Usually, I wouldn’t say I like to make blanket statements, but your house isn’t a home without this. How can you even sleep in that flop house?
Hulk Smash Choo-Choo! All I got is Hulk is not really a merchandisable character, save for those fists from the early 2000s; those were wicked.
This was sent to me by my friend Courtney who has a cool belt buckle Instagram you should follow. Like, who would…EVER..wear this? Remember when Miracle Whip did that badass Gen-X campaign that felt like a Mr. Show parody? That is the only thing relating to this stuff that has brought me joy.
I bet this smells like a whisky explosion in a cigarillo factory. Papa? Is that you?
Next time you complain about the latest thing Marvel or DC pooped out, remember Condorman was the only Superhero movie 1981 had to offer. In terms of merchandise, we got a novel, comics by Gold Key and an ice cream flavour that I didn’t enjoy and that’s it. I thought of Condorman a lot during “Black Adam, ” which helped. I don’t want to know what’s in the Black Adam ice cream; its probably tears and a lock of Henry Cavill’s hair.
Bonus item, I love Knock-Off stickers based on Japanese properties. I have fond memories of ersatz Ultraman and weird Gatchamen.
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