that was tending all of these was too shy to be on camera.  I LOVE the Mexican people!  So humble etc.

I want to someday purchase a farm out here and raise animals of my own.  It would be paradise.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CUSTOM-APOCALYPSE AND THE NWO!

I had 3 Rick Steiners I picked up 8 years ago.  So I decided to pick one and do a what if.  WHAT IF Rick Steiner joined the NWO?  So there he is.  Then I had Ray fix Apocalypse.
They both came out very well.  I am very happy.

Friday, August 18, 2017

PULGAS SCORE 6- 2 figs!

Wifey is not letting me collect because we have bills to pay...but she let me pick up two figures this past week.
He had a Primal Rage white monkey that I kinda wanted..but he wanted too much money for it.  BUT...with that said, glad I got these two.  I HATE the playmates TMNT figures from the eighties.  They are cartoony and not my taste. Hell I even hate the story.  Radiation on turtles is just a stupid concept. This newer series takes itself a little more seriously.  Shredder here looks cool.  And I LOVE the articulation.

JLU Green Arrow-  I debated to get this or not because I would rather have the Super Powers version but really...what are the frickin odds of getting an SP version in my lifetime.  So I bit the bullet and got this one.  Gotta have Ray make a quiver and bow and arrow someday.

Would love to find more JLU down here.  I am already mixing my SP Superman with them.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MONSTER MASK COLLECTION DEGRADATION!

I had heard horror stories of the rubber mask degrading over time...but had not witnessed it before firsthand...
Look at Dracula and Franky above!
The wolfman is almost destroyed totally.  I bought these masks in 2009 and hung them up in Monster Cafe all those years.  But now....

Who can I call?

RAY to the rescue!
 He quickly in one week stuffed them with paper mache and colored them to look right.  He added eyes to the eyeless Franky and Wolfy to the left.
 I mounted them above the display case.  Much better there!
Oh yeah.  Now the traffic that goes by can see them better.  Way to go Ray!
 Just a cool shot I took of the cafe signs.
 Our huge Wolfman sign.  So impressive!
Or original Frankenstein sign.  Wow.  8 and a half years and counting.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MONSTER CAFE NEW BARANDALAS!

What is a barandala?  Hell if I know.  But that is what my wifey calls them.
 They are hanging signs outside.  I love using these images.  From my favorite horror record from my youth.  The Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman record by Power Records.
Here is the other one on the corner.  I love love love them.

Friday, August 4, 2017

NOSFERATU IS HOME! NEW DRAWING!

My Wifey thought this over with Ray.  I had no part of it.  But the cafe needed a little something after all these years.  Wifey wants to fix a little of the cafe.  It needs attending to.  So no more action figures for awhile I am afraid.  Wifey has put a moratorium on me for a few months.  HAHA
 Oh man.  Ray nailed it.  He looks so terrifying!
 This is where it is in relation to the cafe.
The man himself!  Thanks mi amigo!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

MONSTER CAFE NEW FLYER

I accidently printed it out on Orange.  I just love this classic halloweeny look.

I have some more bloggery to do.  Hopefully I will get to it one day.  But my readership has basically died.  I was having 50 people view down to 12.