Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dear Santa ...

I don't know about you, but I have a list of items which I dream of owning one day but haven't found yet. Or in some cases haven't found for the right price. So here is my 'Dear Santa' list ... a list hopeful for holiday miracles that probably won't happen.
1) Action Comics #252 - the first appearance of Supergirl. In mint condition it goes for just under $3000. I have seen issues in a variety of conditions offered on EBay for several hundred. I don't have that much free money nor would I want to buy something without looking at it first.

I actually came close to getting a copy a few years ago. I was at a convention and a dealer had a relatively inact, albeit beat-up, copy and was asking $200. I pulled out every dollar in my pocket ... $140 ... only to be told it wasn't enough.

This is the 'grail piece' for me. I wonder if I will ever own it. I don't think I have been a good enough boy for Santa to bring it to me.

2) Gary Frank Full-sized Supergirl statue, issued by Bruckner - I have the mini-statue which is beautiful. I love the Peter David Supergirl run and would love to have this full size statue as part of the shrine. As it is out of production, prices on the web run for around $250.

I also came close to getting this. I was in Toronto at a conference and went into a local comic book store. There was the statue on sale for 50% off - or $200 American. I pulled out all the cash I had in my wallet ... $160 ... and was told it was not enough.


3) Limited edition Supergirl Movie DVD - Okay, a confession. I haven't seen the Supergirl movie in close to 20 years. I know ... I know. And I don't own a copy. Of all the things that seem like a possibility for me to find and purchase, this is it. I would even take the 'not Limited Edition' version.

I suppose the time is right for me to use some Christmas money to seek this out and get it.


4) Micheal Turner Full-sized Supergirl Statue, issued by Bruckner - I just like this statue. I like the 'floating' feeling of Kara and the crystal base. It goes for around $300 on-line. I haven't seen this one in person enough to offer an amount that is not enough.



5) Infinite Heroes Action Figure Three-pack, including Supergirl - This is the item most likely to land in my stocking. Available for around $20 off the web, it includes a Kara figure which has received some praise on the internet. Looks pretty cool and would be a nice little addition to the shrine. While it is not a grail piece, it is easily available and so winds up on this list.

7 comments:

Gene said...

I hope Santa treats you well Anj, but if he forgot a few things here are a few suggestions:

#3 Anchor Bay Supergirl DVD set. I wish all DVDs were like this. Your best bet is Ebay, for that is where I won my copy earlier this year for just over $30. I even wrote a review for it. Be warned, I work a library where we have a lot of DVDs, and many of them wear out. You can tell when they freeze or digitally break up in the middle of the movie. Ask the seller about the condition of the DVD before bidding.

#5 Infinite Heroes Three Pack. Great set, but high prices and poor paint jobs have hindered this set and this line so far. If Santa forgets this too, Mattel plans to release this Supergirl next spring in a single pack. Hopefully Mattel will fix the poor paint jobs by then.

Also, Mattel is going to release a new DC Infinite Heroes Supergirl based on "Crisis on Infinite Earths" next year. Pictures can be found here:
http://www.articulateddiscussion.com/post/New-DCIH-Singles-and-3-Pack-Images!.aspx#continue

This is great for those who don't have/want the larger DC Direct version.

BTW, if you are still interested in Season 7 of Smallville, Target has it on sale this week for $29.99. I might just get it for the Supergirl documentary....

Anonymous said...

The Anchor Bay Supergirl DVD set is a spiffy acquisition, the only drawback is that Helen Slater declined to provide a commentary track. At the time I thought she was in a "I am NOT Supergirl" type place, but they may not offered her enough scratch to justify the effort...she certainly seems willing to make herself available at select comicons.
Instead we get commentary from director Jeanotte Schwarc (sp) who seems genuinely baffled that the slipshod scrip he directed with all due inertia didn't turn out to be a big moneymaker.
There are some nice extras including the seldom seen "Making of Supergirl" short which features tantalizing shots of Helen Slater's audition including a radically different costume for Supergirl.
Mostly the dvd set is a love letters to Helen Slater's desperate and lonely last stand to prevent the film from degenerating into buncombe.

John Feer

TalOs said...

* Action Comics #252 - have that "Millenium" collected edition of that one.

* Gary Frank Full-sized Supergirl statue, issued by Bruckner - like your good self Anj I as well wish I had this for every time I see it it makes me instantly think of that particular scene in 84 Supergirl movie where Supergirl has just entranced Selena's Fortress through those similar stain glass tinted windows. Heh.

* Limited edition Supergirl Movie DVD - yet again I as well as you Anj wish I could find these Anchor Bay limited edition copies of the movie but I'm just thankful that I have the official WB released one (which is somewhat extended in scenes taken from some of the Anchor Bay versions) in the end. (Dude! How could you NOT have a Supergirl movie DVD? And you call yourself a Supergirl fan indeed. *Tsk tsk*. :P ONLY JOKING BRO! ;))

* Micheal Turner Full-sized Supergirl Statue, issued by Bruckner - I am SO truly peeved about this beacuse I actually HAVE this but in finding myself waking up from a nightmare I unwillingly knocked it off it's perch and both her left arm, bits of her cape as well as the Kryptonian Sun stone crystals broke! ARGHHHH! Tried to glue the pieces back together but to no avail. *Sighs*

* Infinite Heroes Action Figure Three-pack, including Supergirl - I too have been hearing real good things about this particular trio pack but have as of yet to actually find one anywhere. *Sighs* Oh well.

Anj, I sincerely hope you if not all get at least some of these here mentioned wish list Supergirl items in the end mate! :D

TalOs said...

John Feer said...

The Anchor Bay Supergirl DVD set is a spiffy acquisition, the only drawback is that Helen Slater declined to provide a commentary track. At the time I thought she was in a "I am NOT Supergirl" type place, but they may not offered her enough scratch to justify the effort...she certainly seems willing to make herself available at select comicons.
Instead we get commentary from director Jeanotte Schwarc (sp) who seems genuinely baffled that the slipshod scrip he directed with all due inertia didn't turn out to be a big moneymaker.


Um, all due respect intended you do know that she rectified that come Smallville Season 7's own "Supergirl" feature yeah? :/ (In other words she finally talks openly about her movie as well as how she would've fixed it to have made it a real success of sorts. ;))

There are some nice extras including the seldom seen "Making of Supergirl" short which features tantalizing shots of Helen Slater's audition including a radically different costume for Supergirl.

SEEN IT! There are actual online pics of exactly which you speak that shows her donning the Crisis of Infinite Earths era's red headband ensemble Supersuit along with her hair now being wavy blond in turn too. In the end though I'm truly relieved they opted on finalizing the overall Supersuit being half traditional and other the "V" shaped yellow belt and upward arrow point style red boots with yellow trim. :D

Mostly the dvd set is a love letters to Helen Slater's desperate and lonely last stand to prevent the film from degenerating into buncombe.

The Achor Bay versions? Damn I really have to find those quality
copies somewhere now!

P.S. If I can happen to locate those actual online pics of exactly which you speak that shows her donning the Crisis of Infinite Earths era's red headband ensemble Supersuit along with her hair now being wavy blond in turn too I'll be sure to post their specific url links up on this thread for all to check out in turn ah! ;)

Anonymous said...

I haven't bought Smallville season #7 on DVD yet, it feels like I'm validating the producer's cavalier treatment of Supergirl...I suppose I'll get over it but then again I'm an ornery cuss when it comes to Kara.
Say what about the "Justice" Supergirl action figure? With the old school red hot pants...granted the neckline terminates below her belly button but if you like action fgures it seems like a sweet purchase.

John Feer

Anj said...

Boy ...
Sounds like I need to find the Anchor Bay version. I have seen some on Ebay so might have to start perusing the sales! I know it isn't right for me to have not seen the movie in so long! Time to rectify.

As for the Justice figure ... I already have it. I think I posted about it at some point. Anyways, it is sweet and worthy of being under someone's tree.

Anonymous said...

Have you been to DCcomics.com, lately? On the home page is a lovely Christmas-themed image of Batgirl and Supergirl exchanging "gifts." And what is this? It's Barbara Gordon as Bagirl and the Matrix Supergirl. Whether it's before or after her merge with Linda, I couldn't tell you, but it made me smile all the same to see it...

My own Christmas wishlist has been glanced over at least, since I know someone who loves me bought me the "Many Happy Returns" trade paperback (Yay! XD).

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to everyone!

--Yota.