Saturday, December 14, 2013

All I want for Christmas is toys

It seems as though Christmas is tomorrow and that I am late. I realize I am not really. The Superhero Nativity is never late.

I finally have everybody to choose from (mostly, one more box), so gathering the visitors was like Christmas. The Big Three return, as do Santa and the Humble-Bumble and Yukon Cornelius. The others, from the right:

We start with Buffy, making a triumphant return to the nativity. She, of course, will be valuable in fighting the forces of evil Jesus is destined to face, like those jackass money changers. She also represents the parable of Lost Sheep. She was lost for years, but I never gave up and bought another. I kept looking, meaning every so often I asked Mom if she had seen a bunch of action figures. Finally, it paid off. She also represents the kind of partnership that we all need in life. I lost her stand, but all was not lost. She fits well on an unused Speed Racer stand.

Freakenstein the Gorgonite from Small Soldiers is next. He can portray any needed animals, I am sure. Plus, the Gorgonites' noted pacifism fits in with the Christmas message.

As opposed to our next figure, Alien Spawn. I don't follow Spawn but am quite confident he is not peaceful. I realize that judging Spawn to be violent by his looks is the very prejudice the Gorgonites faced, but I am sticking to my judgment.

Pops Racer will be there the manger breaks or there are other needed repairs. Joseph could repair them sure, but he is probably busy. Plus, Pops can do wondrous stuff.

I am not sure the Humble-Bumble and Yukon Cornelius will be regulars, but I just noticed they were in last year, so ...

Kid Flash is one of my more valuable figures. Or he would be if he had his own boots (he is wearing Batgirl's boots) and if the main game we used to play with his type of figure was not sliding them down fishing line from a second floor window and trying to knock them off the line into a bucket of mud. As it is, he is just a nice reminder of youth and our friend Robert, the true owner of Kid Flash.

Finally, Darth Maul. His light saber will provide light in the manger, but really he made the cut to allow me to take a stand: The Star Wars prequels don't hold a candle to the originals -- bad dialogue, creepy romance (I never got over Padme meeting Anakin as a little boy), Jar-Jar, Hayden Christensen. But you also get pod races, Darth Maul, Yoda fighting, awesome light saber fights, the battles involving Clone Troopers. They're fun.

Not as much fun as Superhero Nativities ...

Here are the ones from 2007,  2008200920102011 and 2012. These posts also have some background. And God must be amused by this because I have not been struck down yet.


Danger Kitten said...

Of course he hasn't struck you down .. you continue to delight and amaze him too much, you silly bastard. :) Merry Christmas!

Matt Trott said...

Delight, amaze, curse now and then. It's almost Yule, yeah!

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