Showing posts with label tonka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tonka. Show all posts

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.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The man with the Metalface



Ah, Steel Monsters. When 1987 rolled around, I was already a huge fan of Tonka's construction toys. I would spend hours playing with them in the sandpile, pretending to build forts for my action figures. Then Christmas morning of '87, I found a heavy and familiar shaped package under the tree. I tore it open expecting to find another piece of equipment to add to my crew. Instead, I found this guy:



Whoa..I already had a Tonka Grader, but this one had attitude. You can't see it from the picture, but the vehicle actually had battle scars molded into its plastic parts. It looked like the sort of vehicle you'd find in Mad Max, except with a double shot of kick ass. Don't pay any attention to the jerk standing next to Masher, he was the driver of a different vehicle. This is Masher's driver:


There's ol' Metalface. He was one of my favorite figures growing up, and I was lucky jboypacman had one up for trade. Of course, he didn't include Masher, his only accessory. What's up with that jboy? Just kidding, of course. Metalface only has 5 points of articulation, but he's actually a pretty detailed figure. He would certainly fit in among the vintage Star Wars crowd, and I even found a place for him among my G.I. Joes. The nice thing was they were all pretty much the same scale, so my Joes could fit in my Tonka trucks and the Steel Monsters vehicles.

Since Metalface didn't come with a vehicle, I decided to look around and see if I could scrounge something up.



What luck! A dump truck, a large rocket launcher, and some tape. I'm sure Metalface can come up with something..


Looks like he's almost finished. I can't wait to see what he comes up with.










That certainly is a dump truck with a rocket launcher on top. It's not quite as impressive as Masher was, but Metalface doesn't seem to mind. I'm sure he can cause plenty of chaos and mayhem with that combo.

Thanks again to jboypacman for the awesome trade. Don't forget to go check out his blog in my sidebar.
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