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Unique Or Mass Produced?

I have often wondered if some movie props were just another item, or if there was something special about them.  I know with Star Wars items they are unique.  When it comes to musical items I don’t believe the same thing to be true.

Musical items are probably mass purchased and used because they are not as expensive as things that need to be handmade.  The guitar from Wayne’s World was probably available at any Fender Stratocaster guitar center.

I have watched Comic Book Men and they have gotten in some pretty unique things that were mass produced, but worth some money.  I may try to take a vintage GI-Joe action figure to them to see what it is worth.

Shows That You Just Can’t Stand To See Cancelled

I watch TV quite a bit with my wife.  Over the years we have noticed more and more how a show just doesn’t make it more than 1 or 2 seasons if they are lucky.  Some of the ones that we liked a lot make it even longer, but end up being killed off by the producers.

The TV show LOST was a show that kept us hanging continuously each week.  The very ending was far from what we thought.  I personally didn’t like the ending, but after that many seasons they had to put it to bed.

Another show that we loved was Vegas.  They did a good job with the show in keeping it fresh.  I never did find out why they cancelled that one.

The other one that I thought would have made it far was the Playboy Club.  This show should have been a homerun in my opinion because it had crime, and women in sexy bunny costumes.

My wife was upset with how Heroes was ended.  I never watched it, so I can’t put my two cents in.

What is your take on how TV has become?

M.A.S.K. The Complete Original Series Coming

Illusion is the Ultimate Weapon!






clip_image002This Summer, loyal fans and collectors can finally bring home one of the most enduring animated adventures from the 80’s when the long-awaited M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD box set debuts nationwide on August 9, 2011 from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with FremantleMedia Enterprises. Poised to attract an audience of kids, young adults and parents who grew up with this animated series, this 12-DVD box set contains all 65 action-packed episodes – known to fans as the original series aired in 1985, as well as insightful bonus features. A must-have for collectors to complete their pop culture video library, M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com and major retailers.

Led by multimillionaire Matt Trakker, the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand — better known simply as M.A.S.K. — defends the world against Miles Mayhem and his nefarious international criminal organization V.E.N.O.M., the very same group responsible for the death of Trakker’s teenage brother. With his own son, Scott, and a secret strike force including his friends — engineer Bruce Sato, courageous historian Hondo MacLean, mechanic Buddy Hawks, rocker Brad Turner, computer expert Alex Sector, stunt driver Dusty Hayes and beautiful martial artist Gloria Baker — it’s up to Trakker, equipped with special power-granting masks and a garage of special militarized vehicles, to keep the world safe from Mayhem and the villainy of V.E.N.O.M (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem).

Throughout the years, M.A.S.K. boasts a large fan following and spawned a series of toy line, comic books and video games. The complete original series of M.A.S.K. has been sub-licensed to home video distribution to Shout! Factory by FremantleMedia Enterprises.

M.A.S.K.: The Complete Original Series DVD Bonus Content

  1. Unmasking M.A.S.K.: retrospective interview with show writers on this hit animated series
  2. Saturday Morning Krusaders: entertaining look back with loyal fans

Technical Information:

Street Date: August 9, 2011

Not Rated: For all audiences

12 DVDs

Aspect Ratio: 4:3

English, Stereo

Total Running Time: +/- 1430 min.


FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia hassome of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in itscatalogue, and globally, produces such programs as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.


Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. With its fingers on the pulse of pop culture, Shout! Factory continues to impact the entertainment media landscape through acquisition of top quality programming for home entertainment releases. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California.