Latest additions to the Japanese chirashi run.
Blade Runner The Final Cut
Latest additions to the Japanese chirashi run.
Wooof and I like to celebrate our small achievements here at TVTA. In 2017 we gained more than 2.5 million followers, 2 billion likes, received numerous nominations such as the Lobster Award, the Good Morning I’m Hungry Award, the Time Travelling Companions of Gannow Award, the Friendly Blogger Looking to Borrow A Few Bucks Award, the Sunshine And Scattered Showers Award, and we were also Freshly Parsed 42 times!
Why, that’s enough achievements to be able to view the Great Wall of China from space with a pair of 1980s dinosaur explorer toy binoculars, cold enough to freeze penguins to a lampost, and loud enough to distract excitable puppies when used in conjunction with a sonic dog whistle and My Little Kitty glove puppet!
Well, a quick browse on the interweb reveals that TVTA actually means… Threat and Vulnerablity Testing and Assessment
TVTA also means… Thermal Vacuum Test Article
and TVTA also means … Technical and Vocational Training Act
and Triple Vaginal Triple Anal … WOAH! Stop right there Wooof!
Where the heck did that one come from?
This is a family-friendly blog showcasing vintage toys!
Suffice to say, there is no mention of our humble blog anywhere in acronym land, so Wooof has been frantically retro-adding TVTA to the tags of all our old posts like a cat out of hell!
Go Wooof, you fantastic cat you!
And now, the TVTA 2017 awards sponsored by Stephen Spookberg’s Speak and Spell Time Machine Soda-Stream Maker (includes FREE collectable ‘owls of the world’ and ‘dragon botherer’ cigarette cards while stocks last) …
We thought we were doing great. The hypnotherapy sessions had been positive. The yoga was beneficial. We were no longer afraid to leave the office. And Wooof was off the meds. Then these two paperworks landed on our desk yesterday, and now we’re right back where we started. Gah!
Thanks for coming to the awards! Sincere thanks to everyone who has read TVTA this past year. May 2018 be a happy and fruitful year for you and yours 🙂
We’re not talking about scary whistles like this …
… Or even these …
… We’re talking about scary whistles expelled from the pursed lips of the most callous, evil, monstrous, devious, or just downright ingenious characters from film and TV.
So, whet your whistles, take a deep breath, and join us as we count down from seven to one…
Vincent Price Priceless Advice: “Vampires sup, werewolves hunt, ghouls tear, Shaddies lick, maddies yawn, mocks blow, but shadmocks only whistle.”
Don’t let that smile fool you. And if the smile turns to a whistle then you’re in serious trouble!
Whistle while you work? Don’t be messing about when Yondu purses his lips. You might get arrowed. Devastating!
Not a very tuneful whistle from everyone’s favourite baseball-wielding pyscho, but there’s no way I’m telling Negan that! And just try imitating this whistle yourself. Not as easy as you might think.
The jolly classic In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg expelled from the lips of serial child killer Hans Beckert in Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic crime drama.
Chain-smoking, shotgun-toting Omar swaggers into your neigbourhood whistling nursery rhymes. Time to be very worried.
Classic Tarantino scene of the whistling Californian Mountain Snake arriving to kill the Bride. The tune is Twisted Nerve by Bernard Herrman from the 1968 film of the same name. I’ve included the original whistle by ‘Georgie’ as well as Elle Driver’s whistle.
Pheeeeeep! There goes the full-time whistle!
Thank you for sucking in your cheeks and blowing with us 🙂
Can you think of any other scary whistlers in cinema or TV?
Ghoul-head whistle pic courtesy of Bung Art Studios
Whistling Dracula Teeth pic found on Pinterest
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light was an action figure toy line released by Hasbro in 1987 which consisted of twelve figures and four vehicles. The franchise also comprised an animated TV series and a comic book run. Following poor sales of the toys the line was abandoned by Hasbro, leaving series two characters, vehicles, and an action playset unproduced. The comic fared equally as bad, being cancelled after just six issues and halfway through a four-part storyline. The animated TV series lasted thirteen episodes and was not given a second series.
Below is a 1988 page from the French Cora Christmas catalogue showing the Dagger Assault vehicle and Darkling Lord character Reekon.
Check out the excellent The Visionaries .net site
Today I took photos of the Princess Leia Black Series 40th Anniversary figure. I was really pleased with how she came out, and managed to get some good shots inspired by Carrie Fisher’s portrayal of her in the Star Wars: A New Hope movie.
The Black Series is notorious for not always getting the likeness quite right of its human characters. I think the job Hasbro made on this 40th Anniversary Leia is really good. Added to this, the figure comes with two blasters and an impressive soft goods gown that can be manipulated (I used an artist fine paint brush) to fit around the contours of her body. The hood is a little wild and a bit too much on the pointy side, but again with some manipulation can be made presentable.
After downloading the photos I put them into an editor for cropping and framing – and that’s when things got a bit weird 🙂 as I went completely off topic and began messing about with art filters…
Below are the unexpected results. I’ve added some of the original and unaltered photos at the end of the post, as this was my first intention to show only these
A selection of some of the originally intended photos for this post…
Thank you for getting arty with us!