Posts Tagged ‘tribute’

Style Trekkin’

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

When this motion picture based on the immortal TV series hit the theaters, it wasn’t the blockbuster they had hoped for (but it’s sequels were, for the most part). But, one element really clicked with fans, and that was Lt. Ilia, played by the late Persis Khambatta. Toy companies tried to make her into a fashion doll, and even went so far as creating this perplexing toy. Maybe it was for the hairstyling-challenged, who knows. At least it came with the Ilia probe’s nifty sensor crystal, even though they felt the need to give it a very 70’s name change. Discovered at the Lamden’s Hardware in Ludington, WI.

Benoit Mandelbrot 1924-2010

Monday, October 18th, 2010

In honor of the passing of pioneering mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, we present a complete set of this groundbreaking comic series, including the special issue focusing on the character inspired by him. It’s too bad they’re not in better shape, because in this condition they’re only worth (wait for it)… a fractal of their mint value! Ok, ok, we’ll accept your groans and boos, but no more throwing broken beer bottles, please. This collection is on loan from a private collector in Springfield, IL.

RIP Stephen J. Cannell

Monday, October 4th, 2010

We took a week off, but we’re back in time for the Halloween season. With the passing of legendary writer and producer of 70’s and 80’s TV Stephen J. Cannell, we felt this costume was fitting tribute based on his award winning series starring James Garner. If it only came with an answering machine, it would be perfect. I think they used the mask for some of Garner’s other films and shows, keep an eye out for new posts about that. This was found at the Burkitts’ rummage sale in Millwood, SC.

Over the Rainbeaux

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Many celebrities such as Farrah Fawcett and Cher were immortalized as plastic hairstyling busts, so why not 70’s sensation Cheryl “Rainbeaux” Smith? Oh yeah, it’s probably because she starred in softcore adult films. Nonetheless, the profits she might have received from this proposed toy might have given her a chance at better (and longer) life. Let’s all remember her the way she was, and continue to enjoy her films in the spirit they were intended. On loan from a private collector in Craigsville, VA.

Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

One of the greatest fantasy illustrators ever passed away this week, and we have a little tribute to him with this paint-by-numbers set. Of course we all know that most of us will never achieve his greatness, but at least we can dream, imagine and aspire to be a creator a fantastic worlds, and relish in the worlds he created. RIP Frank Frazetta.