So last time was the Iron Patriot. This time is a figure I am FAR more jazzed for. I didn't want to shout my excitement to the traders...But wow! Pretty frickin cool. I only lost a Famous Covers incomplete Magneto for these two figures.
That is right! An MU 3.75 ArcAngel! I hope I spelled that one right. I had got out of Xfactor by the time Angel lost his wings so I didn't read the whole Apocalypse storyline of how Angel did this. I know about it...But reading it firsthand is quite something else. He looks great. Do I wish it were the Angel MU more than this? You betcha! But since this is Mexico I will take what I can get.
FINALLY! After what? 3 years of searching one finally turns up in Mexico! I have a Captain America MU to lead my pitiful little band of Avengers.
Yup my Avengers looks pretty weak doesn't it? But at least it is not just Wasp and IronMan anymore. All I need now are Hawkeye, Black Widow, Vision, Black Panther, Black Knight, Wonder Man, Thor etc...Ah the list is too long....
And one more is coming! A custom made project that will debut in a week or so.
I am not talking about Monster Cafe Saltillo silly! I am talking about what is below!
Found the below here in Mexico! 60 pesos!
The seller probably had no idea what it was. But us seventies kids know what it is. I am SO happy that BuzzChuck sent me those two Star Wars Cantina figures. It reignited in me the flame to get my Star Wars toys back. They were tragically lost when the neighborhood kids stole them back in 1981. But I will have them again!
But it looks kind of bland doesn't it? Yeah all it was was the shell....But with a little magic from my artist and.....
WHAMMO! Fully restored in all it's glory!
The entrance didn't come out in the same color as the base. I will probably repaint it. All I have of the original vintage collection is what you see here and Bib Fortuna. That is it. I am so behind!
But what's this? Yup. I did the ole switcharoo! I took the playset made in all cardboard and put THAT image on the back. So now my Cantina is two playsets in one!
I can have all kinds of adventures outside too!
My artist EVEN did the brown doors out of plastic!!!! Is there anything Raymundo cannot do? Pretty cool huh? The frame is made out of wood and glued onto the set. I wasn't about to pay $20 like some Ebay shucksters out there on Ebay charge.
HAHA! The doors even open too! Awesome huh? And it is NOT cardboard but plastiboard. VERY durable! So it will be with me for many years and not tear like that cheap cardboard crap it came with originally.
Yup...All kinds of odd creatures can come get a drink at Monster Cafe Saltillo! Oops, I mean Creature Cantina! Yeah a little self promotion never hurts...
Now I just gotta get the rest of the crew....Han Solo, Chewbacca, the droids, Obi Wan and Luke...
I also LOVE to restore toys! With my wrestling clothes or this or whatever. I am on the hunt for nakedness!
Dang it Buzzchuck! You started this! You have made me into a monster! I want my original Star Wars toys back!!!
Oh yeah! Remember those guys I got the Moon Knight, and Union Jack Marvel Universe 3 inch figures from? Well they returned for two more goodies.
Da friggin Iron Patriot! Now I have not read a modern comic since 1998 when they went over my budget. But from what I do know is that this is Norman Osborn and he hates Captain American now for some reason. Possibly Iron Man too. I have no idea. I will have to read about him on Wiki...
But for MY universe he will be Captain America, Steve Rogers in the suit because Tony Stark couldn't do it anymore due to alcoholism. That is my story and I am sticking to it. Or something like that...
This guy's toy collection. A full warehouse....JUST for one guy.
That is collecting for collecting's sake. There is no possible way he loves all those toys. None. He is a guy that has nothing in life but trying to have the biggest dick on the block. That is all. Bragging rights. A guy who has accomplished nothing in the world but to have toys.
The above pic is not something to be proud of. This is a person who needs mental help.
It made me take a hard look at my collection. I do not collect things JUST to collect things. I have gone on and on with this blog how I absolutely hate certain things about toys.
There are many things I would never collect. Baby toys, the cutening up of my beloved Superheroes with anime faces, anything small....I hate it all. I think they suck..
But I do, focus my collection. Wrestling figures, Marvel universe, Childhood toys, and Universal Monster stuff for the cafe. That is pretty much it. If I had the money would I become like this guy? No. I think I am the only one who feels this way but by having SO much you deprive others of finding the joy in toy collecting too. I think of others. Especially kids. There are some within our hobby that buy EVERY single rare action figure at a store, then mark it up on Ebay. Those are the assholes. THOSE are the ones destroying the hobby. Likewise you will NEVER see anything I buy in the box. That shit is to be tossed away and the fucking toy to be played with. They are toys. Not art. Take them OFF the shelf and have a battle! Have fun.
I feel like my little monster collection brightens other people's days. Kids come in here by the thousands. They are not sitting in my basement just sitting on the shelf collecting dust. They are sitting on the shelf behind the glass display...um....collecting dust. HAHA...No but really my collection is for others to enjoy. Not just myself.
I mean that guy had the Superhero barbies. That is GAY, not cool.