Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Football

Football on Thanksgiving is a tradition.

Go Cowboys and Go Lions

Detroit Lions have played football on Thanksgiving since 1934 and the Dallas Cowboys have played since 1966.*

Emmitt Smith
Dallas Cowboys
Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith were issued as a set in 1997 by Starting Lineup.

*info from Wikipedia

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Family

 Celebrating with Family.

Alan, Midge, Nikki, Ryan, Grandpa and Grandma were created by Mattel in 2002 and 2003. Midge was created expecting a daughter, Nikki.  Grandma and Grandpa were issued separately and they were celebrating the birthday of their granddaughter Nikki.. Alan and Ryan were sold together.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Joe Frazier

 A Tribute to a Heavyweight Champion

In 1998, Kenner under the Timeless Legends, Starting Lineup series created the Ali vs Frazier action figure set.  "The boxing ring was their battleground for three fights and more than 40 rounds in a span of  4 1/2 years".  Frazier was called "Smokin Joe" and he was the brawler, soft-spoken and humble.


March 8, 1971 at Madison Square Garden it was "billed as the "Fight of the Century"  It was the first time in history of boxing that two undefeated heavyweight champions were meeting for the championship of the world.  Anticipation and excitement were everywhere as this was history in the making.  In an unforgettable match, Frazier knocked down Ali in the 15th and final round winning the decision and the crown."

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

To honor all the men and women that have served to protect our country.

Happy Veteran's Day

The various soliders that I have in my collection.

The oldest war represented is the Civil War with the Buffalo Solider on top

The figures range in size 9" to 12"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Soliders of the World

continue Veteran's Day

These are the action figures from the Soliders of the World collection.  This was a series of action figures that were created  to represent soliders in different wars,  from the Civil War to Desert Storm.  I have been able to find one figure that had a name on his uniform.  The name was Stewart.  When the figures first came on the market the African American soliders were harder to find.    They were created by Formative International.

Stewart is third from the left.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Colin Powell

Celebrate the Veterans this week. 

General Colin Powell was created by Hasbro in 1998.  He was the fourth in the Historical Commanders Edition.  General Powell served two tours in Vietnam.  He served as a Battalion Commander in Korea.  Later in his career Powell commanded the 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in addition to commanding the U.S. Army V Corps in Germany.  Before being named Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell served as Commander in Chief, Forces Command headquartered at Fort McPherson, Georgia.*

He served as Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Department of Defense under both Presidents Bush and Clinton.  He was the youngest officer, the first American of African descent, and the first ROTC graduate ever to hold the post. *

*information from action figure box