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Robbie Parry
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 6:23am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Look at this:





Come on, a punch bag? Really?

I know, as kids, we'll buy anything. Hell, as an adult, I'm such a KISS fan, I'd buy a bag of horse manure with KISS insignia on!

But putting Spock on a punch bag really is stretching the definition of merchandise. 
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Michael Casselman
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 6:36am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I wish I still had the Phaser Saucer Gun. That thing could really blast those saucers a good distance!
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John Byrne
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 7:45am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

That "flight deck" looks more like the officer's lounge!
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Ted Downum
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 7:55am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I had all of those except the Spock punch bag. (And a couple of the Mego aliens, something I still regret.)

That saucer gun was a beast, Michael! There are probably a couple of the saucers lodged in the second-story rain gutters of my friend Jim's house, down the block from where I grew up. Ah, good times.
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 10:08am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I'd buy a bag of horse manure with KISS insignia...

Ah. So you own a copy of UNMASKED, then...



 
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 10:10am | IP Logged | 6 post reply


"I do not grok thee, Mr. Spock!"

Bop!



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Jonathan A. Dowdell
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 12:21pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I had the walkie-talkies, I mean communicators. Got them for Christmas the year they came out. Wish I still had them. 
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http://www.warpedfactor.com/2014/12/the-strangest-ever-star- trek-merchandise.html
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Michael Casselman
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Posted: August 30 2018 at 3:24pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I had that helmet. The Spock parachute toy was one of a series of licensed parachute toys, as I had the Batman version.

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Bob Simko
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Those punching bag things were really popular in the early 70's for some
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John Byrne
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How embarrassed should I be that I instantly recognized the source of the doctored helmet pic?

("The Changeling")

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Brian Hague
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Posted: August 31 2018 at 10:02pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I loved bop bags as a kid. I went to some lengths to get another copy of the Darth Vader one I had way back when. He's currently hanging out in my storage unit, providing impetus for me to fix my living situation and reclaim all of that stuff. 

I did have a moral issue with "bopping" heroes in the schnozz just for fun*. It's one thing when you're "fighting" Superman. I don't see Spock standing still for that sort of nonsense.

I also was able to spot "The Changeling" as the source of that pic. Of course, I did recently scout the episode for pics I could photoshop for a cartoon...

* See also "pinatas." Seriously, what did Dora the Explorer ever do to deserve this kind of treatment from her fans? Elmo, on the other hand...

I hope Mochila has a first aid kit in there somewhere among the candy.

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