Monday, July 30, 2012

New Dukes Stuff - 7/30/2012 - VHS tapes and LP records

Comic-Con is over and I'm back from the beach.  It's time to get this blog back to what it's all about.  Dukes of Hazzard memerobilia.  Namely, showing off my new Dukes stuff on the funky leaf/wheat printed table.  What's up with that table anyway? 

I haven't been buying too much lately.  Mainly because I have been so busy.  But I did get a few new things.  Most of it is decidedly outdated technology. 

I picked up Waylon Jennings' Music Man album at a great price.  It is his first album to include Good Ol' Boys.  In this case it is refereed to as "Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard."  It's fun to pick up old vinyls.  I'll have to listen to it on my Dukes of Hazzard Record Player.

I also picked up 33, count 'em, 33 Columbia House Dukes of Hazzard VHS tapes.  These bad boys were released in 1997 in one of those music/video clubs.  You would get the first one for a penny and than the rest at full price, or something like that.  These things were like $20 a piece originally.  I picked up all 33 for $7!  I paid more for shipping than I did for the tapes.  About half of them a still sealed.  Each tape has two episodes on it.  I'll never play them or anything, but they sure are cool to have.  They will line the background of some shelf soon. 

While at the Con, I met another blogger name Reis O'Brien.  Reis is also known as the Lord of Dorkness and runs the blog The Lair of the Dork Lord.  He left a message here on DukesCollector a week before the convention saying he would bring me a Dukes item he bet I didn't have.

When I visited his his booth, he pulled out this rip-off General Lee.  He won the bet, I didn't have it. 

This little beauty has opening doors, well one opening door left, and looks very much like a General.  This could be the very car that I saw at a local swimming pool when I was a kid leading me to beg my mom to find me a General Lee with doors that open.  She found me a orange Charger with an American flag on the roof.  She was close, but I think this was the culprit. 

It was made by Yatming, the same company that made the Charger America car. 

Thanks Reis!  It was a lot of fun meeting you and I will stay in touch.  Trust me, there are a whole bunch more Dukes of Hazzard collectors out there.  Not just me and you.  And I hope you don't mind that I lifted this picture from your blog.  I didn't have my camera at the time. 

And finally I wanted to show off my collection of SDCC Exclusive Hot Wheels Knight Rider KITTs.  Here we have (from left to right) my autographed David Hasselhoff KITT, the variant KARR, and the standard KITT.  They sure are cool pieces.  I'm so glad I was able to get all of these.  The craftsmanship that went into the car and the display box really deserves recognition.  Good job Mattel!

But wait a second, is that five boxes?  I thought I said I only had three.  What could this mean?  Could DukesCollector have two extras?  Hmmmm..........

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Comic-Con pictures - SDCC part 4

Let's take this thing home.  Time to finish out the pics from Comic-Con. 

This guy just let people duct tape anything on him.  Zoom in close and find the DukesCollector business card.  It seemed to be the only thing that caught the flash. 

I really thought this guy was a tree.  Then he moved.

This was made of Legos.  Wow. 

I guess Jeff actually made some sales.  Me and Sara really brought home the bacon though. 

Ah, the taco truck.  I sure loved it. 

Look how many people.  And this was Sunday, the slow day.  Friday and Saturday were the big days.

Tetris pants.

Falcor from Never Ending Story playing a Keytar.  Madness. 

On Sunday, I finally made it to mythical Hall H.  This is where they held the biggest panels and people stood in line over night.  I went to the Sons of Anarchy panel and it was really cool.  Panels like Firefly, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones led people to camp out the night before so they could get in.  Comic-Coners do crazy things. 

Here is a blurry pic of the cast of Sons of Anarchy. 

That's all the pics I got.  It was a great time.  Be sure to check out Jeff's Teddy and the Yeti blog for his pics.  I was on the Ocean City, MD Boardwalk last night and I caught myself in Con mode trying to heckle people as they walked by.  It works to pull people to your table in the small press section.  Not a good idea in public.  As we were walking to the car from the boardwalk, there was a band playing at one of the bars.  They started to play Good Ol' Boys.  Love unexpected Dukes of Hazzard.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Comic-Con pictures - SDCC part 3

Here we go again.  More pictures from the Con.  Let's dive in. 

Jeff just started working the Tick booth.  No one seemed to mind. 

This guy had one of the strangest costumes there.  He also played up the "really weird dude" thing a lot. 

Another Marty McFly.  This guy really nailed the Part 2 costume.

So outside the convention hall, in front of the Hilton, they had Batmobiles.  Lots of Batmobiles.  All of them as a matter of fact.  From the Nolan movies, they had the Tumbler, and the Bane version.  They had all the other movie ones, and also a '66 Batmobile.  It was quite awesome.  I took a bunch of pictures. 

Jeff really wanted to create a Venture Brothers costume.  He wanted to do something unique that no one has ever done.  He chose Jet Boy and Jet Girl.  They were Henchmen 21 and 24 in their alternate henching homemade outfits.  The characters were in these outfits for a total of about five minutes in one episode.  Here is a still from the show.

We nailed it. 

I was leery about the costumes.  I didn't think anyone would know who we were.  But before we even had the costumes all the way on, someone ran up to and started reciting lines from the episode.  It was a huge success.  We ended up meeting the Venture Brothers creators a few times and they loved the costumes.  They said they never saw anyone else in these costumes.  Jeff was ecstatic.

It's Jet Boy and Jet Girl with Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer. 

There was a lot of Venture Brothers craziness going on.  This is our booth neighbor Angel wearing one of our masks. 

While in costume, we also met Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes.  He ended up interviewing us for Comic-Con Radio on Sirius XM.  We got to spread the love for Teddy and the Yeti, Franks and Beans, and DukesCollector to the satellite radio world.  Thanks Matt. 

Today, I'll end with my awesome Saturday lunch.  First time I ever had fish tacos.  My greatest discovery of the Con was the taco truck behind the rear parking lot.  They even had Coke in glass bottles.  Way better than the cardboard pizza you could buy inside the convention center.  Looks like I have enough pictures for one more post.  I'll get them online soon.