Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Controversial Thursday- Bad boys whatcha gonna do?

I don't get it.  WHY?  We got visited last year with 25 cops and they closed us down for not paying a license on time.  We paid this year's...Yet what happens?  Instead of CHECKING their records to see if we paid they have to send cops in again to check our paperwork!  Any idea of how Messed up is Mexico?  Anyone?  That they don't know who has paid their license and who has not?
 Really?  I mean really?
 There were more cops behind me as I took this shot.  Around 10 in all this time.  At least it was cut in half from the year before.  Last year was 25 or so.
 They stopped traffic to do this.  Ridiculous!
Police state anyone?  If they HAVE our papers down at the county office that says we paid our license this year WHY in the hell do they do this?  To scare the bar owners?  Our taxes pay their damned salary!  All it does is scare customers and us.  Period.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

MORE ADVENTURES WITH BARNYARD ANIMALS!

What have I been doing lately?  Trying to stay afloat!  I have not been able to go to the flea market etc. because I have massive bills to pay.  Priorities!
 But we did get to go on a trip out yonder and got this blondie horse pic.
 And this VERY shy donkey.  She kept walking away from me if I came near her.
 This is common out yonder.  Some type of water thingie.  It is not a pool but for the animals.
 This little cow was tied on the side of the road.  I mooooed at her but I got nothing but a hardy look.
 When people think of Mexico in the U.S. they do not think of shots like these.  Beautiful huh?
 That ain´t no bull!
 I was very happy to get to hang outside some.  It is nice once in awhile to get away from Monster Cafe and enjoy God´s scenery.
Even got a pic of this here jackrabbit.  He is right in the middle thinking he hid from us.

I hope my situation changes soon and I can get back to figure collecting and playset making.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

WHY AM I FASCINATED BY ANIMALS OF A BARNYARD NATURE?

 The horse almost came inside the window.  I think I love them because I was raised in the city all my life.  Not even a dog or a cat I had!
Little goats.  The kid that was tending all of these was too shy to be on camera.  I LOVE the Mexican people!  So humble etc.

I want to someday purchase a farm out here and raise animals of my own.  It would be paradise.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CUSTOM-APOCALYPSE AND THE NWO!

I had 3 Rick Steiners I picked up 8 years ago.  So I decided to pick one and do a what if.  WHAT IF Rick Steiner joined the NWO?  So there he is.  Then I had Ray fix Apocalypse.
They both came out very well.  I am very happy.

Friday, August 18, 2017

PULGAS SCORE 6- 2 figs!

Wifey is not letting me collect because we have bills to pay...but she let me pick up two figures this past week.
He had a Primal Rage white monkey that I kinda wanted..but he wanted too much money for it.  BUT...with that said, glad I got these two.  I HATE the playmates TMNT figures from the eighties.  They are cartoony and not my taste. Hell I even hate the story.  Radiation on turtles is just a stupid concept. This newer series takes itself a little more seriously.  Shredder here looks cool.  And I LOVE the articulation.

JLU Green Arrow-  I debated to get this or not because I would rather have the Super Powers version but really...what are the frickin odds of getting an SP version in my lifetime.  So I bit the bullet and got this one.  Gotta have Ray make a quiver and bow and arrow someday.

Would love to find more JLU down here.  I am already mixing my SP Superman with them.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MONSTER MASK COLLECTION DEGRADATION!

I had heard horror stories of the rubber mask degrading over time...but had not witnessed it before firsthand...
Look at Dracula and Franky above!
The wolfman is almost destroyed totally.  I bought these masks in 2009 and hung them up in Monster Cafe all those years.  But now....

Who can I call?

RAY to the rescue!
 He quickly in one week stuffed them with paper mache and colored them to look right.  He added eyes to the eyeless Franky and Wolfy to the left.
 I mounted them above the display case.  Much better there!
Oh yeah.  Now the traffic that goes by can see them better.  Way to go Ray!
 Just a cool shot I took of the cafe signs.
 Our huge Wolfman sign.  So impressive!
Or original Frankenstein sign.  Wow.  8 and a half years and counting.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MONSTER CAFE NEW BARANDALAS!

What is a barandala?  Hell if I know.  But that is what my wifey calls them.
 They are hanging signs outside.  I love using these images.  From my favorite horror record from my youth.  The Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman record by Power Records.
Here is the other one on the corner.  I love love love them.

Friday, August 4, 2017

NOSFERATU IS HOME! NEW DRAWING!

My Wifey thought this over with Ray.  I had no part of it.  But the cafe needed a little something after all these years.  Wifey wants to fix a little of the cafe.  It needs attending to.  So no more action figures for awhile I am afraid.  Wifey has put a moratorium on me for a few months.  HAHA
 Oh man.  Ray nailed it.  He looks so terrifying!
 This is where it is in relation to the cafe.
The man himself!  Thanks mi amigo!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

MONSTER CAFE NEW FLYER

I accidently printed it out on Orange.  I just love this classic halloweeny look.

I have some more bloggery to do.  Hopefully I will get to it one day.  But my readership has basically died.  I was having 50 people view down to 12.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

PULGAS GARFIELD GLASSES

Found these two Mcdonald goodies at the pulgas sometime ago.
Glad to even find glasses down here.  I don´t feel as isolated as I once did without my culture.   I found these both at different times and years.  Pretty cool!  I wonder if I will ever find the rest down here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

RAY FIXES MORE THINGS!

Ray came through like a champ to repair more toys.
Soloman Grundy from the Batman Brave and the bold line.  I HATED those holes all over him.  I had Ray fill them in and paint them.
Exodus got a white cape.  Now he looks complete to me.  I left off those silly wings he had.
 Krule was missing his hair with the spike ball on the end.  Ray did a great job IMO.  I hate incomplete figures.
 Apocalypse had his tubes inserted....now he can have kids!
And finally the horn for the Disney Marvel PVC Rhino figure!  It is just a little longer than normal but looks awesome!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

PULGAS SCORE 5!

YES!  We managed another trip to the flea market a month later.  Got some more goodies.  Collection is growing by leaps and bounds.  I don´t feel so isolated as I did when I first moved here.  I would actually get jealous of people´s collections.
From left to right top first.

1. Toybiz J. Jonah Jameson- I don´t think the kids know who this guy is which works as a plus for me.  Finally got my JJJ back!  He is missing his vest.  Not going to care one iota.

2. GI JOE Sgt. Savage?- I have no idea.  I liked them when they came out in 1996 but only had the two villains.  Never bought one of the joes.  I like this guy.  He could be a SHIELD agent with a proper paint job.

3. Toybiz Cable 1- LOVE finding this guy!  He was my go to Cable figure back in the day.  Gotta have Ray make him a big gun.  And the pic you cannot tell but his karate chop fingers are broken off.  Ray can restore them though.

4, Mcfarlane´s Freak- I originally had him years ago as a serial killer ALA Mr. ZsasZ for Batman to fight.  He came naked of course as most figures do in Mexico.  Gotta find some knives for him.

5. Bruce Wayne George Clooney- For some reason I got a Batman clone storyline in my head brewing.  I think I have all of the Bruce Wayne´s now except the animated one.

6. Toybiz Sunspot- Love having him back!  Only missing Rictor, Domino, Cannonball now to complete the team of the X-Force.  Missing all of the villains however too though.

7. Blackstar Demons- HOLY CRAP!  I found TWO of these!  So fricking stoked!  I would get so jealous of ones finding these on other blogs etc....Now I have two!  I am done with this line now.

8. Toybiz mini Beast- Thought he would look great on top of the ole TV.  He looks just like the 2003 Toybiz Marvel Legends version.

9.  Disney PVC Vision- I am finding these down here!  Got Hawkeye, Rhino, and now the Vision.  Again, another TV topper.  I really want Doc Ock, Sandman, and the Juggernaut though.

10. Kenner Micheal Keaton Batman-  I almost had the whole collection back in 89-90.  Loved them.  This one actually had his cape.  I was stunned!  The one I want the most from this line is
Shadow wing Batman.  I remember you would squeeze his legs together and his arms popped out while holding his cape.  Loved that figure back in the day.

11. Gi Joe snowjob- My first vintage GI JOE I have ever found down here!  This is great.  Should I have Ray make skis etc.?  Don´t answer that.  Of course I will!

P.S.  Found 6 Wildcat figures down here from Playmates...but the guy saw an American and tried to charge me $7 each for them.  That is a huge price to pay for toys in Mexico IMO. It probably would be a fair price in the U.S. but I make my money in pesos.  So...  I left them.  It would have been $49 dollars for all.

Loving it down here.  Back when I first moved here there was ONE person selling action figures.  Now there are 4 or 5 sellers.  The odds are better I will find my stuff now.  Life is good.  There were other things I would have bought but I desperately want to finish these collections first.  I.E. Toybiz Marvel, Hasbro WWF etc.  They had the two headed Cobra by Chap Mei that I wanted badly, but older figures must come first.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

WWF CUSTOM RIGHT TO CENSOR!

The right to censor was a faction of wrestlers that appeared on RAW in 2000.  It was the WWF´s attempt at mocking the PTC or Parent Teacher Council I believe which was actively against the WWF for it´s risque content at the time.

The group originally consisted of former risque wrestlers that turned over a new leaf and wanted to be ¨correct¨on TV.  Val Venis and the Godfather...Fans didn´t care for it much and the idea was shelved a few months later.

I had 4 figures I didn´t know what to do with.  They didn´t excite me at all.  I decided to throw these four guys in MY version of the Right to Censor.  When you have wrestlers in a faction, it instantly makes them more valuable.  At least to me.

Snitsky, Marcus Cor Von, Sylvester Turkey, and Mike Knox led by Steven Richards is my version of the Right to Censor.

Thanks to Rosy for sewing these bad boys.  Now I have a new group to feud with my faces.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

REPAIRS-HUSH,EL SANTO,BLOWTORCH, ETC.

JUST about finished my entire action figure collection in little repairs.  Here is the latest batch.
 Found this Hush figure down here ages ago.  But the bottom part of his trenchcoat was ripped off.  I had Ray make a new one.
 The cannon on top of this GI Joe little roadster was gone as well.  Ray made me a new one.  It almost looks authentic no?  He also did Blowtorch´s gun.
I wasn´t quite happy with the first Scorpion King ax.  Ray very nicely, made a new one.  This one looks better.
 Also found the Toybiz Marvel Ahab down here.  Ray made a new spear for him to track down those dirty mutants!  Or convert them into hounds.  If you have read Days of Future present, you know what I am talking about.
Finally...These are all over the place in Mexico.  Little hard plastic masked wrestlers.  Wifey and I were shopping in a grocery store when I found this guy on a shelf next to plants.  I think a little kid was playing with him and it was his.  They do not sell these in the stores.  I decided to free him.  Had Ray paint him up like El Santo the famous Mexican luchador.  He will have a place on my TV.

More is to come soon.  Another batch of fixes.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

CUSTOM MU 3.75 FLAGSMASHER!

Had this Captain Britain laying around.  I bought it before I knew of the existence of the more accurate one.  So I looked at all villains that looked like him.  Flagsmasher was the logical choice.
Marvel Universe are no longer being delivered to Mexico.  Oh well.  So I gotta make do right?

Cap is on him like stank!  Glad I could do something with this figure I otherwise would have never used.

Friday, June 16, 2017

RAY´S MONSTER CAFE KNICKKNACKS

So unbeknowest to me, my wifey has been giving Ray some broken glasses and mugs we had to create art from in the Monster Cafe.  And I LOVE IT!

It was just a regular skull mug we bought at party city and Ray painted it up swell.
This was a small beer glass and Ray created a shrunken head in it.  Everytime I look at it I think of Beetlejuice.
 This next one is inspired.  It looks like a brain is coming out of an old wine glass.
The eyeball on the side is a great touch.
 I thought Ray was going to just paint this straight up. A red and white coke glass...
But then he arrived with it having foam and a straw!  So frickin cool.  It reminds me of that floating food you can buy that is made of plastic some specialty stores have.