Monday, January 15, 2007

Toys of our lives

I recently bought Captain America and Red skull action figure. This is the first time again for many many years now that I have bought a toy for myself. Last time was I think, 9 or 10 years ago.

I was planning to buy this for the longest time now. I was really impress how detailed of the craftmanship for this toy. Specially on the part of the face of Captain America, it is very life like, specially for its small size.

My wife doesn't have anything against it. In fact, a few months ago she even encourages me to buy Superman and a Batman action figure when she saw Julius Babaw on TV showing off his StarWars collection. How nice is that huh. I’m so glad I married a person that could understand me. Coz when I was in highschool and college I used to collect alot of G.I.Joe action figures and vehicles. I would save my lunch money for months just to buy Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.
But my Mother doesn't approved (for my Father its just ok). She said "Ang tanda tanda mo na, naglalaro ka pa ng robot-robot". That really irritates me. But I just controls myself and humbly says that "Hindi po ito robot ma. G.I.Joe action figures po."

And my brother and sisters doesn't helped too. They often teases me when they sees me thinkering with my collection. "Para kang tumatanda ng paurong ah. College ka na naglalaro ka pa nyan." I just keep quite and continue on what I was doing.

Most of the time, if I bought a new one, I would hide it on my backpack as I pass along our sala. And opened it inside my room. That also goes to the comics that I buy. My sister says its a totally waste of my money, specially when she learned how expensive they were (kuripot kasi yung ate kong iyon.).

For me it was not a waste of time or money. On the part of comics, I consider them also as an investment. I said to my self, if I buy an ordinary comics today, maybe in the future I could sell it higher than what I bought it. Specially if it is very rare and in mint condition. Just like the death of Superman issue. I also told to my sibling back then that the first issue of Superman was hundreds of thousands dollars now. And on the part of Toys, aside from being fun to collect, they give me inspiration in life and on my work too. And that is one thing you cannot buy.

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