Throw away characters

23In my favorite films there are always these tiny little characters in the background that I get interested in.

In the Star Wars Movies it has been characters like Bossk and Wedge Antillies.

In the Dawn of the Dead, one of my all time favorite movies, it was this guy here. he has just seconds of air time, but for some reason I want to know what happens to him…

This guy is what made me start dreaming up The Last Hometown…

Garage Sale Finds

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I have been doing a fair share of Garage sale shopping this summer. This past week was by far the best of the summer though. At one sale I bought a box of Random Star Wars toys for real cheap. I am not one who really buys Star Wars stuff anymore… Unless it is a Gamorrean Guard, Greedo or Bossk. The thing is I have wanted one of the Large Scale Tanative IV Rebel Blockade Runners since I first saw it at the comic shop I worked at for a price I just could not afford to pay. So when I saw a complete one sitting in this box of toys I had to have it. I already have a home planned out for it hanging from the ceiling in my sons room….

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The other two things I picked up was a big bag of Pokemon figures. I know nothing about Pokemon… but I like the look of the monsters, so I thought it would be fun to have sitting on my monster shelf… of course that didnt last long. Everytime I turn around they have be confiscated by my youngest daughter… so that makes them a good purchase right there…. and the last lot was Spider-Man and Friend figures. I bought the box for the Hulk to add him to the other 101 Hulks in my collection… But I like the idea of having kid friendly Marvel Toys for my son as he gets a little older. There were a lot of Spider-Men in the box obviously… I already have plans to customize a couple of them one is going to be Daredevil for sure, another Iron Fist… Still playing around with ideas for some of the others…

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Top Ten Childhood Toys

I stumbled across a blog awhile ago that listed their top ten toys they had as a kid growing up.

Made me want to do my own version of that list… Because I love lists.

10. Star Wars Landspeeder
10. Star Wars Landspeeder
9. Fisher-Price Sesame Street Playset
9. Fisher-Price Sesame Street Playset

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7. Star Wars Han Solo Blaster
7. Star Wars Han Solo Blaster
6. Space : 1999 Eagle Playset
6. Space : 1999 Eagle Playset
5. Fisher-Price Adventure People DareDevil Sports Van
5. Fisher-Price Adventure People DareDevil Sports Van
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I received the DareDevil Sports Van for my 10th birthday along with a Red bike with a big old bannana seat on it. I always thought it was cruel to have a birthday in September, because most of the times you would get your presents and then have to go to bed shortly after and have to go to school the next morning. That was the case with this set… I remember my dad busting me trying to sneak the motorcycle into my pocket to take to class…
4. Crayons
4. Crayons
Mego Star Trek Enterprise Bridge and Crew I had all of the crew, but only a Klingon from the aliens.
Mego Star Trek Enterprise Bridge and Crew I had all of the crew, but only a Klingon from the aliens.
2. Star Wars Death Star
2. Star Wars Death Star
1. The Flashlight Not only was a flashlight an awesome toy for playing in the dark... but after Star Wars came out it instantly became a lightsaber just by swinging it back and forth making woooosh! noises.
1. The Flashlight Not only was a flashlight an awesome toy for playing in the dark… but after Star Wars came out it instantly became a lightsaber just by swinging it back and forth making woooosh! noises.