Friday, March 30, 2012

Can Watch: Mountain Dew Dark Berry

This from the Mountain Dew wiki and Facebook pages...

This is an upcoming limited-edition mixed berry flavored Mountain Dew that will coincide with the film "Dark Knight Rises."  It's slated for a June 2012 release and will have a 12 week run. 

I can't wait to see what these cans look like!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Force Was With Me

Back in June of last year, I posted the story of how I almost got the complete 24-can Star Wars Episode 1 set from 1999.  Now I will post the story of how I did get the set.

Well, there's not much story really.  I found the set on eBay for a price I was willing to pay and I bought it.

Now the only thing left is to find the gold Yoda can.  It was the rare 25th can in the set and if you got one you could redeem it for $20 cash!  I see them occasionally list on eBay so now I'll have to pay more attention to them.

Friday, March 16, 2012

UK Steel

I have a few cans from the United Kingdom.  And I have a lot of old steel cans.  But I didn't have any steel cans from the UK... until now.

I have Coke cans and Pepsi cans and Fanta cans from several different countries.  It's neat to see the different designs of those brands from different countries.  But in this lot, these are old brands from the 70's that I've never heard of before.  That's the coolest thing to me about them. 

Man #1:  "Would you like a can of Vimto?  Or Cresta?  Or maybe some Budgen?" 
Man #2:  "No thanks.  But do you have any Pico?"

See?  I've never heard that conversation here in the States.  I like my new cans.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Six Pack of Cans I Didn't Have

The wife is not too keen on this whole can collection thing.  I've had to go back on a few words as far as how much space in the house the collection would take up and how much time would be involved in maintaining it.  So it always surprises me when she brings home a can she knows I don't have.  So last weekend she came home from the store and said she bought me a six pack of cans she knew I didn't have.  Excitedly I dug through the bags until I found this:

HAHA!  By the way, these "cans" are only 2" tall.  And filled with candy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Updated Collection Site

I am by no means a web site designer, but even I knew my main collection site was a bit dull.  So I spent a few minutes last night and updated the home page.

The updated home page
A slide show was added in the upper right corner which cycles through some of my favorite cans.  I also added links to two of my other sites:
  • The Soda Can Collection Blog - this website
  • The Collective Brain podcast - a weekly podcast I host that usually has nothing to do with cans, soda, or my collection
And having just become a member of National Pop Can Collectors (NPCC), I added a line about that too.

The site is still nothing fancy, but it's a little better than it was.  And if you haven't checked it out, you should go there and dig around.  ALL of my cans are there...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sprite Zero Blue

Call me crazy, but while out shopping last weekend I saw for the first time this new Sprite Zero design.

I don't know if this actually a new design or if it's just the first time I've seen it here locally, but a blue Sprite can looks AWESOME!  Even though we don't really drink soda in our house, I had to pick up a 12-pack for the can.

I thought the old silver Sprite Zero can looked good, but not as good as the blue!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Holy Moly! Part 2

Last May I posted a story on how I acquired a certain Diet Coke can from church.  Well guess what happened again this morning...

During our Sunday school lesson, just as Abraham was preparing to sacrifice his son per God's instructions, I noticed this diet Canada Dry can sitting in front of the same woman as in my previous story.  I'm glad I knew how the sacrifice turned out because my mind started to wander.  Should I hope she would throw it away so I could get it later?  Should I just go up to her and ask her for it?  What if she wasn't done yet?  Church really is full of questions.

Finally I decided to be up front and explain my situation.  So after class, I told her about my can collection and asked if I could have the can.  She laughed and gave it to me, no problem!  She said she's used to that because when she and her husband go anywhere, he's always looking at the bricks... he has a brick collection!  The wife of a collector.  A tough breed indeed.