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Hey party people, it’s blog time. This time I thought I’d talk about toys. As you may recall, I’ve talked about being a kid of the 70’s and revering Mego toys as the best of the decade. I still own the Batcave and their other great superhero toys (all very well played with). One toy I never had, though a neighbor of mine had at least one, was the World Greatest Super-Knights collect from Mego. It was the typical great Mego 8-inch figure, but these guys came with armor(!), shields (!), and swords (holy crap swords!). I long marveled at my neighbor’s Mego knight, but no good parent gets their kid everything! I also believe they were fairly rare, as I don’t recall seeing them in a store.

Now, fairly recently I discovered, someone was remaking these toys!?

How insane (yet awesome) is that! But seriously, I’m grown man, I’d want them all (because I’m fanboy), I don’t have room for every toy collection I’d like to have and they were fairly expensive. So instead of buying them, as I’m a responsible adult, I just gushed about them!

Enter my loving wife, Sandra. One thing that is really nice about our relationship is, while we are both normal well adjusted adults, we each encourage the other not to be! So when my birthday rolled around, what did she get me? All five knights! King Arthur (in what now would be considered fruity purple tights), Lancelot, Galahad (his illegitimate son), Ivanhoe (who is really a parody of knights, didn’t anyone ever read the book!?) and the evil Black Knight (thou there never really was an evil Black Knight of heroic knights of yore).

Here’s a photo of the gang on my bookshelf, all looking rather boss, if I do say so myself. Since Arthur (although a badass in combat himself) isn’t really dress for combat, I’ve given his sword (not really Excalibur looking) to the Black Knight. That way he can look extra menacing with two blades. The one bad thing I’ll say about the figures is their ‘chainmail’ undergarments are really tight. Like they are a size or two too small. So the knights are barely more properly, so I did make them all mine (sorry purists) by cutting slits in their armpits. The slits aren’t that noticeable, and now they can raise their arms, so I’m good with it.

Oh to be eight years old again, fighting the good fight in the backyard garden. While the Mego figures might not look as well sculpted as current action figures, the current ones are often nowhere near as ‘playable’ as the Mego ones!

All right, that’s all for now, I’ll see you next week with a new Captain Rocket cartoon!

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