Monday, June 29, 2009

Carnival Cruise 6/20/09-6/25/09

Well, I just got back from a 5 day cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. It was a great trip, mostly because I was visiting my "brother" and his wife who work as art auctioneers on the ship. For the purpose of the trip, I became related to a tall, slender, red-headed Canadian (and those who know me know that is pretty far away from being possible... but hey, no one cared and the cruise was REALLY cheap because I'm family... like they say, it's who you know!) But they are awesome people and my wife and I pretty much spent the majority of time with them... and Plasma Pheyden, Arcos Exellis and a custom figure Piglet cobbled together from a number of junkshop figures. I call him Malasada Exellis... don't ask... but enough of me kibitzing.. on to the pictures!

like a portal into the void...

Gotta love the airplane window!

"What are you exactly?"

yes, even they don't like it

behind the scenes shot

Yeah, BUOY!!! (sorry, won't happen again)

under the bridge downtown...

and right past the bridge...

I SWEAR there wasn't anything there when I took the photo!

just driving home the cruise factor...

"BAH! We laugh at your concept of "officers."

"I'm checking in..."

no, even interdimentional explorers aren't above the tourist shot.

More to come... these are only a few pictures from the first 3 days of a 5 day cruise! Just wait until I get to the snorkling shots!

Friday, June 19, 2009

I recently ordered some Junk Shop figures, because I wanted to have a few more before it went away permanently. Today, I get the mail, and this is what is waiting for me. Junk Shop BUILDMEN. I know.

I was stunned. Still am. Look at them

Also, because I had emailed Matt regarding his upcoming appearance on my weekly podcast Average Intelligence, I mentioned to him that I had to modify the Samus Aran I was building, because I underestimated which, and how many parts and colors I needed, specifically the orange bits and the gray connectors. Added in my order was this:

Matt Doughty is the greatest human alive

and here she is...

Also, while I am showing off, Here is my one-of-a-kind Suck Lord/Dead Presidents/Glyos mash up figure... I guess the Suck Lord would probably call him the Homo-Pheyden, or something subversive like that... My wife really liked it, as did I...

and... finally, the picture of one of my Custom Corp.. I traded the other for a standard Govurom... my beloved Beast-Nost (Beast-Phan?)

the card is numbered 24. And I love it. Don't hate me.

More photos to come... I should have even more photos to post, as next week is a PheyCation for me... and Plasma Pheyden and Arcos Exellis are coming along... Can't wait to show everyone more stuff!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Welcome to PheyCations!

Hello, my name is Nate, I have a yellow pencil... sorry... Introductions always feel like I'm trying to learn another language. I am called the JediCreeper... well, not really, but here I am.

I am a life long toy fan. Action figures have always been my thing (bet you can't guess my childhood favorite... hint, I chose the nick JEDI) (by the way, get used to parentheses and ellipses (the three periods) I use them a lot... see?

Late 2007, I was introduced to the Glyos System of action figures, created by Onell Designs, if you haven't already, go to I love those guys. I own a lot.

My wife loves to travel, and luckily, she likes to take me with her. (Yeah, I'm blessed). I will refer to my wife as Piglet here... but don't read too much into it. She's a Winnie the Pooh fan, he's her favorite, so that's the nick she usually goes by. Oh... I go on as many tangents as I do vacations.

In May of 2008, we took a long (15 night) Disney Cruise (we are both big Disney fans). To combat potential boredom, I brought two of my Glyos figures with me. Rothan Pheyden and Cyber Ghost Exellis (my favorites at the time). And a project, hobby and passion was born.

Specifically... because of this photo

And I fell even more in love with these guys. By the end of the 15 days, I had taken over 1000 pictures, and several hundred of these guys. Don't worry, I won't overload you in a day. Though, here's a couple more...

A novelty "big chair" photo

Hanging out

As soon as I could, I emailed some of my pictures to Matt Doughty, the mastermind behind Onell and Glyos. Just to show him He loved them. He was even so kind as to post a few (from my second trip) on HIS blog... here.

Since then, every vacation I've taken, I've brought two figures with me. And with Matt's urging I decided to share my pictures. And that's why this now exists. Welcome... there is much more to come!