Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yes, daily posts have been delayed...

As most of you probably know, I work quite a ways ahead on this and my other blogs... yet the past two days, my posts have shown up here delayed, sometimes not until mid-morning, when new stuff usually appears like clockwork at 12:01 AM.

Well, it's a Blogger issue... I thought maybe it would be a one-day thing, but apparently they're still working on it.

I'll try to check things out here first thing every day and manually publish the posts until the problem's fixed.

Sheesh.

Movie of the Week: The Astro-Zombies!



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Click for super-size options!

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Click for super-sizing!

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Cool Stuff!

Let's see what's up this time around...

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This Remco flying spaceman is very, very goofy, isn't it? How could a spaceman explore the moon using this contraption when there's no air???

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A still from Robinson Crusoe on Mars!

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Has anyone else ever seen this Shadow toy before? I haven't come across any other toys in this line, if there were any. Must've come out in the 1970s at the same time as DC's comic.

Hey, here's more Shogun Warriors!

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A pair of model kits!

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Die-Cast Nesser!

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And a wind-up walking Mazinger from Japan!

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Six Million Dollar Man Bionic Bits -- I'm hoping they were some kind of candy!

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Bionic Woman puzzle -- funny how artists would render Jaimie Somers a bit more busty than Lindsay Wagner was on the show, eh?

Hey, I've got some more Slurpee cup pictures!

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Clicking on the above photos may give you options for a larger view! Here's some other Marvel Slurpee cups:

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Here's some of the DC cups, too:

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Clicking both of those may give you larger viewing options, too!

Here's some bonus links!

Article about the comics Slurpee cups

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A page with all the Legion of Super-Heroes Slurpee cups

Those are pretty much the best links I could come up with for ya... I would've thought someone would've had the ultimate Slurpee Cup archive website out there!

Friday, June 19, 2009

By the 10's: Straight Arrow!

Just for something different, this By the 10's features the Magazine Enterprises title "Straight Arrow"!

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Issue 10

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Issue 20

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Issue 30

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Issue 40

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Issue 50

Give-A-Show Fridays: Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound!



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Slight Change of Plans...

We just heard from our adoption attorney, and learned that there's no judge working on the 30th to do our adoption, so now it's been moved forward a week to June 23rd!

And after we'd finalized our adoption announcements and all... well, that just means Desi will be a legal member of the family a week longer, right?

I say "legal," because she was pretty much family for us the day she was placed with us!

Children's Book Theatre: Lidsville Dot Book, Part 1!

Don't expect any plot here... this book is pretty much a random collection of dot-to-dot puzzles!

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This gentleman is Hoodoo, the magician, played by Charles Nelson Reilly, if I recall correctly. The kid was played by Butch Patrick (yes, Eddie Munster himself), by the way.
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Here, this may start making a little more sense if you watch the intro:

Cool Stuff!

Let's see, there was more Planet of the Apes stuff to show, wasn't there?

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Ah, Mego's Fortress, which was probably reused for at least one other action figure line (although I can't think of which one it was off the top of my head)... or maybe it was a redress of an older Action Jackson thing. Or maybe I'm mixing this up with the treehouse?

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Here's some of the Planet of the Apes models, assembled and painted by modelers much more talented than I am!

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I love pieces of memorabilia like this one, which was designed to promote the first movie. Never mind that it would be anachronistic (given that the Ape civilization didn't seem to be using the printing press in any form)... it's cool!

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These "oil can" puzzles were also sold in standard boxes, too!

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Planet of the Apes plate - beautiful!

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Here's the back of the box for the plush Planet of the Apes figures... it's not my imagination, right? It's a line art version of the artwork for the model kits, isn't it?

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Not a lot of resemblance there to their cinematic counterparts, is there?

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The licensors got a lot of mileage of that "family portrait" picture from Escape from the Planet of the Apes, didn't they? Here's a cool radio it was used on!

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Here's the Multiple Toymakers target set... not sure why they thought you'd want to shoot Cornelius or Zira!

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I would've loved to win a copy of this item, just to read what it has to say!

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And here's a half-sheet UK poster for the first movie!

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And just for something completely different, here's a paperback novel based on one of my favorite TV shows of all time, The Prisoner!