That's right, for the first time in years...
...Not since '88 when I purchased Picard... He's is still in a box... somewhere...
...I bought an action figure. A toy.
Yes, I actually bought a toy that doesn't require you to lube it up when you play with it. Necessarily.
I bought him at a store around the corner from my apartment called GayMart.
You read it right - - GayMart.
A store filled with images of hot, naked men on greeting cards & calendars & refrigerator magnets alongside kitschy movie collectibles and a sea of superhero action figures.
That's what keeps me in Chicago when the weather is like this. Naked men, movie stars and superheroes - - all in one store!
And while the character of Rorschach will soon be in a movie, I don't think that Jackie Earl Haley will be naked in film version of the Watchmen.
Billy Crudup will be naked, though. And blue. Sure, it's naked CGI, but I still can't wait to see it. The movie. And "it."
The movie opens in less than two weeks, so I'm currently re-reading the graphic novel. Philip was kind enough to let me borrow his paperback version, so I wouldn't have to carry my ultra-cool, hardcover, over-sized, platinum geek, edition of Absolute Watchmen (a present from Alanda and Steve a year or so ago).
All I need now is this prop replica set of Rorschach's mask and grappling gun. Seriously, I need this.
In case someone disses one of the Fudge Packers and I have to investigate.