So I go to the comic shop to pick up my comics from last week (YAAAY Hawkeye Blindspot!) and am looking around and sitting in one of their cases staring at me is the Bowen mini-bust of Hawkeye from 2000. The same one I wanted to get when they last had one YEARS ago, but of course, when I finally get money to get it, they sell it.
And it's there, staring at me. I'm looking at the price tag, $40. It's not a pay week, but it's RIGHT THERE!! Crisis of conscience!! What do I do!?
So I'm talking to the manager and he's like "Yeah, we got that, Cap, and Thing from a collection this week. Cap's already gone. You want Hawkeye, don't you?" Guess it's bad when even the employees of the comic shop know me as THE Hawkeye fan that comes through their doors.
So I bit the bullet and bought it, and finally a years-long quest of "I should have gotten it when I could have!" has been fulfilled, and now the mini-bust is proudly displayed with the rest of my Hawkeye stuff.
And that is my "Happy happy joy joy" Avengers moment of the weekend.
Post by humanbelly on Feb 23, 2011 12:51:30 GMT -5
Oh man, yes we do! I totally second that!
The precedent that you would so bravely set could prove inspirational to the rest of us aging Boomer and post-Boomer guys. . . and then maybe this thread would transorm into a viewing-ground for others amongst us who maintain these beloved household shrines to our favorite characters.
You are THE MAN, KidC! BE the leader! BE the trend-setter!!
Well then, it shall be what I intend to do this weekend. I don't have MUCH in terms of Hawkeye stuff (yet) but between the mini-bust, the MU figure, and a cool paperweight (Toys R Us has a series of Avengers paperweight figures, 8 figures who each come with a letter).
Now, once I get my Hawkeye tattoo, that'll be one heck of a picture.