Friday, December 06, 2019

Five Awesome Things on Ebay this week

Ooze it- I don't remember Ooze-it as a kid because I'd have been all over that. Instead, i did what every other kid did and bit into my Stretch Armstrong and made my own Ooze-it.

Frazetta ABC Battlestar Galactica Poster- I think the thing I love about this print (It's not the original but it is vintage) is how wonderfully off-model everybody is. It's like the folks at Universal saw that awesome Hildebrant Star Wars poster and barked into a phone "Get me a fantasy artist just like that guy!"

Good Times Trading Card box- So much nostalgia packed into these things, once for when I was a kid and later as a collector in the 1980s (these did not sell great and were still readily available at some stores). 

As a kid I owned a bunch of these, mostly ones where James is threatening to beat the crap out of his kids. John Amos was TV's scariest dad and held that title until "The Wonder Years" debuted in 1988.

Galactica 1980 Motorcycle from Argentina- Oh sure, they got bikes but i'll go an eternity without a Doctor Zee action figure. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go paint a beard on an Adama action figure...

I cried when "Cy" died....

Pressman Toys Space Creatures Zordius Mask Kit- I am fascinated by these Dick Smith creations that are clearly inspired by Star Wars (I even digitized the original commercial reel here) but there is no way in hell I could have done this as a kid. I'd be sobbing quicker than I was when Cy died. 


top_cat_james said...

#11: "The Militant Midget strikes again!"
#23: "Thank you, Black Jesus!"
#37: "Well, you know--What can I say?"
#44: "What you want, Buffalo Butt?"
#68: "I think you have the hypertension, Daddy!"
#85: "We regret to inform you that your husband, James Evans, was... killed in an automotive accident?"
#109: "DAMN! DAMN! DAMN!"

S!r A1! said...

I never saw the Pressman commercials when I was a kid, but they were all over the Captain & Company Warren Magazine ads in the Vampirella back issues by brother would get. Strictly speaking they were just cheaper than sh!t really with the monster faces made out of the thin foam used for packing things and the Vader rip-off helmet made out of equally thin vacuformed plastic. My personal experience with these kind of kits were "The Face" line of cheap kits that continued into the 80s that make all the over-priced Halloween Express store stuff look like they came out of Tom Savini's secret stash.

Seventiesfan said...

top_cat_james, I can think of a few more "Good Times" quotes:

"While they've got everybody worried about the price of gas, they're sneaking food prices up on us."

"This family got through the meat shortage without ever knowing there was one."

"I am in orbit!"

-That's a really nice car you've got."
- "Yes, the Lord has really been looking looking out for me."
-Well, he must have blinked because one of your hubcaps is missing."

"You too, Willona? Good Lord, how long has that woman been at that school?"

"Eugene Pruuuiiitt!"

Count Robot said...

Space Creatures! A friend of mine and myself got a couple of them. Fun stuff!
Thanks for the memories.


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