Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
My First Transformer was Autobot Grapple. The fact that it still survives today is quite amazing. Its missing his hands and weapons and a tire or two. Its joints are shot and some stickers are falling off. I still know how to transform it though and that's what counts. Fortune favored me the other day when I found a reissue, "Commemorative Series VI" of Grapple. The cool thing was it was only 2.98 on super green tag clearance. Talk about reverse inflation!
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Watch as the cheetah slowly stalks her prey. Ready to pounce any second, she collects her thoughts of the day. Will the weary water buffalo notice in time? Or will the laws of the desert continue to tick...
Friday, September 23, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
If you are looking for a knight that is tall, can take a beating, and is bright red, try finding a lego knight. Their shields have a strange game on the back and there is a lever to smash their swords onto oponents. The lego knight is pretty well jointed and can stand fairly well with its big flat feet. During a battle a limb can be unattacted for some good Monty Python damage. The helmet flips up to reveal the face of the knight and parts of the suit can be pieced off to replace with other stange legos.
Mega Bloks have recently come out with a knight of their own. It is much darker and realistic then lego's knight. The Mega Blok knight is smaller, but heavier since its joints are made of magnets. This gives the knight an amazing joint advantage, letting it pose in many different ways. The base is magnetic too which will attatch to the knights feet. The knights have a shield and a sword, and also have a game on the bottom of the base. The eyes will light up LED Red when the small button on the head is pressed, but will not stay on. Their downside is that they are weaker and can loose several limbs in just a few seconds of torture.
I hope this information will help you on your quest for the Holy Grail.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Monday, September 19, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
I have recently become addicted to the Star Wars toy game of Attacktix. It started out as just one free Count Dooku with purchase of another Star Wars toy. He was pretty cool, so I figured I should buy one more to compliment him. Of course you can't just buy one, you have to by a three pack in a grab bag like box. Now I had four Attacktix. According to the pack though, you had to have three pieces per team to play a game, So I bought another three pack. Enough to play a short game, I was not satisfied...I wanted a more popular character like Obi-won or Darth Vader. So I bought a boster pack, and another one, and another one. I think I really should stop now, but when I got the rare Emperor figure it encouraged me to get more...If only I could get a Yoda. Chewbacca is cool too though and should satisfy me for a few hours at least.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
The mysterious Mysterio appeared today on a golden seventies chair in my living room. You can almost see his creepy baby-face like projection in his dome. It appears though, that he has run low on batteries. Perhaps in a few days (more likely years) I can find a way to light up his head.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
This is the official opening day at the Toy Museum! I can tell you right now the whole staff is really excited!! The rumors of the accounting division strike is just that, RUMORS. Anyhow... We begin today's opening with a legendary toy from Dan's collection. The great Leonardo the turtle is here, sporting a classic Apollo 11 moon landing gear attire. Don't be fooled of his location though, he is not on the moon. He is not on Venus, or the moon Io either. He is actually on the surface of what used to be the bottom of my fridgerator crisper. Yuck! Thank goodness for the spacesuit!