A lifetime ago, or so, I collected action figures. I admit it. I say it
loud, I say it proud softly, I say it with some amount of shame/embarrassment. I collected toys. I had a ginormous collection. But, as it so often happens in life, “things” happen, and I more or less stopped collecting. I actually donated (as in…gave away) most of my collection a bunch of years ago to local kids’ charities.
Doing this blog, actually interacting with folks on the internets because of this blog, has really sparked the nerd/geek/derp in me. Mostly my interest in toys and comic related stuff. Guess you could just say I’m kid at heart. Which we all know is code for nerd/geek/derp. Just goes to show you, you can’t deny who you are. No matter how you try or for how long.
Which brings us to the good Cap’n here. Sure, I’ve been out of the biz for awhile, but I still kept tabs on stuff. Case in point, this article I wrote about Hot Toys a ways back. I’ve done my best to stay away from any kind of comic book related toy products. Especially those made by Hot Toys. Why you ask? Price, plain and simple. Their figures are wicked cool, but the price point? Not so much. God, Hot Toys kills me.
I managed to successfully stay out of harm’s way for all these years. Years! Even after they released this sweet Captain America figure last year. I stayed away. Far, far away. Look, it’s for the best for all parties involved, really. This way no one gets hurt.
Over the summer, I went on my annual excursion with my buddy, Paco Reban, to Wizard World. Lo and behold, one of the vendors was selling Cap here. Cheap. Wicked cheap. But, still I walked away. This shit is like crack. Once you buy one figure, the next thing you know you’re doing things you don’t necessarily want to write about in your blog, just for a couple bucks to put to the next figure.
I held off that long day at Wizard World.
Until I couldn’t hold off anymore.
And thus, begins my tale as a Hot Toys crack whore.
By definition alone, this figure is fucking awesome. Look at him!
LOOK AT HIM!!!!
He comes with a shitload of accessories.
There are some downsides to Cap, though. Changing his hands is a real pain in the ass (Yes. I did change his hands. Yes, I’ve been “playing” with my dolly. Problem with that?!!?).
And his eyes. Something’s up with his eyes. It’s like he’s constantly looking toward the sky or something.
Whatever. Still cool.
LOOK AT HIM!
Now, I just gotta figure out a way to parlay this whole thing into Hot Toys sending me these figures at an extremely discounted rate (free?!?!). Cause your friendly neighborhood jman is seriously hooked on these things.
You can see more pics over on my Flickr