Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Last Train to Wrongsville, Pt 2

Friday, June 11th, 2010

It’s not often that we see a rare prototype of something never produced. And to find something related to this never released 1972 Jerry Lewis project at all is amazing. If you haven’t heard of this film, I’m not surprised, take a look at this site for almost all the info that exists on it. I can’t imagine that anyone would want to prance around as Helmut Doork for Halloween, but this costume would have given those rare few who did the chance to do so. FYI, harmonica not included.

Shrinking plastic, growing numbers!

Monday, June 7th, 2010

We’d like to take a minute to express our thanks to Plaid Stallions for featuring our site! We’ve seen a big surge in visitors, and we hope they all become regulars!

Now, on to today’s nifty find…

Before Lawrence Tureaud (Mr. T to you and me) became a viable licensing property unto himself, he was a movie star. In this movie he played a Washington D.C. cab driver (no way, right?) named Samson, and this classic Shrink-Dinks set lets you shrink his larger-than-life image to one-third its original size. Blasphemy, I say! Anyway, this R-Rated outing didn’t fare well as a kid’s toy, so they ended up licensing one of T’s later ventures with success. Discovered at Berin’s Hardware in Forest View, IL.

Sticky Vinyl Panties

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Yes, that title was meant to grab your attention in a naughty way, and believe me, we’re ashamed to have done it. Regardless, this ClingyForms playset does indeed feature plastic panties, sorority girls, disapproving authority figures and other college party fare that stick to the included background scene. As the story goes, ClingyForms didn’t get the license for Animal House, so they settled for this (IMHO) underrated late 70’s sexploitation gem. Just so you know, this set does not include stickers of Danny Bonaduce’s character. Sorry, Danny.

What’s next, “You Only Live Twine”?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I would normally call this a “rare step into reality”, but they aren’t so rare, and that’s because real world weirdness knows no bounds. This very real office supply would qualify for the “oddest licensed product award”, except for the fact that it isn’t licensed! They just slapped Sean Connery’s mug on the box anyway. One more surprise: Every other box of “multi-color” rubber bands I’ve seen consisted of bands of various colors, but EACH of these bands is multi-colored! How fancy is that? FYI – They don’t do anything cool like explode when you combine the red and green, nor do they consist of indestructible fibers capable of garotte-ing someone. Disappointing, I know.

I Like It, I Really Like it!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

This nifty metal lunchbox was sure to inspire your school’s lunchroom employees to unite, especially when they’re reminded of Sally Field’s Oscar-winning performance. I bet Faye Dunaway totally regretted passing on the role when saw this piece sitting on the shelves in the summer of ‘79. Found at the Aldonza Flea Market in Holbrook, AZ. (PS- Does anyone have the Thermos that goes with this?)

Monster or Model? Both!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Oh, how we loved those Universal Monsters model kits when we were young! This particular monster may not be “universal” but she’s a monster nonetheless. In fact, Aileen Wuornos, played to Oscar-winning perfection by Charlize Theron, might very well make some of those classic monsters look a little tame by comparison. This styrene nightmare comes to us courtesy of Norm’s Drug Store in Nortonville, KY.

Bullies from Outer Space

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Long before Mr. Spielberg brought us Close Encounters and E.T., most beings from other planets were just out to get us. Sometimes they had reasons, like preventing us from destroying the universe or wanting our women, but mostly they just seemed to be having a bad day and wanted some target practice. Such is the story with this classic Old Key comic. This issue comes to us from a private collector in Ahnapee, WI.

So, It’s Not the Director’s Cut?

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I’m sure it would include more slides if it were Michael Cimino’s original vision, but still this hefty version of the classic Have-A-Show Projector brings back memories of long nights shining images of Kris Kristofferson on my Sesame Street wallpapered bedroom walls. I’m kidding, I couldn’t get through the first 50 film strips. Anyway, this box comes to us from the Farm & Home Store in Chickasha, OK.

Bada-Bing! Family Time Fun!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Here’s another target set, but this time without darts (it would have to come with like 300 of them if it did). No, this time you just get to spray James Caan’s Sonny Corleone with fake blood. What fun! All we need now is a Connie Rizzi punching bag. But, that would be in poor taste, wouldn’t it? This piece (no pun intended) was found at Gemstone Books in Anchorage, AK.

Another Record for Streep

Monday, April 19th, 2010

If you like super-condensed stories with glossed-over horrific details that make Cliff’s Notes look like Tolstoy’s War and Peace, then the 45 RPM record of this Oscar winning Meryl Streep movie is right up your alley. It’s too bad they couldn’t get Meryl herself to do the voice, but it’s just as well, as this platter didn’t break any sales records. This rare scratch-free copy comes to us courtesy of the Huntingdon, Quebec (Canada) chapter of the “Streep Club” Meryl Streep Fan Society.