Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
August 2, 2009
Posted on a Doctor Who forum
Category: Toys … TV, Film, & DVDs

In response to a comment criticizing companion Rose for her (admittedly awful) treatment of Mickey:

The Doctor was way worse to Martha, though. First there was that "one more trip" business, and then he basically made her a slave for however long (and consider the implications there) just so he could be "merciful" to a murderous gang of aliens that he later defeated by standing over them and glowering. And on top of consistently treating Martha like absolute dirt -- to add extreme insult to injury -- he concocted a world-saving plan that hinged upon her traveling the globe while not only telling everyone how great he is, but also urging them to pray to him! The Doctor is a jerk.

And regarding companions:

Tegan was easily my least favorite companion, with Donna coming in as a not-so-close-but-not-terribly-distant second. Peri and Mel were far too cute to make my list, and Adric -- while at times annoying -- died like a champion and took the dinosaurs with him. If that's not hardcore, I don't know what is.

Also (not posted on a Doctor Who forum; just sharing):

The second Doctor!

That'll do it for this entry, then. 😛

-posted by Wes | 5:32 am | Comments (7)
July 29, 2009
Whopl... oh, but that would give it away.
Category: Toys

Bacardi has discovered a box!

Bacardi has discovered a box!

What's inside the box, you ask?

What's inside the box, you ask? (more...)

-posted by Wes | 4:08 am | Comments (15)
June 20, 2009
Here but now they're gone
Category: Toys

seasons don't fear him

-posted by Wes | 12:38 am | Comments (1)
March 12, 2009
Cue scary music...
Category: Art … Toys

And then... the Foot shall rise again.

The armor of the master is mostly complete.

-posted by Wes | 12:54 pm | Comments (1)
March 8, 2009
Imagination: life is your creation
Category: Linkage … Toys

More Barbie stuff: this article is fairly amusing. Perhaps Barbie needs a sammich? Also, that photo of Brigitte Bardot in the article is not attractive at all -- that's one of those figures that looks great on cartoon characters, but not so much on people in real life.

Brigette Bardot also sounds like a pretty hateful person.

But here's my primary reason for revisiting the topic: I saw the 50th Anniversary Barbies yesterday! I'm not sure if they're supposed to be out before Monday or if the store just broke the street date, but there they were on an isolated display at Safeway, of all places. They were $12.49, which was too rich for my blood -- I think I'll wait until the special $3 price goes into effect. And heck if I could tell you what's different about the face! I'm no Barbie expert, so it looked the same to me as all of the other recent Barbies (and there weren't any others available for comparison). That said, judging from the photo of the creepy-looking 1959 Barbie, she's definitely had some work done over the years.

-posted by Wes | 12:42 pm | Comments (1)