Alex,New_Bornalex said:I own some of the Mego figures, mostly the robot characters. I have owned three or four VINCENT's over the years. One I traded away as a kid and later replaced, and at least one was customized into an Old BOB. I have three Sentries, one of whom I customized into a STAR. I also have Harry Booth, the only human character figure in my collection.
I ordered the Harry Booth when I heard that the actor who played him, Ernest Borgnine, would be making an appearance on a local morning show. At the time, I was appearing in segments on the show, so I got to meet him during the broadcast. The Harry Booth figure I'd ordered had not arrived in time, so instead I got his autograph on my copy of the Black Hole novelization.
That was about five or six years ago, I guess. Since then, I've also purchased the Kubricks versions of Maximillian, Old BOB, and VINCENT... Max was a disappointment but BOB and VINCENT were really cool.
The main piece of Black Hole collectibilia that I once owned and would love to find again (as mentioned in this Disneyana thread at <a href="http://www.swstartours.net" target="_blank">www.swstartours.net</a> is an old punch-out-and-make-it activity book. I loved that thing as a kid, but the paper models got lost somewhere over the years. If anyone has it, or has scans made from it, I'd be very interested in seeing it again.
my oh my are you serious a magnetic bob??i never heard of it!can you give a little more info on such a piece?Jasper said:I'm a fan!!! I love the movie (I actually think it's quite good).
I've got most of the figures, carded (except humanoid) and loose. I have the magnetic figures, both wind-up walky vincents, and the Laserscope Starfighter.
I wish I had more. I offered John Bonavita $5k for the magnetic Bob last year, but he'd just agreed the sale for the same amount about two days earlier. (Lucky, really, it was 5k I couldn't afford!
It's funny how the memory plays with your mind, isn't it.bobafett14 said:Funny story. I was bugging my father forever to see SW, so my father took me and my cousin to see Star Wars back when it first came out one weekend. Well, we got to the theatere and there was a line around the block, so my old man being the most impatinet man on the earth said "no way, I'm not standing in line for an hour" so, he turned the car around, naturally I was disappointed, threw a temper tantrum and I cried my eyes out, so he finally said, alright, how about we go see Black Hole instead. So, we went to the little discount theatere and saw Black Hole. Still bugged my father enough that we went and saw Star Wars the very next weekend.
I actually traded a guy a few Black hole figs for some SW figs about 3-4 years ago.
Dave, can you send me a scan of the cover of the Kirby book? I've been looking for this on eBay.fr for ages, and suddenly realsied that I wouldn't know it if I saw it!Dave Myatt said:I have all the 3 3/4" figures, a few 12" figures and some cool odds and ends like the Colorforms set and the French comic book drawn by Jack Kirby (!)
I freakin' love that movie.
Black Hole Shrinky-Dinks! Never heard of them - but now that I have, I want one so badly! I do remember an offer - collect five lolly wrappers, and send away for a free figure. I painstakingly collected, got my postal order for p&p, allowed my 28 days for delivery, only to get it all back in the post because the company had gone bust. Bah!Killer_Klown said:I only had the Maximilian and V.I.N.Cent figures.
Does anyone from the UK remember something Black Hole related that came free with a cereal (I think it was Shreddies). It was a piece of transparent plastic, with one of the characters on it which you could colour in, and when you got a responsible adult to put it in the oven it would shrink into a smaller, thicker piece, but still with the character and colours on it.
I think it was something like making a keyring, but I have a very vivid memory of being at my Grans and waiting patiently for her to "cook" it for me.