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Friday, February 18, 2011

Spock Stop 19: Duluth, GA

It's time for another Spock Stop in 2011's Spockcation. Hard to believe this has been going on for so long, seems most of the time Spock is traveling. This week Spock spent some time with Shawn over at Branded in the 80's. You need to check out his site, my favorites from his past post are the Ghostbuster's Halloween ones, I had forgotten a lot of those ghosts were out there.

Shawn was also the winner of the Dr. McCoy House Call Contest Giveaway back in 2009, I think his first Mego type figure.

Shawn looks like he had a blast with Spock and I am a little jealous that Spock even went down to Athens, GA for part of his visit, hope he was shouting out "BUTTERBEANS!"

Let's take a look at the fun they had, take it away Shawn...

"Spock runs into Bones. There's no time for work Dr. McCoy!"


"Spock at The Varsity Gwinnett 3 1-30-2011. Whatya Have, Whataya have? For hot dogs in Atlanta, it's pretty much the Varsity or nothing. Slathered with chili or coleslaw, these are some serious hot dogs. Walk up to the counter and you'll be greeted by the counter call," Whataya have, Whataya have!" Better know you're order or they'll push you aside for another customer..."


"Looks like Spock tried a dog..."


"Spock at Bizarro Wuxtry in Athens GA 2-5-11. A visit to Athens isn't complete without a stop at one of the coolest Comic Book, Toy, and Ephemera stores ever..."


"Spock at Junkmans Daughter in Little 5 Atlanta 1 1-30-2011. Junkman's Daughter is a crazy eclectic store full of weird clothes, crazy toys, and a million interesting odds and ends. You can get everything from a tiny little monkey figure wearing a fez to giant plush figures. One of Little 5's more recognizable landmarks..."


"Spock runs from the Buford Highway Goatman 1-30-2011. The Buford Highway goatman is one of the weirdest landmarks I've encountered in my 20+ years living in Georgia. The thing towers over the side of the road and has been creeping me out for a long time. Spock took one look and started running away. You can find out more about this goatman here:

arglebarglin.blogspot.com/2006/07/goat-man-with-wrench.html"


"Spock at The Vortex in Little 5 Atlanta 2 1-30-2011. The only eatery I know of that's shaped like a giant skull. They serve some of the best fried pickles I've ever tasted too!"


"Shhh, don't tell Spock that there's no liquor in that drink..."


"Fooling around with the vintage V Vistor alien mask. Spock woke up and decided to pretend he was in a David Lynch inspired nightmare. Am I a Beach Boy with an enormous head or a science officer?!? Don't worry Spock, it's all a dream..."


"Spock at the 40 Watt club in Athens GA 2-5-11. Legendary club that was home to none other than R.E.M. back in the day. Spock's thinking about direction and wonders why he hasn't before..."


"Spock is making that guitar sing!"


"Spock Meets a Bunch of Robots from the 80s including Robo Force, the Starriors, Transformers, and the Go Bots...

Spock brings the message of exploration, peace and the tenets of the Prime Directive where ever he goes, even while on vacation..."


This is stop one of three in Georgia, Spock has some fans there, and if this is any indication of the creativity there we should see some more great stuff in the coming weeks. Matter of fact Spock had so many pictures from this stop it was hard to choose just a few, so check out Shawn's Flickr Spockcation set for the out takes.

Till next time remember to Live Long and Prosper.

5 comments:

chrismandesign said...

the way mr Spock poses his hands here is a bit weird, is like he were doing a Thai dance or something like that... XD

jboypacman said...

I can't wait to see where Spock is heading to next. : )

Iok said...

My wife and I only live about 40 minutes from Athens and every time we go, we only visit the really dull mall then drive home. I had no idea there was a comicbook store there!

Shawn Robare said...

Hey Lok, Bizzaro Wuxtry is in downtown near the college campus. It's up on the second floor on a side street so you have to be on the lookout for it, but it's a great shop. Lots of toys, comics, magazines, and misc stuff...

-Shawn

LEon said...

Look like a great time. Spock can play a Guitar? Rock!