Thursday, December 25, 2014
LOOKIT MAH TREEEE
Merry Christmas and Hanukkah and anything else! Or, if you don't celebrate any of that: Have a good day. You know, have a good day, like, ALL the time. Why save that just for Christmas?
Wait, nevermind that! Take a look at MAH CURSHTMURSH TUURRRR!!
Yes, I did this last year. I'ma keep doin' it until I realize that I only put the same things on the tree each year. I'll try not to overlap some of them.
Speaking of overlap: I'll explain again that, when I was a kid, I used the tree for a big mountain base, or as an actual giant tree. My figures would have their special episode with a massive battle on something giant that I only had access to once a year! I keep that tradition alive by plastering the poor thing with toys. Lets take a look!
First and foremost: Spider-Man and Spidey! These two were my main characters in my old toy stories, with the normal Spider-Man and the black suited version being two separate characters (I explain it in the previous tree post). I change up the toys from year to year, but these two will always be a constant.
I usually try to hide the hook that keeps the figures on the tree, but in this case, it's straight-up a T-800 hanging by the neck.
This one is a keychain of Tear, from Tales of the Abyss (a video game). I toss up a lot of keychains, 'cause they're basically ready-made ornaments, but without the soft features of something made of glass or ceramic.
Gumby and an Alpaca plushy! The Alpaca plushy came from Anime Central (convention) and is apparently all the rage in Japan right now. Or right then. Not sure if the craze is still going, but they had them in ALL SIZES.
This is a keychain of a Drake Slime, from the Dragon Quest series of video games. Slimes are the basic first enemy that you fight, but that also makes them popular, so they come back in force with a million different versions.
Ah, there's a classic blue Slime! Also Scare Glow. I tossed up the MotU Mini figures this time, 'cause they work so well as ornaments.
Gotta have Moss Man. He's supposed to smell like pine, for pete's sake! The man was simply made for this gig.
Alright, they're not toys, but I couldn't pass up the little ornaments of Finn and Jake in their holiday sweaters. Jake was sadly missing the black on his nose, but a black paint pen quickly remedied that situation.
And since we're on non-toys: Here's a Harry Potter ornament that lights up, showing how Harry sucks at potions class. It captures the lovely scene of Hermione givin' Harry the sass for screwing up and being frightened of explosions.
Meta Knight and Kirby: Both favorites that will always be on the tree. Neither of them are keychains, I just shoved things into them so they'll hang. They're hollow, so it makes it easy to poke holes in them for the tortuous process of jamming things into their heads.
Playmobil Santa! I like him because he carries a stick.
It was a Gundam year for the tree! I got Assault Kingdom figures for the first time, this year, and their small size makes them perfect for the tree!
Up near the top I've got Amuro in the Nu Gundam facing off against Char in the Sazabi, as Char tries to drop the Christmas Colony on Earth, because he's a dick. Hopefully the Turtwig is on Char's side, because, if not, he's got the drop on 'em.
Now here's something I haven't done in a few years: Do you notice anything out of the ordinary with this pic?
Why, the Holiday Sniper is at work this year!
That's right: Two strategically placed Holiday Snipers are protecting the presents with lethal force. AWWW.
The Holiday Snipers are, of course, Jungle Vipers, from the totally awesome Pursuit of Cobra theme of G.I. Joe (back when G.I. Joe was cool). The crazy ghillie suit they wear allows them to blend in to the point where finding them is actually tough! I may try to make it a tradition to find the Holiday Snipers.
The presents aren't the only thing the snipers are protecting, though: There's also the Heart of the Tree! Since I was a kid, I would pick a neat ornament to put DEEP into the center of the tree, as the heart. Nowadays, I just use a solitary red ornament for The Heart. Usually it's not obvious, but....I know it's there. That's what counts. Just don't let the Vic Viper get near it, 'cause it's really good at shooting the core.
Alright, that's about it for this year! Hope all ya'll have a good holiday or what have you. If there's no tree in your house, then get out some figures and use the largest thing in the house as a base for the bad guys. Do it for me! DO IT FOR THE ANNUAL SPECIAL EPISODE!