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Thursday, June 24, 2010

AquaMemories: Mac Schafer

This is a pic of F.O.A.M.er Mac Schafer with his Dad on Christmas morning. Mac sent it as the only photo evidence he has of his Aqua-Fan status dating back to his childhood days: seen at the bottom of the pic is an empty Aquaman Mego doll box!

Sadly, the Aquaman doll itself is nowhere to be seen (in the tub, perhaps?), but I do love the Captain America shirt Mac is rocking. I think the Bicentennial was Cap's high-water mark in terms of merchandising, at least until the movie.

On a side note, this will probably be the only time Aquaman and Andrew Wyeth will ever be mentioned in the same sentence. Thanks Mac!

(If anyone else out there has photos like this you'd like to share, please send them along!)


Russell said...

I noticed that Andrew Wyeth painting before you wrote it up! Too cool for words (although, somewhat depressing in a living room, but what the hey).

I think most of the people on this site are long-time Aqua-fanatics. It will be interesting if people can prove my theory correct by sending in all sorts of old-time photos. :-)

Wings1295 said...

Very cool!

HollyH said...

The Wyeth painting is freaking me out -- we had the same one hanging in our dining room. It strongly says "mid-70s" to me, too.