Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Commander Bly has arrived

I got home very late tonight to find that I had a package from Gentle Giant waiting for me. The Commander Bly bust I won in the raffle (my first win in 11 or 12 entries) has arrived. Tomorrow, I will open him up and put him on display.

Perhaps I'll take a picture!

P.S. In other news....this Sunday we finished the Star Wars room!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Everybody's working for the weekend

When does opening toys become work? When you're doing it by the hundreds, that's when. Still, it's fun work...and Heather and I decided to make a day of it today. While she was setting up my Halo, Clerks and South Park figures, I was opening up every box of Star Wars toys in the closet and finding out exactly what's inside. Afterwards, I separated the stuff I wanted to put on display from the stuff that needed to be stored, then re-boxed those things and labeled every box with what was inside.

Neither job was a small task, but we each put about 7 hours of work in today and got a lot done. As of this evening, the Muppets, Clerks, Halo, Simpsons and South Park displays are finished. Yes....I collect a lot of toys. The closet is nicely organized, to the point where I now know where everything is and can actually get to most of it if needed. Check it:

Besides the stuff pictured above (which is going to be in storage for awhile until I find room for it), there are roughly 6 boxes (no more than 200 figures) left to open. We might be able to finish that tomorrow, but if not...certainly by the end of the week.

The Star Wars room is nearly done!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Sideshow Bespin Luke for 7.14

This morning I ordered the Sideshow Bespin Luke exclusive edition. As I was going through checkout, I noticed the option to use the "rewards points". Sideshow has been giving me these points for every figure I buy and until now, I've done nothing with them.

Today, I said "What the hell?" and clicked on the checkbox to use them. My final total for this awesome figure is below. Sideshow is amazing.


Order Subtotal: $54.99

Reward Points Discount: $(54.99)
**Please note - since you used Points on this order, you will not receive points for placing this order.
Estimated S&H: $7.14
Tax: $0.00

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A little help from my friends...

Tonight, we had a few people over to help make a big dent in the Star Wars room. With a project like this, the more people you have around, the better. Altogether, there were 6 of us working on opening toys, so even though we were only opening for a few hours, we got a lot done. I think if we work on it this weekend, all of the boxes that have been stacked around my house for over a year now....will be opened.