June 26,1987 – The movie “Dragnet” opened in the U.S. I have yet to forgive Dan Ackroyd and I’m still a little miffed at Tom Hanks.
On this day in 2009, Michael Jackson, one of the most commercially successful entertainers in history, dies at the age of 50 at his home in Los Angeles, California, after suffering from cardiac arrest caused by a fatal combination of drugs given to him by his personal doctor.
No not Elroy’s trusty pal….
Astro from UB40!
Greetings all! Thanks to the fantastic folks at Entertainment Earth I’m going to be offering up some really neat bobble heads for you to add to your collections. These really are cool as you’ll soon se in the coming reviews. You’ll see even better if you win one of the six different ones I have to give away! Get ready for some All American Independence Day fun, gang! Go like and follow the Jim’s Toy Box facebok page to stay up on the details!
I treated myself to this little piece of awesome because quite frankly, it was on sale. I had wanted one prior but the price plus the free Prime two day shipping sealed the deal for me. Would I buy it at full regular retail price. Maybe.
1. The sculpt is a really good likeness of the character…
2. The body is solid as a rock. Being 8 inches I wasn’t sure what body type it would be considering the current waves of Mego style figures that seem to be all over the place these days (Thank you Jesus!) . But no, this is a solid body design with traditional Mego type articulation. All the pose-ability. None of the fear of breakage.
3. It’s funny.
Why I wouldn’t:
The only real gripe I could pose would be the cheap suit. The material is very thin and lightweight. Not see through but feels thin. From a display standpoint it looks okay but not great and pales in comparison to the suits you’ll find on Figures Toy Company’s KISS Dressed to Kill Figures. Same price point and I’m sure licensing fees are gonna be in the same ballpark so quality should be equal in my opinion. Not a deal breaker though.
Get you one of these angry Anchorman’s today and unleash the fury that can only come from someone that is kind of a big deal.
Now, Go Play! – Jim 06/11/14
Get the whole Team!
Happy Saturday, gang! I am VERY proud and pleased to be able to share this short film with you, not because I’m got a small (read extremely tiny) part in it but because it is an EXCELLENT film made by a bunch of incredibly talent folks. Steal away 17 minutes, enjoy, leave a comment, like, share and spread the word on this one. You folks are on the ground floor of watching a HUGE property be born. Plus you get to see what happens when a child molester crosses the wrong path. Language and the situations are a littles harsh so watch for the little ears.
One of my most favorite entertainers of all time was born on this date in 1917. To celebrate I’d like to share with you links back to a few of the nods I’ve give to the King of Cool over the years as well as my most favorite movie from the Martin & Lewis collection; Scared Stiff. Also check out some really neat Dean Martin stuff I just found on ebay. I had never seen any of that stuff before but man oh man has my list to Santa just gotten longer!
I just wish I had more time to really show my appreciation for this remarkable entertainer and to help educate the younger generation on the incredible talent that this man had. Thankfully we have his legacy captured forever in various spots around the web. A good place to start is at the official Dean Martin website as well as his daughter Deana’s page who is quite the entertainer herself. Tell her Jim sent you…. she has no clue who I am of course BUT she will if you do ;) Anyway Happy Birthday and Thank You, Dean. Memories are indeed made of…. you!
Now, Go Play!
Dean as a booster
Really NEAT stuff, pally!
Join me in celebrating the greatest generation in the most important war of the modern era. Without their sacrifices and the dedication of a united front you and I can play with toys, complain about the president, and yell and scream about the most trivial things.
Think about that.
On this day (June , 1952) Frank Sinatra recorded “Birth of the Blues” and the world became a better place.