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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Board Game

Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is one of my favorite classic movies. It did such a spectacular job of visualizing the Jules Verne novel and really brought the book alive for me. Part of what makes the story so compelling is Captain Nemo, He’s driven by noble goals, but his pursuit of them is flawed at best, immoral at worst. So the idea of a board game where your task is to navigate the Nautilus away from gun boats that would prevent Nemo’s somewhat dastardly plan seems like a bit of a flawed concept.

Still a cool game though.

Krull Board Game

Krull was a 1983 fantasy movie set on a distant planet named Krull. An evil being simply called “The Beast” has invaded the planet. In an attempt to stave off his army of slayers, the son and daughter of rival kingdoms are set to marry so they can unite to fight off the Beast. But, of course, the Beast has other plans and kidnaps the girl. The rest of the movie is spent hunting down the Beast’s fortress. And there you have the set up for this board game! Race to the Black Fortress and princess!

Star Wars Droid Factory

The Mighty Men and Monster Maker art kit was one of my favorite art kits as a kid – especially since my drawing skills have always been sub par. This Star Wars Droid factory art kit was a little too late for me to have appreciated when it was released, but it sure is cool.

Universal Monsters Lunchbox

I’ve always loved the Universal Monsters. Only monster box that would be better than this would be Groovy Ghoulies.

Planet of the Apes Album

Found this the other day. I hadn’t really thought much about the sound track to Planet of the Apes, but I picked it up anyway and ended up enjoying it quite a bit. It’s no Logan’s Run theme, but still pretty good.