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Posts tagged ‘action figures’

I’ve recently been scanning eBay’s listings for reasonably priced copies of old Sears Wish Books. While there’s a excellent online depository of these holiday catalogs, it has a few unfortunate gaps which happen to align with areas of particular interest for me. Besides, when it comes to this type of artifact, there’s no substitute for […]

Go figure

March 1st, 2019

In the eternal quest to re-acquire significant artifacts of my childhood, I’m not adverse towards opting for a later upgrade of the original object. For example, when it came to picking up replacements for the two most beloved figures in my old assortment of Star Wars figures… …I went with the improved sculpts and articulation […]

None more real

July 24th, 2018

🎶 SIXTEEN ACTION FIGURES! 🎶 🎶 JUST LIKE THOSE OTHER ONES WE CAN’T NAME FOR LEGAL REASONS! 🎶 🎶 SIXTEEN ACTION FIGURES! 🎶 🎶 THANK GRANDMA FOR HER THOUGHTFUL GIFT, YOU UNGRATEFUL LITTLE SHIT! 🎶 🎶 SIXTEEN ACTION FIGURES! 🎶 🎶 THEY’RE MASTERS OF THE BAIT AND SWITCH! 🎶 🎶 SIXTEEN ACTION FIGURES! 🎶 🎶 […]

Oh, Joe…

June 12th, 2018

Lil Bro and I were fairly industrious kids when the mood struck us, and one of the manifestations of it was the “piece-together” phase we went through with our G.I. Joe figures. With the help of an eyeglass repair kit purloined from the family medicine chest, we set about “improving” our favorite figures by swapping […]

Figured it out

May 10th, 2017

I was five years old when Star Wars hit theaters, which also means I was at ground zero for the action figure craze of the late Seventies. Though the unholy alliance of Kenner Toys and George Lucas reigned supreme in the hearts and minds of covetous tykes, they were joined by scores of bandwagon jumpers […]

My greatest adventure (person)

September 28th, 2016

I received the Fisher Price “Adventure People” Wilderness Patrol set as a present from Santa when I was four years old. The set was my first encounter what would eventually be labeled as “action figures,” a semi-articulated middle ground between static plastic army men and the larger Mego dolls. They were sturdy as hell, especially […]

Pal Dave is currently on a trip to England, diet which meant he was too busy eating organ meats and crossing Abbey Road to post a new installment of I Had That! yesterday. It’s a shame, treat but there’s no need to angst over missing your weekly object-oriented autobio nostalgia fix — not while I’m […]

Plastic fantastic

December 2nd, 2009
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