Friday, August 8, 2008

Toy Hiatus

So check out this sexy bitch right mhya. That's right, it's the Lego Death Star and it's glorious. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be mine. It was like I was 10 all over again and dreaming about the expensive stuff in the mini-catalog that comes with smaller toys. So I told my wife, Nellbot, that, oh yes, it will be mine. So serious was I about making sure I got this Lego juggernaut, or Legonaut, if you will, that I swore off all other toys until I have this at Christmas time.

The idea is that, by staying my toy habit for a few months I would easily be able to justify spending the money I would have spent on several smaller toys on this one sex machine. I see now that I have fucked myself by saying I would wait until Christmas, though, because I know I would have spent more than $400 on toys between now and then. It's almost certain. So we're actually saving money by doing this.

While it's still totally worth the hiatus, I have not curtailed or altered my toy shopping habits, it's just that I don't buy anything. So whenever I'm in Target or Wal-Mart I still go immediately to the toy section it's just that I know ahead of time I'm going to have a massive case of blue balls when I leave. Some days it's not an issue because they have the same old shit but there have been a few serious temptations over the last 8 weeks that have tested my faith.

First I saw these sweet little fellows from Funko (please excuse my ghetto SnagIt/PowerPoint photo skillz). I already have a bunch of their Star Wars bobble heads so you can imagine my excitement when I saw these. But I knew right away it could not be. For the Lego Death Star holds a place in my heart that no bobble heads, no matter how gloriously Avengers, could fill. It was tough leaving these beauties behind but I held my head up high and looked valiantly to the future and my Lego Death Star and the end of my toy moritorium much the same way that Edmond Dantes looked forward to escaping from Chateu d'If and finding his beloved Mercedes.

Another line of toys I have which I enjoy very much are Hasbro's Muggs. I currently have several of the Star Wars ones and so I was once again pleased and heartbroken to see other classics in the line up which I really, really wanted to pick up. Behold! INDANA JONES MUGGS!!!

But, as you might have guessed by now I did not pick these up either. This is going to be an ongoing saga for me and therefore you, as well, until I get my baby. Subsequent related posts will almost certainly just be photos of other awesome toys I didn't buy.

I knew it was going to be hard...but I did not know it was going to be this hard...

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