Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's the Dog Days of Summer here in New York!

Wow it is HOT here in upstate NY as we are into the 3rd day of our heat wave. It's the kinda weather where you don't want to do anything but stay inside an air-conditioned room. I thought it would be a good time to go through our stock of T-shirts here at Fun Cool Collectibles and clear out to make room for the new tees that just arrived!  So that's what I have been doing today from my air conditioned room of the house...most tees are marked down to $5.99 and we are offering free shipping on the tees on top of that! See them here:  T Shirt Blowout Sale - Free Shipping

Did you ever wonder why they call the hottest, humid days of summer- Dog Days?   And what they really are? 

The Dog Days of Summer start on July 3rd and ends on August 11th, this period of time signifies the hot, humid weather we usually experience. It is named after the dog star Sirius of the constellation Canis Major. During this time of year, Sirius is the brightest burning visible star. It rises in the east with the Sun and the Ancient Egyptians believed the heat from this star added to the Sun's heat, hence creating these hotter than normal weather, hence, the Dog Days of Summer.

Sirius was also blamed for the withering droughts, sickness, and discomfort that occurred during this time.

Tough luck for that star huh? So next time someone mentions these Dog Days of Summer, you can nod your head knowingly and cast your glance up to that bright star Sirius.

Don't forget to beat the heat this summer with one of our cool licensed tees! Pick up a few extra during our Blowout Sale and save with free shipping!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Knuckles the Echidna: Sonic's Friend or Foe?

Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega's all star mascot that long ago went toe-to-toe with Mario, who's fast paced games are the heart of many childhood memories has returned to pop culture in the form of not only new games, but clothing and accessories. When you think about the franchise, there are several characters that come to mind in addition to the title character. His sidekick, Miles Prower, better known as Tails, the evil villain Dr. Eggman. and the last one: Knuckles the Echidna. What's an echidna? An echidna (which is not recognized by spellcheck for some reason) is a spiny anteater that is in the same family as the platypus, which means its an egg laying mammal. This, of course, has no relation to the character himself. Knuckles is an interesting character, the tough guy that, while no means stupid, is very gullible. While not really stated in the first games that he appeared in, its revealed that although he knows Eggman is evil, he quite often gets manipulated by the evil genius. Knuckles is the guardian of the Master Emerald and the Chaos Emeralds, which Eggman is constantly trying to get control of. I titled this "friend or foe" for a reason, since while Knuckles is technically Sonic's friend, they are almost constantly fighting. Like I said, Knuckles, more often than not, tends to get tricked by Eggman into fighting Sonic, sometimes honestly believing that Sonic has stolen the Chaos Emerald or Master Emerald shard. But through thick and thin, Sonic can always count on Knuckles to have his back. Friend or foe? I think Rival is a more appropriate title for him, since he's never truly an enemy. Maybe this should have been titled Knuckles the Echidna: Sonic's Friendly Rival.

Guest post by Peter DelCoro

Friday, June 4, 2010

What's New for 2010 @ Fun Cool Collectibles?

Fun Cool Collectibles has been steadily holding its' own as a successful online store. This year expect to see more sales tying in with the holidays, and more regularly updated. We had a very successful memorial day sale and I am working on putting the finishing touches on our Father's Day Sale.

We just received 2 new shipments of Disney and Nightmare before Christmas merchandise so check in next week to get 1st dibs on the new stuff!

My favorites so far:

Nightmare before Christmas Fedora and Jack Skellington Black Suspenders

Stay tuned to this blog in the upcoming weeks for a special savings code for even more Summer Savings!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

This Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Watch Would Make a Wonderful Valentines Day Gift

This is a great little watch to give to that special someone. It is so small. Take a look at it here - Fun Cool Collectibles. This would make a great little Valentines Day gift for that special someone.

We are lucky if the temperature is going to get above 18 degrees today, right now at 1:00pm it is 9 degrees! I have had to venture outside twice today and it was super cold. Kitty, went out a few times, but has been laying on the heat vent most of the day. Usually, getting him indoors is a test of my wit, but not today, he was more than willing to come indoors.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Valentines Day Sale!

Even though we discount our product, we are giving you even more of a break. With every $30 that you spend we will give you $5 off!

We have a great selection of Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise for Valentines Day - We have watches, earrings, necklaces, and more check out this abbreviated RRS feed for some great Valentines Idea. Check out the my Valentines Day is a Day For Lovers. Show Them Some Love on Valentines Day. This lens is great for some Valentines Day Gift Ideas.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Have Fun With Invader Zim

Invader Zim Flats

Invader Zim Slipper

Invader Zim merchandise is still very popular. Our cupcake eating little alien still has an audience who still enjoys his videos. He is very popular with the Aussies. That is where we sell a lot of products. Our children still love watching him when he is on TV. You would think that the brass in one of the networks would bring him back to TV where he belongs

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas Reversible Hoodie

This is the reversible hoodie - it is like having two hoodies. I especially like the blue side.

We received a new shipment of clothing and jewelry over at Fun Cool Coolectibles. This beautiful Reversible Jack and Sally is an example of the clothing that we received. We have purchased hoodies, shoes, jewelry, even some record albums! The clothing with t-shirts and hoodies were the best items that we purchased. We also purchased some great Invader Zim products - especially footwear, I will make a blog post about that tomorrow.

The beginning of January for business stunk, but the last week has been quite successful. It always seems that the last week in December and the first week in January always stink, and then it always gets better.