Toys. There are so many kinds. There are quality toys and cheap toys. Hot toys and old, worn out, abused and broken toys. There are marked down toys and high end toys. There are blocks, Lego's, and puzzles. There are Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs. There are dolls with doll houses. Many are stuffed animals that, now days, they call "plush." There are bikes, scooters, wagons and riding toys. Holy atomic pile, Batman, there are cars, trains, and aeroplanes. There are tops, yo-yos and spinning toys. Snakes in a can and Jack-in-the-Box's are surprising toys. We have bats for hitting, balls for soccer, base, foot and baskets, and ropes for skipping, tying and climbing. Some are action toys and rainy day games. Electronics and science and discovery projects are learning toys. There are color crayons, paints, clay, Etch a Sketch's and Doodle Pros. There are sewing and craft toys. Why, heck, there are even monkey toys like the intriguing Sea Monkeys. In my young adult years, I loved boy toys, Toy-otas, and toying with the idea of what my life would be like when I grew up. But my favorite toys of all, are MY toys.
Yes, I admit it. I am a pre-senior--wait, since I'm now over 55, I probably qualify for full-on senior status--science fiction and fantasy Fan Girl. I read and collect comics. I collect action figures and toys. There I've said it! Crone51, do you hear me? Thanks for challenging me to let my Geek Flag fly. My collectors license has been on hold for a few years. This week's theme stirred memories of toys, lying dusty and forgotten, in the toy box.
I have Austin Powers, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Batman, Terminator, and Star Trek figures. Trekkies, I give you the Vulcan salute, "Live long and prosper." I am the protectress of Lady Death, Vampirella and Dawn porcelain figurines. I have The Simpson's in a box. No, it is not a joke...like, the age old,
Hold on to the Bat-Rope
with both hands!"-Batman
Do you have Prince Albert in a can? Yes?
Then let him out!
I REALLY have The Simpson's in a box. In fact, I probably have several Simpson's in boxes. I have The X-File's Dana Scully and Fox Mulder figures...probably all available versions. In case of a blood lust emergency, I have stashed a Buffy the Vampire Slayer silver cross and vial of vamp killing Holy water. I have Todd McFarlane Spawn Action Figures. I have Overtkill. Then there is the Spawn series Jessica Priest and Obersmith. I own figures with bendable arms and dripping entrails and spinning heads. Yeah, me. An overstretched, middle aged, unassuming, guru following female. I have them all...and more. And they are MINE, ALL MINE! You will never, ever find them!
"D'Oh!" -Homer Simpson
The Simpson's (from Left to right):Maggie, Marge, Bart, Homer, Lisa
Scully: Homer, we're going to ask you a few simple yes or no questions. Do you understand?
Homer: Yes. (lie dectector blows up)
Recently, blogger Crone51.blogspot.com, informed me that she just started a new Facebook group: Geeky Old Ladies Who Love Science Fiction. Quite by accident, I discovered her love of Sci-Fi on a Star Trek post she wrote. Female Sci-Fi fans are a rare species. Ew, Ew...speaking of Species, have you seen the movie lately? I saw it the other night and it was sooo gooood, in a tacky sort of way! Anyway, I haven't visited her there because I haven't created my Facebook account yet. But I will. I know it. I know it as sure as I know my own weight. In the pre-dawn hours of some fateful morning, when all is quiet and every one else is asleep and those old familiar urges start gnawing and scratching and will not be ignored, I WILL go there. And I Will raise my Geek Flag to proudly fly over that new day! GOLWLSF, the truth is out there and so am I.
18" Austin Powers Moon Mission Mini Me
(Musical theme from X-files)
It's an Atttitude