Wednesday, September 04, 2013

"They Were Giants in Those Days..."

Sigh. I thought I was oh so clever with that title...and Walt Simonson used it in Thor already! Which is probably where I got it, I'm not sure I knew it was a biblical reference, but oh well.

Anyway, my girlfriend found Megator at a Big Lots a couple of weeks back, and was kind enough to suffer the shame of buying action figures for her shifty layabout boyfriend! (Actually, she's game to pick them up herself, since she claims that's faster than me doing it...) For ten bucks, he is a goodly lump of plastic, if slightly limited on the articulation front. Then again, our old friend Frostilicus, the Hasbro Marvel Universe Savage Frost Giant, has a couple of articulation hang-ups--his hips are blocked by his loincloth-thing, so mine stands a bit wide-legged.

The alternate heads for Megator are kind of nice, though. I know there were Masters fans who bought more than one to display both; or to army build. One giant, good. Two giants, better. Two giants at $10 a piece rather than $40 or whatever he cost originally, great! (I only have the one, right this moment, but he would be tempting if I saw another!)


Dale Bagwell said...

Ha ha, nice skit. Love how you made such a good use out of the other head there.
That alternative head deal is what toy makers should do more of. We already pay outrageous prices for the damn things, so throw us a friggin bone or something right?

And your gf actually buys you figures and doesn't complain about it? Keeper, K-E-E-P-E-R!

SallyP said...

Heh. Fantastic as usual. I'll bet that hammer DOES hurt like heck!