Thursday, January 28, 2010

Children's Book Theatre: Jetsons Coloring Book, Part 3!

So to recap: George got a ticket on the way home, but he made it and started to relax when there was a tremendous noise from the TV! What could it be? Let's find out:

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That pretty much gives it away as to which episode this is based on, eh?

Cool Stuff!

This time around, I'm starting with some Shazam! items... or rather, classic merchandise featuring the original Captain Marvel and family!

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Captain Marvel racer!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cool Stuff: Original Comic Art!

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From one of the Superman/Spider-Man tabloids (probably the second one), here's page 2 by John Buscema!

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And here's page 57!

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Next, we have page 11 from Super Villain Team-Up #13, by Keith Giffen, who was doing a very Kirby style then!

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Page 21 from SVTU #14, also Giffen!

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Up next, we have the cover for Target Comics Vol. 9, No. 4, by Jack Cole!

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John Buscema's cover for Marvel's Tarzan #8!

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Here's page 18 from Teenage Love #84! The seller said it was Charles Nicholas' work, but if it was, then Dick Giordano really made it nice in inking it!

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Here's page 20 from that issue, by Vince Alascia!

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Hoorah! Here's Kirby, with page 29 from Thor #129!

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Next, it's page 10 from Thor #131, also Kirby!

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Kirby's awesome cover for Thor #155!

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Page 3 from Thor #158, also Kirby!

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Page 15 from Thor #159, also Kirby!

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Page 11 from Thor #172, Kirby again!

And we'll leave it at this for now, with the promise of more Kirby Thor pages next time!

Random Videos of Geekery: Monty Python "Dead Parrot Sketch"

Of course I couldn't post favorite Python sketches without including this classic!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monster Monday!

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According to the seller of the above poster, it was the Spanish poster for "Destroy All Monsters"! Weird, eh? More after the jump!

Cool Stuff: Popeye and Planet of the Apes Stuff!

Popeye and Planet of the Apes? What a combination!

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This Popeye beach set would be cooler if the flat Popeye figure wasn't just a head, eh?

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Yeah, it's a rack toy that doesn't have any relationship to the licensed character!

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As you can see, the rack toy not relating to the character thing has been going on for decades!

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The puzzles work for me as a Popeye toy, but not the slate!

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Here's one of Mego's accessories for their 8" Planet of the Apes action figures. Like several POTA accessories, this one was recycled from their earlier Action Jackson horse!

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I believe I've mentioned before how Mego couldn't get the rights to Charlton Heston's likeness, but instead of producing a generic Taylor figure, they just did this Astronaut (and I wouldn't be surprised if the clothes were more Action Jackson recycles!).

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Cool belt buckle, eh?

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Mego really excelled with the all-new POTA accessories... like the Catapult and Wagon above!

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This was another excellent POTA accessory!

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I'm pretty sure this Fortress was at least a partial recycle of an Action Jackson item, but it's still very cool!

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Above is a French poster for the first movie!

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One of these days, I really need to do some checking to see if Mego's Galen and Cornelius figures were exactly the same or not!

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Italian poster!

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Another of Mego's great accessories for the POTA line!

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These POTA keychains look like they used the same head sculpts as Mego's figures!

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These Mix n Mold casting sets (even the non-POTA ones) are apparently extremely rare!

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This may be all the POTA model kits!

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How did I never see these rings offered in a vending machine when I was growing up?

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A very, very cool sleeping bag!

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Spanish poster!

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One of the things I love about Mego's POTA accessories is the range in size, and the obvious price range, so that pretty much any kid should've been able to get at least one of the accessories!

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The Planet of the Apes Treehouse is absolutely a recycle of the Action Jackson set (which Mego also repurposed for their Dyna Mite line for girls)!

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Urko action figure!

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Another excellent Mego playset!

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A non-Mego playset, for those on more of a budget (well, at the time, anyway... these go for more than I can afford these days!).

Next time: Shazam! stuff and more!