The Eleventh Commandment*
November 8, 2006

*Almost.

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.

-JJJ

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Jason "JJJason" Chirevas
Jason Chirevas is a toy collector whether he likes it or not (and he often doesn't). This former Would've-Been Action Hero is as interested in the humanity, psychology, and psychosis of collecting as he is in the action figures themselves. Fun guy.
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