Today, the 11th June 2012, E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial is 30 years old! Just a little older than "The Thing", enough to keep things balanced when some of us looked at the sky back in 1982. E.T.´s image was more prominent, fortunately. So happy anniversary E.T. and terrestrials born on June 11th!
E.T. was my first theatrical experience back in 1982 when I was just 4. Needless to say, such movie had an impact. And of course, I wanted my own E.T.!
So I got one. Mom and Dad didn´t know what they were buying when they got me this rendition. One of the best ever and one of the thoughest to find in working condition, since it has lights in its eyes and finger.
Figure: E.T., K Toys made in Taiwan (R.O.C. - Republic Of China), 1982.
Has a little ON/OFF button allowing 2 AA batteries to power eyes and finger bulbs.
Both feet swivel. And to replace batteries, one or the other had to be taken off to replace the old batteries.
Head moves around too, but care had to be taken, since the wires connecting the blue painted bulbs (for eyes) could break.
"Ouch". The vintage stuff at work!
My first movie was just about a month later it was The Secret of NIMH.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I've never seen this E.T. before. Great post!ReplyDelete
Pretty cool rendering of E.T. and a little creepy too lol. : )ReplyDelete
@jpoypacman: I agree, those eyes shinning in the dark would make my pants fall!ReplyDelete
@Brothermidnight: Those were the days!
@Reis O´Brien: Thank you! It is a rare one.
Great post, that is the same one I had, great memories.ReplyDelete
I have one of these and was wondering where I can find out a value.
I´d say for a complete fully fucntional (AA or 9V batteries) about US$65 to US$70.
Hi I have just found one of these guys fully working. Are they really that rare?ReplyDelete
I hawe 2 of themReplyDelete