Over the weekend I decided to move some of my shelves around, just to change things up a bit. Several years ago at our previous house I built these white shelves for storing DVDs. The DVD collection outgrew the shelves, but I still hung on to them.
When we moved into our new house last year, one of the things I really wanted to do is get my Star Wars toys out of storage and on display. I re-purposed the shelves for that, and it worked great.
I’ve finally started putting in some more uniform shelving in what has become known as the “Star Wars Room” (it’s really a guest bedroom, with some great things on display), and decided that I didn’t need these particular shelves in the room anymore. Over the weekend I relocated them to outside the room, and changed up the display a bit.
I’ve always wanted a little area where I could change up displays from time to time. I think I just created that area!
King Kong is one of my favorite adventure stories. I love the original movie and Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake. I like the 1976 remake with Jeff Bridges but the one thing that bugs me about it is the removal of the fantasy elements. Other than King Kong and a giant snake there is nothing fantasy related about it. However, the retro coolness of some of the merchandising for the 1976 film is great, like these glasses offered by Burger Chef King Kong Glasses.
To this day it still baffles me that glasses like this aren’t still a fast food staple. When they do release them, they are usually pale shadows of these colorful gems. With the new Star Trek films, we had the promise of some new glasses, but even those did not live up to glassware we got in up through the 1980s.
The Burger Chef King Kong Glasses are sought after by collectors, but are not uncommon. If you are at a flea market or store selling retro stuff, you can expect to find them in decent shape between $10 and $25 per glass. Although, I have seen them go for as low as $5 in slightly lesser condition.
Watch the Burger Chef King Kong Glasses Commercial
While thrifting over the weekend, I ran across the following three vintage Star Wars drinking glasses for sale.
Is it just me, or does Han appear to be taking a shot at an Ewok while Jabba and Salacious Crumb look on in approval?
C’mon, like you’ve never wanted to shoot an Ewok before …
These have to be the best set of collector glasses ever produced. I would love to have them.
Produced by Anchor Hocking around 1963, it is believed there were given away as promotional items at gas stations at the time.
I had the one on the far left with Kermit on the bike, but due to my habit of only using my collector’s edition glasses for everything, it died long ago.
Found via Flickr