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MEET ANIMAL… NEW IN PLANET WALLYWOOD!



Here’s a look at my new Animal replica Muppet. He’s the greatest!

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Created from the original Henson patterns, to the original Henson specs! Fully workable! He’s gorgeous!! I totally dig his scene!



Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love to Town)



In the season of the Memorial Day, D Day and 4th of July commemorations, Wally and Bruce Kulick have put together a musical tribute to the issues facing today’s returning veterans. See their version of “Ruby (Don’t Take Your Love to Town)” here, and please pass it along to someone you love. The video was edited by Mark Fullerton.



DARK SHADOWS – A NIFTY, FIFTY YEARS!



For the 50th anniversary of “Dark Shadows,” Wally wrote a blurb for “The Collinsport Historical Society” about his love of the groundbreaking gothic soap.
Read it here! http://www.collinsporthistoricalsociety.com/2016/06/dark-shadows-50th-anniversary_3.html



WACKY WALLY’S VINTAGE TOYS EPISODE TWO!



Episode 1 of Wally’s new webseries “Wacky Wally’s Vintage Toys” was very well received!
“IRON MAN TIMES TWO” has thousands of views, and now Episode 2 has just been released! “PROCOPIO ON PINOCCHIO” features former Disney animator and sculptor Ruben Procopio talking about his experience working for the Disney studio. And Wally discusses his collectible Pinocchio marionette made by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.
Make sure to SUBSCRIBE for all the info on new episodes.

Here are some comments that have come streaming in about Episode 2!

“Wally I’m really loving your shows. Man you should really try and pitch this to a network if you’re not already. Plenty of us nerdy guys that will watch. It really fun and informative I can’t wait for the next one.
Good luck with it brother. – Chris A.”

“Hey Wally! My kids are addicted to your online episodes you got going on. They are great, what an awesome idea! Do you think maybe we can stop by for a visit in a couple weeks so they can see everything? Would love to visit with ya – Jen”

“Man! That Ruben can draw really fast! J Looking forward to the 50th anniversary shows – James B.”

“Thanks Wally! I’ll post it for you on my social media sites again. I loved the first one. Glad to see you continue. I love what you do, and it deserves to be out there for the massive fan base. Go bro! – J.R.H.”

“What a fun show Wally! I had no idea you were such a collector! – P.M.”

“These are really fun, pal. Great production. It’s a kick to see all of the collectibles I’ve been reading about on Wally’s Week all these years. – Dougie L.”



SUBSCRIBE! WACKY WALLY’S VINTAGE TOYS IS ON-LINE!



The wait is over! Episode 1 of Wally’s new webseries “Wacky Wally’s Vintage Toys” is on-line now! Make sure to SUBSCRIBE for all the info on new episodes.

Episode 1 is called “Iron Man” and highlights some of the items in Wally’s collection that feature ol’ Shellhead himself! Spread the word!

Follow Wacky Wally’s Vintage Toys on Facebook at facebook.com/wackywallysvintagetoys,
Instagram at wally.wingert, and Twitter at @WallyWingert

Here are just a few quotes from people who have seen the first episode of “Wacky Wally’s Vintage Toys”…

I was really impressed with how you were able to focus on essentially one thing (the differences in the two Iron Man busts) and make it so entertaining. You’ve tapped into something magical here! – Mark F.

Can’t wait for the next one. I hope to get a personal tour if the offer is still open! – Marcus M.

Glad to see that you are sharing your collection with the world!!! Great production on the video too. – Alex Z.

Love it! I subscribed! – Mike S.

I. LOVE. THIS. – Nancy W.

Fun show! I especially look forward to your coverage of Universal Monster figures. Beam that “Star Trek” babe over here ASAP! – Dante R.

Wow I had heard you had some toys, but my God, I had no idea! I’d love to see it in person one day. – Richard E.

I have watched it a few times today and I’m very impressed by it. The fun facts about John Vernon were a nice touch too. We didn’t know that. – Joe P.

Love it!!! Sharing, sharing, sharing! What a great idea! – Secunda W.

What the heck are Banana Flilps? Never saw those before. See, I learned something! – Donna G.

Now I can learn about all the awesome stuff I always see in your place and where it came from! – Amy S.

Wacky Wally! I loved your new show!!! I will pass it on and I will stay tuned to your bat channel, buddy!!! – Russ F.

Holy Moley! I had no idea about your vast collection! – Cathey L.

“Fan boy smarty pants” lol. Great video! Love the Sara cameo. – Brian S.

Wally, nice job. Could be a hit! – Rob Y.

I think it’s pretty incredible. I was really into Batman as a kid so can’t wait to see that episode! – Cindy S.

So I watched your toy show and I would like to know how I can get into your will. – CC B.

It’s terrific. Your energy and creativity have become legend (in my family). – A.W.



MEET KERMIT… NEW IN PLANET WALLYWOOD!



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You’ll be “green” with envy!  Kermit the Frog lands in Planet Wallywood!  A 1:1 working replica of the original Kermit the Frog Muppet was commissioned as an addition to Wally’s ever-growing collection.  Allegedly made from the original patterns and fabrics of the original Kermit, this piece is nothing less than stunning.

Here are a few video samples of Wally having fun with his new pal…



PROJECT SPOCK! NEW FIGURE IN PLANET WALLYWOOD



On Thanksgiving Wally unveiled his latest life-size figure in Planet Wallywood…Mr. Spock! Read the full story on this figure’s creation here!



A “HALLOWEEN” TREAT – MAKING MICHAEL MYERS



This past Halloween, Wally undertook an intense process to create the ultimate Michael Myers mask from the movie “Halloween.”  Click here to check out the full story in this 50 image slideshow about how he and a few industry pro friends turned something small and unusable, into something big and “Boo”-tiful!

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SEE WALLY IN THE COZI-TV “STARSKY & HUTCH” SPECIAL!



Last year at the “Starsky & Hutch” Surcon 2014 in New Jersey, Wally participated in an interview about his love of “Starsky & Hutch.” See the special here!
http://www.cozitv.com/video/COZI-Tributes–Starsky—Hutch/cozi-tv/292432151



SIDESHOW TOYS FEATURES PLANET WALLYWOOD!



Wally’s collection in Planet Wallywood was featured on the Sideshow Toys website!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/blog/featured-collector-wally-wingert



HONORS!



After receiving the honor of being inducted into one of his former high school’s Hall of Fame, two more distinguished honors have come down Wally’s path.

Wally took his sophomore and junior years at Aberdeen Central High in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1976 through 1978. He was inducted into the Aberdeen Central Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony in early October. Now word has come down that Wally is being inducted into the Washington High School Hall of Distinction in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A job transfer in Wally’s family occurred in 1978 made it necessary for him to leave Aberdeen and take his senior year at Washington High in Sioux Falls from 1978 to 1979.

Read more here… http://www.argusleader.com/story/opinion/columnists/jill-callison/2014/11/28/washington-highs-latest-induction-leaves-mystery/19648301/

It’s a thrill for Wally to be inducted in the same company of Dave “Captain 11” Dedrick, a local kid’s show host whose show Wally never missed as a child. And David Soul, HUTCH from “Starsky & Hutch!”

In April of 2015, Wally was inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his years of work as a radio DJ, and helping to promote rock and roll all over South Dakota.

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OZ OR BUST!



Wally unveiled his four new “Wizard of Oz” busts in Planet Wallywood.

See them here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBSLnD2sL90&feature=youtu.be



LISTEN TO WALLY ON THE EPISODE OF “MONSTER PARTY” ENTITLED “HORROR TV!”



Wally sits in with his good friends Matt Weinhold (with whom he worked on “Super Adventure Team” and “Throut and Neck”), Larry Strothe, James Gonis and Shawn Sheridan to talk about horror franchise in the TV world!  It’s a little over an hour and a laugh-a-minute. But beware, some of the language and content are of an adult nature. Enjoy!

http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/monsterpartypodcast#



A REAL WALLY DOLLY!



Wally got a custom-made action figure with his face on it from http://www.myfaceonafigure.com/, and you can too! Check out their cool website and get a figure made of YOU too!



WALLY AT SURCON ’14




Wally hangs with Starsky & Hutch at Surcon ’14 in Newark, NJ!
Read about in Wally’s Week!

Picture by ‘Cable 15’ Studios
Editing and Retouching by Scott Sebring



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Wally was in Anaheim at this year’s Wonder Con April 11th through the 13th!  He was on the Cartoon Voice Actor Panel on Saturday and was joined by Greg Berg, Fred Tatasciore, Gregg Berger, Candi Milo and Debi Derryberry!  Check out these great shots from this year’s Wondercon by clicking here!



PICS OF PLANET WALLYWOOD



One of the Tonight Show editors, Matthew Gossin took some great pics of the collection. Check out his work in this slideshow and on Flikr!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgossin/sets/72157634244049377/


WALLY’S “OTHER” STARSKY & HUTCH WEEKEND!



Recently, Wally emceed a very special event which paid tribute to Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul, his teenage TV heroes. Surcon 2013 was hosted in Marina Del Rey as a tribute to these two television icons. Read all about Wally’s amazing experience, and the ride of his life…here.

A recently unearthed video shows Wally bribing his childhood idol Paul Michael Glaser to wear the famous sweater during his Gran Torino “Ride Of A Lifetime!””



WALLY AT THE SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!



Saturday July 20 Wally roamed the floor of the San Diego Comic Con, buying up collectibles and meeting friends and fans. Click here to see some photos!



WALLY AT ANIME JUNGLE!



Wally appeared at Anime Jungle in Los Angeles Saturday night May 18th to help promote the release of “Tiger and Bunny: Volume 2” on DVD! Read the story about this amazing event, and see pictures here…



PLANET WALLYWOOD VIDEOS!



Take a mini-tour of Planet Wallywood through these 7 new videos! It’s like being there! Explore Wally’s collection of rare objects, unusual art pieces, sculptures, Hollywood memorabilia, autographs and artifacts!

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LAUREL AND HARDY COME TO PLANET WALLYWOOD!



As a serious fan of the legendary Laurel and Hardy since the age of 14, Wally assembled a talented group of individuals to create life-size Laurel and Hardy figures for display in The Chaney Room! Read the full story here!



FORGING A BOND!



One of the newest additions to the ever-growing Planet Wallywood collection of life-size Hollywood figures is Sean Connery as James Bond! Read the progress of the project here. But be warned…FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!



ANDY ELVIS!



A recent addition to Wally’s ever-growing collection in Planet Wallywood is Andy Kaufman’s original Elvis costume. The famous black wool gabardine costume was rescued from a warehouse cleanout over 20 years ago. It sat dormant in a closet for those two decades until a keen-eyed collector spotted it on eBay and snapped it up! Wally acquired it in February of 2012 and now has it displayed and fully restored (some moth holes in the fabric were meticulously repaired by a top notch seamstress) and on a mannequin bearing Andy’s likeness.  Read the story here!



FOXY ROXY!



In 2012, Wally adopted a Collie named Roxy, a member of the legendary Lassie family! Read the whole amazing story here!



PARODY HEARTY!



If you’re a fan of Wally’s comedy songs (many of them were heard on the world-famous “Dr. Demento Show” back in the 80’s!) now’s your chance to download them all for FREE on the new PARODY HEARTY page! Have fun!



IT’S ALIVE! ALIVE!
THE KING ROCKS!



Over a few months, Wally had assembled a team to create an Elvis robot! Probably only one of a few like it in the world! See the progress photos and read the story here…



WALLY’S GRAN TORINO ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO!”



Wally’s “Starsky-ized” Gran Torino was featured in a bit on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!”. The Jaywalk bit recreated the famous opening from “Starsky & Hutch” with regular, everyday folks! The bit is hysterical, and in addition to doing all the “stunt” driving in his car, Wally loaned “TTS” some of his Starsky & Hutch wardrobe!

Check out the clip!



WALLY AT INVADERCON 2



Wally invaded this Invader Zim convention in July 2012.  See the pictures and read about it in this .



WALLY AS ALEX THE LION ON MADAGASCAR RIDE!




YouTube is alive with fan videos who have taken the Madagascar ride at Universal Studios in Singapore! Wally provides the voice of Alex for the ride, which you can view here.
And stay tuned to find out how you can get Alex the Lion on your mobile devices!



WALLY MEETS WALL-E!



Wally attended an amazing robot expo in Riverside, California on Saturday November 19th,2011.

Read about it inWally’s Week!



HALLOWEEN IS WALLOWEEN!
SEE PARTY PIX!



It was a busy Halloween weekend for Wally and his pals. On Saturday October 29th they participated in First Christian Church’s first annual Trunk or Treat. Then Wally threw a private party for his friends complete with a wide array of food, novelties and toys, and a DJ of Doom spinning hits from a Graveyard of Groove! Then on Halloween he attended a party at the home of Paul Dini, Producer of the "Batman: Arkham City" videogame.

See all the pics here!



WALKIN’ IN MEMPHIS
WALLY’S TRIP TO GRACELAND!



From October 19-22nd, Wally and friends went to visit the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee. An Elvis fan since the age of 16, Wally’s dream of visiting “The King’s” castle was finally realized.

Read the whole story
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and see pictures
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WALLY RECORDED A SONG AT THE LEGENDARY SUN STUDIOS IN MEMPHIS!

On the Sun Records studio tour, you can pay $30 and record a song. Not being one to pass up such a historic opportunity, Wally laid down “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” one of Elvis’ original Sun recordings. It was the experience of a lifetime. Check it out!



WALLY AT CONVERGENCE! SEE PHOTOS! READ TALES!



Over the 4th of July weekend, Wally enjoyed being the Guest of Honor for a third year at Minneapolis’ CONvergence sci fi convention.

See photos
from Wally’s extraordinary week, and read all the details on Wally’s Week!



CHECK OUT WALLY TRIVIA!



As Wally’s credits in the entertainment industry continue to grow, check out this list of accomplishments from Wally’s years in the business!

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TONY CLIFTON INVADES
PLANET WALLYWOOD!




Obnoxious International Singing Sensation Tony Clifton has taken up residence in the Planet Wallywood eatery! That way he can “entertain” and generally annoy patrons who are just trying to eat their meals in peace! Real all about the creation of the latest exhibit in the Planet Wallywood menagerie!

Click here for the
story!



ADAM WEST DAY IN PALM SPRINGS!




On Saturday April 10th, 2010 Wally’s friend and childhood idol Adam West(TV’s Batman) was awarded a commemorative star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Wally was asked to speak about his friendship and 30 year history with Adam at the event, which was a dream come true for Wally. See all the great photos from the event here…



ADAM WEST IS BATMAN
IN PLANET WALLYWOOD!



See Wally’s new Adam West Batman display in Planet Wallywood and read about the step by step process!!


Click Here
for the story and pictures!!



WALLY SEZ…



“This is one of the funniest things I have EVER seen!” (Thanks to the Amazing Skippy for pointing it out!)



ANDY KAUFMAN
RESTORED!



Follow Wally’s progress as he updates his Andy Kaufman displays in Planet Wallywood, with all new, amazing stuff! The finished displays will be second-to-none in the world of Kaufman memorabilia!

Click here
for the full story!



MEET WALLY’S FAVORITE "INVADER ZIM" FAN…





VIVA LAS VEGAS



Wally’s Vegas Trip!

For his birthday, Wally and some friends went to Las Vegas to celebrate by seeing Tom Jones in concert! Here are some shots from the trip, and their stay at the MGM Grand Hotel…
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE
PICTURES!!



WALLY AT WONDER CON !



Wally was in attendance at Wonder Con in San Francisco February 27th through
Sunday March 1st.


Click here to see the pictures!



WALLY AT COMIC CON ’08



Wally had a great time at the San Diego Comic Con 2008 with lots of fun stories and photos. He did the Voice Actor’s Panel for the FOURTH year in a row, and many say this panel was the best ever!

See some footage from it by clicking the links below:
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Also, see Wally’s page of pix from the Con by clicking here.



DARK SHADOWS FESTIVAL 2008



Wally was in attendance at the 2008 Dark Shadows Festival in Burbank, California over the weekend of July 18-20. He was lucky enough to realize a life-long dream and get a photo with Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins himself!  The Festival was a wonderful time and he is looking forward to the one next year.

CLICK HERE to check out the pictures from the event!



CONVERGENCE 2008!




July 2-6 Wally was one of 23 Guests of Honor for the SECOND year in a row at CONvergence in Minneapolis, MN!
Check out the great photos here! 



“THE SCARECROW OF ROMNEY MARSH” ON DVD!



One of Wally’s favorite Disney films, “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh”, also known as “Dr. Syn Alias the Scarecrow” was seen on TV as a 3 part mini-series in the 60’s, and as a feature film in theatres (hence the two different titles).  Scarecrow fans had been waiting for Disney to release this film for a long time!  All sorts of technical upgrades have been made to this film to make it look and sound amazing, and BOTH versions are on the DVD.  Wally was honored when DVD producer Stan Deneroff asked if they could use his replica Scarecrow costume as set dressing for the Leonard Malton wrap-around segments on the DVD!  In addition, Wally put Stan in contact with George Patterson, one of the former members of The Wellingtons, the quartet who sang the “Scarecrow” theme song.  George’s interview is on the DVD bonus materials as well! (George is a fellow Elder at the church Wally attends!)



Larry Storch Surprise Party



Wally flew in comic legend Larry Storch, one of Wally’s voice-over heroes.  Larry will do a wonderful cameo in Wally’s short film “Livin’ On a Prayer.” But while Larry was in town, Wally and Larry’s manager Matt Beckoff put together a surprise birthday party for Larry’s recentl 85th birthday!  Many celebrity guests were on-hand for the festivities and Larry had a wonderful time. Click here for a few of the photos from that magic evening!


Larry with Wally, Chuck McCann, Matt Beckoff-Larry’s manager,
and Neal Hefti.



WALLY MEETS PEE WEE!



A huge Dark Shadows Celebration took place in Hollywood on Thursday October 26th!  Wally and his friends had a BLAST! Click Here for more info!



ALICE IN WALLYLAND!



Thursday August 17th Wally saw Alice Cooper in concert at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA.  Afterwards, he went on Alice’s tour bus to say hi and to offer sincere thanks to Alice for his participation in the “Groovie Goolies” Docu-Comedy, which will be on the DVD release of the 70’s cartoon show in late October.  The concert was amazing, and when Alice comes to your town make a point to catch the show. And be sure to tell bass player Chuck and drummer Eric that Wally says hi!



San Diego Comic Con 2006



The annual San Diego Comic Con was July 20-23 in beautiful San Diego, California!  Wally was there all week, and participated in the Sunday afternoon Voice-Over Actors panel discussion.


CLICK HERE for the San Diego Pictures !!!

Here’s a taste of the voice-over panel Wally participated in on Sunday July 23rd!
Click here for the clip on YOU TUBE!



SPECIAL GUESTS VISITS PLANET WALLYWOOD!!



 

Recognize who’s behind those Foster Grants? Why it’s Adam West himself, posing next to the Adam West shrine in Wally’s main display case in Planet Wallywood. Adam dropped by to check out the collection and sign the Wall(y) of Fame!





Visit the JUST FOR FUN section and…
*get a tour of Planet Wallywood
*see the amazing Chaney Room
*check out Wally’s Personal Photo Album
*find out about the Batman 1966 TV show costumes
*learn how to build a character and get make-up tips
*see the pics from Wally’s “Screening Room” parties
*check out all the fan art
*read fan mail
*get a free autographed pic
*look at Wally’s early characters