This Daisy's Jeep model is still in the plastic wrap. It is in very nice condition. It surprised me that this was made in 1980. Most of the Dukes merchandise come from 1981. The models must have been ahead of the curve. The seller of this item was a fellow Dukes collector and she told me she would check out the site. I hope you see this and share with us some of your collection and stories.
These three items all came from one person. I first noticed the paper party table cloth at his booth. After asking about it, he told me he was an owner of a '70 Dodge Charger, and though it wasn't "Generalized" he has a fondness for the Dukes of Hazzard. He sold mostly Hot Wheels and Matchbox, but told me he had some Dukes somewhere. It took him a minute, but he remembered exactly what box they were in and pulled out this '81 Boss's Caddy and Cooter's tow truck. I have each, but these two are in great condition. There are two different versions of the Cooter truck. Now I have both loose and in a package. I think I have about five table clothes, time to maybe use one...nah.
All four of these "Bananas" magazines came from one seller. I have noticed in the past that they had a few Dukes items at their booth, but nothing that I didn't have. I almost didn't notice these at the show. They are magazines geared toward kids that were put out in the early 80s. I'll have to find out exactly how many featured the Dukes on the cover. A quick web search told me that the editor of the magazine was R. L. Stine, later of Fear Street and Goosebumps fame. Pretty cool. I haven't done anything more than leaf through a couple of these. One of these days I'm going to read them and see how funny they are. Its really strange that they used the following photo for the cover, it really looks like Luke is yawning.
Those are the items from the most recent Steel City Con. This past Sunday someone told me they were looking at the Con's website and saw me. I didn't know I was on their site. Turns out I am.
That's a pic from my camera! From my site! Weird, but who cares, its me and Bo Duke together on a site that I don't own. So its awesome. I'll tell the story all about hanging out with John Schneider that day in a future post.
I also got a few new things in the mail from my Dukes friend Don in Iowa.
This is a press release, press photo, and autographed photo from Christmas Comes to Willow Creek. It was a made-for-TV Christmas movie John Schneider and Tom Wopat did for CBS in 1987. It was a pretty fun movie that I watched many times. I don't think its been on in a while though. They need to put that on DVD.
Nice subtle change made to the car.
And finally there is this cool poster from Corey Eubanks, famous pilot of the General Lee. He is the only guy I've ever seen fly an orange car. This poster is signed in the upper corner. Good stuff.