Monday, March 26, 2007
Bob and Lana have commented on my Steve McQueen action figure. I think Sid had awhile ago, and I probably answered him. Actually, its Lt. Frank Bullitt, one of the characters McQueen is best known for, and I purchased him at a place called Suncoast Video in Ford City Mall, where everything always seems to be marked down. They have the best selection of action figures, most of which I buy for my nieces, Disney tie-ins or Jack Skellington and Sally from NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. I had Marv from SIN CITY once until the dog thought he was a chew toy, and I still have Hartigan, the Bruce Willis character, only he is missing a hand, something you really don't want to be checking dog crap for. I bought Frank not just for his cool outfit, the blue turtleneck under the leather jacket, but because his gun is always point at me, forcing me to write. That's the plan, at least. So, Bob and Lana, anybody else curious, go online and look up McFarlane Toys, he is putting out the cooleest stuff for people that are Bob's, Sid's, and my own age (though you young'uns like etain and steve malley might need to be hitting wikipedia about now). If only I can see a line of Robert Mitchum figures, Rev. Harry Powell from NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, Max Cady from CAPE FEAR, Jim Garry in BLOOD ON THE MOON (possibly the only crime noir western ever made), I could go on and on. "Would you like me to tell you the little story about the right hand/left hand?" Oh, and a Richard Kimble figure would be great, as well. (Oh, and I'm sporting a Jesse Ventura hairstyle the next few days, for those curious).