Back to the Past Collectibles https://gobacktothepast.com/ Your Source for Everything Pop Culture Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:47:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.4.3 Why Physical Media is Worth Collecting https://gobacktothepast.com/why-physical-media-is-worth-collecting/ https://gobacktothepast.com/why-physical-media-is-worth-collecting/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:47:03 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43457 There are streaming options out there for media of all kinds. Movies, TV shows, music, comics, video games, if it can entertain you, you can get a whole world of it delivered straight to your hands for a reasonable monthly fee. We’ve even known some folks who’ve sworn off physical media because of it! Respectfully,…

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5 Superhero Romances To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With https://gobacktothepast.com/5-superhero-romances-to-celebrate-valentines-day-with/ https://gobacktothepast.com/5-superhero-romances-to-celebrate-valentines-day-with/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2024 19:36:45 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43415 It is once again Valentine’s Day, the day when millions of people the world over celebrate love! Back to the Past is celebrating by highlighting a few of the best superhero romances in all of comic bookdom. Did your one-true-pairing make the list? Only one way to find out… Cyclops and Jean Grey It was…

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Why TootsieToys are Worth Collecting https://gobacktothepast.com/why-tootsietoys-are-worth-collecting/ https://gobacktothepast.com/why-tootsietoys-are-worth-collecting/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2024 18:00:37 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43399 Pop quiz: are TootsieToys related at Tootsie Rolls? Nope, but they ARE related to Cracker Jack! They are, however, both named after little girls called “Tootsie” by their grandpa.  Lets have a look at what “TootsieToys” are and why collectors love ‘em! The Dowst Brothers Start Making Toys The TootsiteToy story starts in the 1890s,…

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Why 80s Cartoons Were Based On Toys https://gobacktothepast.com/why-80s-cartoons-were-based-on-toys/ https://gobacktothepast.com/why-80s-cartoons-were-based-on-toys/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2024 19:00:10 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43365 Prior to the 1980s, the connection between TVs and toy stores really only ran one way. There could be toys based on TV shows, but they were by-and-large a much smaller part of the toy market than toys that were just, y’know, toys. Then, seemingly over night, the top cartoons of the day were based…

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Why Collectible Statues Are Worth A Look https://gobacktothepast.com/why-collectible-statues-are-worth-a-look/ https://gobacktothepast.com/why-collectible-statues-are-worth-a-look/#respond Tue, 23 Jan 2024 20:21:56 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43340 If you told a stranger that you had some statues in your house, they probably wouldn’t assume you meant statues of superheroes or video game characters (like the ones coming to auction this weekend). Those strangers are missing out because pop culture statues have a history going back more than sixty years! And it all…

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How Batman #189 Made Scarecrow an Invaluable Villain https://gobacktothepast.com/how-batman-189-made-scarecrow-an-invaluable-villain/ https://gobacktothepast.com/how-batman-189-made-scarecrow-an-invaluable-villain/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2024 19:30:13 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43304 The late, great Stan Lee had a principle he built his writing on: “every comic book is somebody’s first issue”. While he meant that as a guide to how to write, it also applies to any given comic’s unexpected influence. Every comic fan has that obscure also-ran that holds a soft spot in their heart…

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Why Every Marvel Fan Needs Giant-Size X-Men #1! https://gobacktothepast.com/why-every-marvel-fan-needs-giant-size-x-men-1/ https://gobacktothepast.com/why-every-marvel-fan-needs-giant-size-x-men-1/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2024 20:14:42 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43277 For over forty years, Uncanny X-Men has been one of Marvel’s biggest titles. Not even their ex-CEO trying to bury them  could keep them from being a top seller. Heck, the multi-billion-dollar behemoth that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe would not exist without the first X-Men movie! And yet, there was a time when the…

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X-Men #4, The Scarlet Witch’s 1st Appearance https://gobacktothepast.com/x-men-4-scarlet-witch-1st-appearance/ https://gobacktothepast.com/x-men-4-scarlet-witch-1st-appearance/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2024 19:49:52 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43235 For the last decade or so, Marvel’s kept the world of the X-Men and Avengers fairly separate thanks to fractious movie rights. That, however, wasn’t always the way things went – in fact, one of the most key issues in Avengers history is X-Men #4! We have a CGC 4.0 graded copy of this legendary…

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What Does Ralphie’s BB Gun Sell For Today? https://gobacktothepast.com/what-does-ralphies-bb-gun-sell-for-today/ https://gobacktothepast.com/what-does-ralphies-bb-gun-sell-for-today/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2023 13:00:42 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43224 We were watching A Christmas Story over the holidays and it got us wondering: what’s Ralphie’s beloved BB gun worth these days? Since evaluating collectibles is our specialty around here, we thought it’d be fun to figure out an estimate. What Was Ralphie’s BB Gun? Ralphie is VERY specific about the BB gun he wants…

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5 Must-Read Stories To Enjoy After Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom https://gobacktothepast.com/5-must-read-aquaman-stories/ https://gobacktothepast.com/5-must-read-aquaman-stories/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2023 19:30:09 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43216 Remember back in 2005 when the show Entourage used the idea of a blockbuster Aquaman movie and sequel as a running gag? Anyway, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing 2018 movie, opens this Friday. Back to the Past is using its its comic book knowledge, as wide and deep as the seven…

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