Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
And after a little more digging I found these 3 Club Membership cards from the same set (in 3 different colors!) that he also kept. That's My Boy.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Above are the two leaders of the Beast Wars, Optimus Primal the Maximal General, and Megatron the Predacon Commander. Bad dudes ready to kick your little heinie and not think twice about it.
Razorbeast - See Pumba in the background? Smell Pumba in the background? And he's grinning like he just let loose too. Hakuna-matata, Dude!
Polar Claw - One of the better names, and those claws are pretty sharp and steely, but Mr Polar Bear on the left looks more like a Care Bear. And shouldn't the Transformer be white instead of red? Unless of course the red represents the blood and carnage our Care Bear friend is about to unleash. In which case, all bets are off.
Panther - Both the Transformer and the Beast look pretty angry. Might not want to mess with them.
Dinobot - my favorite. You can't go wrong for a boy combining a dinosaur and a robot. He's awesome!
I don't have pictures of the other ones I know about - Waspinator, Manta Ray, Terrosuar and Tarantular, but you get the idea now. Great series of cards. If you know where I can find a complete list, please leave a comment.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Card #61 Battle of the Zords.
Damn those Zords they never learn their lesson! Dynazord never stood a chance against the powerful Megazord. Poor fellow.
Tommy and I got into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers only for a brief time. I admit I allowed us to get swept up in the Power Ranger hype, giving in because "all the other 6 year olds are watching it". After three or four episodes though, the shallowness and repetition was revealed: Power Rangers go to school, bad aliens cause havoc, Power Rangers become Power Rangers, Power Rangers fight the Putties, Power Rangers win! Even Tommy threw up his hands in dissatisfaction when by the third episode we were introduced to the evil alien Eye-Guy. C'mon! Eye-guy?! The Putties weren't any better. After being terrified of them in the first episode we saw, they were looking pretty ridiculous a couple episodes later. And those Michael Phelps body suits have GOT to go! Similar to the Christmas-Eve-Gotta-Have-A-Batman hysteria, I succumbed to the Gotta-Have-A-Red-Power-Ranger panic. Remember that? Well, below is a photo of what eventually came of Tommy's Red Power Ranger.
WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTO. EXPECTANT MOTHERS AND NEWBORNS TURN AWAY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
A sad end to a nice collectible. I wonder if I should collect up the remains and put them in a zip-loc for safe keeping. May be worth something some day. Not sure what the cord was for. Maybe to connect into the other Power Rangers when they transformed and then combined into the Super-D-Duper Zord-a-Something. Who was the Bad-Ass that got to drive that thing anyhow?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Of course after a brief introductory period Tommy had to have a Batman costume, which my wife dutifully made. The costume was so popular she ended up making a few more for some of Tommys buddies.
I thoroughly trained him in all things Batman. Given my first hand knowledge, I had Tommy convinced (OK, maybe for about 10 seconds) that I indeed WAS the Batman, and that every night, after he was asleep in bed (but he HAD to be asleep), I'd don my outfit and depart out into the night to fit crime. "Where's the Batcave?" he'd ask. "Can't tell you." "OK, where's your outfit?" "Can't tell you that either." As he'd turn his head to verify this with mom, I'd vigorously nod - the unspoken signal to agree with me. Of course, she'd always say, "You'd have to ask your Dad." Bahh! That's a sure sign I've been pulling his leg!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Card #61 "Sideshow - After trapping Batman, Killer Croc lets his true nature show by attacking the circus freaks who took him in."
Thats not very nice Mr. Croc. Cant you see you're scaring the female high-wire performers seen in the background?
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Of all the super hero costumes we ended up making him, the Rocketeer costume is still my most favorite. Ah, good times.