When your friend finds out that this month’s Happy Meal toys are all Mario related, you have to go to McDonald’s for lunch.
I can feel the grease in my skin and I don’t care because just look at this adorable Italian stereotype!
Bonus, I still had my badge on when we ordered and the cashier had lots of questions about the library so I got to tell them about how to get a card, how to download books, and when our hours were. Hopefully she stops by later!
See, it’s not just you guys that I constantly drop in and talk about library services.
What was the last Happy Meal (or kids toy at restaurant) that you got?
I am a big Star Wars fangirl and as soon as I saw the piles of snow in my backyard, I knew what had to be done. Hope you have as much fun looking at these as I did making them:
I took a lot of pictures…you can see the rest on my Flickr page.
I am not going to San Diego Comic-Con this year. No benevolent benefactor came forward to donate the hundreds of dollars it would cost to fly out to California and stay at a hotel for the weekend. So sad. BUT I did live the geek dream 4 years ago and managed to attend in 2010. And, of course, I came home with a bag of goodies! Some more random than others, but I love them all.
Totally an impulse purchase because LOOK HOW CUTE! It was hard to resist the Polly Pocket girls dressed up as Batgirl, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman. Plus, I have a soft spot for Supergirl since when I was a little kid I liked to dress up in my Superman pajamas and run around the backyard being Super Sam! I think this was my favorite purchase of the whole trip.
BATMAN! Another random purchase as I wandered the hall on the last day. Arkham Asylum is one of the best superhero video games and I think I had just completed it before I went to SDCC so battle-damaged Batman seemed like a good purchase. It is pretty cool having Batman watch over me from my bookshelf…
This one was a goal, I knew there would be Doctor Who exclusives and this was the height of my Doctor Who fandom. I also bought a regular Doctor Who figure which I carried around with me in my purse for a few days after.
I had no played Bioshock 2 to completion yet and this figure was a little spoilerific. Honestly, not my favorite of the Bioshock games but still solid.
New thing I’m trying to start – I have quite a collection of stuff around my apartment and I figured I should feature it on my blog to justify it’s existence (because every time someone posts about how cool or impressive something is, it will justify my next purchase hehe).
Starting off with my first fandom and one of my first true rare collectibles (well, it felt rare to little pre-teen me!)
I joined the Official Lucasfilm Fan Club around the time Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was just starting out (I think I found the sign-up form in the back of The Mata Hari Affair novelization that I picked up at a book fair). I was a proud card carrying member, as you can see:
But when I got these beauties in the mail, I felt so special. It was the mid-90s and I think the club was just beginning to switch over from the Lucasfilm Fan Club to the Star Wars Fan Club, prepping us for the big prequel announcement on the horizon. I had a lot of Star Wars toys that I was now taking better care of after years of play. I was also collecting the Micro Machine series. In fact, I had both of these ships and figures already.
BUT THESE WERE NUMBERED!
I knew that was important. I knew having that number on the box meant there were only a limited amount of us that received these toys. Even if I already had them sitting on a shelf in my room, THESE were better because they had a number. Oh the RUSH of knowing I had something so special in my hands. That I had earned it because of my loyalty. Yes, this was the gateway drug of collecting.
Look, the box even had special printing, TELLING me how these will be a VALUABLE addition to my collection.
I was hooked. And here I am twenty years later a proud member of the DC Star Wars Collecting Club.
Do you collect anything? What was the first collectible you remember being really excited about? Share in the comments or post your own story and link back!