Just had some boiled eggs to boost my Sunday morning systems. Got back from taking the Moonbase mutt out for the first time since mid-March. Its a strange feeling slowly returning to normality.
I may even list some books on Amazon today, which used to be all part of my weekend routine. There's not many annuals that haven't passed through Moonbase over the years but a few characters have remained stubbornly elusive both in books and TV.
Manimal is such a one. I don't think I ever saw this on telly. I assume he's half man half animal. For some reason I'm imagining the young guy from Dallas turning into a panther. Was that the cover of the annual? Wonder what the show was like? Wonder if there were action figures or games?
Manphibian is another name that's floated up from somewhere but that could just be indigestion and I may have made it up!
Certainly the Greatest American Hero or even the Greatest American Super Hero is another character I have heard of but never seen. I know he was the guy who played Carrie's prom date in Carrie.
I've written about his role in the horror film House but his name has gone. In my Tomart's guide there are even toys emanating from the Greatest American Hero TV show, maybe even a VW bug? Any good?
Another hero, the Last Action Hero no less starring big Arnie was a further curve-ball that swept passed me. Having got their own page in my copy of the Action Figure guidebook I've seen the action figures and Arnie's car many times at car boot sales in the past but never seen the film. Was it Arnie's finest hour?
Last but not least unless you're a Scout is Last Boy Scout. I know its a Bruce Willis actioner but beyond that nada. Probably too violent to have spawned any toys or games or? Is the movie worth its scout badges readers?
Are you well up on these characters' shows and films and their collectables readers?