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2021-01-28 9:24:53 AM  
Spiderman seems a bit, uh, "friendly" in those pictures.
2021-01-28 9:27:27 AM  
Not me, but I had that same pewter X-Wing necklace.
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2021-01-28 9:33:06 AM  
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Wow. A bandolier of actual rifle ammunition, most likely live rounds.

I can't imagine that happening today.
2021-01-28 9:33:36 AM  
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In the housewares department of Pomeroys at the Berkshire Mall in Reading PA, circa 1978?
2021-01-28 9:47:56 AM  
Pornstache Batman
2021-01-28 9:51:17 AM  
I was at a car show in the 90's that had "Robocop" there for autographs and pictures. "Robocop" turned out to be a college kid in a VERY well-worn costume that was held together with duct tape. He looked lonely and sad sitting on that folding chair in the corner, all by himself.
2021-01-28 10:33:50 AM  
This are hauntingly familiar.

I have one with me and a Ninja Turtle circa 1988.  I wonder if I could find it...
2021-01-28 10:39:46 AM  
I got my picture taken with Spiderman at the mall when I was 5. Got a free spidey comic out of it too, so it was a good day.

My mom used that for years to get me to go shopping with her, as I hated it as a kid.
2021-01-28 10:43:28 AM  
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Holy Stache Batman, we are late for the porn shoot.
2021-01-28 11:04:37 AM  
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2021-01-28 11:06:11 AM  
The Hulk costume looks really uncomfortable and awkward. But I guess since Lou Ferrigno couldn't be everywhere, they had to make do by creating that monstrosity of a costume.
2021-01-28 11:18:15 AM  

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Holy Stache Batman, we are late for the porn shoot.

Bet they offered to take the kid to their "Batcave"
2021-01-28 11:49:57 AM  

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Holy Stache Batman, we are late for the porn shoot.

Don't you recognize Bat Manuel?
2021-01-28 12:00:56 PM  
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2021-01-28 12:14:01 PM  
I have fond memories of meeting Darth Vader and some Jawas at a car dealership in my hometown as a small lad and at one point I realized they probably had janky, insultingly bad costumes.
A couple years ago I found a scrapbook and it had the photo, and they had perfectly good, movie quality costumes, including a quote from me saying "they were really REAL!"
So I'm glad my false judgment of my memories were wrong and it really was a pure as it was in memory.

2021-01-28 12:19:02 PM  
2021-01-28 12:58:52 PM  
Is 'grop' one of those scifi words from the thread yesterday?
2021-01-28 1:46:39 PM  
When I was somewhere around age 3-4 I was taken to Toys R Us to see my favorite superheroes. The Hulk scared the shiat out of me. I cried.

From the look of the Hulk in those photos - I now forgive myself.
2021-01-28 4:52:55 PM  
Say what you will about Spiderman, but he was a ladies' man.

Mallrats - Brodie Meets Stan Lee "Trust me, True Believer"
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2021-01-28 7:09:28 PM  
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/That kid has nightmares to this day, I bet...
2021-01-29 4:34:25 PM  
R2, 3PO, and Vader came to the mall when I was little. 78 or so. I thought they were fakes. Turns out, they were the real actors and costumes. Well, I'll be damned.
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