Hey, hey it’s the weekend! Hurrah!

I’m not sure what weekend it is, all I know is that somehow I’ve gone from Monday to Friday in the blink of an eye. How did that happen?

Anyway, regardless of the time shift, I’m back with another edition of ‘Something to read when you’re bored’. And as we head into the weekend I have lots to throw your way!

Let’s kick off with some FANTASTIC news if you have young minds to entertain.


To celebrate the on-demand, digital release of Scoob! – Warner Bros.’ new Scooby-Doo movie – Warner and DC Comics is giving away over 250 FREE digital Scooby-Doo comics!

The comics are currently available from DC Universe, Kindle and Comixology and include a mix of graphic novels and single issues. They are completely free to anyone, you don’t have to make a purchase, just sign in and add them to your basket.

The comics cover issues of Scooby-Doo Team-Up, Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo Where Are You? All of these titles are perfect reading material for young readers (or those who love Scoob and the gang), so fill your boots!

And if you’re wondering, yes, I have just downloaded over 100 comics to read from Comixology. I bloomin’ love Scooby-Doo.

Now that it’s raining more than ever…

Something light-hearted now. Do you remember when Tom Holland performed Umbrella in front of millions of television viewers?

You don’t? 

Oh, then check out this Tom-related post to see what happened when the Spider-Man actor appeared on the show, Lip Sync Battle


In the late 1970s, the horror genre gained a new collection of films in the shape of the Phantasm series. But how many Phantasm films are there?

If you don’t know the answer, but you are itching to find out, click on the link.

Wes Craven

Image: ©Dimension Films

Sticking with the horror genre, earlier this week I published a post listing all of the films by director Wes Craven. If you want to check out the list, to tick off what you have already watched, then take a look at: Wes Craven movies in order.

What’s on my plate?

This week I received a lorry-load of your letters, asking me what is on my plate? So, for Keith, Brenda, Pauline, and all those who are interested in my diet, this week I have eaten…

…homemade BBQ cheeseburger nachos. And yes, they were delicious.

The ToyFare that time forgot

From 1997 until 2011, toy fans the world over were able to pick up a truly awesome magazine called ToyFare. It was a particular favourite of mine, and I regularly pray to the publishing gods that it will return.

But if it doesn’t return, then at least we have my post ‘Remembering ToyFare’ to read. It’s not the same as having the magazine back in our lives, but it’s a start.



Sticking with the theme of toys, I’ve rummaged through the It’s A Stampede! archive to present some news from last year. 

The story is: ThunderCats toy sells online for over £650. Check it out, to see if you have this particular toy knocking around in your house.

Book of dreams

Want more toys? OK – because you demanded it!!!

Another rummage through the archives has uncovered a post about Argos’ ‘Book of Dreams’

Not sure what the Book of Dreams is?

Well, it’s an archive where you can access EVERY Argos catalogue from the ‘70s, ‘80, ‘90s and ‘00s. 

Want to check out the toys from 1983 or the board games you could buy in 1995? Then take a look at my post for details.


Simply super

Image: ©Warner Bros./DC Entertainment

And finally, who has played Superman the longest? Do you know? Would you like to know?

My post ‘Who has played Superman the longest?’ will provide you with all the answers.

And that’s your lot! Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make it a great and safe one.

Take care.