Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Toy Boy

We all have (hopefully) a passion in our lives. Whether it be wine, women, song, or just getting out to the shed to use power tools, we all have something that dulls the pain of our day to day existence.

I have many passions, most of which are not suited for posting on this blog. My biggest passion (next to Perfect Wife), however, is toys. 

Yes, I am a grown man, and probably should be out in the shed using power tools, but I just love toys! Action figures to be exact (although some of you may know how much I love the Muppet I got for Christmas. If not, go to link for the Clique Clack site on the right, for all the details).

Perhaps I never grew up (actually, that's pretty much a given), but when I was a lad, there just weren't many toys based on your favorite characters from movies and TV shows, and you wanted them badly. So, I'm making up for it now. 

Sure, at one point in the 70's there were the crummy MEGO figures from various TV shows and movies, and later the STAR WARS toys, which were okay, but didn't have the love and attention to detail that a young geek like me required. Also, where were the figures I wanted? Where was my Green Lantern doll? My Doctor Fate? Or any of my beloved characters from comic books and TV?!

Happily, nowadays, things have changed. Apparently, due to the demands of people like myself, you can get pretty much any toy of a beloved character from your youth you want. The quality and attention to detail is top-notch, too. You should see the Doctor Who figures Perfect Wife gave me for Valentine's! I even have an H.R. Pufinstuf figure, which I would have payed a year's allowance for, back in the day.

Yes, I love toys, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. If you have something you love, go ahead and embrace it.

As long as it is legal in your jurisdiction.

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Blogger Sharon G. said...

I never really collected action figures, so maybe it's a guy thing. I will admit that the Doctor Who figures are gorgeous!

February 18, 2009 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Steve Dooner said...

Sharon G: you're being very kind, but I think you secretly know that when girls collect them, they're called by their proper name: "dolls." Action figures are dolls for boys--let's face it. We he-men have to accept the truth about our "action figures."

As my second childhood approaches my third, I can only say I can relate to the quest for "The great lost toy I never had."

And Bill, I'll be over to play "Barbies" with you real soon. I promise!

February 21, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

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