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Re-Listening to Plaid Stallions “Robots” podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkFdDahEU_U. For my lists, i really wanted to pick some different robots. I agreed with most of the choices, but not all. So, without further ado, here is my list.
My top 3 are: K-9 (Doctor Who), Gonk (Star Wars: A New Hope), Zeroid (S.T.A.R. Team)
This is a visual top nine list of some of my favorite sci-fi television, recurring, creature races. They may not have been on every week but they were always the threat in the background. I am trying to limit these to characters that were not rendered through stop-motion or computer generation. These are cats in suits, sweating and trying to emote through plastic, foam rubber or heavy make-up. Also, being a child of the 70’s this list will be populated with the earlier versions of these characters even if the modern versions may be technically more visually stunning. Some are written seriously while others are just silly and meant to be.
At first, this list was just an excuse to post about my number one choice. It was going to be all about the monstrous adversaries on the great series from yesteryear, but quickly grew into something else. The list excludes individual characters, even though individual character photos are used in some cases.
The 70’s saw some great leaps in entertainment technology. Movies became more expansive. TV had great syndicated shows and Saturday Morning Cartoons were in their Golden Age. Toys were easily produced and widely accessible. Comics and Magazines were some of the best avenues for all of the aforementioned outlets to showcase their properties.
Here are some great comics from that era, a bygone age that we’ll never see the likes of again.
I went to my local comic book shop for Batman Day and found out that the shop was sold to a new owner AND that he didn’t bother to opt in for the celebration of Batman’s anniversary. That’s OK, I want the new owner to succeed. I picked up these two fun books for a buck each, a favorite hobby of mine, and my wife found a Gamorean Guard Funko Pop that she’s wanted. I dig finding books from my childhood. I ended up hitting yard-sales and then spending the rest of Saturday watching Batman movies and cartoons. Oh, I found a $130+ free standing punching bag for $4.00… not too shabby. At least I could alway train to BE Batman, I guess 😉
So I once had this Hot Wheels car… I was out looking for it and actually found it after I had given up. I didn’t remember the name so I never found it on the internet. THIS was my favorite car toy when I was a child. Heck this piece comes in a number two spot to a real Bugatti Veyron SS on my list of favorite things on wheels. Now I have it, no internet needed, unless I want a better quality version.
I’ve added a few new items to Toy blasts from my past. Give it a look-see and maybe you’ll find what all we have in common ^_^
Live Long and Prosper,
and May the Force Be with You.
Darran “Jedi_Knut” Hight
Here are my new, vintage, Kenner Star Wars action figures lot. All in really nice condition but no weapons. I do have some extra weapons for some of them though. The figures with the cloth and plastic accouterments blew me away when I first saw them I did NOT expect them all to be in that awesome of condition! I believe I am going to keep Admiral Ackbar. I can still remember sending the blue & white General Mills proof of purchases away and receiving him by post. Great times. The extra Starbuck, from Battlestar Galactica is a bonus figure and since I’ve already sold my last one, this one will be easy to replace.
The case they came in is in pretty good condition but I already have two, or three, more of the same version as it is. I’ll be posting these guys this month on Etsy and maybe a few will go into an Ebay lot I am building. The Gamorean Guard is wanting to stay with me too, we’ll see 😉