I have TWO…count ’em, TWO essays written about figures. One is an Ame-Comi girl, and one is a recent Orchid Seed release. The problem? My wife lost our camera, and she’s currently in Fairbanks for grad school. But she’s actually got two cameras from friends up there, so she’s going to send me one. Things will then get back to normal. Any votes as to which one you good people would rather see first? Your choices are: busty superheroine or busty succubus. Vote in the comments!
Last year I discovered a horrible and ugly truth about figure-collecting: some people bootleg them. I know; I had the same reaction. Bootleg? I have a bootleg copy of The Last Airbender on DVD, you say (if you’re Abed from Community). There are known bootlegs of popular video games and even the hardware they allegedly run on! But figures? Who would bootleg a piece of PVC plastic? Apparently, it happens, and it’s something I’m now ever-vigilant against. You might say hyper-vigilant, since I’ve stopped using eBay entirely to purchase figures and I tend to shy away from Amazon now. What happened, you might ask? What figure scarred me so deeply that I’ve lost my trust in the internet? Continue reading
First post. It’s a big step.
I’ve had three blogs in the past. My first, When Pigs Fly, was a comic-based blog. That is, I posted my own comics on it. Eventually, I started getting more into paleontology news, and the blog’s subject took a definate turn. About two years into the blog, Google decided that my password didn’t work anymore, and I couldn’t access my own damn blog. So I started a new blog, When Pigs Fly Returns: Part Deux, but ironically forgot the password literally two days later. So I started a third blog, When Pigs Fly Returns, which I’ve managed to keep alive for something like four years now.
But once again, my focus has changed. WPFR has been very on-and-off lately, due in large part to my job. I just don’t have the time anymore to devote to sit down for two hours and write a lengthy, detailed blog post about the latest interesting paleo story. So the blog has been living on random pieces of art, excuses, apologies for not posting more often, and my newest habit: collecting “girlie figures,” as I call them. I’ve always been a fan of pin-up art, and one day–many years ago–I picked up an on-sale figure of Dead or Alive‘s Kasumi (the BOME version). Something about it hooked me, and now I have fourteen such girls sitting on my dresser, with more to come. I’m not entirely sure what compels this habit, but I know I like it, and my wife doesn’t seem to mind it.
As I struggle to determine the “next step” in WPFR’s life, I know that figure reviews don’t really belong there. Hence, this new blog. My fourth, and hopefully, my most quality venture. Now, a note about the blog’s title. I had settled long ago on “Figure This Out,” but that was sadly taken. I almost went with “The Way I Figure,” but it seemed too long. Then, inspiration struck: a friend of my one the Nintendo World Report forums commented on one of my unboxing blogs that my newly-acquired statue Michael Ford (star of The Conduit) was surrounded by “dirty little statues.” I loved it. So thanks for that, ShyGuy. I changed my title to “figures,” though, because that’s generally what they’re called. Statues are big and very expensive. I collect figures.
With that, I leave you readers to it. Here’s to the future! Now let’s get with the pretty pictures…