I spent a few hours today playing with my “self” portrait in vintage Kenner Star Wars style. I like the Naruto design of the cloths so I stuck with that motif. As I look at it, the face is a bit too over shadowed but I’ll stick with this for now 🙂
Keep an eye out for this series here: Sideshowtoy.com/whats-new/star-wars-ralph-mcquarrie-collectibles I cannot wait ^_^
When I was 14, DC Comics and Kenner teamed up to create the Super Powers line of action figures, vehicles and playsets. On my hunt to add to my Re-Collection, I found this guy on Etsy. I overpaid for the shipping and he was supposed to come with his original mini-comic. I only notice that he didn’t come with the comic this afternoon, and I sent a message to the seller about this. This guy is a unique addition to the vintage part of my new collection because I never had him when he was first released. He needs some cleaning but he looks pretty good, overall.
DC’s Hawkman as a concept, like many other characters to me, was better than most of the actual stories.
I would love to get a 1979 Vultan from the Flash Gordon line that Mattel put out to pair with Carter Hal.
So here I am 45, as of the 3rd of May 2015, and I am just on the cusp of becoming gainfully employed again. It’s been a while since I had a regular job, but the contract stuff and selling online is just getting us by. Once I re-enter the 9-5 world, after 20 years, I plan on replacing/upgrading many things (car, appliances, computers) and rebuilding the collecting that had dwindled over the years. Presented here is what we have left, that isn’t up for sale. Some is my wife’s, others are mine, and some we’ve collected together. The best thing about collecting again is that, if needed, I can always flip my stuff for more than I paid and start over again.
If you want to see what I would like to add to my collection, so far, then check out my collection list on eBay: My 45 Year Wish List! Misty’s will be building her list soon.
Gamorrean Guards! I love these guys. I’ve had a few in my shop to sell over these past few years, but I NEVER had any when I would 13. I have no idea as to why. They have some great character. While they are not as screen accurate as their more modern Hasbro cousins, they have a quaint charm all their own.
It may just be me but I feel like everything has been leveraged to the hilt and over merchandised. I am not complaining… OK maybe I am just a bit, but I come from the tail end of an era that had very little official merchandising. You had some Cartoon & TV stuff and some random Superhero stuff, then STAR WARS came out and changed the whole game. It was still not very little in the beginning compared to the early 90’s, so it left us hungry for more. We had to wait for more, and wait we did. Our patients was paid off after a time. Now I feel like we are drowning in a corporate landslide of cheap junk.
I love the movies, the shows, cartoons. comics, and some games. As far as anything else, I just can’t bring myself to buy into it. I prefer vintage items that I love to collect as well as sell. When this stuff is vintage there will be no market for any of it because of the sheer mass quantity that they are producing.
Well if you are a kid then this is a great time for you! If you are a parent or an overly impulsive nerd who has to collect everything and the variants… time to get another job or win the lottery.