5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Things on eBay this week


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Original Black Hole Magazine Cover Art (eBay Link)

As a lover of all things Black Hole, I will say this is striking. The Cygnus is one of the coolest space ships ever built. My only quibble with this is and no offense to Robert Forster but why no Vincent or Bob? Not to mention Ernest Borgnine, he sells magazines, people!



Chuck E Cheese- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Chuck E Cheese Statue (eBay Link)

I didn’t enter a Chuck E. Cheese until my twenties when I took a girl on a date there. However, I grew up watching the commercials on Buffalo 29 as a kid, so I do get nostalgic for this kind of thing. 


Shindana Slade- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Shindana Slade (eBay Link)

I sincerely straight up adore Shindana Toy’s crime-fighting badass! He’s a street-wise, college-educated army vet turned government agent. I treat him like a de-facto member of Big Jim’s P.A.C.k.

I did an article about Shindana toys in Toy-Ventures Issue 10 and below is a video I did earlier:


Also, PBS did a great piece on the history of Shindana Toys and it’s well worth watching.



Green Lantern/Green Arrow kid's shirt from 1975- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Green Lantern/Green Arrow kid’s shirt from 1975 (eBay Link)

I don’t know about you guys but this kind of stuff never made it to my mall. We’d be lucky to get Batman or a Generic Hero T-Shirt (I had Captain Whizzo) but this was “Heroes World” stuff, that was it. Wow, I just love this and the seller has a pile more.



Space:1999 Commander Koenig Bank (5 Awesome Things on eBay this week)


Space:1999 Commander Koenig Bank (eBay Link)

As a child, I’d have really saved better if I had the stern face of Martin Landau judging me. Commander Koenig would have probably talked me out of that ice cream because I’m saving to order from Heroes World. Where were you when I needed you, Martin Landau?


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1 Comment

  • top cat james on February 22, 2024

    Until I scrolled down and saw the Space:1999 base, I thought that was Don Knotts as The Reluctant Astronaut. You can imagine my disappointment.

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