Thursday, December 19, 2013

Axe And You Shall Receive

Recently I initiated a trade with the one and only Goodwill Geek. I was reading about the most epic of all Goodwill finds (Check out the epic find HERE, it will blow your mind! Castle Grayskull anyone?) and I spotted 2 Masters Of The Universe maces were amongst the Geek's haul, so I asked if he'd trade me a spare mace for my blue He-Man axe and he kindly obliged.

Moss Man can now better patrol the Shag Swamps with his trusty new silver mace.

It could have ended there with a simple arms trade, but the Geek is a fun-loving guy and decided to mix things up a little. He suggested we also throw in 5 fun little things in addition to the He-Man weapon swap. It sounded like a good idea so I went with it. Check out the fun Christmasy extras he sent me! And while you're at it check out Derek's blog Goodwill Hunting For Geeks, the inspiration I needed to revive my little DI bargain hunting blog here, I learned from the best!

AWESOME! I love Moss Man's awkward pose.

Cute little shifty eyes!
I was super happy to see the infamous ET game piece! I've been seeing a lot of this little guy traveling all trough cyberspace. ET's not just some game piece, the Goodwill Geek has started a great little tradition I like to call ETs Go Home. 

9 ETs
It all started with the Geeks very first post! He discovered these 9 ET board game pieces and has been distributing them throughout the blog-o-sphere to other reputable bloggers. 1 ET found it's way to John of The Clawful Punch. I love John's blog! He has a lot of great stuff and his posts are always a ton o' fun to read. John is just an over all great guy and he's kind enough to frequent my humble little blog here! I sent him a Barrel-O-Slime and I was delighted to see a fun and clever post about it HERE. Be sure to check out The Clawful Punch today!

John's ET
Another ET found it's way to Laura H. of Boo Bobby. I discovered Laura's blog via The Goodwill Geek and I liked what I saw! Her blog is full of charm and wit, a real joy to read! Her family is absolutely adorable and every post just lights up my day! It's kinda freaky and cool how many things we have in common! Be sure to check out Boo Bobby right now dang it!

Laura's ET with space buddy Alf and friends
I believe some other ETs may have made there way out there in cyberspace, bringing joy to good girls and boys. Geek, if you're reading this let me know if you have sent any ETs to others and I'll add there story here. Thanks!

And now yet another ET has reached my humble abode. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this fun little ET tradition. So "be good", I'm tellin' ya why, because ET is comin' home to you! 

Now I know I'm supposed to avoid the Noid, but I love this PVC figure! The Noid is all decked out in his usual Christmas red. He's also sporting some niffty yellow shorts and boxing gloves. Kind of looks like a demented Strong Bad...COOL! I always got a kick out of the Dominos Noid commercials. I never really understood that ad campaign though. "Avoid the Noid?" So, when we think of Dominos pizza, we're supposed to think of avoidance? What the heck is a noid anyways? I know that's not what they were getting at, but that's what stuck in my mind as a kid. Whatever though, I'm no marketing expert. In fact, I think they should bring the Noid back, purely for the entertainment value. You just don't see claymation in commercials that much anymore!

Oh my freaking gosh, it's an OMFG! mini figure! I was really surprised to see this little guy! (Geek, you are too kind!) This here is King Castor from Series 1, in a very festive red. I've had my eye on the OMFG! mini figures ever since I found out about them on Weirdo Toys. OMFG! stands for Outlandish Mini Figure Guys! They started out as a kickstarter project that called on the talent of anyone that wanted to submit a toy design. Anyone that is part of the October Toys community can vote on their favorite design and the winners become the next set of OMFG! Right now the votes are in on Series 4. Check out these amazing figures and help support independent toy makers! If you like to shop retail instead of online I've seen OMFG! in Gray Whale stores.

Here is a nice Christmasy Green Lantern Power Ring! It goes perfectly with my Christmas Sunday best, right next to my CTR ring. Now I will always have the will to choose the right. I shall wear it with pride right along with my pins I got from The Trash Man at Pop Pop! It's Trash Culture!

Lastly, I received a jazzy California Raisin! My Dad collected the California Raisin PVC figures and he still has most of them, at least the ones I didn't claim and play with (steal) as a kid and subsequently lost. I should ask him if I can look through his collection. I remember this trumpet guy, he's pretty sweet! You may be wondering what a California Raisin has to do with Christmas. Well, watch the following video and find out!

Thank you Geek for the trade and thanks for making it fun! God bless you and Merry Christmas!

I'm feeling so blessed this Christmas season largely in part to this wonderful little blogging community! Brian at Cool And Collected has really helped us come together with The League Of Extraordinary Bloggers! I have discovered some incredible bloggers and their wonderful blogs, like Pop Pop It's Trash Culture, Toyriffic, Nerd Out With Me, Caffeinated Joe, The Nerd Nook, Diary Of A Dorkette, Little Weirdos, Erik Johnson Illustrator, MikeACall Creations, Calvin's Canadian Cave of Coolness, and so many more! I don't always have time to comment, but I always try to at least follow all these blogs. My day just isn't complete until I'm up to date! If I forgot to mention you and your extraordinary blog then please leave a link below in the comments and I'll be sure to check out your blog!



  1. Thank you so much for the write up Mason it really made my day and it's nice to know that some folks like reading my blog and i will be back soon from my Holiday break with hopefully some fun stuff to share. : )

    1. It was my pleasure! I really do enjoy your blog an awful lot John. I hope your having a great Christmas vacation and I look forward to a Happy New Year of The Clawful Punch! Thank you for frequenting DI Treasures, I really appreciate it!

  2. Wow... you made this way more Christmas-y than I actually did to begin with. I;m sort of proud of how much Holiday cheer I packed in that package! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks blog so I can show off what I got in exchange!

    1. You really did pack in a ton o' holiday cheer, from the silver mace to The California Rasin! Thanks again for the amazing holiday gifts, I absolutely love it!

      I'll keep my eyes on Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks. Merry Christmas Geek!

  3. Just hope that ET doesn't kill you in your sleep *shudder* ugh he's so creepy!

    Merry Christmas!

    1. LOL, he is a creepy little guy. Hopefully if I feed him a steady diet of red and green M&Ms he will spare my life.

      Merry Christmas Eric! I hope it's a good one!

  4. My favorite post at D.I. Treasures! I love, love, love the ever growing saga of The Geek's E.T. collection!
    I am being very honest when I say that little figure is one of my favorite things. I felt privileged to own a piece of "the beginning"....... ;) This post made me excited about toys again. It inspired me. Hope everyone's taking pleasure in this last week of Christmas season, it's been pretty quiet in the blogging world so I hope that is why! :)

    P.S. Claymation anything FOREVER.

    1. I'm glad I could instill some toy joy this Christmas season. Now is a great time to get excited about toys! I love going to the DI and picking up a unique, awesome toy for a quarter and then going to a retail store or the mall and laughing at the insanely high priced toys.

      I ET saga is so epic and I feel so honored to be a part of it! I hope I covered the saga so far.

      This Christmas season has been super busy with family parties, work, and Ava's first birthday. I honestly don't know how I kept up with the 13 days of Creepmas. After seeing your amazing Christmas decor I wanna put Creepmas away for now and quickly go all out on Christmas and redecorate the tree!

      And heck yes, claymation FOREVER!

  5. I forgot to say that I really love the shots you took of your loot!
    E.T. in the foreground looks awesome with all the crew backin him up ;)

    1. Aww thanks! I thought it would be a fun way to get a close up of each toy.