Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

Adam@Home

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    I still say it should have been Jar-Jar that got run over.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    Boba Fett was cool … but should have had a better death scene.

  3. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, about 3 years ago

    Waitaminnit….kids actually PLAY with action figures?! They are not kept in pristine condition, never taken out of the box, seen only as ‘this is your college freshman payment, kid!’? Oh my heart leaps for joy, and I am not being sarcastic here – action figures are for action, driven headfirst into the sandbox on a heroic rescue mission, launched from slingshots across the yard simulating a zero-G environment, doused with the garden hose in a simulated thunderstorm, and other adventures. Sometimes my Barbies had to save my neighbor best friend’s GI Joe (back when he was 11.5 inches tall, not the 6 inch version) and vice versa. We made a good team in my neighborhood. I miss those days.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    When I was a kid, we had the Star Trek action figures. Molded hard rubber with little light blue molded phasers, tricorders and communicators. Used to get annoyed when my brother tossed them in the air and they broke. Fixed the joints (even as a kid seems like I was always repairing things, so I suppose it’s not strange my first career was in engineering until the infrastructure was tossed in the 90s), but eventually the things gave out and they were thrown away. About ten years ago, found out the scotty one was worth $300.

  5. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Like father, like son, or the other way around.


    (Nice little essay, emjaycee. Or should I say nice little SA, MJC?)

  6. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 3 years ago

    When I was a kid it was dolls for girls and the only action figures were “tin” soldiers often made of lead, which back then was only dangerous when used as bullets.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    I suspect more kids still play with their toys than collect. At least, that’s my observation of late. And like you, that’s as it should be. Even more hopeful is the fact that kids still use their imaginations when allowed to do so. It’s not inherent that kids are dronish techno junkies – it takes adults guide them along that path.

  8. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, about 3 years ago

    Now when he shows off the scar though, he can say that he got it in a battle with Boba Fett. OOhh, cooool!

  9. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    I used to have a Corgi toy of the Austin Mini from Goldfinger(hadn’t seen the movie, too young.) Played the crap out of it … lost it somewhere over the years.
    Found out later it would be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!

  10. edwincasco

    edwincasco said, about 3 years ago

    He lives in a totally delusional world. Laura and the kids seem to be dysfunctional and/or codependent pawns.

  11. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    And that’s what you get for leaving your toys out in the yard.

  12. Scyphi

    Scyphi said, about 3 years ago

    This concept of leaving toys out in the yard has always been a hard one for me, because I was never one to do that as a kid.

    Of course, I wasn’t ever really one to go outside much either.

  13. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, about 3 years ago

    Sounds like you have quite the imagination. I never had the imagination needed to play with dolls, I mean Action Figures. My younger brother had a Captain Maddox doll, I mean action figure, he seemed to enjoy it when his older brother was not around. (I wonder why).

  14. krisl73

    krisl73 said, about 3 years ago

    I’ve heard that part of the reason some of those action figures are worth so much is that most people do take them out of the box. So if no one played with them, they wouldn’t be worth all that much :)

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