May 27, 2012

Amazing Magazine Cover

This Amazing Stories magazine is older than you (unless you are amazingly old).
Check out that cover art with some insectoid-alien firing a lazer at a dinosaur. That is the most sci-fi thing I've ever seen in my life!
And I'll just assume that the stories inside are amazing.
You know what else was amazing about this magazine, the funky odor it emits. 

May 23, 2012

Kustom Kombo Amp

I don't know if everybody has given up on electric guitar and moved onto clarinet or some other woodwind but we have been seeing a massive influx of working and semi-working practice combo amps coming into the Junk Store these days. One or more every week. I'm so jaded by all these amps I don't even bother to take pictures of them anymore.

But this padded Kustom with a 8" speaker just had to be documented.

May 21, 2012

40 years of Slinking had led to this moment.

We've seen plenty of plastic rainbow springs and even a few gold plated executive puzzles, but nothing could prepare us for the grandeur of the 40th Anniversary Edition Slinky.

May 15, 2012

Manneken Piss - drink it up

Let's all raise our goblets in a toast to liquor dispensers that simulate a young boy urinating into our glasses.
That's right, you're drinking a Belgian boy's piss and loving every minute of it.

Do you want to learn more about why the citizens of Brussels celebrate this? Yes, you do.

May 6, 2012


An updated, yet already long outdated, view of the "office" shelf back in the sorting dungeon of the Junk Store. We got a new lava lamp, a real living plant (which has since died), and a phone featuring the Jolly Green Giant's offspring (or whatever he is supposed to be), Sprout.

From the corporate website: The Sprout character was introduced in Green Giant® advertising in 1973. He is an apprentice to the Green Giant® who helps the Giant tend the vegetables in his valley. Curious and enthusiastic, Sprout represents the voice of the consumer and learns from the Giant’s wisdom.

May 3, 2012

Sorting Shark

If you can find a better piece of Junk Store art featuring a colorful and anatomically improbably shark illustration, perhaps from a deflated helium balloon, you go ahead and buy it.