Saturday, March 6, 2021

Steve Austin and Big Feet

This week I have a mixed bag of TV figures. First up is the $6 million man and a pair of Big Feet. 

Steve Austin is from Crooked Dice and came with a bionic woman, whose ankle broke immediately. Sadly, we did not have the technology. We could not repair her. So into the bin she went. The Sasquatch are Pulp Figures.

The figure has a Heroclix vibe but is metal and has great detail (note grip pattern on right shoe sole!)

I bought this figure mostly so I could tell this story. So, it is 1971 and songwriter Dan Weatherly calls his buddy Lee Majors. Majors is not home but Farrah Fawcett picks up. They chat and she's going home on the red eye to Houston to see her mom.

Weatherly then writes a song, swapping the plane for a train and Houston for Georgia. And, in 1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips ride Midnight Train to Georgia to number one. All thanks to Steve Austin.

I also knocked off two 54mm Star Trek sculpts. No idea why Janeway's outfit photographs so much lighter than Sisko's. Maybe the wash was different? Almost have my collection complete--just need the elusive DS9 crew sculpts and a Spock (he's on the paint bench right now).

Up next: I dunno. Pulp heros?


Simon Quinton said...

Very nicely done! Did you message Karl about the Bionic lady?

Bob Barnetson said...

Simon: Nah, not worth complaining about one broken figure. Not like I have a shortage! :)