Well, I guess that’s one way to get me back in the swing of blogging… Send me cool surprise gifts in the mail and I’ll have no choice but to write a thank-you post! That’s what Dex of AEIOU and Sometimes Why did, anyway. Well played, Dex.
It turned out to be an awesome mail day all around, as I came home to Dex’s package, my Ouya (more on that in a future post), and a TMNT blanket I totally don’t need but ordered anyway because, well, I’m me. Such a perfect alignment of shipping logistics was totally worth driving home through an almost-tornado for.
Here’s what was inside:
TMNT Animated Adventures Comic
I’ve been so busy lately I totally missed this on Free Comic Book Day a few weeks ago, so Dex sent me his extra copy. I love how the new Turtles look in 2D. I keep saying I kinda wish there was a whole show done in this style.
ActionTime Buddies Comic
Another Free Comic Book Day title, ActionTime Buddies #1. I’m not super-familiar with this one, but the fact that its cover features a character named Bro the Kung-Fu Pegasus is a good indication that I should give it my full attention. Anyone out there an ActionTime Buddies fan? Feel free to tell me how uncool I am for not knowing much about it.
Dark Horse TMNT Miniatures
The pièce de résistance of this package. These miniatures of Dontallo and a Foot Solider were produced around the time of the RPG, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness and were hand painted by Dex. I didn’t have any of the figurines from this line, and it’s so much cooler to get ones that someone I know customized.
Dex also threw in a gift card for a free one-year subscription to Pure Nintendo Magazine, cuz he’s just super thoughtful like that. I’m already all over it.
Seriously, I have THE BEST blogging buddies! Most of you probably already know Dex, but if not, do check out his blog for toys, games, comics, thrift shop finds, and all sorts of other neat stuff. He’ll always be “Halloween Guy” to me, though.