Ham of Action
August 2, 2009

They’ll let anyone write a blog these days, won’t they?



So, it’s been in the works for a while, but I’ve finally got very own blog to do with as I please. Not that I couldn’t have started my own blog elsewhere, it’s just that I’m lazy, so I didn’t.


Admittedly, I’ve had this blog ready to go for a while, but have had difficulty figuring out what to blog about. That, coupled with the aforementioned laziness, resulted in me taking forever to actually write something. (My blog was supposed to launch back during AFI’s recent anniversary bash this year. My apologies to the AFI staff. Ahem.)


So who is the person known as “Ham Salad?” I won’t bore you with the details, but I do have a bio over here. It’s been up for a while. There’ll even be a picture eventually, but for now you’ll have to settle for a little red X.


Even though I collect a lot of toys, I don’t talk about them quite as much as I’d like to. I have a tendency to lurk on message boards, even those where I am fairly active. I’ll often start typing a response, then have second thoughts and give up altogether.


I’m no better in person. In fact, you might say I’m shy. I can’t say how many times I’ve been in the same room with Julius and haven’t introduced myself. Heck, I sat behind him at the “Doctor Who” panel at Comic-Con last week, but still didn’t say anything. Sigh. I hope this blog will get me to come out of my shell a little more. (At least in writing.)


So what do you have to look forward to? Pictures, pictures, a little text, and more pictures. I’ll leave you with a tease of my next blog…


Ham Salad
Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Kevin "Ham Salad" Regalado is a child of the 80's. Getting toys from his favorite childhood toyline, Kenner's The Real Ghostbusters, had a major impact on his collecting mentality; he wanted to get them all, even the different iterations of the heroes. Alas, he was a kid with no money. Once he got money, his toy collecting began in ernest with Kenner's Batman Returns line in 1992, quickly followed by Kenner's Batman: The Animated Series. Thus began his long association with the toys of the DC Timmverse. A self-described uber-completist, he will go out of his way to get one of every item in a toy line, as long as it is newly sculpted or repainted, inlcuding those dreaded industry give-aways. He is drawn to colorful toys, often the same ones in different colors. A late arrival to the internet, he did not surface online until 2002, when he became associated with the Simpsons Collector Sector, where he still moderates to this day. After the World of Springfield line ended, he eventually branched out to other websites, and ended up here at Action Figure Insider. He resides in Oregon with his loving wife who encourages his collecting habits, and a tuxedo cat named Chloe who gets into his stuff.
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  • Erik superfriend says:

    Welcome to the AFi Blog!
    Not sure why you have difficulty talking to Julius, you had no trouble introducing yourself to me at SDCC in 2006.

    • Ham Salad Ham Salad says:

      Oh, it’s not Julius, he was just an example. It’s people in general.

      You were a fluke. Sometimes I just go all out like that.

      • Ham Salad, I am the same way, sometimes I can be extremely shy, then some other time I can just talk someone’s ear off, (I think it just depends on peoples energy or personality,) anyways I look foward to your blog good sir,


  • j1h15233 says:

    Looking forward to reading some of your stuff and I know the pictures will be great to see!

  • xrmc20 says:

    Can’t wait to see those pics! Looking forward to it.

  • Chip Cataldo says:

    I saw you at the pornography store last week and you didn’t even introduce yourself THEN. Damn you. 😉

    Welcome to the Men of Action!




  • Danny CantinaDan says:

    @ I’ll often start typing a response, then have second thoughts and give up altogether.

    Oh, man, I do that all the time, too. Welcome to the blogosphere!

  • Daniel Pickett JuliusMarx says:

    Ah. I’m so disapointed we didn’t get to meet each other. Especaily since we were sitting next to each other. I saw in one of the Mattel threads today that you were at SDCC this year and I thought “That’s a shame. I would have like to have met him.”… now to find out we were in the same room!

    Welcome to the Men of Action Ham. I’m glad to have you on board and look forward to your contributions.

  • Hourman says:

    I love ham salad.

  • geoffdude says:

    Pornography store.. and “Men of Action” in the same breath kind of makes my left eye twitch.


  • Lt. Clutch says:

    Ham, I’ve enjoyed your posts over at the Buzz and I’m glad you’re blogging here at AFI now. Welcome to the party, bro.

  • Jason Geyer says:

    Yeah, seriously, I’m super bummed you didn’t let us know you were there. Most people I know in the community are because they approached me and overcame my natural curmudgeon inclinations. 😉 And I’m only the better for it.

    Although SDCC is such a crazy nightmare that I feel that people probably think I’m blowing them off, but I never seem to have time to talk to ANYONE. Heck, Julius and I barely see each other during the con! But to anyone who sees us at a con, please do introduce yourself! Ryan, Jeff, Chip, Mike, and Dan are pretty much all part of this because of the connections we made meeting in person.

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