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Expo Scores!

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The first weekend in April, Dipper and I went to Buffalo's Record Pop Culture Expo. A local VFW post was hosting it, and basically it was vendors galore! There were all kinds of merchandise on sale, and even if you didn't buy anything, it was neat to look at what was for sale and who was buying it. If I had known at the time that I would inherit my grandparent's record player, I would have spent time thumbing through the hundreds of records. Other than that, Dipper and I thumbed through comic books, action figures, and signed memorabilia.

This was the first time I'd ever attended that type of event, and I had no idea what I was getting myself into. As in, I will be saving up for their Fall event, in the hopes that I can score more signed items, and maybe even a few comics.

We had our eyes on a few items from the get-go, but made sure that we circled the event a few times just to make sure those were the items we wanted. Dipper checked out a couple vintage metal lunch box…

March Mr Ghost Subscription Box

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A friend of mine is a bit of a subscription box fiend. She does makeup boxes. Stationary boxes. Skin care boxes. Anything she can get her paws on. I was visiting her about a month ago and commented on the super cute sticker on her laptop. It featured a ghost wearing a monocle. She explained that it was part of a subscription set called Mister Ghost's Highly Enviable Monthly Parcel of Simple Yet Amazing Wonderments. Yes, it's a super long title for a very simple box. I opted for the subscription, which renews every month. That box goes for $12, but if you want to try it out and go on a monthly basis, it's $16.

I'm over the moon with what I received, but I don't think I'd pay $16 for it. But for $12? It's very much worth the money. It's a box suitable for younger people, as it doesn't contain anything offensive, but it definitely is more of a niche box than most. The skeletons, bats, robots, ghosts, cats, and other figures depicted are cartoonish rathe…

March HorrorBlock Subscription Block

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March's HorrorBlock just arrived in the mail today. (In case you're new to it, it's part of the NerdBlock family, and focuses on bringing unique horror merchandise to subscribers every month. Usually there's a theme, but lately they've chosen one or two movies or tropes and centered the box on that. It costs $19.99 per month.) Per usual, I waited to see Dipper before opening it, which incidentally meant that I had to wait until I was at work tonight.

This month's theme was again zombie-centered. After the letdown of last month's block, I was not looking forward to this one. As luck would have it, the second try was really the charm. This month's block was a delight to open.


* Samara t-shirt - This month's t-shirt was a close-up of Samara from The Ring franchise. It's blue and white on a black background, and not bad at all. I was dreading what Ring merchandise would be included, as it's not one of my favorite films by any stretch. (It also doe…