First, it’s the Mighty Con-sponsored DuPage Comic Con on March 2.
With its official prediction of “RED TEAM,” Henrietta the Prehistoric Rooster is now 1-0 on calling sports games.
You’ve gotta understand one thing… Nathan hates E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Hates. He was freaked out by the character the first and only time he saw the movie with us and has since refused to watch it again. Flat out refuses.
Oh man, was I jazzed tonight!
Last weekend, I did an action figure re-creation of this cover of Jason Aaron’s Marvel Star Wars #14.
I was playing around with the LensFX app trying to create a “working” head lamp on my Harlego-Davidson Fat Boy. I like how it turned out.
This is the Target-exclusive Jamie Tartt Funko POP statue from the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso.
Lately, Nathan and I have been toeing the waters of toy swaps. Literally, we’ve been taking some of the toys we don’t want anymore or maybe never cared about at all (obtained through contest wins or the like) and have been trying to set up trades with other toy collectors.
As I enjoyed detailing what I did yesterday and again have nothing else to say, I’m going to detail a second visual effects job I did on a toy photo I took.
Just taking a moment to highlight a photo editing job I did for my hobby account. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
I am so ridiculously proud of Nate for the photo he took today. This is the finished shot, post editing…
Throughout this past week, I ran yet another round of A Week of Victims on my hobby IG account in celebration of Friday the 13th. In case you need a reminder, this is when I take Jason Voorhees toys and have them menace other toys for fun.
Nothing quite so much fun as finding a killer deal in a store.
It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while, I find myself with the time and creativity to put a little extra effort into my toy photography.
This past weekend, my mom brought me my old Fisher Price Little People castle. At least I think it was my old one from when my brother and I grew up. Actually, on second thought, I think my mom re-purchased some Fisher Price swag when our kids were born so they'd have some fun stuff to play with at hers and my dad's house.
I love Nathan. Really. Truly. The kid cracks me up. Sometimes it’s intentional on his part. Sometimes it’s by pure accident.
Happy birthday, 'Murica. You're not at all the country I was raised in or led to believe is a big, beautiful home that is open to all. Instead, you're quickly becoming a morass of violence, hate, bigotry, and just general ill will.
All I can say is… IYKYK… and you will scream like a little girl just like I did. Katie likes these as much as I do.
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the original drop of these hairy little monsters, Hasbro Toys has announced that they're reviving Furbys.
Why can’t I take pictures like this of real people and make some money off this hobby of mine?
I work with a bunch of video game junkies. We have an entire interest channel in Slack dedicated to videogaming. I follow the channel and participate a little bit here and there. But I'm not much of a gamer so I don't contribute to it to quite the same degree that some people do.
Not that anyone asked for it, but I made a video of me solving a Rubik’s Cube anyway.
I totally appreciate attention to detail in life. Doesn’t have to be anything big, either. I just like knowing that someone cared about something… anything… enough to take time to put in a little extra effort.
After giving myself a bit of a mental kick in the arse by blogging about it, I apparently redoubled my efforts and have managed to commit the rest of the Rubik’s Cube algorithms to memory.
At some point in the past that I cannot find anymore, I wrote about how my wife and I like to take stickers and put them inside our phone cases to spice them up a bit. But we don’t peel the backs off so we can swap them out easily with no case damage.
Yesterday marked our now annual one-day visit to the three-day Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2.
I’ve been playing around with an app called LensFX on my iPhone to apply visual effects to some of my toy photography. I’ve used it primarily for lightning and lens flares and fog and some textures.
I've spent a small amount of time over the course of the last year or so trying to memorize the algorithms that will solve the infamous Rubik's Cube.
OUR PASSES FOR C2E2 ARE FINALLY HERE!!
I snapped this photo of two action figures recently.
The creativity of some people just astounds me. It would be one thing to see a build of a lifesize LEGO tuna.
I absolutely love low tech solutions to high tech problems. Like parents who want their kids to pay more attention to what's going on around them. For that, here's one possibility...
The purge continues at Kasa Kapgar. Today, while we didn't collect quite so much in the way of donations, we did get rid of a few things, but we focused on cleaning our master bedroom. A purge of filth, as it were. And while it was hard work -- lots of dusting, vacuuming, steam cleaning, rearranging, laundry, etc. -- it felt good.
I received an email from the Overlords du FitBit (read: Google) announcing that some changes are coming to our beloved platform.
In celebration of the last three Friday the 13ths, I’ve run a personal toy photography challenge wherein I use a Jason Voorhees toy of some sort in a series of photos for the Monday thru Friday leading up to the 13th.
I had to buy a new multi-plug adapter today to replace one that I’ve had for years. The one I replaced was an Apple branded product which, of course, means that a new one would be pricey.