On Monday, March 20th of 2017, my wife and I will be relaunching our Etsy shop. The newly renamed shop is called The Multiverse Market. I have to say that we are pretty excited about this. This time it’s just for fun, not because we have to sell/buy/sell 😉
Misty was diagnosed with Lyme’s disease which prevented her from performing her job as a Dental Assistant, and I made some bad decisions about moving to another part of the country to take on a task that I had no idea how to do. Eventually we moved back to the West Coast, where we belonged. We found Etsy about a year after I lost my final contract job, and in the horrible job market things were looking pretty bleak. We were living with my parents in California at the time. We still had a bit of inherited things from Grandparents who had passed away, along with all of our stuff that we had been hauling around from state to state. There were things that I really didn’t wish to part with, in fact I have recently gone out of my way to replace some of those pieces.
Long story short, Misty is still sick but creating some really nice jewelry pieces, while I am gainfully employed in a field that is almost exactly where I want to be. I’ve switched my collecting focus to, primarily, Vintage Star Wars. I am still very opened to other things but having a focus saves on space and money.
On our shop, you’ll find some of Misty’s designs and my collection overflow. For my part, I am liquidating the items that I no longer want or have too many of. Our prices are not sky high like some sellers who fervently believe that “Star Wars + [insert age of piece here] = $$$“. I use Star Wars as an example, I will be selling various lines. We price competitively, and calculate actual cost of shipping (even factoring in the cost of any shipping material that is not recycled, we will be a lot cheaper that that seller who charges $13 for anything over 8 oz. You know that guy, we don’t like him either). Also, our shipping is calculated by weight.
Being a creature fueled by nostalgia, from time to time I am haunted (in an awesome way) by memories from all of my childhood favorites. This evening I flashed on “Battle of the Planets“. An adaption of Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman, produced by Sandy Frank productions, It follows the adventures of G-Force. In a battle against Spectra, an alien force bent on destroying/taking over the world, five teens work together as a task force in defense of the planet.
I am more of a fan of the Japanese version of the show now, but that has a place in my heart that will never go away.
Born in 1970, I was exposed to some of the greatest animated shows from all over. From the 30’s to the late 90’s, I watched it all. Even the 2000’s had/have it’s fair share of good shows. Kick back and enjoy the play list. It will be growing.
Land of the Lost was a program that was televised, in America, from 1974 to 1977. Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, it featured a story about a Father, in the first season, his son and daughter, who were on an expedition. The way the Father is written, he is some sort of archaeologist or scientist. I watched five or six episodes this morning and this show still holds up for me. Being a four – seven year old child when they originally were broadcast, I remember how much I enjoyed the idea of another world that was accessible where dinosaurs still roamed. As a forty five year old “grown up” the show still resonates with me and only a handful of shows from my early childhood manage to do that.
Apparently I have not grown too cynical in my “old” age.
Remember those Michael Bay Transformers movies? Yeah, me neither. Thanks to this Stop-Motion MASTERPIECE by YouTube user, harrisloureiro, you too can un-see every horrible thing done to the Transformers since their inception. This shows us that stop-motion is still viable as an entertainment form. It has a nostalgic feel that makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over.
If you haven’t already, check out Space1970 over on Blogger. It covers Sci-Fi/Fantasy from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. The morning I discovered this wonderful blog I was captivated and, being a child of the 70’s, I felt a comfortable wave of nostalgia wash over me. Three hours later I had covered roughly 80% of the site. There are some great reads and some great memories archived there for posterity. Head on over and check it out for yourself.