Sunday, March 19, 2023

My desk

 My desk is where I keep the mass of the toys I have on display. I have tried to keep it down to this small area so I don't get out of control with it again. I do have toys all over the place but besides for storage this is the densest concentration of toys currently .

After the recent life events I just haven't been able to get myself to buy much in the way of new toys so some of my post might "rerun" some of my stuff till I finally pick up something new. Ah medical dept the great blocker of toy collecting.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

And then there were 4 or how I made a small project last 5 years.

This is my set of customized Madballs head popping action figure. For thee last 5 or so years Iv had 3 of these done but just never got around to finishing the last one .

After having a cardiac arrest and dying for 10 minutes back in January and having a defibrillator implanted I have started thinking about all these little "things" I just havent got to (some of them going back 25 years). So as I complete the unfinished things in my life more posts like this will pop up.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Space men

 I've owned both these sets for a long time now and as far as I can remember this is the first time standing them side by side .

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

The temptation is real! Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon Classics Bobby and Uni

 I had to refill a prescription at Walmart this morning and found this laying right at the checkout . Im a weak person and here we have it  ,Bobby and Uni from the old DnD cartoon.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Vintage / Throwback 1999 shelfies.

These pictures I believe where taken in April of 1999 .This was my first apartment in San Francisco. This tiny little apartment was across the street from a high school and sat under a Chinese / dimsum  restaurant.. In the late 1990's this place cost me 400$ a month and I thought that was really expensive but now the same matchbox sized place rents for 1100$ a month from what I understand. San francisco is a great city to live if you are a collector and the owner of facebook or microsoft. These pictures were taken on an old film camera and I have taken pictures of the pictures so please excuse the bad quality.Everything here was more or less obtained while I was here . I moved into this place in late 1998 with nothing but a back pack full of clothes right after my first divorce.

There are a few neat little treasures in these picks if you squint just right. It's unfortunate that I don't have any pictures from my next SF apartment thats was basicle the entire lower half of an old house that I filled from floor to ceiling with toys and vhs tapes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023


 I took these a while back ( before the events of late january/ early february ) .I hadn't really planned on doing anything with them but I figured I could just toss them up here.  

Monday, February 13, 2023


 It has been an extremely rough few weeks around here so I thought I would try and cheer myself up with jumping back on the old blog. This is just a random shelf.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Hedorah mask

 Not too much to say about this except that those rubber strings you remember from these masks are still a huge pain.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Hedorah shelf.

For years now I have tried to not have "display" shelves of just toys anymore . I like to mix what's on my shelves so its not exclusively a toy shelf but a mix of the things I like but these hedorahs look so good together I have decided to jump back into having a solo toy shelf.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Shelfie : My Favorite monsters.

 This shelf is pretty simple but I really love everything on it. 

This is from left to right this is : Gamera , vintage Flatwoods monster Lantern and Hedorah. 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

My hero returns.

Over the years there have been times when I lost or sold off my active toy collection . I am now very slowly working on collection 5.0 .  

This remco Warrior beasts figure was my favorite figure when I was young . This guy was my hero character , he was way more interesting looking than He man and didn't come with a premade back story to stand in the way of my imagination. I am very happy to have him back in my possession. 

This time around with my toy collection Im going to be a lot more mindful about what I'm buying and only buy things I really want to have instead of trying to buy everything just to add bulk to the collection. This last picture was taken years ago with with toys from collection 4.0. I still need to replace this green version of this godzilla figure.

I would like to thank my Friend Tony from the 2 minute toy break blog  for a recent gift box of goodies that really kicked me back into the collecting mood after a number of years away.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Improving a cheap Aliexpress toy.

 I bought this very cheaply priced Kaiju figure from Aliexpress. I was less than impressed with it when it finally arrived  looking like an angry tootsie roll.

So a little dry brush and bam . 

Now it looks more like the Mattel Godzilla gang version I had as a kid in the 70's but better.

and he looks a lot closer to the extremely expensive action figure version.

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