Monday, March 05, 2012

We love a little "Dallas" with our toy shows

Ahhhh, it was great fun this past Saturday tripping through the Steel City Con in Pittsburgh. Not only was it a delicious mecca for shoppers and seekers of toys both vintage and modern, but there were some cool TV stars there, as well. (More on that latter later, when BRBTV gets a chance to upload our new video interviews with three of those stars!)

We were armed with a list of stuff to find (classic Incredible Hulk figure for him, Volcana and the last wave of World's Greatest Super Heroes repro figures for him, a little of this and that for us ...) but we were absolutely delighted when we saw packs of "Dallas" trading cards for only a buck each at one booth. Fab.

These guys were made by Donruss Co. back in the day. Each pack has seven color photos from our beloved show, plus one very petrified piece of gum. On the reverse side of each is part of an image that you have to collect all the cards to put together.

THEN ... as if a sign ... there was J.R. Ewing himself -- in the form of Larry Hagman, of course! -- smiling down on us during our lunch at the TGI Friday's across the street from the convention center. Sweet!

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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