Saturday, April 25, 2009

The first 'Piece Of The Action' blog!


Hello all! Thanks for stumbling upon my little corner of Trek nirvana! Hope you'll enjoy your visits here!


Since this is my first post, I'd like to explain what my goal is with this blog. I've been a fanboy pretty much all my life. I've been into Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Superheroes... pretty much anything in pop culture that has a geek annotation, I've been into it. But my all time fav? Star Trek, The Original Series. I could go on and on about my love of the series, but this is just an intro blog and I think you'll pretty much 'get' that in future posts...


Anyways... back in the 90's, I discovered this wonderful thing called an 'internets' where I could find different webistes devoted to things I loved. A G.I. Joe site! A Batman site! A Sectaurs site! TONS of Star Wars sites! I became a regular poster on forums (I still go by the name Sallah on just about every board I've ever visited) and I fancied myself an expert at knowing which sites had the best info. There were a ton of sites devoted to my favs to choose from (especially for Star Wars related news...)...except Star Trek. That was disappointing... Especially now. I've pretty much called it quits on everything non-Trek related in my old age. since that's all I'm into now, it would be nice to have a few different sites to pop into each day...


Now, none of that is to say there aren't some good Trek sites out there! Trektoy.com is a great one... it's got one of the only trek devoted forums out there. Awesome site. Another is trekmovie.com. That site deals mostly with news on the upcoming film, but you still get some toys related news on there too. There are a few others, but nothing else I've found fits the bill of what I'd like to see...


You ever visit Adam Pawlus' galactichunter.com? Yeah, well I do. Even though my love of Star Wars pretty much died with the prequels, I still pop in every now and then just to check out his awesome recurring article 'Figure Of The Day'. Every day (every single day!) he chooses one figure out of the HUGE amount of Star Wars figures made and spotlights it. He shows a pic of the figure, and writes a rundown on what the figures like. Awesome stuff. Every time I read it, I think to myslef "man, it sure would be cool if there was a site like this for Star Trek"....


So that's what I'm doing here. I'm going to try and copy that as best I can. Will I post a new spotlight every day? Nah, probably not. I just don't have it in me. I'll try and squeeze in at least 1 or 2 a week though. Will I give a grading review of the stuff I spotlight (much like mwctoys.com, another great toy site)? Nope. I absolutely love stuff like the Playmates Trek line, so any grade I give a figure is automatically biased. I'm just going to show you the item, tell you a little bit about it, and let you make the judgement calls yourself. Will this blog cover all areas of Star Trek (like Next Gen, Deep Space Nine, etc.)? Probably not for awhile at least. My Trek is TOS, so this blog will cover that mostly. Will it only focus on toys?Star Trek doesn't have anywhere near the number of figures that Star Wars has to space the blog out for as long as possible, you'll see lots of different spotlights on here. Toys, customs, halloween costums, books, comics, cards...pretty much whatever I feel like writing about that day. Surprises rule.


So that's about it. I promise future entries won't be quite this wordy. Thanks for coming aboard!


-James

4 comments:

  1. Dude ---- your blog ROCKS. I'm in the process of collecting the Playmates TOS figures, and your blog has been a great companion along the way. So... thanks. And hey --- your little Mugatu (Mugato? Gumato?) is priceless. :-)

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  2. Great blog! It's made me nostalgic for all my old Playmate figures and, thanks to you, I have a new found appreciation for them. Love the DST stuff, but there's something about the elegant simplicity of those old 4.5 inch guys.

    Ah, eBay beckons. Keep up the great work!

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