Sunday, July 1, 2018

Meeting Yoda and Indiana Jones at Imagination Park in San Anselmo California


Despite having been a life long Star Wars and Indiana Jones fan I only by chance learned about this place a week ago despite it being less then an hour from me. I mean for crying out loud I'm old enough to have seen the original trilogy in theaters as well as the first 3 Indiana Jones films (didn't catch Kingdom of The Crystal Skull in theaters).


Some of the things I don't like about The San Francisco Bay Area is the cost of living and the oh so hip and cool progressive scene and I say that as someone who is not a trump supporter.


But I gotta tell ya, no matter how long you've lived around here there is always something new to discover. Especially if you're a local who thinks they've seen it all already.


Now if you didn't know about San Anselmo's Imagination Park before seeing this posting you might have some questions about it's history and I'm pretty sure most of the answers are here...
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/38615


Speaking of public art 80s action adventure and sci-fi properties I also happen to be a huge Robocop fan. Some of you may or may not be aware of the statue project in Detroit that's been going on for years now due to some set backs. Well it's finally completed and a spot for it has already been picked out at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit but the date to actually have the statue moved from the studio seems to still be up in the air. Now as it turns out I'm flying to Detroit in mid October for an unrelated matter. I would love to see it and do the whole photo selfie thing so I'm praying to the sci-fi fanboy gods that it will finally be in it's new home for all the fans to see and enjoy.

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Robocop vs ROM now in color. Here it is from before...
https://www.deviantart.com/csuhsux/art/Robocop-vs-ROM-spaceknight-314679716

12 comments:

  1. Both franchises a great part of my life growing up, these times we had to wait for years to see one of these movies on tv it was a grand event when one was due.Later when vhs came had these movies on my library along with other great 80's films like terminator, aliens, blade runner etc.Nice colour work on that Rom/ Robocop piece!

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    1. We actually couldn’t afford a VCR for the first couple of years when they first hit the market so we used to have to rent a VCR machine along with the movies.

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    2. Man, sometimes it feels we lived in an entire different world back then, so many things have changed.

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  2. That is pretty cool. Didn't know those statues existed either.

    And they're going to make a Robocop one too? Nice!

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    1. Yeah none of my friends who also grew up around here and love Star Wars and Indiana Jones had no idea about it either it’s really fucken weird actually. As for the Robocop statue it’s apparently already built they just need to move the damn thing out of the studio and to the science center. Easier said then done I suppose given that it’s15 feet tall and made of bronze.

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    2. Damn. That's a WHOLE LOTTA' Murphy to go around for everyone.

      Nice ROM shirt btw.

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  3. I'd want a birthday party right there for photo ops.

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  4. Those are actually pretty cool. There should be statues to all our pop culture icons to replce those confederate war figures. These guys we can all agree on. WHO hates Yoda?

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  5. wow! Those statues are beautiful but the Indiana Jones one is magnificent! I love the series, i own the blurays and some 8 pocket books, three videogames. in retrospective, the Jones expanded universe is too small compared to Trek and Star Wars and that´s a shame! Thank you for sharing it

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    1. Victor, I think you need to visit San Anselmo at least once in your life before you die.

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  6. True! Hey i shared your post on facebook, check if you got more visitors

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