According to the calendar it would seem that this little side project of mine has achieved its fourth year of online time and I can honestly say that it has been fantastic (hence my use of the classic Fantastic Four numeric below). I felt that it was perfect for the occasion don’t you agree? So here we are at this Internet milestone and welcome to the beginning of the march towards year five. It’s been an interesting ride so far that is for sure.
Now for those who are very new to the domain, let me educate you a little and say that this is my “everything else” site and I came up with that description based on it being everything that would not properly fit on the blog for PiercingMetal.com – This often leads me to the question as to why I don’t just post these thoughts and images on my Facebook Page or on its own Official Facebook Page and the answer is simply because that would limit the flow of creativity from reaching more and more people that are not my “friends” or even following me via that profile. Life is far bigger than Facebook my friends and its time to let your creative energies flow wider and wider on as many guide posts as possible. Granted its nice to have it in your corner but don’t let any of these things become the only place for your ideas.
Sorry for the soap boxing there but I just want more of my creative friends to choose this path for their ideas because what they do is absolutely wonderful and worth seeing/learning about. Now what can you expect during this coming year. Well one of the things I want to do is offer up more touristy visuals from adventures around the city or wherever I end up and decide to snap images of. That stuff is fun and kind of gives our out of country friends more desire to visit these parts. I think its also great to share museum adventures and art installations that I chance upon here or surprise musical stuff that’s not Metal at all. Remember that the goal behind this site was a less constricted, less restricting world and what I put up here is pretty much kept to whatever crosses my mind at any given time. Perhaps as we head onward I will ask a couple of talented people to join the mix and see what they think and want to share with you. That is what is coming and a whole lot more of it so I hope this answered the question 🙂 Thanks again for reading. We love having you hear. Closing up I just want to “Thank You” for the support/interest/curiosity as to where this is all heading with cake. I recently discovered these and they are AWESOME. They really are 🙂
See you all soon with more interesting observations and visual stimulation that will hopefully inspire and entertain you.
So today the newest movie featuring the mighty Godzilla arrived in theaters and to celebrate this fact I felt like sharing some images of the great kaiju that I own still in my collections. There was much more of this kind of thing many years ago but of course toys and models break and well, there we are. So the first Godzilla is a 6″ plastic figure with moveable arms, legs and a portion of his tail. I did a little research and found out that it came out in 1985 by Imperial Hong Kong Toho.
You might not recognize this next one and honestly you are lucky if that’s the case since this is the presentation of the Big G that we got in the 1998 “Godzilla” film. As you can see they changed him too damned much and he looked like an upright walking iguana. I saw the film and while I didn’t like it, I was able to snag this figure super cheap in a discount bin at KB Toys. Nothing wrong with that.
Last up is probably the piece de resistance for me as its the oldest item in the collection and hearkens back to the days of The Shogun Warriors? Remember them? No? Click HERE for background. Anyway, this figure is 24″ inches in height and dates back to 1977. You cannot tell by this photo but if you depress the lever on his neck a flame comes out and his right hand shoots off like a rocket. This came very handy when I was pitting him against the smaller action figures in my collections.
I really wish I had one of my classic Aurora Godzilla models still. I know for a fact that I went through no less than five of them since I was very young and we didn’t have a proper Godzilla figure yet. Oh well. No sense crying over split milk, err broken plastic. Information about the new film and a bunch of related items to sweeten the collection can be found via this link so check it out by clicking HERE.
I mentioned this yesterday on the PiercingMetal Musings Blog since we often talk about comic book and other related super-hero stuffs over there but to make sure all of the bases have been covered I am putting some of that copy over here for the fans of this blog. So here we go – “Attend to my words fellow Geeks and Fans of the printed page!!! Today is officially the “Free Comic Book Day” for 2014 and you should be as excited as all get out.
Today is Earth Day and while not a holiday of any real kind, its surely important to try to pay a little more mind to the way we treat this place upon which we walk and go about our daily routines.
Some readers might recall that I love to share photos of my immediate area and one spot in particular is where some spectacular views of the Verrazano Bridge can be viewed. Depending on the time and the temperature it can be quite an awesome experience. Well, the other day I decided to keep walking the bike path to pass the bridge because I felt that some of the visuals I would get would be perfect for Earth Day in a sense.
It’s Thursday and according to the way that the world of Social Networking Legions engage their friends, fans and other populace – it that means we need to put up some kind of image that refers to our past or youthful times. A “throwback” to yesteryear so to speak. Ordinarily I have been fine with posting a scanned older photo on my personal Facebook page and perhaps a musically themed one on my Official PiercingMetal Facebook but since we are also celebrating the fact that KISS gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later tonight I wanted to do something a little different and post it as a blog as well instead of limiting it to Facebook. So what do I mean? Well, the photo below is the box for the “KISS Your Face Makeup Kit” by Remco. It was released in 1978 and allowed you the means to do yourself up as any one of the masked foursome. Remember this was also at a time of complete band mystery and only a choice few knew what the band looked like without their signature makeup.