Dolls

Avoided “Black Friday” for the most part, which now has no beginning or end—it is simply, All The Time. Stopped in Walmart after dinner to pick up some decongestant and see how the mayhem may have left the store. It was largely in tact, with a few raided bins of devoid merchandise and many more […]

Baseman

Some Gary Baseman toys in the entryway of Tom & Wendy’s farmhouse. Always a fine greeting before giving the dogs some rubs as they wake up from their naps on the couch.

LEGO VW Bus

Tom & Wendy got me a LEGO VW Bus a few years ago, and I had all the pieces sorted in bowls and a muffin tin sitting under the guest bed. Found it while tidying and realized: 1.) Oh, that’s where all my bowls are and 2.) I should finish this. Man it was fun […]

A dusty collection

I was playing the Star Wars Battlefront beta and got me on a nostalgia kick. Broke out the dusty box of random toys (zoom) I’ve collected over the years, many photographed here in some form or another. Oh, and hi! It’s been a while. Everything’s fine. I still take photos every day, they just get […]

Japanese Toys! From Kokeshi to Kaiju

Really dug the Japanese Toys exhibit at Terminal 3 of the SFO airport.

A little car maintenance

A gift from a friend of my mom’s. I had one of these little fold-out car repair shops growing up, and now I have one again. I’m lucky twice.

He knew it was called an AT-ST and I didn’t

I’m not sure it’s considered babysitting if it lasts for 2 hours, but that’s what went down. It flew by thanks to equal parts: 1. Lego VW bus assembly (nowhere near complete) 2. Super Mario World classic SNES game 3. Breaking out old Star Wars toys 4. Annie’s cheddar bunny snack mix and soda water. […]

Lego Friends

I don’t spend much time lamenting the Lego of yore. You know, where you had a box of fairly basic geometric shapes that when put together formed a thing. They’ve not been replaced, these basic kits are still around. But alongside these sets are more complex endeavors with injection-molded bits that curve to fit the needs […]

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