Mainline Metal/Metal

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A mainline Hot Wheels with a metal body and a metal base is always a good buy. My wife and I don’t usually buy race cars, but the yellow green ’71 Mustang Funny Car and the Morris Mini shown above are really beautiful. The fact that they have removable bodies makes them more attractive.

A History of Jacke in 100 Objects #10 – The Spitwad

This is a perfect example of good writing. Here’s the summary from the author: “A science teacher with zero personality confronts a bully, with a little help from the heavens.”

Jacke Wilson

Here’s something I’ve learned: teachers are human.

They’re not superheroes or gods. Not saints or demons. They’re human beings, with flaws and weaknesses like all the rest of us.

Don Ward was a fine man who taught high school biology to undeserving students in the same crumbling, run-down building for forty-three years.

How bad was our school? When I was there, ceiling tiles used to fall crashing to the floor. I’d never actually seen one drop, but at least once a month we’d see one in the hallway by the lockers, broken on the ground with a cloud of white smoke that was probably 100% asbestos. In the ceiling, there’d be a gap that stayed there forever, never to be filled. No money in the budget. Or maybe nobody cared enough to bother.

Not such a great workplace for Don Ward. How did he do it? Why did he stay? It…

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Dino-mites #1

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I’m selling a copy of Dino-mites! #1, although I don’t know if anyone would buy it. It has 28 pages and its size is 6 inches by 9 inches. The cover is glossy and the inner pages are newsprint. I bought it at a small-time school supply shop in Parañaque City during the late 1980s or the early 1990s. I had never heard of it before, and I’ve never heard of it since. The inner front page is an advertisement for a company in Las Piñas so perhaps writer/artist Robert Velhagen is from there.

Marvel Super Special #16

I’m selling a comic book reprint whose cover is very similar to that of Marvel Special Edition #2 (with the cover price removed) but whose contents are from Marvel Super Special #16 (according to the indicia on page 1). It is a complete comic book adaptation of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, reprinting Marvel Star Wars #39 to #44.
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