Star Wars, Music and Original Art

Angela Staines played one of the Tonnika Sisters in Star Wars a New Hope. While it was a bit role, and she literally did nothing else asides be a Dancer in Queen Kong (Which is a knockoff of King Kong and as bad as it sounds). However she’s a tough Star Wars signer and a very obscure Autograph. When I heard she about a private signing, the first in over a decade – I jumped on that quickly.

Counting Crows is one of my Favorite Rock Bands from my childhood.  They were in Atlanta recently with Rob Thomas, and I was super fortunate to get a Vinyl signed by the entire band.  It’s signed by  Jim Bogios, David Bryson, Adam Duritz , Charlie Gillingham,  David Immerglück, Millard Powers & Dan Vickrey. Super Proud to add this one to my collection

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Dann Phillips is an Artist whom I recently commissioned to make a piece that is beyond awesome. We Have Batman, Hal Jordan, Wonder Woman and Raven versus Darkhawk, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Thor. Each of the eight characters represents my personal journey as a comic fan. Beyond honored to have this one in my collection.

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Some great pickups!

Styx was in town recently and I was able to pick up a signed CD of them of their newest release. They still put on a good show in 2017’s that very High Energy. This is signed by Chuck Panozzo (Original Member), James “J.Y.” Young (Original Member),
Tommy Shaw (Since 1975), Todd Sucherman (Since 1987), Lawrence Gowan  (Since 1974), Ricky Phillips (Since 2003)

Reo Speedwagon was in town with Styx, and they too put on a heck of a show. I was lucky enough to get another CD signed by them. This one is signed by the lineup that has been the same since 1989. Neal Doughty, Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato and Bryan Hitt.

Jenna Jameson is a lady that is known for a lot of adult work, but she’s an icon in her own right. I had an opportunity to pick up this 11×14 for an amazing price, and I jumped at it.

Jim Wetherbee is an American Hero. He’s a former naval officer, and NASA astronaut. He was in six Space Shuttle missions and is the only American to have commanded five spaceflight missions. He is an amazing addition to the collection.

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4 awesome music pickups

Kendrick Lamar is one of the hottest rappers in the game right now. Month’s ago he had a signed CD preorder for DAMN. before it dropped. I figured it would be good, but DAMN. is shaping up to be one of the best albums in a long time, and this is a great addition to the collection.

Big Boi is a rap legend, Best known for his time with Outkast. I saw he had a signed preorder, and I went for it. I saw him at Music Midtown in 2016 and he put on a heck of a show. Happy to add this one to the collection

Imagine Dragons are one of the hottest bands around right now. There last album was amazing, so when I saw they had a signed CD preorder, I jumped on it. All four members: Dan Reynolds Wayne Sermon Ben McKee Daniel Platzman signed the cd cover.

The Isaacs are gospel singers who carry a pretty good tune. I had a chance to get them locally, and I jumped at it. They are a welcome addition to the collection

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Fanboy Expo 2017!

Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt and Morgan Lofting all signed a metal plaque I had made for G.I. Joe. B.J. Ward had to cancel due to a family emergency. I was pleased to of finally gotten to meet 3 of my favorite actors in person. And thought this piece turned out great!

Alan Oppenheimer, Melendy Britt, Tom Cook and Phil Ortiz all signed my “He-Man and She-Ra: A Complete Guide to the Classic Animated Adventures” Hardback book. Tom Cook and Phil Ortiz brought to life the animation on the show. Melendy Britt voiced the amazing She-Ra, and Alan Oppeneimer brought to life Skeletor, Mer-Man, Cringer and Man At Arms. With Lou Scheimer and Linda Gary both sadly leaving us already, I think my only chance for additional signatures on this would be John Erwin, who signed for me once through the mail ages ago, and hasn’t done a convention yet. Shipping this mammoth book would be a major risk and super expensive, so I’ll call this project done!

Sting was one of my childhood favorites in WCW. Although I never got to see him fight Undertaker, Sting was an Icon that made WCW cool and really helped put them on the map. Meeting him was a complete pleasure, and I’m proud to finally have sting in my collection.

Amy Jo Johnson was nearly everyone’s Childhood crush, I know she was mine. Although she went on to do many things in life like Flashpoint, Susie Q and Felicity, She’s always and will forever be known as The Pink Ranger for me. I’m stoked to finally add her to my collection, and think this one turned out great!

Jonathan Ke Quan is known for two roles – The Goonies and Indiana Jones Temple of Doom. Although his acting career was brief, Short Round and Data were two memorable characters, and I’m stoked to add him to my collection!

Margaret Kerry is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met at a convention. She’s an absolute sweetheart, and a living Disney princess as far as I’m concerned. She’s responsible for bringing Tinkerbell to life, and is an amazing addition to my collection.

 George Lowe is the voice of the one, and only Space Ghost. He was quite a character, and I loved the inscription he went to town with. He’s an awesome addition to my voice acting collection, and a perfect cap to end my show!

Larry Hama is the brains behind the G.I. Joe comic, and I was thrilled to get him on two of my favorite G.I. Joe Books!

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A G.I. Joe pickup and 3 ladies from the Evil Dead.

Bill Ratner, Mary McDonald Lewis, Larry Hama and Kirk Bozigian all signed this pretty kickass Golden Ticket Print from Joecon. Lewis & Ratner brought to life Lady Jaye and Flint. Hama brought to life the comics, and Bozigian brought to life the toy line. Anytime I can add something new and G.I. Joe related to my collection, I never hesitate.

Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly all make up the ladies of the Evil Dead. One of the cult classic Horror Films of the 80’s. While all three ladies went on to have parts in several other movies and TV Episodes – none of them ended up having a role more significant than their debut one in Evil Dead.

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Lots of Music, some great actors, and an MLB Hall of Famer

Jim Bunning is an MLB Hall of Famer who played predominately for the Tigers and Phillies as a 9 time All Star, he threw a no hitter and a perfect game, and was the stuff of legend. Bunning also was a member of the House of Representatives and the US Senate – occupying the seat now held by Ron Paul. He’s a huge add to the collection, and one i’m honored to make. Sadly Jim passed last month, which is a loss for us all.

Staind is fronted by Aaron Lewis and also consists of Mike Mushok, Johnny April, Jon Wysocki and Sal Giancarelli. This album was magical, and spectacular, so I’m thrilled to add it to my collection.

My Morning Jacket is fronted by Jim James with Tom Blankenship,  Patrick Hallahan, Carl Broemel and Bo Koster making up the rest of the band. They are a legendary alternative rock jam band, and a great add to the collection.

Halsey was at the bottom line of festivals about 3 years ago, and now she’s playing in Arena’s. She’s blown up, and is rising fast through the music world. When I saw she had a signed CD preorder, I wasted no time in ordering it.

Tyler The Creator is an up and coming rapper with a bright future ahead of him, I think he’s pretty good, so I’ll be interested to see where his career goes.

Dominic Purcell is best known for Prison Break and The Flash & Legends of Tomorrow. He recently did a convention appearence and was signing checkmarks everywhere. Asides some good TV roles, he’s best known for his time on MI:2, Straw Dogs & Blade Trinity.

Stefan Kapicic is best known for voicing Colossus in Deadpool. Deadpool was an amazing and funny film, and as a kid who always loved Colossus in the animated series. Kapicic really brought him to life in an unusual but amazing way. He’s not really done anything else, but this role was iconic enough for me to add him to my collection.

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Football, Star Wars and some Metal!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the all time NBA greats and a Hall of Famer for the Lakers. Abdul-Jabar recently wrote a book about his time at UCLA with coach Wooden, and my heart leaped when I saw he had a signed edition. I am stoked to add one of the all time greats to my collection

Zach Thomas was one of the scrappiest and most determined linebackers of the 90s-00’s. Undersized the 7 time pro bowler put together a borderline Hall of Fame career  and ended up being a member of the all 2000’s decade team. Zach is a welcome addition to my collection.

Dan Marino is a Hall of Famer and one of the best quarterbacks of my lifetime. Marino played amazing, and while he never won it all, He’s a super worthy addition to my collection. Thrilled to add another hall of fame QB to my collection.

Zakk Wylde, Rob “Blasko” Nicholson and Joey Castillo all signed this Vinyl for Zakk Sabbath. I had the chance to watch these guys live, and they dominated.  Thrilled to add a great signed vinyl to my collection.

Paul Brooke played Malakili in Return of the Jedi. He is best remembered for sobbing tears of anguish after the Rancor was slayed by Luke, and he’s a critical addition to my Star Wars collection.

Glyn Baker played Lt. Endicott in Return of the Jedi and is another imperial I didn’t have who helped bring Star Wars to life. I’m pumped to add another Imperial to my collection!

Barbara Frankland is best known for bringing to life an Alien in the cantina of Star Wars a New Hope. Her screentime was super brief, but she’s still needed for the Star Wars collection.

Jack Klaff is a name I already had (On a James Bond card by Rittenhouse) but I couldn’t pass up a cheap Star Wars addition.

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