Mr. Nostalgia in Flying Solo?

Posted on: April 19, 2014

A couple of weeks ago my wife was going through the channel and The Empire Strikes Back was on.  Ever since high-school Empire has been my favorite Star Wars movie.  I have two great memories of it.  One is, on our third date, my wife and I watched it.  Empire’s her favorite Star Wars movie too, she really likes the At-Ats (I also like the way she says At-Ats). The second would be on the night before I got married, Rich and I watched Empire at his place eating the best Chinese food in the world.

But this time, as I walked into the room and saw it, I felt sad because of Rich. As I’ve said before, my friendship with Rich was made on Star Wars. Our whole time as friends, nearly 30 years, we were nerds for it and spent hours playing Star Wars, discussing the films, and collecting it.  We had two long running jokes when it came to Star Wars.  One was we’d always say to one another matter-of-factly, half serious, half joking (more serious I would think), “Why don’t you give me all your Star Wars toys?” The second was a constant debate about who knew more about the original trilogy. One day Rich took it to the extreme by claiming I could say any line from the movie, any word of dialogue, and he could finish the quote. I took out my Star Wars screenplays, searched through for a scene, found one, and said, “the.”

“What the hell is that? ‘The’” he asked.

“That’s your word, finish the line.”

As teens in high-school who could drive, that meant we could go and check for Star Wars stuff whenever we hung out. We did this a lot. Of one of my best memories of this is from our senior year of high-school. Rich had perfect attendance at the time while I, well let’s just say I didn’t. Rich didn’t want to get the perfect attendance award at school when we graduated, so he decided to call out one day.  Rich was my ride to and from school, so when he said he was calling out, I told my mother I was calling out and she gave me no trouble.

My mother never believed me when it came to being sick. Mostly she was right because most of the time I wasn’t sick, except for the time my senior years my glands in my throat were so swollen that I made her take me to the doctor, her not believing me, until the doctor told her I had mono.

The day Rich and I called out though, that was a cool day. He came over to get me and we went to the mall and bought Star Wars models to build and paint.  Rich was such a better model builder than I was.

Collecting with Rich meant we were always on the lookout for collectibles. When we were younger, these were the days before the internet, which meant we had to shop through catalogues, go to the mall, flea markets, garage sales, or when our school would hold some kind of junk sale in the gym where people could get rid of things.

When we were in high-school is when we started going to conventions.  These were the best. We usually went to a horror convention twice a year, or science fiction conventions. My favorite convention we ever went to was also the last one we went to. That last convention I’ll never forget. I remember sitting on a curb outside the hotel, each of us drinking a nice cold coke and eating a soft pretzel.  I’ll never forget that warm spring day.  Even when he was here it was a convention we often spoke of. We talked about going to another convention but just never got around to it.

Walking the dealer room with Rich was great. We’d point things out to each other, stop at tables, and whenever Rich saw something of the Tantive IV, the Rebel Blockade Runner, Rich’s favorite ship from his favorite Star Wars movie (even until weeks before he died, the last time I spoke to him before the next day I was told he had two weeks to two months left to live,  while his memory was slipping, I could ask him to name his favorite movie and he would look at me like nothing was wrong and say Episode IV). When he saw this ship, Rich would nerd out.  I liked when he nerded out, it’s what made him and I friends.

But honestly, the past several months without him have been terrible. If losing my truest friend was this tough, I’d be crippled without my wife. My wife has been here for me when I need her, and I’ve noticed my sister spending more time with us (perhaps for me, or maybe for herself since she was good friends with him too) but they knew I was not doing well with it.  My parents knew, my sister knew just by speaking with me.  I never brought it up, and when they would ask how I was doing with it I would just say fine. But I wasn’t fine. Not when I was having panic attacks, not when I would go to call him to tell him something stupid like we always did, not when I would be driving home from work and think what he was doing, especially not on special days like birthdays or holidays when I knew he normally would be with us.

I never talked about it, but I thought about it. One time my wife was out with her mother and I was home. I was watching TV when I thought to myself, “If Rich was here he’d either be over right now or I’d be with him.”

Those thoughts always hurt. So when I walked into the room that day I just wasn’t ready for Empire with the memory of the night before being married.  Empire always brings the thought of my wife and I and our third date, but remembering watching it with him that night before I got married, well, it hit me and made me miss him more.

Which brings me to this past week. My wife and I were at Target and I just happened to have my camera with me. I was checking out the Marvel and Star Wars toys like I always do when I see this toy:

 

Han Chewbacca

 

Just a kid’s toy of Han Solo and Chewbacca. But there was something about it, I of course thought of Rich, but this time I didn’t feel sad, this time I smiled.

Han Solo always was my favorite Star Wars character as a kid. I would act like him, his tough guy personality and Rich would always tell me when he would go home from playing at my house he’d act that way and get in trouble. If I was Han Solo Rich was Chewbacca (and not just because he was taller than me). Rich was as loyal to me as Chewbacca was to Han. It was like he had made the “Wookiee Life Debt” to me as a friend, and extended it to my wife when we got married.  He was very good to my wife, whenever he came over for his weekly dinners I’d cook, he’d always help her with the dishes. He’d bring gifts for us both, thanking us for having him over every week, and he never once forgot her on her birthday or Christmas.

So, when I saw this toy I smiled because it made me think of him, and it felt like the old times when we’d be out looking for Star Wars stuff, and for a moment, it felt like he was there standing right next to me, like how the Jedi’s are in that blue-ghostly style. I don’t know if he was there or not, but I’d like to think he was. So, for those few seconds, Rich and I were nerds once more.

If Rich was there with me, I do have a message for him I hope he gets.  “Hurry back, Rich.  I miss you.”

Mr. Nostalgia

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This week from Diamond Toys Select

Posted on: April 18, 2014

This week’s New Toy Day brings something a little different to comic book shops across North America —  Diamond Select Toys’ new line of movie-based lifestyle items: Reelware! This week is all about Sin City, as the stylish comic book movie inspires a line of pint glasses and shot glasses (under the Glasses to Go name) and a flask gift set! Everything a citizen of Sin City needs to survive! Order through your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer!

Sin City Reelware Movie Logo Flask Gift Set
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sometimes, it’s dangerous to stay in one place for too long. Take your party on the road with this Sin City-inspired flask gift set, including an 8 oz. stainless steel flask bearing the Sin City logo, plus two stainless steel shot glasses and a stainless steel funnel to fill it with. Even the coldest alley will seem cozy when you have something warm in your belly! Comes packaged in a display box. (Item #MAR141949 , SRP $29.99)

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Sin City Glasses to Go Movie Logo Pint Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! From Old Town to the Projects, from the Tar Pits to the Docks, drink deep of Sin City in this traditional pint glass. Branded with the Sin City movie logo, you’ll feel like you’re bellying to the bar with Marv himself. Whether you’re in need of a pint of courage or you’ve lost a pint of oil, this will bring you back up to level! Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141954, SRP $9.99)

 

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Sin City Glasses to Go Kadie’s Club Pecos Pint Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Getting over a bad break-up or an unsuccessful hit? What better way to drown your sorrows than in a pint glass emblazoned with the logo of Kadie’s Club Pecos? Just the sight of the Kadie’s logo (plus whatever’s in your glass) is enough to cheer the sorriest soul. Tip the bartender, or else. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141952, SRP $9.99)

 

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Sin City Glasses to Go Kadie’s Club Pecos Shot Glass
A Diamond Select Toys Release! There are good shots and bad shots, but this is the best kind of shot! The dancers will look even prettier when you’re drinking out of this 2 oz. shot glass featuring the logo of Kadie’s Club Pecos, a popular watering hole in Sin City. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #MAR141953, SRP $5.99)

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Funko!’s Summer Line-Up

Posted on: April 18, 2014

ReAction: The Rocketeer

Take flight with The Rocketeer!
The beloved comic book character is the latest piece to be released from our ReAction line.

The Rocketeer comes equipped with a removable helmet and jetpack for his adventures in flight!
He may be a stunt pilot by day, but by night he zips through the Los Angeles skyline fighting crime as THE ROCKETEER!

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Available in May!

 

Pop! Disney: Maleficent Movie

Disney’s Maleficent is in theatres May 30th!
Maleficent is the untold story of the mysterious villain from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
Find out the events that drove Maleficent to curse Aurora!

In anticipation of the movie, we are debuting two new beautiful Pop!’s!
Aurora looks angelic with her gold crown and Maleficent is looking particularly menacing!
Together they make the perfect pair!

Watch the trailer for Disney’s Maleficent right here!

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Available in May

Pop! Animation: Hanna-Barbera

Hanna-Barbera is the latest addition to our Pop! Animation line!

Yabba Dabba Doo!
Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble traveled all the way from the Stone Age to receive the Pop! treatment!

From Frankenstein Jr. & The Impossibles we have your favorite crime fighting robot… Frankenstein Jr!

Last but not least…
Hong Kong Phooey!
The number one super cool guy!

 

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Available in June

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Oscar Goldman from the Zica’s Six Million Dollar Man collection

Posted on: April 12, 2014

Here is a recent post from Zica’s Facebook site:

Here’s the first prototype reveal for wave 2 of the Six Million Dollar Man figures. What you’re looking at is a digital sculpt that’s been rendered to resemble the actual figure. Some details may change and all the images I’ll be posting are still pending licensor approval. More to come over the next few days!

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Funko POP! MLB

Posted on: April 12, 2014

Take me out to the ballgame!

Major League Baseball Mascots are a longstanding tradition in baseball.
The first live action mascot, Mr. Met, made his debut with the New York Mets at Shea Stadium at 1964.
Since then, MLB Mascots have been rooting on all of your favorite teams!

We took some of the cutest MLB Mascots and gave them the Pop! treatment!
Bring one of these little guys to a game and your team will be sure to win!

Baseball season is in full swing!
It’s time to root, root, root for the home team!

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Captain America from Diamond Toys Select

Posted on: April 12, 2014

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier number one at the box office, interest in the star-spangled Avenger is at an all-time high! The action-packed thriller sees Captain America teaming up with the Falcon and the Black Widow for one of the toughest battles of his career, and now Diamond Select Toys is teaming up with MarvelStore.com to create an exclusive battle-damaged figure of the hero, available May 19!

Starting on May 19, MarvelStore.com will be the only place to order the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America figure, featuring an exclusive head sculpt of Steve Rogers, as well as a battle-damaged version of his stealth uniform. An exclusive battle-damaged version of Cap’s shield will be included in the packaging, as well as an interchangeable masked head and a diorama display base modeled after the SHIELD helicarriers seen in the film. All will come packaged in the distinctive Marvel Select packaging, suitable for display and featuring spine artwork for easy shelf reference.

After May 27th, the Marvel Select Unmasked Captain America will be made available on DisneyStore.com, and will begin to make its way to Disney Store shelves in the U.S. and Canada. Then, in late June, MarvelStore.com, DisneyStore.com and Disney Stores will offer the Marvel Select Falcon action figure, based on the movie look of Cap’s new friend and partner Sam Wilson. The figure bears the likeness of actor Anthony Mackie and features removable wings, as well as a helicarrier base.

Mark your calendar to visit MarvelStore.com on May 19th!

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I Geek Disney presents: Welcome Foolish Mortals to the Haunted Mansion Comic Book

Posted on: April 12, 2014

Released by SLG (Slave Labor Graphics) Comics between the years 2005-2007, SLG’s Haunted Mansion was released on a now-and-then schedule that had a total of seven issues, but was well worth the wait.  The comics themselves contained anywhere from 3-6 stories, with painted covers, some of which depicted the famous ghosts from the mansion, by artists such as Roman Dirge (issues 1, 2, 4 and 5), Christopher and Jermoy Cox (issue 3) and Drew Rausch (issues 6 and 7). Several issues had back covers illustrated as well by artists like Jonathan Morris (issue 1), Steven Daily (issues 2 and 4), and Jon “Bean” Hastings (issue 3).

While not official Disney canon, SLG’s comics are “Stories Inspired by the Classic Disney Attraction”, and feel as if they could fit within the designs of Disney’s masterpiece attraction. With 999 Happy Haunts residing in the mansion, you would think each issue would tell the tale of each one of them, or as many as they could. You’d be wrong. While some tales do tell about the ghosts we know, such as members from the Stretching Room, others take a completely different approach.

Stories could take you anywhere and tell you anything, like the building of the Gracey Mansion, a tale from the pet cemetery, or have little “Easter Eggs” hidden in the panels, like in issue 1’s story “Room for a Thousand” which is dedicated to Thurl Ravenscroft. But if you think that’s the only “Easter Egg” in the series, think again.  Panels are full of hidden little things ranging from a hidden Mickey to the names of the Imagineers who helped build the attraction.

Other tales range from who the very first two victims were in the Mansion in the tale “Blueprint for Murder”. Some of the tales tug at your funny bone like “Night of the Fleas” (there’s a great scene in there with the Hitchhiking ghosts), while others pull at your heart strings like “The Groundkeeper’s Secret”,  “The Woman in Black” or “Night of the Caretaker’s Dog”. While in “The Peppermint Girl”, we learn what happens when 2 mortals fall for a ghost in the ball room. Tales could have funny one liners such as when a mortal thinks about moving to Orlando since there are no Haunted Mansions there.

Perhaps the best two tales in the entire series are the two that have continuity.  In the six-parter “Mystery of the Manse” we learn the history of William Gracey, one time honest 1st mate, until during  a storm and in a fit of rage with his captain he beheads him and places his head in a hatbox. From that moment forward William Gracey was dead and Captain Blood was born. He lives a life of piracy, only to get out while the timing is still good, and calling himself William Gracey once more, sells his crew out to a French Garrison where they’re all executed.  Gracey’s reward?  His freedom and treasure, which he takes to New Orleans where he buys a mansion that becomes the Gracey Mansion.  Here he resides in a solitary life until he meets and falls in love with Emily De Claire.  That’s when his past truly comes back to haunt him.

The second tale would be a three-parter called “The Interview”, in which a mortal girls rushes to Gracey Mansion for a job interview as a maid, “The Follow Up Interview” and “The Final Interview”.  These tales lead to a most interesting question.  What happens when the 1000th ghost arrives?

“Mystery of the Manse” and “The Interview” series intertwine in issues seven with a new story called “Misery of the Manse: Part 1” where we begin to find out just what does happen when that 1000th ghost arrives.  Unfortunately, the series was canceled after issue 7 and we’ll never know what happens next.

SLG’s haunted mansion comic isn’t your typical comic of a haunted house, just as Disney’s Haunted Mansion isn’t your typical haunted house. It’s the attention to detail that the writers and artists paid to the actual ride and its history, and included in the comic in the form of “Easter Eggs’ that make it an enjoyable read. The comic takes place in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, but as you read it you can easily imagine yourself in the Walt Disney version. The black & white art work lends itself well to the comic, and at times you can almost hear that ominous wolf howl.

SLG Haunted Mansion is a great read, but I warn you.  Those three ghosts who followed you home from your last Disney vacation might just be reading over your shoulder the whole time you’re reading it!

 

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UPDATE: 4/10/14 -Bruce Timm Returns to Batman in DC Nation Short

Posted on: April 10, 2014

UPDATE – In case you missed it here is the short:

Don’t miss “Batman: Strange Days” and other unique DC Nation shorts Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. (5:30 CST) on Cartoon Network during Teen Titans Go!

To hear Bruce Timm talk about the development of this Batman 75th Anniversary short, be sure to catch the most recent episode of “DC All Access”:

 

 

 

On April 9th during the Cartoon Network series’ Teen Titans GO!  A Bruce Timm Directed feature staring Batman will be shown during their DC Nation block.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: A brand new short from producer Bruce Timm featuring a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.

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Superman joins the Sideshow Sixth Scale DC collection

Posted on: April 10, 2014

While teased last week the official news of Sideshow adding Superman to their 1:6th scale line of DC figures was posted yesterday on their official blog:

Up, up, and away!”

At last, the most famous and enduring superhero from the DC Universe has landed! Sideshow is proud to present the Superman Sixth Scale Figure.

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Inspired by over 75 years of comic book legacy, Superman takes flight wearing his iconic red and blue costume, exquisitely tailored with unmistakable S-shield emblazoned across the chest. With the aid of an adjustable themed base, pose the Man of Steel in midair, and complete the look with a freeflowing or poseable fabric cape.

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Interchangeable hands and portrait expressions perfectly capture the good-natured and serious sides of the hero’s personality, as well as his powerful heat vision. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail on a fully articulated muscular body design, Superman is ready to protect the city of Metropolis, and fight the never-ending battle for truth and justice.

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Sideshow Exclusive

The Sideshow Exclusive edition includes an additional swap out hand clutching the head of the cyborg supervillain, Metallo (shown left and below).

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Predators Series 12 Line-Up is Changing!

Posted on: April 10, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attention Predator fans! One of the figures scheduled for Series 12 has caught a terrible cold, and so his understudy will be stepping in.

Bad Blood will be replaced by Viper, an all-new Predator created by NECA, making this series even more fantastic!

Two important things to note:

  • 1. EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT SERIES 12 IS THE SAME.
  • 2. Yes, Bad Blood will still be released. He will be offered as a deluxe stand-alone figure in the near future.

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The 12th series in our most successful and longest running figure collection introduces our first ever Predator from Dark Horse’s Bad Blood comic book series, along with a new and improved Elder Predator from Predator 2 and an all-original NECA creation: Viper Predator!

Enforcer Predator makes his action figure debut and is based on the series by Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry and Eisner Award winner Tyler Crook. First seen way back in Series 3, Elder V2 features additional articulation, a shoulder cannon, new straps and belts, and new feet, all upgraded and improved from the original version. Viper Predator, pilot of the Blade Fighter vehicle, is an original design featuring deadly wrist blade gauntlets on both forearms, a removable mask, and 2 pairs of hands.

Figures stand approximately 8″ tall, feature over 25 points of articulation and come with character-specific accessories.

Check out the updated product page for more pictures: Predator – 7″ Scale Action Figure – Series 12 Assortment

Read more: http://necaonline.com/47740/blog/news-and-announcements/action-figure-update-predators-series-12-line-up-is-changing/#ixzz2yUQurquN

 

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I Geek Disney: Seekers of the Weird Issue #1

Posted on: April 9, 2014

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When Rolly Crump was assigned to work on the Haunted Mansion his designs were shall we say…weird. So weird in fact, that Walt Disney himself, the great idea man, didn’t quite know what to do with them. There’s a great tale in Jason Surrell’s book “The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies” that tells of this experience. The following are excerpts from the book from pages 26 & 27:

Regarding Rolly’s pitch for the Haunted Mansion, “Rolly displayed sketches of a “candle man” with flames burning on his body and melting wax running down his chest, an otherworldly chair that stood up and chatted with guests, and man-eating plants chowing down behind the glass walls of a conservatory”.

“’The concept of a haunted house was there from the beginning,’” Rolly told Disney News. ‘Some favored the ‘old dark house’ tradition…Other saw it as a spoof with lots of gags instead of scary stuff. I wanted to do something entirely different, something with a tremendous amount of fantasy.’”

“Walt summed up everyone’s reaction to Rolly’s work: ‘This stuff is really weird, Rolly. What in the heck are we going to do with it?’”

“’I’m not sure, Walt,’ Rolly replied, perhaps a little too honestly, ‘but I feel that unless we put something in that’s different, The Haunted Mansion is just going to be the same old thing.’”

“Walt tracked down Rolly the next morning. ‘You son of a gun,’ he said, ‘that stuff drove me crazy all night long, but now I know how to use it.’ Walt then described an idea for the inside of the mansion’s entrance—a spill area showcasing an unnerving display of oddities from all over the world. Guests could spend as much time as they wanted there, entering and exiting separately from the main show.”

“Rolly had submitted well over a hundred ideas for The Haunted Mansion since he had begun working on the show in the late 1950’s, and now he set about developing some of them for his new Walt-christened ‘Museum of the Weird’. One of the highlights was a freestanding gypsy wagon infested with spirits that would spring to life every few minutes. Doors swung open, bells rang, the wagon’s contents flew around, torches burst into flames, canopies billowed, and a palmistry hand painted onto a side panel came to life.”

“Though the Museum of the Weird went on to the happy haunting grounds in the sky when WED made the final decision to change The Haunted Mansion from a walking tour into a ride-through experience, many of the concepts and designs Rolly created made it into the attraction’s final design.”

While the idea for the Museum of the Weird wasn’t used, old ideas never die at Disney and are often resurrected (pun intended).  So when Marvel Comics released their Disney Kingdom comics’ banner, the first comic to be released was Seekers of the Weird in January 2014, a comic “Inspired by the designs of Rolly Crump.”

Seekers of the Weird is more than just an old Disney concept thrown together to make a quick buck off a comic.  This is a comic that has many layers to the designs Rolly created for the Haunted Mansion, showcasing them in the comic, as well as having several Walt Disney Imagineers help with the comic such as: Jim Clark, Brian Crosby, Tom Morris and Josh Shipley.  To go to the extreme of having actual Disney Imagineers working on the comic shows how much Marvel believes in this book.

Written by Brandon Seifert and penciled by Karl Moline, Issue 1 introduces us to the Keep family, siblings Melody and Maxwell, parents Arthur and Ellen, and their family business “Keep it Weird”, an occult shop that they live over in New Orleans.

Even though their parents seem preoccupied it’s a normal night at home when a loud crash brings Maxwell and Melody don to the store to find their parents battling strange creatures who kidnap them.  As the creatures turn towards the kids, that’s when their eccentric Uncle Roland (named after Rolly Crump, whose first name is Roland) shows, just in time to save them, but not nearly enough to have saved their parents. Using a gun that shoots skeletons Roland fights the creatures until they bring in a “candle man”, which Roland is none too thrilled with.

When the candle man erupts into flames a fiery image of a woman appears telling them to bring her the “Coffin Clock” or they will never see the kid’s parents again. Taking the candle man with him (which acts like an hourglass, when the candle man burns down your time is out and they must have the Coffin Clock), Roland leads the kids to their parents study (a room they’re never allowed in) which is the secret entrance to The Museum of the Weird.

Here Roland tells them that the lady is Despoina of the Society of Shadows, then wanders off in the museum looking for “ingredients” to find the Coffin Clock. But things are not what they seem in the Museum of the Weird when they’re sabotaged and Roland is wounded, which leaves Melody and Maxwell to find the Coffin Clock, which they don’t even know what it is.

It’s when Roland appears in the comic that we really begin to see and hear about the designs Rolly Crump created for the Museum of the Weird attraction (many which are mentioned above). Here is a Rolly Crump sketch to comic comparison of them:

(Please note all Rolly Crump sketches are from Jason Surrell’s book “The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies”  pages 26 & 27. Comic panels are from issue #1 of Seekers of the Weird by Marvel Comics Disney Kingdom banner)

The Candle Man

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(R.C. Candle Man sketch)    (Candle Man in SOTW)

Strange Mirrors in the Museum of the Weird

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(R.C. strange mirror sketch)                                (Strange Mirror in SOTW)

The Spirit Infested cart

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(R.C. spirit infested cart sketch)                                          (spirit infested cart in SOTW)

The Coffin Clock

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(The Coffin Clock prop)     (The Coffin Clock on the cover of SOTW)

Seekers of the Weird #1 introduce us to lots of things, leaving us trying to figure out exactly what is going on.  We feel it’s a good turn of events when Uncle Roland shows up, thinking he’ll fill us in on what we need to know and be able to lead Melody and Maxwell. But that’s not the case.  Like a good mystery, Seekers of the Weird keeps us turning the pages to find out what happens next, but unlike a mystery novel, we can’t skip to the end for the explanation.  We have to take it one issue at a time, and for a book like Seekers of the Weird, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I Geek Disney: Indy Mickey Ear

Posted on: April 8, 2014

I know I said I wasn’t going to buy this, and I didn’t.  See, I have this friend who lives in Florida, well, first he lived here by me, then he moved to Florida to work for Disney World.  Every so often he sends me things: Cast Member newspaper Eyes & Ears, Cast Member exclusive stuff, pins, cool Disney stuff.  So, yesterday I received one of these from him.  Inside, one Indiana Jones “Mickey Ear”.

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Now, yes, I said I would never buy one, and I didn’t.  It’s also fitting that this friend of mine got this for me, since it was with him that I met Harrison Ford with.  The Indy “Mickey Ear” (as I like to call them) looks much better in person.  On his one side is his pouch, his other side his bullwhip and holster.

I don’t plan on getting any more. I WILL get a Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. one though if they make him, that would look pretty cool sitting on my shelf.

So thanks buddy, for getting this for me.  I’ll see you in a few months.

 

 

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