Despite my comic geekiness I’ve never really been into statues/figures – or really toys even – except for maybe the occasional awesome plush (so cute!). I don’t know why…I mean, it’s a good thing because I have just about zero dollars extra cash lying around – and less than zero space for such things. HOWEVER – you knew there was a however coming, right? – I recently bought some awesome Venture Bros. stuff for Adam from Entertainment Earth and in the process found myself getting drawn into some great stuff.
First, the Venture Bros. stuff I got was AWESOME (and these are just the bobble heads!)
From Left: Brock, Dr. Mrs. The Monarch, The Monarch. Not pictured: Dr. Orpheus - who is awesome, but had a broken finger, so had to be returned/replaced
Second, I did a mini-shopping spree for Wonder Woman gear, of which I’ve had none until now, including a Wonder Woman plush
to match the Batman plush I got for my birthday in June. I also go a great mug, and a business card holder, which is awesome.
Third, I’ve never bought a figure or statue in my life – and usually – though they’re sometimes cool looking – don’t really get the appeal, that said, this Black Canary statue is the best statue I’ve ever seen. And if I was ever to buy a statue this would be it. It’s just a great representation that really FEELS like Dinah. And unlike most statues of female superheroes she’s really not objectified here at all – the costume is zipped up, the boots are badass but flat, the posing is strong and cool rather than sexy and come hither. It’s a home run as far as I’m concerned.
Another thing I really found myself wanting to buy but resisted?
Joan Holloway from Mad Men:
Very cool. But I stood my ground.
Me vs. Things I Can’t Afford?
Things I Can’t Afford: 0
Of course…I did buy those Wonder Woman things…hmm…let’s just move on!