October 2018

Hello from our side of the Cosmos!

Can you feel the chill in the air? The smell of pumpkins? Hot chocolate? Only one reason for it. It’s fall.

Here at Blast, we have plenty of spooky scary skeletons to meet your Halloween needs. From new monsters joining the family from Palooza to scary deals on Neca’s new releases. You can get them all here at Blast from the Past!


First, how about a bit of light reading? Along with our extensive collection of Goosebumps novels, we just got in an illustrated anthology of Lovecraft’s best stories. Only two copies available, so get them while they last!


Prefer Bowie over Bumps? We’re happy to announce a restock of our Labyrinth puzzle, as well as a new puzzle set with the White Duke’s best albums. A must for any Ziggy Stardust fan.

Last month, you might remember that we got a new supply of Predator Neca figures — well this is your update for October. Our Predator posable collector figures are flying off the shelves. There are only a few left, so get them while you can!

And finally, an update on the Burbank community. Leadership Burbank is hosting its yearly party on Oct 27th, this time at Nickelodeon studios. It’s 21+, with a dance floor and plenty of events! And before you dance the night away, be sure to swing by the night before for Ladies and Gents Night Out on Oct 26th! We hope to see you there!

Until next time, stay spooky.

September 2018

Hello from our side of the Cosmos!

Summer is ending, but there’s no need to wall in those post ComiCon blues. We’ve got plenty of new additions for your personal collections. Not to mention, con season isn’t over yet!

And of course, with September comes back to school festivities. Along with our last month’s presentation of brand spankin’ new lunchboxes, we also have new nerdy backpacks for your future super hero’s journey back to school


And if you need something to cuddle with while you cry over those 3 papers and 2 formal exams you need to study for…

Not in school? Happy to have a free and open September? Treat yourself to a little extra horror in prep for Halloween month (yes. month.) We have new Necca Pennywise and Predator figures ready for the taking!









Not to mention the brand spankin’ new Star Wars figure set we have celebrating the three generations of trilogies.

Now remember when I mentioned that Con season wasn’t over yet? That’s because, right here in Burbank, we here at Blast have tables for this year’s Son of Monsterpalooza. Tables #39, 40, 41.

Even though we’ll be working the event, the store will be open our regular hours.

Hope to see you there!

August 2018

Hello from our side of the cosmos!

Have you been in to the store lately? Here at Blast, we’ve got the summer’s hottest must-have’s for the devout horror fan: a whole new order of Neca figures! (Act quickly, these are flying off our shelves)


Horror not your style? Never fear, Marvel legends is here! We’ve been fortunate enough to collect new additions to our Superhero wall, including Thor Ragnarok, Netflix’s Daredevil figures, and the Human Torch.


Speaking of heroes…

We’ve got a whole slate of new Funko Pops, including figures from Disney’s Incredibles and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As well as a few other notable faces…

And with school just around the corner, be sure to check out our new childrens’ lunchboxes and fridge magnets. Made especially for the practical geeks among us.


And if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to keep an eye out for events both in and outside the store.

Maybe even events like…

That’s right! This September, Blast will have its yearly booth at Monsterpalooza. Be sure to swing by, and we’ll see you there! Stay cool!


July 2018

Hello from our side of the cosmos!

We hope you’re staying cool in this massive heatwave. Though with summer conventions like Midsummer Scream and SD Comic Con, it’s hard to stay home! Our recommendation? Why not sit under the AC and put on your favorite scary movie? Here at Blast, we just received a whole new family of movie maniacs to keep you company at night.


Those of you who’ve been in the store lately might have noticed that our magnets were a little slack recently. Well, we finally have our magnet machine pieces, and we’ve updated our library with some new magnets.



On top of our new selection of magnets, we are also now the owners of an expansive He-Man collection, including playsets, DVD’s and action figures from their creation in the 1980’s!


On top of our new collections, this week we have our monthly Mint on Card Comedy show, as well as Horror Trivia Night and Ladies and Gents Night out! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so that you don’t miss out on anything in the months to come!

June 2018

Hello the cosmos!

It’s been an eventful first half of the year for us here at Blast From the Past! If you haven’t checked out our newsletter yet, first be sure to sign up for our monthly emails, and then come on into the store for events happening this month.

We’ve gotten in a lot of new treasures this month, especially for our scifi lovers! First up, we’ve got an influx of travelers straight from Jupiter 2. Our new collection of Lost in Space figures stretch from the original 1960’s show to the 1998 remake, almost all pristine in their boxes.


And if the Robinson’s aren’t your space family, how about the Skywalker’s? Take a trip to the moon of Endor with this complete Ewok Playset.

This lucky find was brought to us by a local, and we’re eager to get it to a new, loving home. Comes with elevator, catapult and C3PO’s deity chair. Flying Ewok sold separately.

And while we have new additions for our scifi corner, don’t think we’ve forgotten about you horror lovers!

Creature Feature has unfortunately left their Magnolia location, but all is not lost! We’ve been lucky enough to accumulate a good portion of their stock of theatrical soundtracks. Separately, we managed to get our hands on a collection of Living Dead Dolls!








In addition to the creepy crawlies and full soundtracks, we are fortunate enough to have gathered up a collection of Herby the Lovebug original memorabilia, including printed books and to scale models.

On top of our new collections, you can always visit us for all your geeky needs. And with Father’s Day just around the corner, remember take advantage of our Walking Dad’s Day sale of Walking Dead merchandise! This Friday and Saturday only!

As for other in store events, last week’s comedy show was a roaring hit, as always. Next week, be sure to catch our Horror Trivia night and our live reading of the film script Rosemary’s Baby. Remember to sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss this month’s or future events in the store!

The Past Was A Blast

Listen, the past was a blast. Sometimes it leaves us aghast at how it can go by fast. Or how much will last when the die has been cast. Like a mighty ship mast, the nostalgia is vast. At times it feels unsurpassed, the joy that was amassed. A welcome contrast from the present’s lambaste. When one is harassed by the current forecast, we hold steadfast. We went around and asked, and the response made us enthusiasts.

Star Wars Fever (*sung to the tune of Pac Man Fever)

It’s time for Star Wars again. It feels like the Christmas season is now Star Wars season, because for three Christmases now we have gotten a new Star Wars film when throughout history we would have to wait sometimes decades with no assurances that Star Wars universe would continue in film beyond the current storyline. Now that Mickey Mouse himself holds the key, he has promised one Star Wars film every year until maybe the end of time itself. This seems exciting in theory, but we get Christmas every year so why not Star Wars? Say what you will about the first JJ Abrams entry into this nu-Star Wars era but consensus on ROGUE ONE and the upcoming THE LAST JEDI are pretty good, and the producers have done a fine job so far of keeping things consistent and entertaining. I’m sure in a few years, once things seem stale, they’ll shake things up a bit. The cool thing about Star Wars is that it’s a giant sandbox where all sorts of stories can be told in a seemingly endless possibility of ways. It’s weird to know that we’ll never see the end of Star Wars. It will outlive us and continue far after we are gone. Okay, I’m depressed now. But that’s also sort of rad.

101 Dalmatians or 1 big lie?

Disney has sold us for years on animated and live action entertainment featuring 101 firehouse canines but has anyone ever actually counted them? Are we getting the full 101? How much back payment would we be entitled to if we all walked into a courtroom and asked for some sort of monetary compensation after being lied to on just how many dogs we were actually getting for our buck. In the 90’s, there was a 101 DALMATIANS animated tv show that only really featured like 3 on a regular basis and even then I knew I should probably be investigated what is really going on. The direct to video sequel, 101 DALMATIANS 2: PATCH’S LONDON ADVENTURE also didn’t really feature all of them instead focusing on just a few. Wake up, everyone. We aren’t getting as many Dalmatians as we are supposed to and we should probably devote more time in our lives to this cause.

This is IT!

This weekend, we got to see the long gestating IT feature film! And so many people were feverishly anticipating it that it broke all kinds of box office records and is on track to become the biggest horror movie of all time! The likes which haven’t been seen since THE EXORCIST became the highest grossing movie of all time in 1973. Adapted once before for television in 1990, this film chooses to focus on the first half of the book, leaving the rest of the book ready for sequels. A group of kids in the mythical and magical summer of 1989 must defeat a supernatural entity that becomes their worst fears realized after they discover its been murdering the children of the town.

The cast was stupendous, the writer was emotional, the visuals were scary and I think fans are now clamoring for a follow up! We sure are. We are also excited to see what this means for the state of horror in general now that studios now see how hungry the audience is for more frights. If anything, this means less horror movies released on Halloween weekend and more in September so we have the whole Halloween season to enjoy them!

Beat Of The Bat Kickstarter!

Our resident Batman fan, Pat Evans, is making a documentary about the music of the 1966 television show! He has already completed several interviews but has a kickstarter to get the proper funds. Check out his page and contribute what you can!