I’ve been having a lot of fun searching through old movies for awesome kid-centric bedrooms, so I figured I’d take a look at another one this week. This time I’m going to examine “The Grandson’s” room from The Princess Bride. For some reason it sort of escaped me until just this second that Fred Savage’s character goes un-named in the flick. Also, much like Robbie’s room in Poltergeist Savage’s character in The Princess Bride has some obvious favorite pop culture obsessions (well, at least the set designers did) as we’ll see as we take a look around his room.
I’m gonna start with the largest collection of fun stuff, the cluttered shelves behind his bed…
1). MOTU Battle Armor He-Man and Battle Cat
2). MOTU lesser known villains Leech, Grizzlor, Spikor and Webstor
3). Secret Wars Captain America
4). Burger King Empire Strikes Back Luke on Dagobah Glass
**UPDATE** Thanks to Esteban from the Roboplastic Apocalypse for identifying one of the comics on the shelf behond Savage as an issue of Legion of Superheroes (number 320)…
So, from what I can gather Savage’s character is a pretty big Masters of the Universe fan who loves the villains in particular (we’ll see more in a second) and probably watches She-Ra. Also, I love that vintage bag of Cheetos. Remember when you could see the actual Cheetos you were going to buy before you consumed them?
**Update** The Red/Orange toy in the top left of the above screenshot is yet another MOTU toy, Skeletor’s Landshark!
5). 1987 Quaker Chewy Granola Walter Peyton Poster
6). MOTU Hordak riding Spydor
This might be the largest He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toy collection I’ve seen in a movie bedroom. There are a couple of other figures hiding on the shelf behind Savage, but I can’t get a clear enough image to tell who they are. Also, the flick is most likely set in Chicago as Savage is playing a pretty big Bears fan. Not only does he have a Walter Payton poster in his room, but he’s also wearing a Paytoon Jersey as well as another famous Bears player on his wall…
7). William “The Refrigerator” Perry Poster
Getting back to Masters of the Universe though, check out the items in the picture above…
8). Lazer Blazers Skeletor sticker
9). He-Man figure
There’s another figure next to Savage’s head that I can’t make out. Anyone have any guesses? In closing, there were only a couple of other items that I spotted, but they’re pretty darn cool. First up, the most obvious thing featured in Savage’s room…
10). A copy of the baseball video game Hardball! by Accolade.
And I’m going to make an educated guess that he’s playing the game on a Commadore 64 based on on the joystick he’s using in this final screencap…
11). Quick Shot Joystick
All of this stuff was cool, but my favorite discovery snooping around Savage’s room is a certain U.K. 2000 A.D. comic character t-shirt draped over a chair in the above screenshot…
12). Judge Dredd T-Shirt
Much like the Punisher poster in young Eugene’s room in The Monster Squad, this Dredd shirt seems a little out of place for the age of the character. That being said, I still think it’s an awesome artifact to be hiding in the background of The Princess Bride!
So, did I miss anything fun?