Sunday, February 24, 2013

LoEB: A Birthday Celebration!

This week the League of Extraordinary Bloggers celebrates one year of existence! So to celebrate the challenge for this week is as follows:

1. Write about your involvement in the League of Extraordinary Bloggers and recall some of your favorite posts — these could be your own and/or those written by others.

2. Come up with a list of potential topics you would like to see as future weekly League challenges.

Read on for my response!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Honeypot: WWE Elite 19, part 2

Past week's been busy and I've realized my current work schedule (08:00-18:00) keeps me from writing during my "peak" hours. I'm still trying to work out a way to get things done when I'm home while still spending time with my family. Unfortunately the way things are right now my work day's gone from 10 hours to 12 and a half due to rush hour traffic! By the time I get home on work nights and have dinner, I'm just too exhausted to sit down and write which causes me to become discouraged on my off days and avoid posting altogether, instead focusing on tinkering with my figures and displays.

Anyway, I still managed to find some great figures this past week, check them out!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

LoEB: I love...

Geez, took me long enough! This week's league assignment:

Write a stream of conscious post listing the things you love and hold dear.

I'm going to keep this post toy-related because Thursday was Valentine's Day & my girlfriend's birthday, so I had my fill of "I love you" and chocolates and girly movies and whatever else...

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Honeypot: Ricardo Rodriguez!

Just when I was trying to get into a new writing schedule, Blogger goes and makes some changes to the editing section. Anyway, here are my toy finds for last week. For those wondering when the next review will be up, please be patient, I'm working on a few!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Collector Douchery #1: "FoC" Ultra Magnus

Welcome to the first installment of "Collector Douchery", a feature that takes a look at some of the depraved lows some collectors are willing to sink down to in order to get their plastic fix. I'll admit this isn't an original idea, if you follow Poe Ghostal's Points of Articulation blog then you're already familiar with his Toy Aisle Trolls posts, which has been running for a few years now.

PG readers submit photos of vandalized toys found in stores, they're posted on the blog and usually accompanied with some "Karmic payback" to deliver some imagined punishment to the troll. I've submitted nearly a dozen or so pics to PG myself since it began and considered having my own feature on the Hive, but have never pulled the trigger on it due to the controversial nature of the content.

I kept (and still keep on) running into this sort of stuff at various toy outlets so I finally decided I'd give it a shot on the Hive and see how the response turns out. I won't copy PG's TAT feature exactly, I'm not as creative in coming up with the titles, nor will I provide a "punishment", I'll leave that up to you.

So here's our first victim:

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Honeypot: Finally! WWE Elite 19 is here!

Hello and happy Monday afternoon! I know it's been slow around the Hive for the past week and for the first time ever I'm posting two consecutive addition of the Honeypot, but fear not! A new feature (at least for the Hive...) is debuting this week and will help to fill-in the schedule when things slow down.

Don't worry about things slowing down too much because new products are finally starting to hit my area retail stores and that means more reviews to come! The big news this week is the arrival of WWE Elite Collection series 19 and I grabbed a few higly-anticipated figures from the set while still on the lookout for a sure to be hard-to-find release.

Let's see what we got this week!

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