Yes, like so many of you, I'm an action figure nut. I have way too many in my collection -- I really do need to think about scaling back sometime soon -- but there are some things I just can't pass up. Mostly, it's the small items -- the kind of things that can rather easily set up shop damn near anywhere around the house or on a shelf. A few years back, I discovered these DC Comics-inspired Ooshies; they're essentially meant to be pencil-toppers -- for those of you who know what those are -- but I have a whole assortment of them that I've lined up all over the house. Yes, they're for kids ... but I like to think of my old self as still being young-at-heart.
Based on where the WalMart had them, I'm suspecting that their purchasing gurus decided that these would be ideal for Easter baskets and the like, but fans of superhero figures would be well to head on out to your local retail warehouse store to see if perhaps they've got a good supply on hand. Alas, the DC ones were VERY picked over -- in fact, I only scored a single Ooshie because I wanted to leave some for the other kiddies -- but this true-blue Superman looks damn great, doesn't he?
My only complaint?
There are only 12 figures available in this collection.
Someday -- someday -- I'm hoping they go for the entire pantheon of DC Comics' characters.
That would require me a massive investment.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!