Brian over at CoolandCollected.com is a good friend of this site and the Nerd Lunch podcast. He is also a garage sale/flea market/Craigslist guru. He finds awesome pop culture items and toys tucked away in some nooks and crannies where only the brave care to tread.
Brian posted several articles recently (here, here and here) showing a nice haul of toys he had procured and is looking to “trim the fat”. I love looking at these articles and seeing some of the treasures he has unearthed. For instance, I wasn’t even AWARE they made figures for The Last Action Hero and Demolition Man. WHAT?! That’s coconuts. Check them out:
Bananas. Anyway, a little further down, I noticed something that caught my eye. Brian had found some of Kenner’s The Shadow figures from the 1994 movie. I love that movie and I really loved those figures. I still own my Lightning Draw Shadow figure from that line that I bought back in ’94 when they were on clearance in KayBee Toys.
Kenner’s entire The Shadow figure line was amazing. Eight regular figures, a deluxe electronic figure and FOUR vehicles. The line was gorgeous, it really was. It’s too bad the movie didn’t hit like they wanted because I would have loved to have seen both a Shadow Sanctum and a Hotel Monolith playset. Oh yeah, AND A SEQUEL. But that’s a rant for another time.