Thursday, September 30, 2010

You can't have EVERYTHING ...

Where would you put it ..

Arrivederci, Baby! - Rest in Peace Tony Curtis

Today I heard that one of my all-time favorite actors has passed.
Tony Curtis

(yup, that's my autographed 8x10)

He starred in many of my favorite movies -
The Great Race
Some Like It Hot

See his Bio HERE @ IMDb

Tony Curtis on Wikipedia

As his career developed, Curtis wanted to act in movies that had some kind of social relevance, movies that would challenge audiences, so he began to appear in movies such as Spartacus (1960) and The Defiant Ones (1958). Tony was advised against appearing as the subordinate sidekick in Spartacus (1960), playing second fiddle to the equally famous Kirk Douglas. However, Curtis saw no problem with this as the had recently acted together in dual leading roles in The Vikings (1958). Off-screen, Curtis also became famous for his romantic escapades, as he had relationships with a number of famous actresses, including Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe and, of course, Janet Leigh.

Despite having worked in movies for sixty years, Curtis' performances continue to resonate with the same spark they had when he was just starting out. It's been said that the closest thing America has to royalty are genuine movie stars, and Curtis is a prime example of one. Despite having an extremely tough childhood full of tragedy, much like many of the characters he has portrayed, Curtis refused to do what was expected of him and follow his father's footsteps, and all of his experiences, whether it be the death of his brother or living in an orphanage, contributed to Curtis' driving ambition that would not sway.

One of the greatest cartoons ever was loosely
based on The Great Race ..
Hanna Barbera's Wacky Races

Rest in Peace Tony

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wacky Packages Wednesday - Newest Pick-ups

Found a Gravity-Feed Box at my local Pathmark ..
and was so excited I bought 3 packs I didn't even need ..
LMAO !!!

My eBay load from the previous week ..
Old School Logo stickers
Old School Red Envelope
9 Giant Old School Set Stickers
ANS 6 Promo
Old School Promo

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Funko Events - Midwest Wobbler Summit 9

This event was last Sunday ..
I am still waiting for pictures from the attendees ..

Come one come all! It is time for the annual Midwest Wobbler Summit 9! It will take place on Sunday, September 26th, 2010 at 12:00 PM!! Get together with fellow funatics, discuss funko, knock back a few beverages, win a prize and have lunch!

It will be taking place at Famous Dave's restaurant in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. It is located at 3001 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis MN 55408--Phone-612-822-9900. I will be making a reservation for all of us the day before, so if you decide not to come, please try and let me know! You will need to pay your way, but conversation and fun will be provided!

Dat's a pretty FLY Exclusive you got there Brutha !!!

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