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Monday, January 31, 2011

This is it! The last dance!


I had to get it out of my system, "once more onto the breach", this is nothing special, just a lone action figure from the new "vintage " line. A repackaging of Obi-Wan Kenobi from his appearance in Return of the Sith. He will not even stay on the card, matter of fact he is posing with his lightsaber right next to the keyboard as I type this.

I had seen him taking up some peg space at the toy aisle at the grocery store, a place I fondly call the magic grocery store, they always have cool toys at this one. Bubbashelby would get a kick out of it, the sign for the aisle reads "Small Doll Aisle". I always tell my wife when we are done shopping I am going to "peruse the small doll aisle", it's customary now to end each shopping trip with a walk down that aisle. Man it's going to be a hard 28 days. Anyway, I was their just this past weekend and knew I would be returning for some things I was bound to forget, milk being one of them... really I always forget the one thing I tell myself to get.

So, tonight being the eve of my little challenge I stopped to pick up the milk and a few other items, plus this last toy purchase for 28 days... hopefully. Like I said I have things I have already bought coming in the mail so it will not be a total drought. I just will not be buying toys this month, just to see if I can.

I have seen by some of the comments from my previous post that a lot of people may not share the same enthusiasm as I do about this little experiment, and a couple look like they want to join in. What's the worst that can happen, you go a couple of days and buy something, at least then you know your limits. Plus with eBay and every other outlet to buy toys are you really going to miss something and will it be the end of the world if you do?

I'm going for it, if for nothing else to say I tried to shake the monkey for 28 days, plus I told myself that if I make it the full 28 there will be a new AT-AT taking up some floor space in the studio.

Let's get this party started!

7 comments:

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

i bought a the DC Direct Armory Flamebird & Nightwing I'd been eyeing as the last for my month. Last night I ordered the DC Direct New Krypton set from Mikes Comics in Cali and won a DCD JLA Kingdom Come Superman! LOL! I have had a MAD OBSESSION for DC Direct lately! This is gonna be tough, but I am gonna REALLY TRY.

jboypacman said...

Good luck buddy you can do it! : )

chrismandesign said...

so this is ur 1st day of toy-quarantine ??? well, i’m in a toy-shopaholic therapy right now (that includes electroshocks, ice water baths at 4:00 a.m. & all that stuff) & i think is not the end of the world, even when u take it not as an option, or an experiment, but as an obligation... but as a change of mind is something tough (specially if u r compulsive/obsessive & ur toy’s budget is generous =OOOOO)

Dan said...

I'm trying to figure out if I ask for an AT-AT for my birthday, if my wife will buy it for me, even though she got the lego one for me at Christmas. She'll think Im nuts :)

Will Errickson said...

I got this guy for my birthday! The only prequel figure I have.

Bubbashelby said...

Haha 'Small doll aisle' - you totally have to get a picture of that sign!

Well it's 9:40 on Monday Feb 1st and I haven't bought a toy yet. Maybe I too will see how long I can hold out.

Brian A said...

I'm in...

Hope this month goes fast.