Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mega Bloks Mishap

I'm working on a masterpost related to Monster High coming up soon! In the meantime, I felt like sharing a story concerning my recent misfortune with a Mega Bloks canister.

If you're unfamiliar with Mega Bloks, they're plastic connector blocks that are similar to Lego. If you're unfamiliar with Lego, I assume you are an alien from deep, uncharted space (even the aliens from nearby planets know about Lego, you know). I've never owned any, so I don't have anything to say one way or the other about them. They look fun though! And there's a nice selection of themes to choose from (Monster High sets coming in Summer 2015! Oh my Ra!).

So, my tale of woe: At work, I was organizing the Mega Bloks section and attempted to gracefully place a Hot Wheels canister on the top shelf. I clumsily missed and the (surprisingly heavy) canister bashed me on the bridge of my nose as it plummeted to the floor.

The culprit.

It hurt. A lot, actually. More than I thought it would after the initial impact. I imagined my face dripping with blood, my poor nose crushed and horrifically bent. After I looked in a mirror, I noticed that I had a small cut on the bridge of my nose and some swelling, but nothing nearly as ghastly as I assumed. As such, I felt like a fool searching around online for "how do I know if my nose is broken," not wanting to add "because a Mega Bloks Hot Wheels cyclinder fell on me and I only have a small bump on my nose." I think I'm fine. There's still a bit of swelling, but I think my pride took the most damage.

C'est la vie.

Questions? Comments? Accident anecdotes? Feel free to drop me a comment, tweet, or email, if you are so inclined.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oh, look! It's still here! Hi, blog!

Hey there! How’s it going? Good? That’s great! I’ve been well, too. Has it really been 5 whole years since we last chatted? Heigh-ho.

Back in 2010, I started this blog as a fun project, and then promptly forgot about it! Oops. Well, I Googled myself to see if I was still out there on the interwebs. Sure enough, still here. Wow! I had a fun time with my brief foray into blogging. That being said, I didn’t realize the how much of a (very entertaining) time-sink it can be.  Thus my absence.

So, I’m back! Where to begin? When I started this blog, my main fixation was DC Universe Classics, which have come and gone. The line finished up a while ago with a lazy bang at Wave 20, as well as a few relatively pathetic releases on Matty. I still love them, but I’ve moved on to different obsessions these days.

When I was a kid, I collected all kinds of things: action figures, dolls, cards, video games, various psychological issues, etc. I never throw anything away. Well, that’s a lie. I throw away garbage. Most of the time. But I still have my old Pokemon cards from the 90s and bins of Barbie clothes from my youth. I recently began working in retail, which has reignited my interest in toys. Specifically, dolls. More specifically, Monster High and Ever After High. I remember when these came out a few years ago. I thought they were weird and ugly. Having spent time around them in the store, I’ve had a complete change of heart and I’m now obsessed with them. I feel like a drug addict. Actually, I feel like how I assume a drug addict feels.

I still collect all kinds of things, but my main focus at the time is on these doll lines. My fervor inspired me to revisit writing about toys on this blog, so I have returned. It’s just the way I left it. So, I do intend to actually resume posting  here. Probably. Knowing my tendency to get excited about (re)starting a project and then immediately dropping the idea, I’ve decided to stack the tired, metaphorical deck in my favor with this strategy: setting the bar low. How about at least 1 post a month? I can do that, right? Even if it’s just to babble about how I really need to get back to this?

Sure I can! I guess. So, if you like toys or just feel like reading my thoughts about this and that (mostly that), stay tuned for reviews about Monster High dolls, action figures, and more!

Questions? Comments? Epiphanies? Feel free to drop me a comment (which I’ll read), tweet (which I probably won’t actually read, sorry!), or email (which I’ll definitely read), if you are so inclined.

It’s good to be home.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DC Universe Classics: Wave 15

DC Universe Classics Wave 15 has arrived! Which begs the question: What happened to wave 14? Oh, right, Mattel. There you go.

Initially available at Kmart (yeah, right), comic shops are now starting to receive their shipments of wave 15. Apparently, some comic shop assortments are coming packed with either the standard version of Martian Manhunter or the variant, but not both. Same goes for Starman; Ted or Jack, but not both shipped at once. I ended up with the variant Manhunter and the more modern incarnation of Starman. Hopefully, the two variants will continue to circulate so everyone can obtain their preferred version of each character (or so they can be obsessive, like me, and pick up both versions). Also of interest, the second fan choice figure, Raven, debuts in this wave. Currently, she's my favorite figure from wave 15.

Look forward to overviews of the DC Universe Classics Wave 15 figures, starting with Golden Pharaoh of Super Powers fame, coming soon! Warped limbs, sloppy paint, and all!

Questions? Comments? Election opinions? Feel free to drop me a comment, tweet, or email, if you are so inclined.


Monday, August 23, 2010

DCUC Showcase: Blue Beetle (III)

In my last post, I mentioned that I was going to resume posting DCUC wave 13 overviews in June. I lied. So...

Coming up next, another figure from DCUC's wave 13: Blue Beetle!

Want to know what's up with this new bug? Read on to find out what I think about Blue Beetle!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Where has the time gone?!

Apparently, my last post was on May 12. Whoops! Time seems to have sneered and sashayed away from me. Life has been busy. I'll resume the DCUC overviews soon with the remainder of the wave 13 figures, continuing with Blue Beetle, and onward! It feels good to be back.

Questions? Comments? Friend requests? Feel free to drop me a comment, tweet, or email, if you are so inclined.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

DCUC Showcase: Cyclotron

Another figure from wave 13! It's Cyclotron! So, who's Cyclotron? Exactly.

Who is this guy, and why does his face come off?! Read on to find out what I think about Cyclotron!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

DCUC Showcase: Superboy

Continuing on with wave 13 of the DC Universe Classics, I'll be taking a look at Superboy. This was the figure I was least interested in from wave 13, but he has grown on me a bit. I don't know if it's the lame costume or the goofy glasses, but he just doesn't do anything for me. Nevertheless, it's nice to have a new Superman character in the line.

Join Superboy and me as we go back in time and party like it's 1993, ugly costume and all. Read on to find out what I think about Superboy!