Tuesday, October 03, 2006

It's here..................



Remember last week when I mentioned waiting for my way cool ebay purchase? Well, it's here! I am so excited and as usual, I'm home alone with no one to share my joy.
I have been collecting toys for a couple of years now. Mostly toys from my childhood, but anything that strikes my fancy, really. I gave myself a $20 limit, so it makes it hard to indulge in my passion.
My latest purchase was an Enemy Visitor, from the V tv series, circa 1984. I have been looking for one for a few years now, and the last one that I found on ebay went over $150.00 - way out of my price range.
I finally found one one ebay last month. At $22.99 with shipping, it came in just over budget. Today, it arrived! He is sitting (quite regally) on the shelf along side my Glinda doll, and the Pilsbury dough boy.
I love V, and have been waiting for my action figure like a little kid at Christmas. With all of the crap going on lately, this is just what I needed.
Anyway, must go now, my action figure awaits..........

27 comments:

her indoors said...

happy playtime!

Life, or Something Like It said...

her indoors - Playtime? No, no, no! I can't OPEN it!! He is just to be admired from afar...I will confess, I did take a little peek. Just a little one.

Heidi the Hick said...

Remember the old guy in Toy Story 2?

"Don't touch. It's not to be played with. You play with it, you ruin it!"

Welcome home, Martin!

Tod said...

I remember V! Wasn't it great! Do you have Star Wars figures too?

Life, or Something Like It said...

todemesne - I only have a couple of Han Solo action figures. They're not vintage,just a couple of years old. I do have a very cool Yoda lamp in my living room, though. He has eyes that light up....My kids hate it, I love it. This is my 1st V doll, hoping to get more.

dilling said...

I loved that show...I gave up collecting all the old nostalgia things, as I moved so often it just became a pain in the ass... my last remaining collection is my Man From UNCLE book collection, hard bound, paperback and comics...missing #5(something about a vampire, I think) in the paperback, so keep your eyes peeled for me!!!

fancy-face said...

yup I remember "V"that was actually a good show.but as usual they take everything off that is good..know what i like? ER, THE GHOST wHISPERER, CSI MIAMI, HOUSE, HEROES, S.V.U, KIDNAPPED......AND MY FAVORITE SOAP OF ALL TIME AND ITS ALSO BEEN 28 YEARS I,ve been watching it is.....DAYS OF OUR LIVES"...

Life, or Something Like It said...

dilling- I will keep my eyes open for you. I've been on ebay searching for G.I.Joe's for my brother. I would love some A Team stuff, too.
fancy face - I like most of those shows, too. Not so big on Kidnapped. KC and I used to watch Buffy. She has a nice collection of Buffy stuff. I do watch Days every now and again, but I prefer As The World Turns.
heidi- do I sound like him? Say it ain't so!!! I did open my new toy, just a little....Can't wait to show you!

dilling said...

I so totallly had a crush on Face from the A-Team...of course, I had a crush on him as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica... sigh....and every crappy movie he ever did(and there were quite a few)...wonder what he looks like now... better go Google....

Life, or Something Like It said...

dilling - me, too! just to piss me off my brother would call him Dirt Benedict, instead of Dirk. I would love a Face Man action figure...

Gardenia said...

being good to ourselves often makes buying a toy now and then an absolute necessity! I found a collection of hand carved primitive dolls previously belonging to an old hermit man. They are about an inch tall, almost featureless and ideal for spooky doll art. Also, this is way back, I bought a plastic doll sold at carnivals back in early 50' with feather coming out of her boobs, from her hair, they called them hootchy cootchy dolls. Ok, ok. I have bought an innocent stuffed animal once in a while which my grandson usually runs off with.

Nonny said...

You're adorable!

The only collection I have is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have several dolls, all the DVDs, CDs, video games and a replica of the original slayer cross that Angel gave Buffy in the first episode.

Heidi the Hick said...

I'm so lame. All I have is one of them goofy little Captain Jack Sparrow looking like a South Park guy from McDonalds.

Although I'm thinking of collecting figures from Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride.

Ah ha, Biddie, you peeked! Your V guy is only worth $499 dollars now!!!

CindyDianne said...

See most of you are either way cooler or way geekier than I am. I collect jewelery. *yawn*

;-)

FOUR DINNERS said...

Enjoy! Nowt wrong with revisiting yer childhood. Never left mine to be honest! Got loads of Subbuteo Table football teams.

Life, or Something Like It said...

diana - I would LOVE to see your little dolls. I'm into anything that catches my eye- most of it is strange. I wonder how many people have a collection like yours?

nonny - how did I know? My daughter has a Buffy collection that I have added to over the years. Sh eahs the cross, all of the DVD's, some autographed photos....It keeps expanding...


cindydianne- I used to have some spectacular jewelry...You are WAY cooler than me, I am a geek at heart, and I know it.

4D- I loved my childhood so much that I'm still there.

Heidi - I wanted that Captain Jack doll in the worst way.....I think that you should indulge in the Tim Burton thing. KK has a couple of his dolls..They're a bit creepy,but not as much as my 'Living Dead' doll. I love her, and she gives KC nightmares...
The box was already opened, and I put everything back oh-so carefully...Martin is still safe

Heidi the Hick said...

KK and I have similar taste in creepy Tim Burton stuff! (And movie stars!)

That Living Dead doll kind of gives me nighmares too. Except that she also makes me laugh. Scaryfunny!

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Life, or Something Like It,
If the “Enemy Visitor” is making you ecstatic, FANTASTIC! I’d always wanted a “Magic 8 Ball” and my parents, for some reason, never allowed me to have one. About two months ago, I finally purchased one, and I love it! I’m sure I appreciate it more now than I would have as a kid. The next toy I want is an “Etch a Sketch”.

It’s great that there’s still a “kid” in all of us!

Life, or Something Like It said...

miss litzi - we have a magic 8 ball. my 11 year old has the Sponge Bob version. I'm thinking of an etch a sketch, too. I want to get Rock em Sock em robots for Hubby this Christmas.
I asked my Dad once ( he was about 60 ) when he started to feel like a grown up. He said that he would let me know when he got there. Words to live by.

ldbug said...

I'll have to look that one up...no idea who the Enemy Visitor is!!!

Well, have fun, kiddo;-)

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Life, or Something Like It,
Your Dad sounds like a very wise person. I’m approaching 60, but don’t feel I’ve grown-up yet. The only time I “feel my age” is when I notice the lines and wrinkles on my face and body that didn’t use to be there……

Life, or Something Like It said...

miss litzi - he truly was wise...

The Girl said...

Not familiar with Enemy Visitor (prob too old hahahaa) but I can certainly relate to eBay joy. The joy of finding something you think no one would ever have available out there, and then the fun of waiting for it to arrive!!

Life, or Something Like It said...

the girl - then you know what I'm talking about!!!!

DJ Andi said...

I have a signed album by DEVO. You interested?

Life, or Something Like It said...

dj andi - Are you kidding me!?? My Hubby loves Devo! Don't play with me, my heart can't take it!!!

DJ Andi said...

Not kidding. They were at a mall record store (the album with the flower pot hats - can't think of the name). I've always been way ahead of my time in music (hence DJing to support my habit). I think I was 16 and wore these spider woman glasses. To describe them was to think of how spiders eyes are usually shown with points going up. Anyway, I had them on and my Devo album ready to sign. I can't rember which Bob said "hey, cool glasses can I have them?" I said, "I'll trade for your hat". He said, "no way" and I said the same. They all signed my album and it's sitting in the garage with all my other fabulous albums from the late 70's early 80's. I was into everything.