Hello and thank you for taking a look at my blog! A little about myself: I love doing action figure reviews. I am a writer and a musician who loves sci-fi, comic books, and action figures. Recently, I started to dabble in photography. I reside with my girlfriend, our children, two dogs that hate everyone and a cat that hates me, specifically.
My particular action figure tastes revolve around Star Wars, superheroes, and some pop culture icons. As far as toy lines go, Marvel Legends, DC Collectibles, Marvel Select, Revoltech, Mafex, S.H. Figuarts, Figma, Black Series and some NECA. If you dig that stuff, we will probably get along just fine.
You can follow me on my various social media pages:
- Instagram (@toywithtude)
- Twitter (@toyswithtude)
- Tumblr (@toyswithtude)
- And last but not least, my author page on Facebook, if you’re interested in any of my other work
I am trying to keep this site somewhat organized and as I start to find my footing, this is what I am planning on doing:
This one speaks for itself. These are straight up action figure reviews. As a society, we have begun ingesting massive amounts of entertainment in smaller quantities. How many of us follow a link to a video and see it’s 8 minutes long and decide we don’t have 8 minutes (yes, I know it’s ridiculous, but here we are) to watch it? How many of us follow a link to an article and decide its too long to read, but “Maybe I’ll circle back to it tonight when I have time” and never do? I can’t speak for anyone but me, but I do it a lot. This was the impetus for doing reviews that were short and sweet. What do we all want to know about a figure? “Is it worth it?” I try to answer that through my own lens, and hopefully, you find the information a little useful.
Plastic on Plastic Reviews:
These are more tongue in cheek. They are still action figure reviews, but Captain America has volunteered to handle those. Unfortunately, Toyville (more on that in a moment) Cap often times inserts his own foot in his mouth. These action figure reviews take a little longer to produce and I tend to focus more on the humor aspect the opportunity affords me (and Cap).
This is my favorite and also the most complicated to do. Not an action figure review at all. These are stories (much like the old Twisted Toyfare Theater) that are scripted, props and settings are acquired, photographs are taken and much digital manipulation is done. The sole purpose of Toyville is to make me laugh. With any luck, they’ll make you laugh as well. The characters are funhouse caricatures of themselves. The laughs are immature and its self-awareness, depending on the character, is lacking. Check the first one out.
Let’s Wrap This Up
You will notice links to purchase items. Full disclosure, I get a small commission if you purchase anything from those links at no extra charge to you. So far, I’ve made $0 doing it, but every bit helps. I just don’t like the idea of anyone thinking I’m tricking them into purchasing something for my betterment.
In closing, I am not a photographer. I am just a guy that enjoys action figures and uses the pictures as a medium to tell stories. I am actively working on getting better at taking pictures but I obviously still have a long way to go. However, this process has helped me grow my skills in that realm. I am also not a Photoshop master, but much like the picture-taking, I am enjoying the new skill sets I am picking up and at the end of the day, these are all vehicles for me to make poop jokes, so let’s not take anything too seriously.
Thank you for reading, thank you for “liking,” thank you for sharing, and most of all, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and share in my obsession.