Friday, September 21, 2018

The Last Star Fighter Prototypes Found

This past week I got one of those emails that I just absolutely live for and that is from the owner of the hand painted set of prototype figures for the Last Star Fighter. Pictured about is the original catalog page we showed here. 

Originally proposed by Galoob, these figures never saw light of day, probably due to the film's lackluster box office (it's a good movie too, I saw it opening weekend). It haunts collectors such as myself a little and that's why this image and the following story made me smile.

More after the Hyper Jump!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Top Five Awesome things on Ebay this week.

Asteroids Halloween Costume- I can picture the designer at Collegeville just throwing up his hands and thinking "It's 4:45, they're getting this and I'm going home". That's why the mask for this looks like an infection I got on my back that time I used the pool in my old apartment building. Here is the Collegeville Costume Catalog with all the other Atari characters in it by the way, they're equally inspiring. 

More after the jump!

All Made to Mix

That right there, is the look of a Stallion, my friends. He will manifest anything he wants today. He pees out more confidence before 9am than I make all year long!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Golden Bathroom Dreams

When I was 17, I had a job which involved tearing out the carpets in a couple of bathrooms that looked just like this. Now, if you'll excuse me I must go wash my hands for the rest of the month.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mister Rogers toys by Ideal

I wasn't much of a Mr Rogers viewer (more of a Mr. Dressup man) but these toys are all kinds of awesome. I really love the attention to detail on them.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

5 Awesome things on Ebay this week

The best part of the interwebs for me is window shopping (and watching those thermal camera fart videos- never not funny!), so justify my time wasting with this week's top five! 

Knock off Planet of the Apes mask from Japan- I know nothing of rubber masks except that i really like them and would love to have the funds/space to collect them. Stuff like this makes it crazy hard to resist it.

More after the jump

Spider-Man's Web of Terror

For Superhero who can't drive and is sorta poor, Spider-Man has some killer cars.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jaws Game!

Currently trying to put one of these together to play this with my kids. I'll say it again, OK game but amazing nemesis for your Mego Superheroes.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Friday, September 07, 2018

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week

Folks I can't tell you how much I love being enabled, that's why this has become a weekly feature on this blog. I've been doing this for twelve years wish I'd have figured this out sooner. 

Here are the five things that caught my fancy this week, 

The SweatHogs Executive Desk Set- Why, I'm certain Warren Buffet has one of these in front of him right now. I'm also outraged at the lack of a "Boom-Boom" wastebasket where you could shoot hoops, that wrote itself AHI!

Charlie's Angels Beauty Set-  Fleetwood made some fun rack toys for Charlie's Angels but none of them gravitated towards the show's action orientation, they were mainly jewelry and beauty sets like this one. Little girls like guns too Fleetwood!

Logan's Run Drinkware- Speaking of Farrah, some enterprising company licensed her as "Holly" in the film for a series of drinkware, short-sighted that the company didn't think anyone would want one of Jenny Agutter.  I want one of anything Jenny Agutter....

Prisoner Mini Moke- As a lover of Patrick McGoohan and his fabled TV series "The Prisoner" I've always coveted this, the only toy ever from the series. Trouble is, it's coveted by Dinky car collectors too and I've never been able to secure one. Someday...

V Bop Bag-  My ability to track down a VHS copy of the "V" miniseries in college won me the affections of a beautiful girl in college (although the meeting to pick up the tape with the other collector almost blew the deal) and for that, I'll be eternally grateful to V and it's merchandise. Thank you nerdiness!

MPC Star Wars Story

MPC Star Wars models will always remind me of a funny story, well if you're my dad, you wouldn't laugh.

You see in third grade, this cool kid named Andrew (that's his real name, cause I doubt he's a reader)  brought in his fully assembled C3-PO model and somehow, i became "salesman of the year" and got Andrew to lend me the model for the evening

So of course, i broke the elastic that held the damned thing together instantly when I got home.  I panicked, it's in my nature and my folks offered to help.

My fleeting memory of this is my father in his undershirt mumbling "sonovabitch" toiling with C3-PO until the wee hours. I awoke to a fully assembled kit and a warning not to borrow other kid's toys. I was saved!

I didn't learn my lesson and when Andrew traded me for my "Incredible Hulk" treasury edition for his hardbound editions of "Superman and Batman: From the 30's to the 70's" I just let it go until the eight grade. I realized Andrew was just not that interested in his material possessions. 

Pssst Andrew, I still have your books...

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Back to School 1975 Style

If you're like me, September is filled with memories of being dragged to the mall to try on your new "Back to School" ensembles. My own mother was partial to "Marks and Spencers" or as I referred to it "Corduroy Hell".  

On this wonderful occasion let's look at the best outfits 1975 would force you to try on and try on and try on. More after the jump!


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