by Skip Sommer | Mar 5, 2014 | The Shelf Chronicles
Shadowbend Studios’ – “The Shelf Chronicles”
This unnamed muse of my office was found completely on accident at a fantastic little hole-in-the-wall vintage toy stores in San Jose. He has become one of the favorites of my collection and I’m sure that anyone who was a “60’s or ’70’s kid” knows why…
Who is this lovable creature who refuses to scare anyone??
by Skip Sommer | Feb 26, 2014 | The Shelf Chronicles
Shadowbend Studios’ “The Shelf Chronicles”
We are going to do something a bit different this week with our “Shelf Chronicles” post. This is one of my FAVORITE muses in the office and one of the reasons is that she is rather obscure. Not very many people know who she is.
That being said… I’m going to turn this into a contest. The VERY FIRST person who can correctly identify who this is will win one (1) FREE BUSINESS CARD DESIGN (just the design… the printing is up to you) from Shadowbend Studios. Post your guess in the comments section below and GOOD LUCK! 🙂
by Skip Sommer | Feb 19, 2014 | The Shelf Chronicles
Shadowbend Studios’ “The Shelf Chronicles”
BEETLEJUICE, BEETLEJUICE, BEETL… (Ut oh, I’m not going to temp fate by saying his name THREE times!)
Yep, it’s one of my favorite spooks… Michael Keaton’s “Beetlejuice”. I have always said the only thing I disliked about the movie was the limited amount of screen time he got! I would have enjoyed seeing much more of his antics on screen but I have to contend myself with having Beetlejuice as a referral agent for Shadowbend Studios now.
I have to say, with his copy of the “Handbook For The Recently Deceased” in hand, he does a pretty fair job of bringing in new business from the “other side”.
The only problem is… most of those new referrals are such DEAD-beats. 🙂
by Skip Sommer | Feb 5, 2014 | The Shelf Chronicles
Shadowbend Studios’ The Shelf Chronicles
This week’s episode – Phineas And Ferb!
As a kid, I grew up watching the likes of “Speed Racer”, “Kimba The White Lion”, “Astro Boy”, “Ultraman” and “The Banana Splits” so I have some experience with quality Saturday Morning kids faire 🙂
When my children were born I was exposed to some of the typical broadcast shows for kids and enjoyed most of them (if for no other reason than to watch my children enjoying them); Dora The Explorer, Teletubbies, Jacks Big Music Show, etc. As my children got older their tastes started to develop and lead them to some shows that ultimately would be family favorites. Phineas & Ferb is one of those shows.
Excellently written, funny and with a host of pop culture references (some of which need explaining to my children!). Phineas & Ferb is entertaining enough to warrant watching over and over again, so when (on a field trip to “Toys R Us”) I ran across this nice set of Phineas, Ferb, Doctor Doofenshmirtz (the chief “bad guy”) and Perry the Platypus (who doubles as a secret agent) I knew they would be a welcome addition to my collection of muses!
Hey…. where’s Perry!
by Skip Sommer | Jan 29, 2014 | The Shelf Chronicles
The Shelf Chronicles
I was a teenager in the 70’s and, like many of my contemporaries, listened to rock (as well as other genres). One of my favorite albums (yeah… we had ALBUMS) of the time was “Welcome To My Nightmare” by Alice Cooper. Released in 1975 it saw a lot of play at my house. A few years later I actually had the pleasure of seeing Alice Cooper live in concert, and what a show he put on!
Needless to say, when I came across this figure (in a Toys R Us no less!) I knew I had to add it to my collection 🙂
by Skip Sommer | Apr 3, 2013 | The Shelf Chronicles
This installment of “The Shelf Chronicles” features the Robot from “Lost In Space”. For those of you who are unfamiliar with “The Shelf Chronicles”, refer to my original post from 2008 and my “revisited” post from 2012.
I have always wanted a “Lost In Space” Robot for my collection, but finding just the right one was a challenge as I did not want to get just any old action figure or something that was clearly a “toy”. I finally ran across this one from Trendmasters which perfectly fit the bill. He is a highly accurate sculpt, has retractable arms and has the classic “Danger Will Robinson” sound effects which can be set to manually activate or can be set to go off when the lights in the room go on or off (which was initially very cool but wears off VERY quickly) :).
In any case, here he is. Enjoy!
“Lost In Space” Robot