Friday, October 09, 2009

Cool Stuff!

This edition of Cool Stuff begins with items from Beneath the Planet of the Apes! You may have seen these already if you've been a long-time reader of the Random Acts of Geekery.

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Here's the Italian poster for the movie, and I like it! Below, some Mexican lobby cards:

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This mock newspaper was one of the ways the movie was promoted... I'd love to get my hands on all of these!

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Here's the actual pressbook cover. You don't see these for movies since print went all digital, one of the unfortunate effects of desktop publishing.

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Here we have the Neutralaser from Filmation's Bravestarr cartoon! I don't believe I ever watched this show when it was on, but I did work on the special features for the DVD (transcribing interviews). Still haven't watched it, though!

Below, some of the 12" Megos based on TV's Buck Rogers! I used to have the Buck figure when I was collecting Megos.

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Here's the box for the 8mm home movie, probably based on the pilot episode. This could well have been one of the last 8mm home releases, as video was starting to make its way into the public consciousness!

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Been a long time since I've watch the show, but the communicators on this utility belt don't ring a bell to me... anyone remember if these resembled anything from the show?

Here's the smaller figures Mego put out, in the same scale as Kenner's Star Wars line:

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No way could any action figure come close to the hotness that was Erin Gray in Buck Rogers, eh?

Next time: Captain America Serial Mexican Lobby Cards and more!

4 comments:

  1. Now, I would think Twiki was annoying. But as a kid, I liked him. :)

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  2. Well, I wasn't exactly a kid when that show was on, so I kind of found him annoying back then (even if Mel Blanc did his voice).

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  3. Hi - great webpage. I have been looking for the Buck Rogers communications set (utility belt) to asssess its value on Ebay. My parents got it for me in the very early 80s. It's the first toy I remember. Any more info on it - have you seen it valued anywhere?

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  4. Cagey - Thanks! As far as the Buck Utility Belt, best I can suggest is searching on eBay... they tend to go for pretty big bucks, those utility belt sets, but I couldn't tell you how much.

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