Nothing like a bag of cheap-o ninja figures to chase the depression away, said nobody ever. I was obsessed with Ninjas as a pre-teen, and as an adult, I can’t believe I fell for the pure cheese of those movies, which I now own on Bluray.
I went for drinks recently with a childhood friend not long ago and I was amazed to see one of these fan-made pieces on his bar. It made me deeply envious and also made me wonder why we ever lost touch. Seriously, this guy is a brother.
These are a total fourth grade flashback for me, my friend Kevin had these and tried to tell us that they were all DC characters. I remember not wanting to burst his bubble. I remember him saying that was Hawkman’s helmet.
Speaking of generic Hawkman, I had this poster in my bedroom as a kid, thanks to a kind teenage neighbour. I wanted to see Condorman, even had the comic books but missed it in the theatre. Saw it on TV a couple of years later and didn’t feel so bad about missing it.
It’s incredible how many times since I started 5ATOETW that I run into things I had no idea existed. This is one of those times. I’m not a huge Tolkien fan, but I can’t believe I have never run into one of these in my time in toy shows and the like. There is a whole set of characters too but nope. I feel like I’m in another reality right now.
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