Time Hunters! UPDATE

jboypacman over at  http://revengefromthecosmicark.blogspot.com/  came up with a great idea to create his own  custom team of heroes made up of different action figures in his collection and put the word out for other bloggers to do the same.I quickly began to brainstorm and came up with the “Time Hunters!”.Why “Time Hunters” you ask?Well because they are time travelers transcending time and space in search of lost  civilizations,recruiting only the fiercest and most resilient subjects along the way.Those who have what it takes  will have the privilege of  joining Captain Sparrow and the “Time Hunters” on countless missions and time traveling adventures.Kind of like Star Trek with cooler characters 😉

Name: HUNTER Sparrow (Captain Jack Sparrow)

Time Period: 1700’s

Bio: When a genetically advanced trooper from the future accidentally takes possession of  an alien device,he along with his ship are sent back in time and    discovered washed up on the  shoreline by Captain Jack Sparrow.The stranded visitor offers Jack  Sparrow  the chance to navigate a different kind of ship in hopes that  this cocky,vagabond of a Pirate would somehow lend his expertise in celestial navigation to assist on his journey back to his home planet.Always up for an adventure,Captain Sparrow obliged.Totally oblivious to the perils and dangers of time traveling,Sparrow and his new found  ally embark on an epic adventure that would eventually lead to new alliances ,dangerous confrontations and the birth of  a new breed of  galactic heroes…The “TIME HUNTERS!”

Name: Spartan Gungnir (2nd in command)

Time Period: 2,552

Bio: Not much is known about this genetically advanced Marine other than the fact that he has accidentally traveled in time after discovering an Alien  device on his planet.He is a tremendous asset to the team yet is reluctant to become an official member and chuckles every time  Captain Sparrow refers to himself as a “Time Hunter”.


Name: HUNTRESS Ripley (Ellen Ripley)

Time Period: 2,122

Bio:After a brief skirmish that resulted in Spartan Gungnir blasting a hole in an Alien creature hunkered over her bruised,tattered and near life-less body,Ellen Ripley joins Sparrow and  his team of  “Time Hunters”  as a sign of gratitude for saving her life.



Name: Kritter (given to him by Ellen Ripley)

Time Period: Unknown

Bio: Unknown




Name: HUNTER Roadblock (Marvin Hinton)

Time Period:Present

Bio:Roadblock is the heavy machine gunner for G.I. Joe.There seems to be some kind of a connection between the Alien time travel device and G.I. Joe’ s arch-nemesis  Cobra Commander.Captain Sparrow,Spartan Gungnir and Ellen Ripley find themselves in the midst of a heated battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra.Not knowing who’s side to take ,Sparrow naively sides with Cobra Commander,prompting Roadblock to prove to Spartan and Ripley that  G.I. Joe are the good guys.Together they launch an attack on Cobra in attempts to free a brainwashed Captain Sparrow from the clutches of Cobra.

When Toys Come Full Circle!

Years back I was mostly into collecting McFarlane sports figures.I remember making a deal with my nephew who was around 7 at the time,that for every “A” he received on a test or homework assignment , I would let him pick one figure or bobble head from my collection.The little genius went on to ace most of his tests and homework assignments and pretty much made off with most of my collection LOL!Flash forward to the present,and my nephew is now 18  years old and like most 18 year old’s,has a whole new set of interests.Since then the figures   have been in his attic collecting dust and knowing how I’ve gotten back into collecting,  I was  asked repeatedly by my sister,brother-in-law and nephew to pick them up because frankly they weren’t going to do anything with them and they were taking up space.So 12  years later these figures have boomeranged their way back into my collection and while a part of me really wanted my nephew to hang on to them and continue the collecting tradition, I also knew that collecting just wasn’t his thing.These figures will be mainstays in my collection on the strength of their sentimental value and will be be properly showcased here on Action Figs and Things!