Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wait A Minute Mr. Postman!

Ringo Starr - in Stamp Form
Ringo: everyone's favorite Beatle.

Upon hearing that the Beatles classic, 'Yellow Submarine', only made it to #2 on the Billboard charts (as revealed in a recent final Jeopardy answer, er...um, question), I was floored. Why? Because the Ringo-sung songs were my favorite! 'Octopus's Garden', 'Don't Pass Me By', 'Act Naturally'...the list goes on and on. Well, not really--there were only 11 songs fronted by the Fab Four drummer. But you get my point.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Will You Be My Star Wars Valentine?

"You're my only hope!" (for a Star Wars-themed Valentine's Day)

If my lady friend gave me one of these, I'd feel pretty darn special. Why? Because these vintage Star Wars pop-up Valentine's cards are sweet! From 1997, each card flips open to display your favorite Star Wars character (with a semi-romantic message, of course). 

Each set of 10 cards (and envelopes) features Princess Leia (with R2-D2), Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Stormtrooper, and a Tie Fighter. Now available in the Etsy shop!

Friday, August 7, 2015

New Star Wars Action Figure in the Shop: Han Solo in Hoth Gear!

1995 Power of the Force Han Solo in Hoth Gear.

Just listed in the shop--this 1995 Power of the Force Han Solo action figure. From the "Empire Strikes Back", this particular figure was one of my favorites from the 1990's Kenner re-release. Complete with his original accessories and dressed to the nines in his Hoth gear parka, Mr. Solo is ready for some cold weather action.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Action Figure in the Shop: 1983 GI Joe Destro!

Fans of the classic, 1980's "GI Joe" animated series will surely be delighted to see that a new action figure has landed at Half Pint Salvage. Meet the double-crossing, slightly maniacal Cobra head honcho, Destro!

1983 Destro action figure.

With his shiny, domed head and vintage-style pistol, Destro was perhaps the coolest Cobra figure to emerge from the '83 Hasbro line. Maybe it was the mystery surrounding his appearance. Or perhaps it was his cartoonish, evil voice.

An overhead view of Destro's dome. Shiny indeed!

Whatever the reason, Destro was a certified bad-ass action figure. And now he's back in action after a 20+ year hiatus. Additional pics and condition details in my Etsy listing.

Proof that Destro was an enemy weapons supplier: his file card!

Monday, June 1, 2015

New Action Figures in the Etsy Shop: 1990's C-3PO and R2-D2

Just listed over at Half Pint Salvage: the lovable and comical droid duo, C-3PO and R2-D2. These versions are from the 1995 Power of the Force (POTF) toy line and are in excellent shape. So if you're looking for the perfect Father's Day gift, you might just want to wander over and have a looksy.

1995 C-3PO and R2-D2 Star Wars action figures.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I Pity The Fool! Mr. T: A Look Back.

If you grew up in the 80's, Mr. T was a pop culture god. With his mohawk, gold jewelry and hulking muscles, what wasn't to like? Throw in the gravely voice and the trademark catch phrases, and he basically became a living legend.

Mr. T, I don't pity you. I salute you. Thanks for being awesome.

Vintage 80's book with Mr. T - TV Superstars Scrapbook
1980's "TV Superstars Scrapbook", featuring the formidable, Mr. T.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Star Wars Spotlight: Boba Fett

As a kid, I can remember seeing "Return of the Jedi" in the movie theater. Unfortunately, that utterly amazing experience also reminds me of the mental anguish I suffered when Boba Fett met his apparent demise in the belly of the Sarlacc Pit. Questions filled my 7-year old head. How could such a cool character die this way? Will he escape? Should I eat my peanut or chocolate M&M's first...?

Fast forward 12 years and Boba Fett lives yet again. Meet the 1995 Power of the Force version of Mr. Fett, in all his glory--complete with his wookie scalps, cape and blaster:

Boba Fett Action Figure - Kenner, 1995
1995 Power of the Force Boba Fett.



Boba Fett (and other Star Wars figures) now available in the Etsy shop.
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