So it’s still not superarticulated, but I think it’s pretty cool that they flocked the toy without sacrificing any of the articulation that the unflocked version has. I wonder how it’ll hold up around that swivel-hinged elbow, though.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST IT’S A BOX OF CLOWN DOLL HEADS
Who doesn’t love clown heads???
THEY ALL FLOAT DOWN HERE
This article is gonna be pretty weak, but it’s leading up to something a lot bigger. Promises.
As I stated in an earlier article, dinosaurs went through a sort of silver age in the 90s thanks to Jurassic Park (and We’re Back!, and The Land Before Time, and that creepy-as-all-hell Dinosaurs sitcom on Disney Channel). Everyone loved dinosaurs. I loved dinosaurs. However, once the 2000s rolled around, the dino fad all but disappeared from American pop culture as mysteriously as they disappeared 65 million years ago.
I’ve been checking out TRU’s JP toys, too. They’re nice to see but yeah, kind of expensive. Love the weird colors they’re busting out for some of the dinos, though.
I dunno, maybe I’m ruined by the memories of so many years of KB clearance sales. JP stuff used to sit there collecting dust with awesomely low prices basically until the chain shut down. I can no longer accept JP figures at retail. :(
Dinosaurs haven’t been as big as they were following the releases of Jurassic Park 1 & 2, but I definitely wouldn’t say they all but disappeared from American pop culture. Among other things — and aside from an odd period of a few months back in… 2009, I want to say… when I couldn’t find a triceratops to save my dino-loving soul — dinosaurs have never stopped being a constant in dollar store toy aisles and discount toy sections in grocery/one-stop shopping/craft stores. Though extinct, those scaly titans live on!
Despite having no articulation whatsoever, this guy is actually among my favorite toys. I wish I could find more; I’d buy them on the spot.
Quick note — I’m going to be doing an action figure customizing presentation at this year’s T-MODE, which runs from April 19-21 in Rockville, MD! Yeah, super advance notice, I know! You’ve totally got no excuse for not showing up. XD
Also, my presentation is scheduled for tomorrow night from 11:30pm to 1:30am. I dunno how many folks who’d be up that late would rather hear me talk about cutting up toys than be out drinking or grooving it up at the in-house rave, but whatever! For folks who show up, I’ll have terrible jokes and painting demos and toys on hand that I probably won’t let anyone touch. TOO CLOSE — YOU’RE STANDING TOO CLOSE! I’ll also be around during the rest of the con, if you recognize me and want to say hello. I’m almost always wearing a TARDIS key (spade design), if that makes me easier to spot.
Anyway, you can check out T-MODE’s website here — http://www.tmode.org/ — for more info about directions and stuff. And wish me luck! This’ll be my first convention presentation… and my first public presentation on anything since I was in high school… so here’s hoping I don’t do TOO badly. I just scream confidence, don’t I? :P