Micro Collection

I started picking up some G.I. Joe Micro Figures off ebay.  As the name implies, these were tiny G.I. Joe toys, about an inch tall, but without any articulation.  I got my first one way back in college, and have picked up a few more here and there over the years.  But this is the first time I’ve made a concerted effort to track down all the ones I’m missing.  And it hasn’t taken much!  After two purchases, I’m only missing two figures!  Hopefully, it won’t take much more to get the rest, but never say never.

Knocking ’em out

I figured out a way to edit pictures much faster for YoJoe.  The tradeoff is that the images are slightly oversaturated, but it saves several minutes in the editing stages.  I’ll take it! Managed to upload 18 figures over the past 9 days this way.  Not a bad average at all. Now I just need to figure out how to speed up editing white-colored figures.

Together again for the first time

I met up with some fellow Joe collectors yesterday.  Though it’s a longer drive to make for me than the others, it’s still nice to have other people around in this same hobby.  Sometimes I feel alone over here!  We did some trading and showing off, bust mostly we got together to get together.  It was nice.  Hopefully we can do it more often!

Here we go again

Obviously with the release of new Star Wars movie toys, I’ve been keeping tabs on things.  But I haven’t bought a whole lot!  Trying my best to keep to Original Trilogy figures, with better articulation than is standard these days.  So far it’s been easy to resist temptation.  Let’s see how long that lasts after I see the new film.

Lost and Found

While searching for one of the last GI Joe story books I don’t yet have, I stumbled upon something strange, but kind of cool.  It’s a VHS presentation of some GI Joe story books!  The illustrations from the book and the audio from the accompanying cassette were put together with some additional illustrations and some rudimentary animation to make these stories.  When I saw the tape for sale, I knew it was something I had to get in my hands.  I’d never even heard of it before!  And thankfully the tape itself is in really good condition – this program isn’t in danger of being lost any time soon.

Finally

Cleared out a large backlog of figures I’d been meaning to photograph for about a year now.  That was one of those things that I put off again and again until it got to the point where I was embarrassed I still had them sitting around.  What made this worse is that these figures weren’t really mine!  They belong to a colleague from YoJoe who purchased them off ebay and sent them my way to photograph.  The new pics would be used to update the database.  Now we can finally get that part rolling!