Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Creative Process

I'll be the first to admit it. Sometimes, just a pic and a post is alot more up my alley. Especially on days where  I have no desire, whatsoever, to write anything. Other times I'm completely in the mood to wax poetic about everything from childhood related stories to miscellaneous rants about newly released action figures that apparently only exist online. Writing is a process, though, isn't it? With me, it always starts with a cup of coffee. That always seems to get the brain firing on all cylinders. Then I begin to creepily stare at my action figures while 80s soft rock plays eerily in the background. I know, It sounds very  Ed Kemper / Hannibal Lecter - like but I assure you I don't get down like that ๐Ÿ˜‚ Love the movies, though! But I digress. The perfect combination of  caffeine, calming cadence and carefully curated classic action figure collection usually translate into what is, most of the time, a well thought out action figure post. For me, anyways. What about you guys?  What's your motivation? What's your creative process? 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Happy Memorial Day

Alot of people are at odds about Memorial Day.  Some say we shouldn't celebrate war. Others say different. I, personally, can't stand holidays. Christmas I like but only because I get to see the kids enjoying themselves and all of the great Christmas themed movies from back in the day. For the most part I see holidays as cliche moments that allow people to break the monotony of work to gather and spew small talk. Although, celebrating something every year on the same date also seems pretty monotonous to me. I'd rather stay home and watch T.V. But that's not to say that I don't respect the Americans who signed up to take on the task of  defending our country. Ultimately, putting their lives on the line in the process. Shout out to GiJigsaw  whom I know served from reading many of his military themed posts. Again, I don't celebrate war. I celebrate the brave participants. So ,thank you!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

it's Been A Long Week!

This month has been an eventful one. My daughter was with me this week as my birthday was on the 20th and with restrictions starting to ease up, we had a small gathering at my parents. My dad's birthday was a couple of days before mine so we celebrated it together and my older brother came up from Florida ,unbeknownst to anyone, to join in the hectic month that has been May. 
The weather has been pretty amazing and my daughter and I were finally able to get in a few soft toss sessions in the front yard. As far as toy pick ups, I managed to snag up this Peter Venkman Ghostbusters reissue from Walmart. A little overpriced if you ask me at 15 bucks a pop. Not sure how much longer these will be around. Hopefully long enough for me to be able to complete the team. This guy will go on my vintage display, even though it's a reissue. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Two More Down !

I can't remember the last time I actively sought out an action figure line in the wild. I gave up on Joe Classified figures and MOTU Origins early on. I think the fact that these Legends figures only cost 10 bucks at retail give me an added incentive to hunt them down. While pickings are still slim, I managed to stumble across a small assortment of Marvel Legends Retro figures at a Walmart I hadn't been to in a couple of years. It was going to be my last hunt of the day  as I had already scoured the toy aisles at a nearby Target and an out of the way Walmart. The third time proved to be a charm! 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

I Found A Retro Legends Figure, In The Wild!

Every week I take a ride out to Buffalo to see my daughter. Each visit consists of a ride to McDonald's for lunch and then another down to the local Walmart for a makeup run. There's 2 Walmart's, actually, but we hit up the one closest to where she lives. On these runs, she'll typically go her way to find her cosmetics and I'll check out the toy aisle, and then we meet back up to shop in tandem. Unfortunately, my daughter usually has to put up with my "scalper" or "bare toy aisle" rant. I don't think she understands the pain and I doubt she ever will. Hopes of GI Joe Classified and Marvel Legends retro crushed by rows upon rows of Power Rangers and Godzilla figures can take it's toll.  I paid for my daughter's things and we exited as I licked my wounds and kicked rocks on the way to the car. I thought about going to the other store which was about 15 minutes away but decided not to. If it wasn't for my kid insisting on going because of a certain item she wanted from that particular site, I would have never stumbled across this Daredevil figure! There was one row of Legends retro. Iron Man was the peg warmer. I saw a Black Panther, Ice Man ( kind of wack looking) Elektra and this Daredevil. I only picked up one figure , as funds were limited, but it's the one figure from the line I really wanted. So there's that. 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Had To Share This

Saw this sticker on the Walmart shopping cart return today while returning my cart๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿ“ธ

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Cardback Conundrum

Damn you Hasbro for making action figure cardbacks cooler than the actual action figures! I'm torn between keeping these amazing Marvel Legends retro 3.75 figures carded and removing them from the packaging. I've already paid scalper prices for them so picking up doubles of these figures is out of the question. I've been brainstorming different ways to open the packaging in a way that I could possibly put the figures back in the bubble to  hang  up for display. It'd be cool If someone invented a perforated back where you could remove the figure from the back and keep the front in tact.