Monday, December 19, 2016

Brainstorming Session

Growing up there was always that one kid in your neighborhood or school who seemed to have everything. This was definitely the case for me. My older brother had a classmate who lived a few houses away from us and he had literally EVERY single Transformer in existence. When I was first invited to his house, I swear my head nearly exploded from seeing so many Transformers, all within my reach. I remember going crazy switching from robot to robot transforming every single one I could get my hands on. It was like a Transformers catalogue come to life!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Carpe Crepundia : Japan Haul part 3

I’m sure we’ve all been there before. It’s the last day of your vacation in some foreign land and you’re wondering if you got all that you wanted to get on your international shopping adventures. You’re going through all the stores one last time and come upon something that you initially had no intention of getting…but since you’re there, and the price is pretty good, that you figure what the hell? Carpe diem….seize the day….or in my case…Carpe crepundia*, seize the toy ☺

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Instant Q-llection : Japan Haul part 2

Japan, the birthplace of the robots in disguise that would eventually get to be known worldwide as the Transformers. Ever since their creation, Transformers have been very popular in Japan. Some would say even more so than in the US where the toyline and cartoon sort of died off sometime in the early 90’s before making a comeback years later. So being primarily a Transformers collector, I felt I had a lot to look forward to on my first trip to the land of the rising sun.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Farm Boy Hunt : Japan Haul part 1

So last month I went to Japan. Not counting a quick stop over around 30 years ago, this was my official first time there…and it was quite the experience. Before going, I was told by friends and family about just how amazing Japan was. I was looking forward to so much…the food, the sites…and of course, the toys.