I meant to do this post a couple of days ago but, I got sidetracked. When Robin Williams died, I spent a lot of time just reading stories about him and last night I went to the Motley Crue and Alice Cooper concert. They both still rock! \m/
There were many cool celebrity guests at the show. The one I wanted to meet the most was Billy Dee Williams. I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan! I have a photo from The Empire Strikes Back featuring Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett that I bought from (and got autographed by) Dave Prowse in 1997. In 2006 I met Jeremy Bulloch at a show and had him sign it. And now, 17 years after I originally got the photo, I have Billy Dee Williams's autograph on it. His signature set me back $40 and they wanted another $45 to get your picture taken with him. I didn't get my picture taken with him. But I did take a picture of him signing my photo. I also watched the Q&A with him. It was fun.
I also met Margot Kidder. Lois Lane from the Christopher Reeves Superman movies. Her prices were a lot more reasonable. She only charged $20 if you brought your own item to sign and you could get your picture taken with her for free. I brought a trading card from the 1980 Topps Superman II card set for her to sign.
I didn't have enough cash to get any other autographs. But I did take some pictures of the celebs at there booths while they were signing for other people. Also, Butch Patrick and Pat Priest (Eddie and Marilyn Munster) were there, but I already have there autographs.
There were also famous replica movie and TV cars at the show. You were allowed to take pictures of them, but if you wanted to sit in the car and play with the controls you had to pay $10 each. Again, I didn't pay for that privilege.
My birthday on Tuesday was pretty uneventful. I worked most of the day. The only highlight was going out to dinner with my family. But, things are looking up! I will get my birthday present from my wife on August 9th. That's when I'll be at the Steel City Con near Pittsburgh! Woohoo! I can't wait!
I've never been to this show. They have toys, comics and celebrity guests. Here's the guests for this show --
I know I won't be able to afford all of the autographs, toys and comics that I want. The main autograph I want to get is Billy Dee Williams. I have this photo already signed by Dave Prowse and Jeremy Bulloch. I would really like to add Billy Dee's autograph to it.
If I can swing it, I'd also like to get Margot Kidder. I'll probably take in a couple celebrity panels and hopefully add some cool items to my collection. I'll be sure to post all about it sometime after I return.
Well, I missed the anniversary of Wonderful Wonderblog. On July 18 this blog turned eight years old! Wow! Whoda thunkit? It's kind of hard to believe I've been doing this for that long. I don't post as much as I used to, so I really appreciate everyone that has hung around.
Also, tomorrow (July 29th) is my birthday! I'll be 48 years old! Yikes! In my mind I'm still a little kid playing with toys and reading comic books. But, my body let's me know I'm not that young anymore. :)
So, to celebrate the blogiversary and my birthday, I thought I'd give one loyal fan of Wonderful Wonderblog some gifts. I'm not going to say what they are, because I'm not sure yet. I'll sort through some of my junk treasures and put together a prize package. It'll probably contain some toys, comics, trading cards, etc. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. Make sure your email address is in your profile or leave it in your comment. I'll randomly pick a winner in one week on August 4th.
***Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered***
Thanks for checking out Wonderful Wonderblog these past eight years! Now, start leaving those comments!
Oh, one last thing. If anyone would like to get me a belated birthday present, here's some toys that I owned in my youth, but lost track of over the years. LOL
In my last post I said I would return to an estate sale where I bought some lunchboxes and other "junk". Well, I returned last Friday. I also stopped at a couple of other sales.
Let's see what goodies I got this time.
This sale had lots of glasses and mugs. I got these for 50¢ each. A Bud Light Spuds MacKenzie Fright Night mug from 1987. Two Pizza Hut E.T. glasses from 1982. A 1978 Garfield the Cat glass from McDonald's. And a Disney World 25th Anniversary glass from McDonald's.
Also for 50¢ each I got a Superman Cupholder from 1988. A pvc Wizard Mickey Mouse and a rubber ALF (missing two fingers).
At the second sale I got The Official Polish/Italian Joke Book, How To Speak Southern book and a 1980 McDonald's Garfield glass mug. All three for 50¢!
On the third stop of my journey I bought this Tales From The Crypt Crypt Keeper Candelabra from 1996 for $3.00.
And lastly I stopped at a little junk store that just recently opened and bought four more glasses. Two Shrek and two more Disney. All four for $3.00.
I'd say that was another pretty good haul for a total of $10.50.
I think I'm going to have to slow down on my buying. I'm becoming a hoarder and my wife isn't real happy about that. :)