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
Name: HUNTER Roadblock (Marvin Hinton)
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.
A couple months back, my youngest had started to bring home past school work and art projects from her kindergarten class in preparation for the end of the school year.One of her art works really caught my eye and i decided to use it as a backdrop for some of my Marvel figures.Call me bias but i truly love my daughters artwork.I’m digging the color selection and the almost apocalyptic-vibe she gave to her cityscape rendition!Enjoy the pics.
I don’t know about you guys and your collections,but around here action figure favoritism varies from time to time.I can fixate on certain figures for a day, a week or even months and for that time period they will be my favorite figures.I find it quite strange myself but that’s just how my mind works i guess.Some figures ,like my Secret Wars Captain America,are a constant favorite and unless something extremely epic makes it’s way into my collection,the Captain will continue to hold rank.Other figures are recent additions that manage to keep their appeal long after being taken out of the package and put on display,like my 3 3/4 Avenger’s Hulk figure.Jboypacman was cool enough to send me a Toxie figure that i so desperately wanted in my collection and since then has stood strong atop my 4 favorite figures list.Last but not least we have this little gem of an Indiana Jones figure i found in the dollar bin at a local hobby shop a while back,and i just love em’. So there you have it guys!My 4 favorite figures (for now 😉 )