In our first visit of the blog era, I listed ten things I believe you can do to escape or avoid toy addiction. Subsequently, I thought of an eleventh item for that list, but there’s a problem.
The eleventh thing you can do to beat toy addiction would have been…
There are two kinds of toys; the ones you open when you get home and the ones you shouldn’t buy.
…and I think it’s a solid general rule that I try to follow.
But what if you just don’t have the room for the things to love most.
This is Superposeable Strider (with, I believe Helm’s Deep Aragorn’s head) from Toy Biz’s Lord of the Rings line, the second greatest movie action figure line of all time, in my opinion.
This is Gothmog, a character I love, and an absolutely outstanding figure from the ToyBiz Lord of the Rings line. He’s one of my favorite figures ever.
This is Strider fighting Gothmog. I’ve opened about a dozen other figures in the line.
Now check this out…
This, along with my wife’s yoga ball, is the near closetful of ToyBiz Lord of the Rings figures I have MOC in storage. Note the giant Toy R Us bag to the left of the main one, and the box behind the main bag to the upper right. That’s actually a stack of two boxes. All of it is MOC ToyBiz Lord of the Rings.
I have limited display space in this one bedroom apatment, and we’re looking to move, but one day, and it’s getting to be soon, there will be a massive opening party.
Life’s too precious, and can end too quickly, to always collect by the rules.