Deep down in every man, woman and child is a desire to hoard as many toys as possible. Oh you can deny it and proclaim youself above such things but I challange you to refuse if someone offers you a line-up of Homestar Runner figurines!Homestar gang on your desk in their two inch glory! What compels grown men to buy action figures when they were supposed to have gotten over them by the age of thirteen?Buying an Aragorn action figure (horse included!) within the same time frame as buying a house seems like a conflict of interest. On one hand you've got the responsibility of making mortage payments while on the other you can afford to buy all of the stuff you never could when you were twelve. The first real toy I'd gotten in my "adult" life was a 12 inch Gandalf the Grey figure hoochie got me for Christmas. As I snapped the staff into his hand it felt as if something kicked my inner-child in the pants and told him to wake the hell up.
Suddenly I wanted to have more, I wanted a collection. I could buy all of the cool figures I wanted and arrange them in compromising poses with hoochie's dolls. It would be a glorious tribute to the kid I once was and sometimes wish I could still be. Lucky for my pocket book and hoochie's dolls none of the other Lord of the Rings toys had the coolness factor that Gandalf had. Since then I've managed to keep myself down to Aragorn on a horse and my new Homestar Runner figurines.
You have to admit, they are pretty awesome.
While I've managed to avoid the deep end of toy collecting I know some of you have gone way over the edge of sanity. Like this guy here, why would you buy toys and leave them in the package? That's just wrong!
Now if you'll excuse me it's time for Strong Bad to get with some of the 12 inch ladies.