Friday, August 26, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: '66 Barbara Gordon "Surf's Up" variant figure by Figures Toy Co.

Ooooohhh, that lovely lady ... We're talking about Yvonne Craig as Ms. Barbara Gordon on the 1960s "Batman" series. She came along in the third season as Barbara / Batgirl, and the geek world was never the same.

As part of their larger collection focusing on the classic TV series, Figures Toy Co. has already crafted a Barbara Gordon figure and a Batgirl figure (about time they rolled out some females!), but what you see in this week's episode of Terrific TV Toys is a variant of the Barbara figure as one of a special foursome commemorating the third-season "Surf's Up" episode. Grab your surfboard!

Coming up in September: Two very special episodes celebrating the 50th anniversary of two different classic series! Can you guess which two?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

John Schneider hosts concert to benefit Louisiana flood victims

Thanks to Phyllis for passing along this press release ...


Branson, MO – John Schneider (Bo Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard") will be hosting a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 28 at the Starlite Theater in Branson, Missouri. Schneider will be joined in this performance event by local entertainers Jason Pritchett and The Steel Horses, as well as Johnny Lee to raise funds to support Louisiana flood victims.

In a statement issued on Monday, John Schneider said, “I am very excited about going back to Branson! I haven’t been there to perform in over 30 years, [and] there has been a big hole in my soul where Branson used to be.”

City of Branson Mayor Best added “I am very excited to welcome my old friend, John, back to Branson, and I am humbled by his outpouring of support to victims of these tragic circumstances.”

Schneider relates to the loss experienced by his Louisiana neighbors, having two studios heavily damaged by previous floods. While his success afforded him the opportunity to rebuild, his heart goes out to those less fortunate who are unable to fund a new beginning after losing everything.

In addition to the concert, a silent auction will be held, offering a variety of items to be sold to the highest bidder. Area businesses interested in donating items to support this fundraising effort are asked to contact event coordinator, Tina Richardson at 417-335-1707 or by email at

The cost of admission is by donation, with suggested minimum of $20 per ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m. The money raised will be given to Convoy of Hope to extend to flood victims.

This event has been made possible by the generosity of Convoy of Hope along Starlite Theater, Summerwinds Resorts, HCW, and Clear Entertainment and Marketing Group.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: '66 Chief O'Hara "Surf's Up" variant figure by Figures Toy Co.

You know, Chief O'Hara is a crimefighter, too! He may not have a flashy disguise like Batman, but in this week's episode of Terrific TV Toys, you'll see that he does have a pretty crafty disguise, anyway! In the third-season episode "Surf's Up, Joker's Under" of the classic '60s "Batman," Chief O'Hara and Commissioner Gordon go to Gotham Point beach in their disguises to investigate the disappearance of a renowned surfer. O'Hara, ever the faithful law enforcement officer, even has a surfboard in tow to make it look really good. It's the third figure in a set of four by Figures Toy Co. celebrating this particular episode ...

Next week: At last, a girl figure in this set!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: '66 Joker "Surf's Up" variant figure by Figures Toy Co.

Whoever knew green paisley could look so good? Cesar Romero donned some goofy swim trunks -- over his magenta Joker costume, of course -- for the third-season "Surf's Up, Joker's Under" episode of TV's classic "Batman" series, so by necessity the Figures Toy Co. action figure of him must follow suit! (So to speak!) This week on Terrific TV Toys, we show you this variant Joker figure from the set of four celebrating this beachside episode ...

Next week: Chief O'Hara's got a surfboard, too, even if he doesn't use it!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Terrific TV Toys: '66 Batman "Surf's Up" variant figure by Figures Toy Co.

We've gone from a smokin-hot July into a smoldering August. Ain't summer grand? Yea, actually, we love it. This week we're hanging at the Bat-Beach on Terrific TV Toys -- for the next few weeks, actually. We're examining, up-close and personal, the set of four variant figures by Figures Toy Co. made especially for the "Surf's Up, Joker's Under" episode of the third season of the 1960s "Batman" TV series.

Our ole Bat-Buddy is the first one up of the four; stay tuned next week for Joker!