Friday, July 05, 2019

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week



Italian Superman Flying toy- I don't know if i've ever seen this 70s item by "New Toy" before but i really like it and it's wonderful packaging design. It even has an offer for an Ourways Studios articulated Superman on the back.




Doctor Zaius Helium Head- OH MY GOD I WANT THIS. I seriously contemplated a "Go Fund Me" to buy it. I probably won't go through with that but wow, i'm so smitten....



Battlestar Galactica Warriors Battle jacket store poster- There can't be too many of these kicking around. I had no idea they were even offered at retail. As a kid, even though I was lukewarm on BSG I soooooo wanted to wear this to school. It's probably good that i didn't get it, I doubt it would have gone over big...







Farrah Fawcett Knock off doll- Skateboarding Tanya is popular with Charlie's Angels characters because of that awesome swipe from the Hasbro Charlie's Angel's toy line. 





Spectreman Stamp Set- Japanese kids got cheap-o rack toys just like us, except their licenses were kind of more awesome. The seller has ALL KINDS of wonderful and tempting Spectreman items, so if you're into I suggest you visit here.



11 comments:

Digging at Tycho said...

I didn't know they had a poster for those jackets. I ordered one of those jackets, it took forever to get(even then). I forgot all about it, then one day it showed up. It was the wrong color, I didn't care, it was still neat. I still have it to this day. I replaced the pins on the color, they were some cheap looking knock off. Since the pins were from US Army Intelligence. They were any easy replacement. I made the mistake of wearing the jacket to school once. I never did it again. The jacket resides in my closet to this day. I'm glad to say it still fits. :)
I have only run across one other person who had one of those jackets. It was in a college art class. To my shock it was a girl who was wearing it. She was nice but not the kind of girl I was interested in. She seemed overly attached to that jacket.

Mr. Lawless said...

I remember those jacket ads in the back of Starlog magazine!

retrojunkie said...

Excellent story - Remember these adverts on the back of Warren magazines (Famous Monsters) etc etc etc in the late 70s

Dobidy said...

That jacket, man! My uncle handed me down a kick ass suede jacket in the same style as the Galactica one, clasps and all. I wore the hell out of it.

VintageQuixotic said...

Different color? Was it offered in different colors? Please share a pic!

Digging at Tycho said...

It wasn't offered in different colors, the other jacket I saw was the same color as mine. It was a very pale tanish green. I'm sure there is a story there. Sorry I can't share any pics here, I don't see the option.

YesterdayIsNow said...
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YesterdayIsNow said...

Who is that supposed to be in the Galactica photo? If that's supposed to be Starbuck they should have fired the artist.

Why do you say skateboarding Tanya is a Farrah Fawcett knockoff? Isn't it Tanya Roberts?

Scott J Baker said...

A buddy of mine had the kind of dad I turned out to be, i.e. his tastes never really progressed beyond that of a 12 year old. I remember he lived in a trailer littered with half built models of The Enterprise, The Cygnus, and various BSG and Star Wars ships. He was into model rocketry, and even scratch-built a Salvage One (from the short lived show). Anyway he bought those jackets for himself and his two sons out of the back of Starlog. I was never aware of them being sold through anything but direct marketing.

Anonymous said...

Digging at Tycho,

You're correct there isn't an option for sharing photos, but that shouldn't stop you.

This Anon shares photos all the time here. Here, lemme walk you through it with a catalog ad for another classic 70s jacket, The Fonz.

a.) Upload the image to a friendly file host. I personally recommend www.funkyimg.com which uses the "drag and drop" method and works better than the better known IMGUR, surprisingly enough.

b.) get the URL to the image. On Funkyimg.com, that'll be the second URL from the top, under "Direct Link".

c.) post it here!

https://funkyimg.com/i/2VkFS.jpg

Aaaaaay... easy or what, right?

On an tangential point, this Anon has always been squeamish about movie/ TV clothing worn "off-set". Even as a small tyke, I'd already seen what happened to kids who insisted on being "different" or, God help them, had parents who insisted on making them "different". Poor sods ended up with a hellish time in school. Anything that carried the slightest whiff of "not like us" or "trying too hard" or "showing off" attracted the unfriendly attention of The Pack.

Conformity is king. The Japanese have a proverb about their culture that sums up the American K-12 school years perfectly: the nail that sticks out, gets pounded down.

...which is why I never asked my folks for a Battlestar Galactica Jacket or a Fonzie jacket, however much I might have wanted either.

YesterdayIsNow said...

The Pack? Did you go to school with Big Jim?

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