Mr. Nostalgia Wishes You a Happy Thor’s Day…

Posted on: October 24, 2013

In honor of Thor: The Dark World coming out 3 Thursday’s from it’s Friday premier I present to you each and every Thursday leading to that day to be “Happy Thor’s Day”. Why?

Because Thursday is named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor. In Old English, Thursday means “Thor’s Day” or in Old Norse “thorsdagr”.

Thor, in the Old Norse Legends, is represented as a red-bearded god wielding the hammer Mjolnir, which was used as a weapon against the Jotuns (giants), and heard as the boom of thunder to humans. The Vikings, who worshipped these pagan gods before Christianity spread throughout their land, never feared the sound of thunder, for they knew Thor was out battling Frost Giants.

 

So, “Happy Thor’s Day” to you!

Mr. Nostalgia

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Mr. Nostalgia says, “Good-bye Yellow Brick Road”…

Posted on: October 24, 2013

No, I’m not going anywhere, and we got lots more to post for The Wizard of Oz movies 75 birthday. But The Disney Store this past weekend has cleared out all clearance items of Oz The Great and Powerful, though I have a pretty good feeling they’ll be putting them back out after the holidays for a sale.  Before they took these off the shelves I snapped a few pictures:

Oscar “Oz” Diggs and Finley the Monkey “Mickey Ears” marked to $2.99!

Glinda and China Girl “Mickey Ears” $2.99

Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambroise Diggs, or Oz, doll, I believe this was marked down to around $7.oo?
 
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Mr. Nostalgia Shows off the New Thor The Dark World POP Figures…

Posted on: October 24, 2013

Thor: The Dark World is just weeks away and I’ve shown you some figures from it a few weeks ago. Now view the POP figures of step-brothers Thor and Loki.

Thor

Loki

Mr. Nostalgia

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Mr. Nostalgia Sees Some Cool Exclusive Target Iron Man Dolls…

Posted on: October 23, 2013

Sold exclusively at Target is the Iron Man Super Hero Collection Iron man 3 Dolls: Iron Man, War Machine and Iron Patriot.

Mr. Nostalgia

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Mr. Nostalgia Remembers The Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine…

Posted on: October 23, 2013

I can still remember the commercials as if they were yesterday, and I can still remember wanting one as a kid.  First introduced in 1979, the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine is still around and I still want one.  The concept is simple enough, put some ice cubes into Snoopy’s dog house, turn the handle to make shaved ice, and either add the flavor pack or any kind of juice and there you have it, your very own snow cone machine. Sometimes the simplest of toys are the best of toys!

Inclusions:

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

Snoopy Ice Pusher

Shovel Scoop

1 Syrup Bottle

1 Flavor Soft Drink Mix

3 Paper Cups

Happiness in a box!  Get your’s today!

Mr. Nostalgia

 

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Mr. Nostalgia shows some Captain Action Marvel Costume Sets…

Posted on: October 23, 2013

For those of you who enjoyed the Captain Action interview the other day, here are some pictures of what the costume sets look like in case you’re interested in collecting them.

Captain Action – Captain America Costume Set

Captain Action – Thor Costume Set (Walt Simonson Era)

Captain Action – Dr. Evil – Loki Costume Set

Mr. Nostalgia

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Mr. Nostalgia looks at the Titans Series Marvel Dolls…

Posted on: October 23, 2013

I’ve been seeing these guys around a few different stores and must say they’re pretty nice.

Captain America

Thor

Wolverine (Though this one they should call the Adamantium Series)

Target Exclusive: Iron Man Mark II, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-man, Captain America, Iron Man Stealth Strike.

 

 Mr. Nostalgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR. NOSTALGIA SHOUTS,” WHEN CAPTAIN AMERICA THROWS HIS MIGHTY SHIELD!”…

Posted on: October 23, 2013

Marvel has released the latest poster for Captain America: Winter Soldier

Nuff’ said.

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Goodbye Lou Scheimer

Posted on: October 22, 2013

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Lou Scheimer, so sad that I was scared to write this entry.  I just hope I can give him the adulation that he deserves.

As I sat here in my office I reflected about this man whose work touched so many lives young lives through his company, Filmation.

 

Lou Scheimer is an amazing man.  He helped create some of the greatest shows ever.  He broke down racial barriers by producing Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.  (Which was really my first introduction to African Americans.)  Mr. Scheimer introduced me to other worlds and Science fiction with Blackstar on Saturday mornings.  He showed his heart when Filmation was the last animation company in America.  Scheimer struggled to keep all of his employees working by creating Bravestarr while other animation companies were sending their work overseas.

 

During his career Mr. Scheimer made history with a show that inspired me, He-man and the Masters of the Universe.  The rules of animation were changed for the better through his work by syndicating He-man and proving to congress that his show about a toy was not a half hour commercial.  He showed his kindness by having a lesson after every episode of his shows.  He reminded children not to play with fire and to give your parents a hug every now and then.  It was his heart in the animation industry that set Filmation apart from other studios.

 

I was fortunate enough to meet Lou Scheimer and speak with him at Comic-Con.  He truly is a charming and funny man.  We were cracking jokes and during our conversation I told him how much his work meant to me.  He asked me what I did for a living and I replied that I was with the Sheriff’s Department.  After my answer he told me something that I will never forget he said, “You help people just like He-Man.”   When I heard those words coming from him, I felt a sense of fulfillment as if my life had meaning.  As a child growing up watching He-Man I knew I could never actually be He-man but Lou made me feel for a brief moment that I was.  Even as an adult he still inspires me.

 

Thank you and God bless Mr. Scheimer

 

 

T. Romero

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Mr. Nostalgia brings you POP and Wacky Wobblers Bobble-Heads of The Hobbit…

Posted on: October 22, 2013

With the second installment of The Hobbit almost 2 months away now, it’s time to begin searching for all the new toy items that will be coming out.  But, before I go off and do that, I wanted to post something I’ve been meaning to get around to but just haven’t had the time yet.

Funko’s POP series has made it to The Hobbit.  Below is a POP Bilbo Baggins (though personally I think he makes for a much better Frodo).

 Also Funko’s POP Gollum.

Next we have a Wacky Wobblers Bobble-Head of Bilbo.  This one looks much more like our hero from the movie.

Finally, a Wacky Wobblers Bobble-Head of Gollum.

Mr. Nostalgia

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Mr. Nostalgia gets his Marvel Mickey Ears…

Posted on: October 21, 2013

I know that isn’t what they are called, but that is what I like to call them.  Last week, when the Marvel Vinylmations went on sale, the store my wife works in had 3 cases.  1 case was bought by a cast member, another case was bought buy a customer, which left 1 case left to put on the floor.  My wife took out 4 boxes for me and the rest sold out that day.  Here is a photo play-by-play of my Marvel Mickey Ears and who I got:

Here’s all four boxes lines up nice and neat.  Iron Man and Captain America on are the front or back side of each box, the one side has the list of all the figures made, and the other side tells the size (3 inches) of the figure.

Side of the box with characters and blacked out chaser figure.

As mentioned in another post, even if you open the box, each figure comes foil wrapped so you still cannot see who you get.

Here are the four figures out of their box and wrapped in their foil.  I felt like I was getting a Golden Ticket like in Willy Wonka, wondering  just who was inside each foil wrapper.

So these are the four I got. Captain America who comes with a removeable shield, Dr. Strange (both I wanted) the Future Foundation Spider-man, which at first I did not want, but I really like that costume the more I look at him, and an old school Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.  It was kind of odd to see the old school Nick Fury when I’m so used to seeing the new one played by Samueal L. Jackson.

The one thing I like about the way the Marvel characters look on this “Mickey Canvas” is they cover it well.  Some of the characters, whether it be from Star Wars, the Muppets, a Disney character, or the other versions they’ve made like Villains, Cutesters, or Urban, sometimes don’t look too good on the “canvas”, so I’m very happy with how the Marvel ones have turned out.

So, I got two out of the four I really wanted.  I still want to find The Hulk, Iron Man and Thor.  Now, the trouble with these is that, once you begin to buy them, you never know what you will get, so you run the risk of getting doubles.  My wife and I were in another mall today which just happened to have a Disney Store.  We looked around and I was shocked to see they had 1 case left of Marvel “Mickey Ears”.  I didn’t know which box to choose, but I knew I wanted one.  So, I chose a box, we paid, walked right outside the store to a bench and sat down so I could open it, and this is who I got:

That’s right!  Thor, with his enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir!

I was pretty excited.  2 more to go and I then have all the ones I want.  Until they make more that is.

Mr. Nostalgia

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Mr. Nostalgia wishes his wife a Happy Anniversary…

Posted on: October 20, 2013

Happy anniversary to the most wonderful, beautiful, kind, sweet, loving and gorgeous wife there is. Thank you for always being there for me, and thank you for always being the Belle to this Beast you married. I love you!

Mr. Nostalgia

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