Wednesday, March 28, 2018

New Dukes Stuff - 3/28/2018 - T-Shirt Transfers Roll, Australian Board Game, Pioneer Daisys and More

Let's see what has accumulated around the DukesCollector headquarters recently.

First up is a jumbo movie theater mylar.  These double sided plastic displays are used in some movie theaters above the actual auditorium door where the movie is shown.  This is the larger mylar.

It features the movie Z logo as well as a picture of the six main stars of the movie.  For the movie poster they added an 01 licence plate to the General Lee because you only saw the front.  It works, but I was never a fan of front plates on the Gen'ral.

Jeff bought me the standard size for Christmas in 2014.  The two sizes share the same design.  I've never been to a theater that uses these mylars, but I'm glad I can add them to the collection.

It came rolled up and is maintaining the rolled shape.  When not held down it rolls to a point that shows off Jessica on the Gen'ral.

Your pal and mine, DukeCollector Cooter, is back to help show off a few new items.  Here he is modeling with new to the collection Golden Era Ertl 1/64 Carrying Cases.  If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed the tweets I posted about all the loose beat up Ertl Dukes 1/64s I bought.  The group just kept getting bigger.  I had so many old Dukes cars laying around that I need someplace to put them.  So I did the most logical thing, started buying more Ertl carrying cases.  I think I picked up about four of them in the last few months.  These are the two different versions that were released with the Dukes family picture on one and the cast tree picture on the other.

Cooter is showing off how quickly they get filled with Dukes cars.

One of them came with a bunch of random Hot Wheels.  Within the bunch were a couple of cars that stood out to me.  First off is one that Cooter really loves.  It is a tow truck that has "Larry's 24 Hour Towing" on it.  What are the chances?  If that wasn't coincidental enough, the other one is a Marvel's Thing car.  Though it is so rough you can barely make out the image, the car sports Jeff's favorite comic book character.  I think these two cars were meant to make their way here.  So does Crazy Cooter.

Next up are some spare parts I picked up thanks to a tip from good ol' Dave DeWitt.  The beautiful Pioneer General Lee Slot Car came equipped with Bo and Luke inside the car and Daisy standing beside it.  Apparently Pioneer sells spare parts and they considered Daisy to be one.  These additional Daisys are packaged in Pioneer bags.  I would have to imagine these individually packaged pieces are very rare and I'm very grateful Dave gave me the heads up on them.  I purchased the last two.  Thanks again Dave!

Cooter asked if one of them could hang out with him and help show off new items, but I told him they had to stay in the packages.  He agreed that's the best thing to do with these rare pieces.

Next is a Golden Era three puzzle set.  I've had another one of these packages in the collection for years, but the box was beat up.  This one is in much better condition.  The puzzle set was made by APC.  It features a cast photo that has everyone except Boss Hogg, oddly enough, the Carnival of Thrills jump, and the Duke cousins.

APC made the other Dukes of Hazzard puzzles that were sold separately.   Each of these puzzles are 150 pieces.  The individually sold puzzles are 200 pieces.  I plan on doing an all puzzle blog soon.  That should be fun.

Another odd thing about this puzzle is the box bottom in red.  Weird.

I've had this item for about a year and kept forgetting to include it in a New Dukes Stuff post.  It's the Australian version of the Ideal Dukes of Hazzard board game.  Dukes are just as popular Down Under as they are in the States.

The game is sealed.  The only differences that I can find from the standard American version are printings on the box that is was Marketed in Australia by Ideal Leisure Pty. Ltd. (Incorporated in Victoria.)  It also says it was printed and packaged in Australia.  I love foreign variants.

The back of the box is the same as the American version as well, but also has the additional Australian information.  I love adding variations like this to the collection.

The final item in today's post is, well, just plain crazy.  This is a roll of T-Shirt transfers, a big roll.  It reminds me one of those restaurant rolls of toilet paper.  It's that big.  It features artwork of the General Lee as well as the Dukes font Dukes logo.

This thing is big.  It must have been manufactured for a clothing company or something.  It's from the early '80s.

Cooter is pretty overwhelmed by it.  So am I.

Arrow Trade Mark Inc. of Hickory NC made the transfers.  According to Google, Arrow is still in business in Hickory and is a professional printer specializing in heat transfer labels.  This is a pretty amazing piece.  I would have to imagine it's one of a kind.  It would have been used to apply the Dukes art on clothing or backpacks or hats or something.  There are so many individual transfers, let's see if we can figure out how many.

Each transfers is about 5 inches from the next.

The whole roll is 2 inches high.

The roll is about 2 and a half inches thick which means it has a diameter of 5 inches.  The core is 2 inches thick.  Let's see if we can figure out how many transfers are in this massive roll.

I found the following instructions on Google:
Measure the diameter of the paper roll and the center hole using a tape measure. Write down the measurements.
Use the caliper to measure and write down the thickness of the sheet of paper that is rolled.
Multiply the roll of the diameter by 3.14159. This is the roll circumference in lineal inches.
Multiply the core diameter by 3.14159. This is the core circumference in lineal inches.
Add the two answers together and divide by 2. This is the average lap length in lineal inches.
Subtract the core diameter from the roll diameter. This is the thickness of the roll of paper.
Divide the thickness of the paper by the caliper of the paper. This is the number of paper layers on the roll.
Multiply the amount of paper layers with the average lap. This is the amount of paper on the roll in lineal inches.
Let's do the math:  The diameter of the roll is 7 inches, and the center is 2 inches.
I'm eyeballing the thickness to be that of average paper which Google tells me is .004 inches.
Roll diameter times Pi is 7x3.14159=21.99 which is the roll circumference.
Core diameter times Pi is 2x3.14159=6.28 which is the core circumference.
The average lap length is 21.99+6.28/2=14.14.
The thickness of the roll is 7-2=5.
We get the number of paper layers on the roll with 5/.004=1250.
The amount of paper on the roll is found by 1250x14.14=17675.
So that means there is 17675 inches on this roll.
Given that there is a General Lee transfer every 5 inches, 17675/5= 3535!
There are 3535 General Lee transfers on this roll!  Wow that is a lot of General Lee transfers, and a lot of math.

Over 3500 General Lee t-shirt transfers!  That is pretty amazing.  This is a very special piece.  Who would have thought I would include a math lesson in a blog post?  In my next class I will be discussing the psychology of collecting as it pertains to the reinforcers that feed into the nucleus accumbens.  Don't be late!  

1 comment:

  1. The "Spare Parts" items are a great find. That Thing car looks like it's been through a lot of clobbering.