I got this bike from Jeremy at Pop Culture Connection in Greensburg, PA. He is always looking out for Dukes items for me. I have my original bike, just like this one, that I played with hard when I was a kid. I used to ride that thing down my grandmother's driveway so fast. Looking at it now, I can't believe its so small. I remember it being the perfect size when I was young. My original is not exactly a part of my collection though. Being into Dukes as much as I am, my family also has a love for the show/hobby. That little bike was such a part of my life growing up that my mom has it on display above the foyer of the house. Here it is beside our carousel horse from Kennywood.
I don't think I ever remember seeing one of these pop up on eBay. As soon as Jeremy told me he had one, I jumped on the chance of adding it to my collection.
I also bought this perfect guitar from Pop Culture.
I kind of already have one of these too. Another original item of mine that I played with my entire childhood was my Dukes of Hazzard guitar. I have old home movies of me, at about age four, playing with it endlessly. My original has a white plastic front and a orange plastic base. The one from Pop Culture is switched with orange in front and a white base. Here is a picture of my old one, displayed in my collection on the top shelf.
The original, again, is in rough shape. You can't really tell a four year old to take care of his toys for posterity. My grandmother, Dolly, didn't teach me that until I was about six. It is missing the General Lee sticker, and at least one string. The new one is in great shape. The decals are all perfect and there is not a scratch on it. I think there are two other versions of the Dukes of Hazzard guitar out there. They are shaped like an electric guitar. One has a black front, and one has a white front.
Rounding out the items I bought from Pop Culture Connection last week are two '81 Ertl Generals, a wind-up wrist racer Rosco' Patrol Car, and a mint condition Dukes of Hazzard Punch-Out Fun book. I plan on opening this Punch-Out book and actually punching out the contents to make all of the paper vehicles, buildings, and people one day. The artwork in the book is really nice and I think it will be a fun activity. I will take tons of pictures and post them all to the blog. Don't worry, I have another that I will keep mint. If anyone needs one of these Punch-Out books, contact me. Jeremy has several. The coloring book pictured is the very thick one. It came in the coloring book activity set with a couple of other books, which I already have, and on its own. The cover price for this book is $7.95. I payed $8 for it on eBay. Not all Dukes stuff prices go up I guess.
I bought this set of party items just for the hats. I have several sizes of paper party cups and plates still in the package. I have been having trouble finding the paper party hats. These ones were worn, apparently, by Tom, Tim, and Debby. I hope they had fun at the Dukes themed party they attended. I know I have enjoyed all of my Dukes themed parties. Jeremy, of Pop Culture, (man, I am talking about him a lot in this post) tells me he has some of these hats in the package somewhere, I hope he finds them soon.
I also bought these three General Lees. These ones didn't come from eBay. I only wanted the 1/18 Ertl that is pictured in the back. It is a fairly rarer one that is packaged with a 1/64 diecast General Lee in the box. The seller told me he wanted to get rid of all three pieces. So I also got a 1997 AMT model (the version without the rebel flag on the box) and a Mego General Lee. Both of these are in pretty beat up shape. But I got all three for well less than what this 1/18 goes for on eBay.
Looking over this post, I really didn't buy anything I don't already have. Just kind of different versions of things already in the collection. Oh well. As I mentioned the last post, I added a Dukes of Hazzard record player to my collection recently. I surely didn't have that before. I love my new record player!