Friday, July 30, 2010

Cool Stuff!

Since it's Give-A-Show Friday, it seems appropriate to finish off the Give-A-Show-related photos today, eh?

Here's one of the six-packs of separate slides available for those who didn't want to purchase a whole Give-A-Show Projector set, and just wanted the new stuff! More after the jump!

Give-A-Show Fridays: Bugs Bunny and Fat Albert!

That wraps up the 1972 "Purple" set! Coming up next, we'll go back in time a bit, as I present videos from the 1964 Chad Valley Bugs Bunny set, that was exclusive to the UK!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

By the 10s: Love Diary!

Time for a new By the 10s, and we're dipping into the romance comics well again!
Here's Love Diary #10 (and thanks to Manic Man for alerting me that I originally had the wrong cover here), with more after the jump!

Dog of the Geek: Goofy!

Breed: Generic dog
Original Appearances: Walt Disney Cartoons from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Other Appearances: A variety of other cartoons, comics, and a plethora of merchandise.
Biography: Beginning his cartoon career as “Dippy Dawg,” and also known as “George Geef” or “G.G. Geef,” “G.G. Goof” and “Goofus D. Dawg,” he'll always been remembered as Goofy. Not very intelligent, he is also extremely clumsy. He is best friends with Mickey Mouse, and has a wife (face unseen) and a son, Max Goof. Somewhere along the way, he discovered “Super Goobers,” which he would injest to become “Super Goof.”
Powers: As Super Goof, Goofy has similar powers as Superman.
Group Affiliation: None
Miscellaneous: I'm not even going to get into why Pluto is a dog, while Goofy is treated as a “human.”

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cool Stuff!

And we start with F stuff, like this Felix the Cat "TV Set" toy! Now, it's not like I'm hugely into Felix myself... but this item looked interesting enough to share as I've shown photos of similar items before! The scrolls were fed through the display to show one panel at a time, kind of like a film strip!

More stuff after the jump!

CBT: Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, Part 1!

I'll have to admit that the subject of this edition's Children's Book Theatre, Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, was a show I never, ever watched when it was on!
We'll see what it brings us after the jump!

Monday, July 26, 2010

So I'm just throwing this out there...

I believe I mentioned some time back that I've been watching "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" with my kids Tristan (6) and Desi (3)... and I know I've mentioned the upcoming Disneyland road trip (which is about a month away)... what I definitely haven't mentioned is that Desi has become absolutely enthralled with Firestar, probably because she's the first superheroine she's been exposed to on a regular basis (aside from the Invisible Woman on the Fantastic Four and Ms. Marvel on Superhero Squad... sadly, there haven't been many Supergirl episodes of Superman: The Animated Series since we started watching, and no Batgirl appearances on Batman: The Animated Series at all -- these are all cartoons that Disney Channel has been showing).

Anyway... given Desi's infatuation with Firestar (she's even taken to playing at being Firestar in playtime) and the upcoming road trip, I'd love to get her a Firestar action figure... unfortunately, so far, my searches at various sources have indicated that it might easily cost me $30 or more to get the Marvel Universe three-pack of Spidey and his Amazing Friends (which I'd love to get for her and Tristan to play with)... but I figured, what the heck, let's throw this out to the legion of readers I have on this blog, and see if, perchance, any of you happen to have a Firestar figure you'd be willing to part with for a reasonable price... or if you've got a better source to find it less expensive than I have so far. Either option is good!

I have gone ahead and saved a search on eBay, as well as contacted the two nearest comic book shops via email to ask if they have this set available and at what price... although I'm not sure either option is going to work for me, but we'll see. I may just have to bite the bullet and pay the $30-$40 for this three-pack! The kids are certainly worth it, I just have to figure out where I'll get the money for it, given my limited budget at this time!

Anyway... any and all offers, thoughts, ideas, etc. would be appreciated, and thanks in advance!

Monster Monday!

A few more Frankenstein items this week, beginning with the above Wax Museum mask above, with more after the jump!

By the 10s: Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, Part 2!

Continuing our look at Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies By the 10s brings us to issue 110, which features the rare lemming-fish! More after the jump!

Sunday, July 25, 2010