Saturday, December 5, 2015

Introduction / Mission Statement

Welcome to another blog in my History family. I began blogging about trading cards in November 2014 and I have really come to love doing it, it eventually led me to create other blogs and now, today (December 5th, 2015) I am starting two more for two of other hobbies.

I decided to do it today, after debating it for some time, after hitting a snag with my website, and that determined for me that I needed to get my photos backed up on a website a little more secure than the one I have been using for 10 years, and Google's Blogger is the way I decided to go.

I no longer actively collect action figures. But I used to in a very big way. I began collecting circa 1985, (Born 1984) and I collected actively until 2007. Since then, I have mostly been retired from the hobby, but I have picked up a random Star Wars figure here and there, and earlier in 2015 I started picking up some Starting Lineup figures when I could find them cheaply enough.

Through the years I collected:
  1. G.I. Joe
  2. Star Wars
  3. DC Comics 
  4. Crash Test Dummies
  5. Simpsons
  6. Starting Lineup
  7. Marvel comics
  8. Masters of the Universe
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  10. Food Fighters
  11. Power Rangers
  12. probably a few more I don't remember
Some of these, I'll admit, I have not looked at or thought about since the late 1980s. The three big ones were DC, Star Wars and GI Joe. I stopped collecting GI Joe in 2004, DC and Star Wars held out until 2007 or 2008 (I don't remember exactly when I stopped). I am not even sure where all of my figures are anymore, but I am sure I still have them....somewhere in storage.

I do not know how many figures I own, but I will find out someday, once they have all been photographed.

My goal is to give each figure it's own post. I generally only took one photo of each figure, but I'm a pretty decent photographer so it will do. Taking the photos causes me a significant amount of physical pain (I have health issues) so I limit myself to generally 1 per.

I am not too concerned with accessories/weapons. Unless it's part of the costume, or the figure is sculpted around the weapon, where having it not there would look bizarre, the figure is photographed by itself.

I prefer the 3 and ¾ths scale or smaller although I did collect the DC Direct line which was 6 inches (baseline); I have a few larger scale figures but I have never been a fan of large scale items in any hobby.

I have dreams of one day building a diorama of either GI Joe or Star Wars, but I lack the skills and space to create that at this time.

Thanks for reading!

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