The Boy Who Could Fly was one of those films that nearly got me killed as a kid.I so wanted to walk out onto the edge of my roof and take off like actor Jay Underwood does in the movie,but fortunately my love for toys and more importantly LIFE! quickly got in the way of my irrational thinking and desires. Karate Kid was another film that nearly put me in the hospital after i started believing that i could kick everybody’s a$% with the Crane kick…but that’s a whole ‘nother story.The point I’m trying to make is that as kids we tended to be so impressionable.It was movies like this that made us believe that anything was possible,somehow desensitizing us to the fact that these kinds of things never happen in real life and that the good guys don’t always come out on top.I won’t go into the movie specifics because I”m no movie reviewer, but if you have seen this film in the past as a kid and you’re looking for a quick nostalgia fix then go ahead and check this out on Netflix.The music that plays during the opening scenes proves to be a melodic time machine that will instantly take you back to your childhood.Iconic 80’s child actor Fred Savage plays the role of 8 year old louis Michealson and is frequently shown throughout the movie playing with his G.I. Joe figures and army accessories.His scenes are priceless and in many ways reminded me of myself at that age.I’ve been super busy this week so while i haven’t been able to take any action figure pics i was able to find some time to sit back and catch some old school cartoons and movies on Netflix.My next post will be on Monday so look out for that although I’m not quite sure of what i will be posting about.Hopefully I’ll get lucky this weekend and run into some Dollar General Joes 😉 Stay tuned!
This was my 2nd X-Mas gift and it arrived on Saturday giving me time to take some pics this weekend to get the first week of the new year rolling.I never owned a Marshall BraveStarr figure as a kid but i always wanted one.I did however have Tex Hex(BraveStarrs arch-nemesis) and the only figures i had in about the same scale were my Sectaurs although Tex Hex stood a few inches taller.I really dig this figure and i would recommend this line to anyone who collects vintage action figures.They stand about 8 inches tall and make great display pieces.Also..if anyone out there has any of his accessories(vest or hat mainly) and would like to make a trade of some sort let me know 😉
Hasbro had a way of really adding personality and character to the G.I. Joe toy line.Leatherneck is a “tough as nails” Marine and if you don’t believe me just ask his stache.Check out the attention to detail with the man-let on his right wrist and the military watch on his left. As a kid he was pretty common and most of my friends had one of their own.