Back to the Past Collectibles https://gobacktothepast.com/ Your Source for Everything Pop Culture Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:48:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.4.4 Why Black & White Comics Magazines Exist https://gobacktothepast.com/why-black-white-comics-magazines-exist/ https://gobacktothepast.com/why-black-white-comics-magazines-exist/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2024 16:48:51 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=44048 This weekend’s auction features the first issue of both Creepy and Eerie, the vanguard of the black and white comic magazine revolution! These are super cool pieces of comic history, but ones that newer fans might not be familiar with. Let your pals at Back to the Past explain why magazines like this came about…

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Where Do Transformers Come From? https://gobacktothepast.com/where-do-transformers-come-from/ https://gobacktothepast.com/where-do-transformers-come-from/#respond Tue, 11 Jun 2024 18:40:54 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=44007 In the fictional world of the Transformers, both the Autobots and the Decepticons come from the robotic alien planet Cybertron. In real life, Transformers are simultaneously originally Japanese and All-American. How is that? Let Back To The Past explain! If you’re looking for some vintage Transformers toys, you will want to check out our June…

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What is an Art Toy? https://gobacktothepast.com/what-is-an-art-toy/ https://gobacktothepast.com/what-is-an-art-toy/#respond Tue, 04 Jun 2024 18:52:13 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43973 This weekend’s auction features a ton of great art toys (AKA Designer Toys AKA Urban Toys)! If you’re not hip to the more avant garde side of art, that might be a new term for you. For decades, toys were toys and art were art and never the twain shall meet. That changed at the…

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Who is Marvel’s Crystar, Crystal Warrior? https://gobacktothepast.com/who-is-marvels-crystar-crystal-warrior/ https://gobacktothepast.com/who-is-marvels-crystar-crystal-warrior/#respond Tue, 28 May 2024 17:51:11 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43930 A nifty collection of 80s era action figures closes this weekend on HiBid! One gem of that session comes from Remco’s 1982 The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior line. The lot features the Crystal Castle playset, villains Zardath and Moltar, and Crystar himself! Like so many 80s toy lines, Crystar had a Marvel Comics tie-in.…

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What Was The Planet Hollywood Wall of Fame? https://gobacktothepast.com/what-was-the-planet-hollywood-wall-of-fame/ https://gobacktothepast.com/what-was-the-planet-hollywood-wall-of-fame/#respond Tue, 21 May 2024 18:21:50 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43881 Oh, the 90s. The dot com bubble was inflating, the Soviet Union had just fallen, and the world had just learned what  we here at Back to the Past already knew: collectibles absolutely rule. This era saw the rise of the memorabilia theme restaurant, middle-class-fancy level eateries decorated with genuine, one-of-a-kind items. The king of…

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Why Roger Corman Deserves To Be More Famous https://gobacktothepast.com/why-roger-corman-deserves-to-be-more-famous/ https://gobacktothepast.com/why-roger-corman-deserves-to-be-more-famous/#respond Tue, 14 May 2024 19:01:31 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43846 Filmmaker Roger Corman passed away last weekend at the age of 98!.The man worked writing, directing, and producing movies for seventy years. Whether you saw one of his low-budget features or not, his work has impacted the movie-going experience of just about everyone who’s watched a movie in that time. Let us tell you how!…

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What Are Linen Backed Posters? https://gobacktothepast.com/what-are-linen-backed-posters/ https://gobacktothepast.com/what-are-linen-backed-posters/#respond Tue, 07 May 2024 18:27:43 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43806 We have two fabulous auctions worth of movie posters and other memorabilia currently up for bid! The stars of the second session are a collection of linen-backed original one-sheets. Linen backed posters are the Cadillac of display pieces, looking great on your wall for years to come. But what exactly are they? Let us explain!…

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How Fans Made Star Wars Day A Thing https://gobacktothepast.com/how-fans-made-star-wars-day-a-thing/ https://gobacktothepast.com/how-fans-made-star-wars-day-a-thing/#respond Tue, 30 Apr 2024 16:44:17 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43768 This Saturday is the unofficial holiday observed by pop culture aficionados everywhere known as Star Wars Day! Built on the pun “May The Fourth Be With You”, the occasion has grown to be a celebration of anything and everything set in George Lucas’ iconic galaxy far, far away. So today, we’re examining the origins of…

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What Movie Memorabilia Should You Buy? https://gobacktothepast.com/what-movie-memorabilia-should-you-buy/ https://gobacktothepast.com/what-movie-memorabilia-should-you-buy/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2024 18:07:53 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43748 There are precious few people alive who don’t have at least one favorite movie. And while you can own the movie on physical media, that tends to end up on a shelf somewhere. If you want something to hand on the wall, you need memorabilia. But which kind is the right one for you? Let’s…

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How G.I. Joe Became An Adventure Team https://gobacktothepast.com/how-g-i-joe-became-an-adventure-team/ https://gobacktothepast.com/how-g-i-joe-became-an-adventure-team/#comments Tue, 16 Apr 2024 18:08:30 +0000 https://gobacktothepast.com/?p=43704 In the popular memory, G.I. Joes come in two types: the comic book influenced 3.75” figures and the older, more realistic 12” figures. And while that’s broadly true, it misses a very specific era that linked the two thematically: the 12” Adventure Team figures! G.I. Joe Debuts Fun Fact: Hasbro coined the term “Action Figure”…

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