Sunday, July 14, 2013

League of Extraordinary Bloggers - Hake's Shopping Spree Part 2!

This League assignment is a bit of tease....again. We must head over the Hake's Americana and Collectibles and go on a made up shopping spree. Hake's has got loads of retro, classic, antique, vintage, amazing pop culture goodness to choose from! Anyway here's what I picked.....

I have recently started a vintage Star Wars Collection. When I saw these gems I simply couldn't pass them up. The first item at the top of the photo is the Early Bird Special Certificate pack. This was used so kids could basically call dibs on some of the first Star Wars figures to be released by Kenner. A piece of Star Wars history that would be amazing in any vintage collection!

 Above is what kids recieved from Kenner. The actual Early Bit Kit. A cool thing about this is that Luke came with the ever rare and popular double telescoping light saber. This was quickly replaced due to it breaking easily.

The bottom two Star Wars photos show two of the most valuable and sought after figures in vintage Star Wars collecting. Both are 12 back figures of Han Solo and Farm Boy Luke Skywalker. These were released in 1978. 12 back basically means these are the first figures sold in the vintage line. Amazing pieces of Kenner and Star Wars history.

Being a huge Seinfeld fan, I couldn't pass up this iconic Superman Statue by Randy Bowen. This statue was a fixture in Jerry's apartment for much of the show and one I'd absolutely love to have in the man cave.

To the right is a vintage mint in the box Mego Batman. A great piece of Batman history! Would love it on my shelves!

The final item I'd choose is this awesome artwork. It is the old school Batman emblem and is pretty darn awesome!

I could have gone on all night adding brilliant pieces of pop culture history but I think that'll be where I draw the line.

Be sure to check out some of these other League Sprees........

And for all the rest head to Cool and Collected


  1. Excellent picks Rich, any man cave would be enhanced with these items!

    1. Thanks Joe. Now I've gotta find a way to actually get them =)

  2. Oh man, you've started a Star Wars collection now? I guess that explains the dearth of carded figures here on the East Coast lately. ;)