Originally posted Jan 29, '08 on slangards.multiply.com
1: The speed at which toys that have been designated as "Hard-to-Find" by collectors disappear off retail shelves.
2: The speed at which collectors will post "Dibs!'" on threads of fellow collectors in forums when one of the aforementioned items goes on sale at anything approaching Suggested Retail Price.
3: The speed at which fan boys will complain about any new product, movie or toy line that has anything to do with products, movies or toy lines that were thought of as "classic" back in the day.
Originally posted Jan 21, '08 on slangards.multiply.com
So I went and reserved a whole buttload of figures and spent the weekend meeting sellers to collect them. I have now officially filled my shelf.
Now I have to get another one.
View the gallery HERE.
Originally posted Jan 18, '08 on slangards.multiply.com
Science is kewl.
I was reading up on Star Trek (yes, I'm a trekkie. big surprise) and I remembered reading about Bussard Collectors in Niven's Known Space series. Who wants to strap millions of tons of rocket fuel on your back if you don't have to. That shit stinks and it's been know to blow up. I like my appendages where they are, thank you very much.
Just hook these babies up to your ride and you can mooch your fuel from the black. No fuss no muss.
Then you just need to wait the 5 or so years it'll take to get to Alpha Centauri at light speed. You'll probably need to bring a book or something.