The Vintage Studio is an awesome place to visit, on the web. It gives us some glimpse into the Kenner line as if it had continued. If Hasbro’s G.I. Joe never came into being, who knows what could have happened. Now don’t get me wrong, I am glad to have had many hours of playtime with my 3¾” Joes (I had the 12″ Joes before Star Wars). This site is a porthole into an alternate dimension where our passion for Star Wars never receded, and we all kept collecting these wonderful figures.
I found these guys yesterday, at a local shop. The price tag for the lot was a bit large until I saw that Brown Snake and cane of Yoda’s. He also has “Pac-Man” eyes. That was the deal maker for me. I was able to get the set for 10% less than marked. There are twenty-one figures, and many of those are ones that I have already. I’ll be posting those on Etsy and looking for a Jedi Knight Luke [loose / incomplete] since I now have all three of his accessories.
As for the Yoda, I’ll definitely be parting with that one. It will pay for the purchase, plus it isn’t the one I had when I was a kid. The one I grew up with was the orange snake common version and that’s the one that I would rather have again.
If you have noticed, my posting volume has dropped considerably along with my art. Real life has reared its ugly head and it can’t be ignored, this time. We are in the beginning of a month long relocation effort from Northern California, back to Southern Oregon. Not only will we be moving back to my wife’s hometown of Grants Pass, I will be employed again. Being employed, for an undetermined period, will also affect my time blogging and expressing my geekness online with the rest of my fellow geeks. It has been a very long time since I held down a paying position so I am very excited about that. Inevitably this position is temporary and I will be searching for a permanent position and continue to find more contract work when and where I can get it. My WordPress app for my phone will be getting some test driving pretty soon. In the meantime, please bear with me as the great upheaval approaches. Until then I will continue to watch my shows (Beware the Batman, Avengers Assemble, Top Gear UK, etc) , read my comics and collect/sell my Kenner action figures all while consuming copious amounts of COFFEE.