Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, R.I.P.

So sad. I've always been a fan of Mr. Nimoy. Live Long and Prosper!

From NBC News --

Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing the emotionless, pointy-eared Spock on the "Star Trek" television series, died on Friday. He was 83.

His granddaughter, Dani, confirmed the death on Twitter. She called him "an extraordinary man." Nimoy revealed a year ago that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

As the half-human, half-alien chief science officer for the Starship Enterprise, Spock gave the world the indelible blessing "Live long and prosper" and his familiar split-fingered Vulcan salute. He was second in command to William Shatner's Captain James T. Kirk, his stoicism the perfect counter to Kirk's fiery personality.

"I loved him like a brother," Shatner said in a statement. "We will all miss his humor, his talent and his capacity to love."

Word of his death inspired expressions of respect not just from his fellow actors and from "Star Trek" fans but from NASA.

Nimoy's career boldly went beyond television. He was also a poet, a photographer, a director and a singer. And a decade after the series went off the air, he breathed new life into the brand by appearing in a series of blockbuster movies.

"The word extraordinary is often overused, but I think it's really appropriate for Leonard," the actor George Takei, who played Sulu on the series, told MSNBC. "He was an extraordinarily talented man, but he was also a very decent human being."

Nimoy invoked his best-known line in his last tweet, posted Monday: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."

When the original "Star Trek" series ended in 1969, after three season, Nimoy moved to the adventure series "Mission: Impossible." He also hosted the mystery-probing television series "In Search Of … " More recently, he played Dr. William Bell on the Fox series "Fringe."

He credits as a movie director included "Three Men and a Baby." But he was by far most famous for giving life to the green-blooded Spock.

In a 1995 interview with the AP, he ventured that people "recognize in themselves this wish that they could be logical and avoid the pain of anger and confrontation."

"How many times have we come away from an argument wishing we had said and done something different?" he said.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hawkman vs. Captain America

Back on Feb. 1, the Facebook page held a comic book Superbowl showdown giveaway. Hawkman (Seattle Seahawks) vs. Captain America (New England Patriots). All you had to do to win was choose one of the teams. I chose the Patriots and ToyChestNews chose me as the winner of these two action figures! Yay me!

Saturday, February 07, 2015

I Got Some New Toys

Well, some of them are old. But, they're new to me!

For Christmas my wife bought me a Marvel Select Abomination figure. Unfortunately, I already had it. So, we took it back to The Toys Time Forgot and exchanged it for some other stuff.

 Land of the Lost Safari Shooter made by Larami in 1975. Still in original packaging with unpunched header card. This covered the cost of Abomination. But, I needed more toys! So, I bought these...

 A new ReAction Pinhead. 1979 Durham Incredible Hulk figure. 1982 Incredible Hulk pop-up book.

Last week at Salvation Army I found the following items:

 Lite-Brite from 1994. I plugged it in and it didn't work. Hopefully it just needs a new bulb. It was only 99¢!

 Lunch Boxes puzzle from 2012. I'm guessing the -1 written on the box means it's missing a piece. It's still cool and also was 99¢.

 Mrs. Potato Head from 1985. She looks pretty complete. Did she come with any other parts? Only paid $1.99.

 UFO Encounters book published by Scholastic in 1978.

And finally I bought these 14 x 11 inch metal comic book signs for $1.99 each at a local grocery store/closeout store called Marc's. They also had a Hello Kitty sign, but I didn't buy it.

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Quarter Box

Time for another fun-filled trip to The Quarter Box!
Here's what I've picked up since my last post on Sept. 1, 2014.

A complete run of The Human Fly!

Some What Ifs.

I have to check these. I'm pretty sure I have some of these already.

Alpha Flight

An old issue of Alter Ego magazine and a couple of McFarlane Toys catalogs from the late 1990's.

And, of course, a bunch of doubles because I forgot to bring my list with me. :)

Sunday, February 01, 2015

The Ultimate Garbage Pail Kids Website

I love GPKs! I've been collecting them since the first series in 1985.

One of the best reference sites for GPK is Recently on there facebook page, they held a giveaway. I was one of the lucky winners. I got two website logo stickers, Bailed BART from 2014 and a foreign Bukimi Kun card.

Thanks GeePeeKay for the great stickers!