The drummer from Floatwood Mac as dubbed by @tuskenmilkbar! I love it! || Alternate angle and horizontal framing. Probably should have posted this one last night. || A BTS story: This was an absolute bear to shoot. Got my Muppets/Animal drum kit out first but it was too small. Then got Metallica drum kit out (after looking for it for 37 freakin minutes!). It too doesn’t scale as well as I would like it to but I ran with it. Then I couldnt find @virgils_stuff dio, how do you lose a dio? But I did find it eventually. Mosquitos was out in full force and my Deep Woods bug spray wasn’t work out in my garage. *itchy-scratchy* Then I realized I had no drum sticks as the drum sticks for Animal & Lars are affixed to their hands- was going to try toothpicks but we had none. I found a Halloween skeleton and I broke the legs off to create bone drum sticks. 🤷🏼♂️ Then his hands wouldn’t hold them so I used “Dashes” sticky stuff to adhere them. Then Pennywise was not wanting to sit on the stole with his near immovable plastic clown skirt. Then the drums kept falling over and I was/am super fearful that any drummer would chastise me for how I set up the drums. Once set up I played with the lighting forever. Then tried to use atmosphere aerosol which I didn’t think worked very well. I took a ton of shots and posted the one I thought I liked last night. Today I thought I kinda liked this one better. Neither are that great- I know. It was such a long trip to try to make this image that I had to post the shot (twice? 🤷🏼♂️) Sometimes it’s about documenting the journey not worrying about what ppl think of your subpar work (although I do, I’m human)... So here is yet ANOTHER #Pennywise photo because I know you can’t get enough of this guy. 😅😬 • #nvrmoretoypics#ohiotoykick#it#neca • Thanks to @_ms.martinez for the inspiration from one of her recent posts! Check out her superb toy photography photos.
It’s that time again! The time to look back at your month and remember the good times we had playing with our awesome toys!!
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Everyone please participate! I’ll tag some on my photo but EVERYONE is tagged! #NvrmoreToyPics#OhioToyKick
On G+ the challenge for the month is to take a photo of your favorite toy. I don’t have a “thee” favorite toy, just like I don’t have a fav between my 2 kids. I do have a favorite character though and the reasons are deeper than its sculpted and photographic qualities. Over the years my fav has been Spider-Man. Spidey figures are normally super-articulated and thus very emotive. Many different “versions” of Spider-Man (see #Spiderverse ) means immense variety for shooting. The reason he is a fav though is I love reading Spider-man comics, he was written as a very relatable character for me: self-doubt, real problems, and his age, at a time comics meant the most to me. He, as a fictional character, is one that helped me thru tough times and mentored me on how to deal with life’s problems. Not that I didn’t have real people in my life to help me too. LOL.
One year, I was maybe 14; I’m in my comic reading prime but not really into toys as much. Weeks before Christmas my siblings and I find a stash of presents. In the mix is a 3-pack of Marvel’s Secret Wars action figures. Daredevil, Captain America, and the black costumed Spider-Man! The Spidey was beautiful with its five-points of articulation and that black plastic glossy sculpt. Trouble was afoot though! One of my step-sisters told me it was for my 5 year old step-brother, NOT FOR ME!!! I was upset! Oh the drama! But there was a happy ending, on Christmas morning it was wrapped with my name on it, a joyous moment. I asked my dad about it later in life and he said my step-mom DID think it was better suited for her 5 year old son but my dad convinced her that with my love of comics it was more suited for me. The Captain America figure was lost over time. Daredevil was given as a gift to someone who loves DD immensely just a few years ago. But that Spidey is still in my possession and featured in this image. I present to you, my Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars *black costumed* Spider-Man (held by my most recently purchased black costumed Spidey). #NvrmoreToyPics#Toy_Photographers#OhioToyKick#toy_photographers_favouritetoy#spiderman#secretwars#80s#backinblack#webofspiderman#amazingspiderman#asm