Sunday, June 29, 2014

Squirrelanoid is squirrel-annoying.


I bought Squirrelanoid. I'm having trouble trying to explain why I picked him out of all the other Turtle enemies. I think cost played a large part in my decision, since he was the cheapest out of all the villain characters on Amazon. After I finally got Squirrelanoid in my hands, I felt like I made the right choice, regardless of the physical and mental cost.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

Oreos are my favorite cookie. There are no exceptions to that statement. I'll buy other cookies, but I almost always end up thinking, "Man, I really should have gone with the Oreos". The same goes with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, known from now on as PBC's. I have some candies that are seasonal favorites, but the rest of the year, the Reese's PBC's are king. That's why, when I heard that Nabisco was going to combine two of my favorite treats, I immediately drove to the store in search of them. Then I went home, re-read the article, and discovered I still had two weeks before they were available. I was so excited, I wasn't even upset about wasting 7 dollars worth of gas.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

1992's Firefly lives up to his namesake.



It was the summer of 1992. My parents and I were making the trek to Berlin, Maryland for a long weekend of cooking out and fishing with my uncle and his family. He wasn't technically an uncle, but one of those people that had been friends with my parents so long, he was practically family. My "uncle" had a son that was a few years older than me, but he never acted like he was too old or too cool to play with action figures. So I loaded up a bunch of my G.I. Joes, expecting to spend the weekend fishing and playing with toys until my fingers bled.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

League Assignment: Express your shelf!

This week’s assignment from the League: Shelf Expression

It's been a long time since I participated, but I couldn't resist taking part in this week's assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers:

Shelf Expression. Take a picture of your shelves, featuring a few of your favorite things.

The nice thing about keeping my collection small, is that most of it will fit inside one little display case.





I actually just thinned the collection out a little bit, and kept my favorite items. The Lego sets you see at the bottom are mainly just the Star Wars models. The rest are stored in a Tupperware container. These are my favorites, but I may rotate some of my other sets into the case in the future.




Bazooka has that "Not this story again" look on his face. 

Michelangelo looks way too happy for being a prisoner.



I like having a collection like this. It doesn't take up much room, and if I ever needed to move it, it would all fit in one container. Some of you guys have amazing collections, but if I had all that stuff, it would probably give me a daily anxiety attack.


Down the wall from my display case, I have an end table where I keep my magazines, comics, and catalogs for upcoming projects. It also makes a handy platform for taking photos when I need it.

So there you have it, my little collection of shelves. Let's see what some of my fellow bloggers had to say.

Jason Bucky Roberts' from Nerdy Life of Mine has an awesome computer desk and shelf set up.

jSarie from Revenge of the Toy Box shows off some shelves from the past.

Brian of Cool and Collected has gone bananas for Planet of the Apes.

Derek of Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks shows off an impressive mix of properties.

Erik Johnson Illustrator uses his book shelves for..well, books.

MonsterFink from the Midnight Monster Spookshow shows off a Universal collection.

George of G.I. Jigsaw shows off his giant Star Wars collection.

Kal from Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool has enough toys to open his own store.

Primordial Badger's Transformers collection is a masterpiece.

Rich from The Nerd Nook has some carded treasures.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Now you're reading with power, Worlds of Power


If you've never heard of Worlds of Power, it was a series of books published by Scholastic that were based on various Nintendo properties. They were basically just a way to get kids to put down their controllers and, you know, actually read a book or two. Apparently it worked, because over a million Worlds of Power books were sold before they went out of print. I only ever owned one of them, a novelization of the game Mega Man 2.

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