Tag Archive | Characters

Yes, It Exists: Pink Flamingos Bed Sheets

Pink Flamingos Bed Sheets
All Photos By Gail

Sears & Roebuck released this colorful set of Pink Flamingos bed sheets in 1972, and it mysteriously disappeared almost as quickly as it hit store shelves. The sheets were made available two weeks prior to the release of the film, and within two months they were nearly impossible to find. Sales records indicated that only 500 to 800 units were sold nationwide, though Sears reports that over 5,000 units were actually produced. Where did all of the missing bed sheets end up? No one really knows, but it is speculated that they were pulled from shelves and junked by retail biddies who objected to the content of the film. Each set contained a fitted sheet, top sheet and two pillow cases.

Pink Flamingos Bed Sheets Packaging

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Comic Book Soup Cans T-Shirt

comic-book-soup-cans

Fans of Andy Warhol, Comics, or Soup can get this colorful, rad design on a T-Shirt for just $19.95, or on other swag priced accordingly, at This Link!

Stranger Things T-Shirt: Where the Upside Ends

Stranger Things T Shirt

Designer Charamath created this fun parody T-shirt design that mashes up the Shel Siverstein book, Where The Side Walk Ends, with the Netflix hit, Stranger Things. Buy one now (for just $19.95, and browse other Stranger Things designs, at This Link!

Yellow Brick Abbey Road T-Shirt

Yellow Brick Abbey Road

They walked side by side down that road built out of yellow bricks, heading to their fate in the emerald colored city, off to see a wizard who would make them superstars.

They had visual appeal, they had individual backstories, they were a band of heroes headed straight to the top in a magical land where the worst critics were flying monkeys.

The mania started when they crossed the street, Dorothy in the front with the man made of metal bringing up the rear, and that one artsy munchkin was there to capture the scene and memorialize the moment they said “we’re off!”

Available on T-Shirts, Long-Sleeved Ts, Hoodies and other Swag for as low at $19.95 at This Link!

Despicable Me Characters Made From Pumpkins!

Despicable Me Pumpkins
Photo By Angelique Schipani

OK, I know Halloween was last month, but I could not resist sharing this photo of two absolutely adorable and super clever characters from the Despicable Me movie franchise (Felonious Gru and Stuart the Minion) as rendered with pumpkins! What a great idea to turn the pumpkin on its side and use its stem for Gru’s long nose! Amazing!

These pumpkins were created by Max and Marco, sons of a dear friend. Well done, guys!

Darth Vader Doll

Darth Vader Doll
Photo By Gail

This handsome likeness of Lord Darth Vader is proudly displayed alongside a Tie Fighter and the back end of a Tauntaun in this photo that I snapped at the Museum of the Moving Image on a recent visit. Note that Vader is not merely an action figure in this case, but an official doll, suitable for cavorting with Barbie should she grow bored with Ken and wish to make a move to the Dark Side.

Yes, it Exists: C-3PO Tape Dispenser

C3PO Tape Dispenser
Photo By Gail

This highly collectable C-3P0 Tape Dispenser (circa 1980) was released o coincide with promotions for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He looks very relaxed, doesn’t he?

Photographed in the Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY.