Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The JUSTICE LEAGUE™ Pin Mate™ Wooden Figure Set of 3 - Convention Exclusive is one very exciting way to expand the DC universe in your collection! From Bif Bang Pow!, these three retro-styled wooden figures band together in anticipation of the 2017 film JUSTICE LEAGUE™! This set brings the DC Trinity home to your Pin Mate collection with SUPERMAN™ (#12), BATMAN™ (#13), and WONDER WOMAN™ (#14). When these three crime fighters team up, evil doesn't have a chance! Each nostalgia-inducing wooden Pin Mate figure stands 2-inches tall and is made in a classic style familiar to anyone who had a childhood prior to 1990. The figures are individually packaged and unite in one brightly colored, highly detailed collectible box.
While some Justice League movie items are available for pre-order now, only SDCC attendees will be among the first to get their hands on the popular movie merchandise at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) with the Justice League Pin Mate Set, with only 520 pieces available. Each set features a holographic sticker printed with the production number. So, come down to the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343), and pick up yours before they're all gone!
Monday, June 26, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Happy Friday, here is another one from the recently digitized archive, the original commercial for Mattel's Suckerman. Suckerman definitely fit in with the gimmick figures like Stretch Armstrong and Krusher, they could have formed a League to stop Stretch Monster and Gre-Gory.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Finally, I've solved the mystery of "Where did my parents get their patio furniture in 1975?" The answer is Sears, which considering we only had two department stores in town, really wasn't that much of a "whodunit".
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Behold the strangest bit of Marvel comic merchandise I have ever witnessed, it certainly beats Hulk Spider-Man toilet paper and that's saying something.
Behold "Jiggles and the Thing", while that sounds like a Marvel team up between Tanya Roberts and Ben Grimm, it's actually some sort of weird gelatin product.
I'm not sure I'd eat anything that comes from a company known for Yo-yos, especially "5 inch high yellow things" (FYI this blog post writes itself).
What's really perplexing was the little voice in my head that said "PLEASE BUY THIS", it took a couple of post Mego Meet beers for it to go away. The next day, I was speaking to a friend about the show and he blurted out "Did you see that awesome weird Thing toy?" Clearly he had the same demons as me....
Monday, June 19, 2017
I'm back from Mego Meet and I bring many virtual presents in the form of the sights I encountered there. Let's start with this, a Popy Evel Knievel stunt set or as they dubbed it "The Evel Knievel Challenge Machine".
I had to do some Guerilla photography on this one because it had just been sold! Fortunately the purchaser was a good egg and let me mess with it before he took it home. More after the (Snake Canyon) jump!
Friday, June 16, 2017
Another goody from the archive! The Pressman Space Creatures Mask Kits are a wonderfully Star Wars inspired idea that I adore. These kits were designed by Award winning Special Effects wizard Dick Smith, who did several kits for Pressman and I know at least one Oscar winner who was inspired by these as a kid.
The Pressman execs showing off the masks back in the day.
Be sure to check out my facebook page for updates on this weekend's Mego Meet festivities.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
This weekend marks the annual Mego Meet convention in Skokie, IL.
I'll be heading there to help out at the door, see old friends and spend money on things I probably don't need. If you're in the area, it's a terrific show and we'd love to have you.
If not, I'll be posting live pics and videos on the PlaidStallions facebook page and twitter all weekend.
More information on the event is below: