Saturday, February 17, 2018

My Destiny 2

Destiny 2 launched on September 6, 2017.  Destiny 2 is a futuristic first-person shooter video game set in our solar system.  It has a single-player campaign, but the meat and potatoes is the Player vs Player mode where players are thrown on a map and have to shoot at each other.  Trust me, it can be fun.  And frustrating.

To celebrate its release, Rockstar Energy Drink released a 3-can set featuring the three classes you can play in the game.  And after all these months, I still only have two of the three cans.


Each can comes with a code that you can redeem for in-game gear.  I redeemed some Destiny 1 codes and it wasn't really worth it.  So I'm collecting these cans for the designs, not the codes.


The first can I had was this blue one for the Hunter class.  


The second can was this gold one for the Titan class.

The third and final can, which is red, is for the Warlock class.

With each can you are also entered to win one of three Husqvarna motorcycles, each designed after one of the same three classes mentioned above.

We'll have to wait and see if it's my destiny to add the Warlock can to my collection...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Star Wars Space Punch

Last week a couple people alerted me to a new can series... Star Wars Space Punch.

There are twelve cans in the set featuring characters from the prequel trilogy, the original trilogy, and even from the new trilogy.  So what's the problem?

The problem is they are $3 each!  Even if someone liked to drink punch every day, there are many much cheaper alternatives.

But these certainly have a nice look to them.  I was given can #9 in the set, Boba Fett, everyone's favorite bounty hunter.  I'm glad this is the can they got me.

And I can't wait to drink it to see if the taste is worth $3.  It has only 20 calories, there's no caffeine, and it sounds pretty flavorful after looking through the ingredients (grapefruit, pear, orange, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry).


This set is certainly aimed at collectors.  But after giving George Lucas so much of my money for books, comics, figures, napkins, shampoo, and all the other Star Wars-branded merchandise, I rarely buy anything Star Wars now.  Disney certainly doesn't need my money and I don't really need more boxes of stuff in the basement. 

But after all that, it doesn't take someone with the Force to know a few more of these cans may eventually end up in my collection...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

CLICK

A few years ago I purchased a lot of cans on eBay.  In addition to what was listed, the seller "threw in" a few extras.  And this six pack of Click root beer was one of the extras.


This bonus item was awesome for a few reasons.  First, this is a 6-pack still connected with the old plastic rings!  The rings were outlawed years ago because they would end up in lakes where fish swam through them and got tangled up.  That's the reason I'd heard.

Second, a little research showed these steel cans with pop tops are from the mid 1970's.

Third, the funky 70's swirly design and the brown/green color scheme are very retro.  It reminds me of some of the animated Sesame Street shorts from when I was a kid.  Pre-Elmo, of course!!!

This was the first connected 6-pack of cans in my collection. And I love that it's so old.  Definitely a piece for my Museum de Cans.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Diet Coke Design


So I got my hands on the new Diet Coke can design today.  I read an article last month that they were changing the look early this year.  But I thought they were going to the taller, slim 12oz can.  This is the regular size 12oz can.


There are also new flavors to try.  I'll certainly be collecting them all, so I may do a quick review of each flavor as I get them.

We live in exciting times.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Are You Ready For Some Football Cans?

I'm not a sports fellow.  So when I show these football (American football) cans, I don't have much to say other than, "New cans for my collection."


And those are my newest football cans.  Go team!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Rotten Soda



So this is Rotten Soda.  Well, it's one of the Grossery Gang sets and it was given to me a few months ago on my birthday.


Remember Wacky Packages?  Or Garbage Pail Kids?  This is a modern incarnation of something like those.  And as the side of the "can" says, "It's more rotten than..." a bunch of gross stuff.

So this is one of those toys that has TONS of little collectible characters.  In this case, there are 150 to collect and this is series 2.  Doing a little research for this post I found the Official Website.  There you can play games, watch the TV commercials, and even watch the cartoon series!  

Included in this can set are four figures.  I don't know their names, or even if they have names.  You can see three of the figures in the window but the 4th is a mystery!  Which means you have to buy the can to see if it's that rare one you need for your collection.

I tell people giving things like this to me is dangerous.  I'm obviously a collector and it's easy to get me started on a new collection.  But I can pass on this one although I love this can-themed set, it fits in great with the other novelty items in my can collection. 

And what didn't show up in any of these pics is the line on the side of the can that says "Made from the finest sewer juice!"  Now that's just gross.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Havana


Havana, ooh na-na (ay)
Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na (ay, ay)
He took my back to East Atlanta, na-na-na
All of my heart is in Havana (ay)
There's something' 'bout his manners (uh huh)
Havana, ooh na-na (uh)