Hey, folks! This weekend I went to Acen (Anime Central); a convention near Chicago. I didn't do aaaaanything in terms of preparing a post, so here's some random pictures from my photobucket until I'm done preparing pics of all the junk I bought at the convention.
First off: That's a picture of the hole in my porch. It may be another reason for a lack of post, soon. We'll see. On top of that: There's a room under my porch! Who knew? Maybe the people who lived here before us - I don't know! Would have been nice to know. Then I wouldn't have tried to test the porch by walking on it and risking the fall down to basement level (I didn't, by the way, but it was interesting to find out what COULD have happened, once we realized there was a room under there).
So that's a thing burning a blackened smudge on the back of my brain.
Here's an ancient VCR! The library (where I work) was going through a massive clean-out, and I took this baby 'cause we wanted to watch a few old home movies my wife had made. Once I dusted it off, the thing was practically brand new. It's good old fashioned 80's futuristic! It's also way heavier than it looks, and could kill Mr. Body if you hurled it at him from across the room.
I don't know why I took pictures of these. They're He-Man clips from when I was a kid. I vaguely remember having these clipped to my shirt for no good reason. Skeletor is supposed to be resting on a sword, but I (of course) took that out 'cause I was an accessory freak. Am. Am an accessory freak. But, young Alexx did that one.
I'll just say this for a good half of what I post here: I don't know why I took a picture of this. It's from an old He-Man coloring book. I used to color only parts of pictures, sometimes, and then wrote captions.
Snake Face is somehow unaware of how his powers work. I think that's the joke.
These are some blind-boxed mixing toys, from awhile back (not sure when, but it was in the 2000's). On the right is Dr. Duck, then next to him is a Buttmunch, and on the left is some monster who remains un-mixed 'cause he was so cool.
An old Techno-Viper joke, lost to the ages, because it was a response to someone in the old Joebattlelines forums. I think it was responding to the fact that Air Vipers should get insurance since they have to fly these jetpacks that are just GIANT engines with guns strapped on top.
Love those old Mega Bloks dragon eggs.
They really do make some damn fine toys.
This was in the opening to Toy Story 3. I had to have the Pig Ship.
It's just good buyer's sense.
This figure of Pre Vizsla (from Clone Wars) was pretty dang cool! He's got those dumb hips that I can't explain (the ones you have to turn to make them go forward) but otherwise, he worked out great.
Hey, there's another one of these in here!
One thing I love about Japanese toys is that they will put neat little things in boxes with candy for everything. Anything under the sun has cool little toys on the cheap, in Japan. I love it.
These are little Mega Man figures that come apart:
They're simple and have no articulation, but tiny and cool, all the same. Love me some tiny things.
Someday I have to take a video of all the sounds this crazy rip-off Vader makes. He goes on for what feels like forever - all the most annoying noises you can think of. It's great! Speaking of knockoffs:
I think I found these at a Dollar General. I always loved those molds.
Alright, that's enough! I'll have my normal post up either later today or tomorrow. Probably.