Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jango all the way!

Today, I'm going to talk about a nearly 20 year old action figure from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Jango Fett was introduced in Attack of the Clones, having been tasked with the assassination of Queen Amidala, as well as being the template for the secret clone army being built by the Republic.  Oh, and he's also the "father" of Boba Fett, the original trilogy's most effective and popular bounty hunter. It sounds like Jango is quite the multi-tasker. Unlike his son, Jango actually saw enough screen time to do some bad ass stuff, including holding his own against Obi-Wan Kenobi in a rather amazing duel. He'd eventually lose his head to another Jedi before the end of the flick, but he still looked good doing it. At least he wasn't accidentally knocked off a sail barge into the toothy maw of a giant living stomach by a half-blind, scruffy looking smuggler.

And, like any other character in a Star Wars movie that was onscreen for more than a few seconds, Jango Fett has had a couple dozen action figures made of him. I think they could have stopped with this one, because it's easily my favorite and, dare I say, the best Star Wars action figure ever made.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Fun Food Friday: Found on the road edition

My wife and I have been talking about stopping at all the roadside markets and convenience stores that dot Route 13 for a few months now, and this past Saturday we finally decided to go through with it. Well, the northern half at least. We made the drive up to the Maryland/Virginia state line, pulled a U-turn, and got to adventuring. All told, we stopped at over a dozen tourist traps and gas stations, trying to make sure we picked up at least one item from each store. We found some interesting items, but in the end, there were just three items I found that I just knew I had to write about...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

"Hi, you're Super!"

I was in the 3rd grade before I had my first real crush. I won't say her name, because the last thing she wants is to find her name associated with some post on a weirdo's blog about a crush he had almost 30 years ago. So, we'll just call her CMT, no relation to the Country Music Station.

I'm not sure what it was about CMT that had such an effect on me. Maybe it was her raspy voice, or maybe it was that long curly hair of hers. Regardless of the reason, I fell, and fell hard. And I made sure she was aware of my feelings the only way 8-9 year old me knew how; by saying nothing, and staring longingly at her from a distance. It might surprise you, but back then  I wasn't the confident, sexual Tyrannosaurus that I am today. I was a shy, awkward mess around other boys, let alone the opposite sex. Around my crush, I was a two legged disaster, capable of making a fool of myself at any moment.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Super 7 Mystery Box

They say it helps to know people. Well, I say it helps to know people that know people. Way back in October of '18, I met an acquaintance of Chelsea's at our bi-annual Halloween party. We got to talking, and it turned out their sibling worked for Super 7. If you're not familiar with Super7, they're the ones putting out the Reaction line of retro styled figures, as well as taking over the Masters of the Universe Classics line. So, they're doing some pretty cool stuff. Anyhow, when I found this out, I started gushing about how much I loved the company, and what they did. I guess there was a whole other conversation going on during this time, and I was told, "make a list, and send it to me". I figured it was a half serious offer, but then again, what if it wasn't? I went through the site, made up a wish list, and emailed it.

Imagine my surprise when my wife brought home this box a couple of weeks later.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

2018 Christmas Aftermath

It's probably a bit late to be posting about Christmas, but these are busy times, and we can't always post when we'd like. This year was pretty laid back for the wife and I. We can't really travel much during the holidays, so it tends to just be us for Christmas Day. Of course, the past couple years I've had to work, so there's a bit of a delay before we get a chance to dive under the tree. Just like there's going to be a little delay before you get to see the good stuff.

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