eBay Excitement

Duran Duran Into the Arena Board Game

Remember when I mentioned winning an eBay auction while stuck in traffic on the way to Charleston, SC? Well, here it is … Duran Duran’s Into the Area Board Game (released in 1985 by Milton Bradley). As you can tell by the graphics, this was released to coincide with the Arena live album and the Arena (An Absurd Notion) concert video. One of the super cool things about the game is that it’s graphics were designed by Assorted iMaGes (who had been doing all the designs for Duran Duran releases at that point).

I didn’t even realize there was a Duran Duran board game until I ran across a mention of it about a year ago. Since then I have been trying to find a reasonably priced copy. And, thanks to eBay, I scored a copy for just a little over $40 shipped. YES! Now I just need to find some friends to play it with.

Duran Duran Video Album
I also won an auction for a VHS of the Duran Duran video album. It contains the first 11 Duran Duran videos and was released in 1983 on Beta video, CED videodisc, LaserDisc, VHD disc, and VHS. I rented this A LOT from one of the local video stores (of which I can’t remember the name) back in the day. It’s a bit of a bummer that this hasn’t made its way on to DVD. The Greatest DVD release from 2004 has all these videos but it’s not quite the same as all the videos are viewed one at a time with breaks between them. The Duran Duran release has the 11 videos cleverly edited together for a continuous viewing experience.

And with that, my week of Duran Duran concludes!

eBay Excitement

Video Game Addict?

I have long resisted the lure of video games. Sure I had them growing up (the Atari 2600 and the first Nintendo Entertainment System) but past that I have only had a passing interest in them. Until yesterday …


Jeff and Kelly’s son, Nicholas, was playing “Lego Star Wars: The Video Game” when I was helping them out yesterday. OMG … talk about one of the coolest things I have ever seen! You get to control various Lego style Star Wars characters and basically play your way through all the movies. How awesome is that?!?!?!


I also got to see a wee bit of the “Lego Indiana Jones: The Video Game.” You guessed it! On this one you get to battle your way through the first three Indiana Jones movies. Rockin’!


Nicholas also showed me the trailer to “Lego Batman: The Video Game” which will be coming out next month.

I think I gotta have all of these …

Video Game Addict?