What do we have here? Just a Skeletor. A Skeletor missing his sword. Yep. When I received this guy, his legs were not attached. Days before I found another MotU figure with its legs hot-glued in place. I took them apart, and painstakingly removed the ton of glue out of the figure. The figure was my dry run for practicing the repair method of He-Man figure legs. I did “OK” with the first figure and I felt that I could do a nice job on Skeletor. Long story less long, I think I did pretty alright. He stands on his own and is ready to storm Castle Greyskull once more.
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I wait for this podcast each week. Podcasts are life for me in my daily occupation. His former podcast, Star Wars Collectors Galaxy, was a favorite collector focused show of mine for the last year. Vintage was a huge reason why that was. Just brings just as much interest in the area of modern as well as vintage. He a knowledgeable, nice guy, who has a great presence behind the mic. Give him a listen…
Wordpress, my blog host, won’t allow certain plugins so hence the screenshot of the gallery link. I may be making some moves in the next few weeks. Earlier this month, I secured my domain name via Google Domains.
I found these guys yesterday, at a local shop. The price tag for the lot was a bit large until I saw that Brown Snake and cane of Yoda’s. He also has “Pac-Man” eyes. That was the deal maker for me. I was able to get the set for 10% less than marked. There are twenty-one figures, and many of those are ones that I have already. I’ll be posting those on Etsy and looking for a Jedi Knight Luke [loose / incomplete] since I now have all three of his accessories.
As for the Yoda, I’ll definitely be parting with that one. It will pay for the purchase, plus it isn’t the one I had when I was a kid. The one I grew up with was the orange snake common version and that’s the one that I would rather have again.
Narrowing my collection’s focus by expanding my collecting horizons.
What the heck does that even mean? Well since becoming employed full time again, I have been slowly re-acquiring my collection, not so much comic books that I had to sell, but the toys that I grew up with. Some of the items I want are just too far above my price point. What’s my “price point”? Anything thing that doesn’t make me cringe. I look at things as “how many HOURS of labor will this thing cost me?”. Considering I am not in my actual field of work and I don’t really enjoy what I do, it is a valid mark for if an item has any worth for me. It doesn’t help that I live in an area that isn’t the best for swap-meets or other avenues that some have for great bargains.
These Mondo figures look like they’ll be very accurate to the comics versions that were featured in the 1984 – 1985 Mirage run of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The 11″ tall, 1/6 scale Turtles will make their debut at SDCC2015. I think I’ll keep an eye out for at least one, I have a 2003 12″ Raphael that could be replace by one of these 😉
From USA Today: Ninja Turtles figures (price TBD).
“After Mondo dipped its toes in the toy business beginning last Comic-Con, this summer brings the first in a new series of toys based on the original TMNT comics of the 1980s. First up is Leonardo, who stands 11 inches tall and comes with a bunch of accessories including weapons, a blue mask to match the cartoons and a red mask from the comics. Also on display will be the upcoming figures of Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael.”
So here I am 45, as of the 3rd of May 2015, and I am just on the cusp of becoming gainfully employed again. It’s been a while since I had a regular job, but the contract stuff and selling online is just getting us by. Once I re-enter the 9-5 world, after 20 years, I plan on replacing/upgrading many things (car, appliances, computers) and rebuilding the collecting that had dwindled over the years. Presented here is what we have left, that isn’t up for sale. Some is my wife’s, others are mine, and some we’ve collected together. The best thing about collecting again is that, if needed, I can always flip my stuff for more than I paid and start over again.
If you want to see what I would like to add to my collection, so far, then check out my collection list on eBay: My 45 Year Wish List! Misty’s will be building her list soon.