Archive for November, 2009

The White Dwarf

During our short, rain-filled break. My wife really wanted to buy some Figaro Magazine, it was raining and I wasn’t really feeling good to take another walk but then I did. To my surprise as she was buying her magazine, I saw White Dwarf back issues bundled into one fat package but being sold in a slim price.

White Dwarf Back issues

2005-2007 issues with campaign sheets from LOTR and Medusa Themes

So yeah, I’ve got to thank my dear wife for that hehe. Also a bit sad, missing the hobby scene like mtg and mageknight for quite a while. It’s really fun painting all those figures and playing them with other hobbyists.

Figurines and Toys are for Kids! If they could afford it!

That’s not really the case. To me, they’re actually for people who can afford to buy and take care of them, so if you’re one of the less fortunate during your childhood, you’d always be the one drooling a la vitrine (window shop — origin of the blog’s title) or your best friends’ toys because he’s got the best and newest toys that you or your parents can’t afford unless it’s your birthday.

Toys or figurines have also changed over the years, making them catered to a collector audience, rather than settling for the pre-adolescence crowd. Some are very fragile and oftentimes contain small parts, a hazard which reinforces my argument that they’re not always for children.

One of the things that made me drool over every time we go to a toy shop were the original Transformers (duh, robots in disguise)

 

People who live in a cave or hypocrites would say to someone not at the age of 5-14 something are oftentimes told that these “toys” are for kids only. Well, first of all, most of the time, parents will not give expensive stuffs like this unless you’re rich or it’s your birthday or it’s christmas. Grown ups can afford to buy and take care of them, most kids would dismember these “toys” upod receiving them!

Come on, you all knew how it was being a kid, right? Not all of us could’ve afforded everything at that time. These new generation of collectibles are our second time around the childhood wagon. 😀

More information about these wonderful figurines can be found at amiami.com. Credits for the photos goes to the same website 🙂

After two years…

Finally decided on sticking with wordpress blogs. Haven’t decided on a definite title though and a particular category. I guess at minimum it will stay as a mix of gadgets and toys. Especially missing mtg and the warhammer scene,  and my collectible figures.