Sunday, November 18, 2012

Getting in the Holiday Spirit

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Vending Machine Obsession

For only a quarter of a dollar each these guys are a steal. The sculpts are great.  They look very vintage.


We are truly in a golden age of vending machine toys my friends.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I eagerly await 2015

I'll be turning 40 that year, so I don't want to rush it too much.  I sure am excited by the possibilities though.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

AEIOU . . . and Sometimes Why Great Pumpkin Exchange Haul

Halloween is over.  The decoration have come down.  The Jack-O-Lanterns are getting pruney and sunken.  I have been suffering a bit of post Holiday malaise the last few days.  Sure Christmas is coming, but another October is history.  Happily, I can raise my spirits and immerse myself in Halloween anytime amid the randomness.  Adding to the spookyness of my collection is the package I received from my Great Pumpkin.  He went above and beyond, I'm really digging the goodies packed within.

I won't be able to do justice to all the Halloween fun that was packed within, but here are a few of the more notable inclusions.

Zombie Fluxx card game.  At first I was not that interested in Zombie Fluxx, I had never heard of original Fluxx and was a bit hesitant to give it a go.  Kelsey and I sat down to figure it out and despite my initial hesitance, we really started to get into it.  We've played a few games and will definitely add it to our game rotation.  

This random tiny Zombie soldier dude is super small, but highly detailed.

Some odd little guys.

These trees are from Kinder eggs.  They are good fun cartoony spooky.  Man, I wish we could have Kinder eggs in the states, we are missing so much good stuff.

Saving the best stuff for the end brings us to this awesome Playmobil devil.  

The note my Great Pumpkin included said he was originally purchased in Germany eight or nine years ago.  He arrived sealed, but I couldn't leave him in the box.  I will save the package for it's uniqueness to my collection, but this little devil will take his place on a shelf amid the randomness.

Finally, I come to these.  Original art.  I have to be honest, I'm not sure who was zombified in the illustration on the left, but I definitely recognize Buzz Lightyear.  Clearly he's done something terrible to Woody.

I am very impressed with variety of undead I got in box of spookiness, I hope the recipient of the package I sent had as much fun. 

Thanks again to both my Great Pumpkin and to Dex at AEIOU . . . and Sometimes Why for administering the exchange, I'm sure it was no easy task.