Today I thought I’d do something different and share a little bit of my toy photography.
Being a kid of the 80s I grew up watching amd playing with toys like He-Man, Star Wars and GI Joe. Amongst other things like toy soldiers and matchbox cars too.
In the 90s, when I was in my teens, I sold off 99% of my toys at a market and probably spent the money on cheap booze and concert or movie tickets.
Fast forward twenty odd years and I regret selling them. Partly because some of those toys are worth a fair bit now. For example the original and complete He-Man with the original and complete battle cat fetches up to $7000.
However, I mostly wish I hadn’t have sold them so that I still had them for nostalgic and sentimental reasons.
I was lucky enough to have a few good friends at school and I had (have) to awesome older sisters but being lost in my own imagination with my collection of toys were some of my favourite times as a kid.
So, all these years later, I’ve started collecting some of the toys again. I won’t get all of everything, even though it’s tempting, because my future plan is to live in a tiny home and be quite minimalistic BUT I’ll need a nice wooden shed for my beloved miniature hobby of course hehe.
Obviously, and despite what some of you might think, I don’t actually play with the toys haha. Well I might do a few Pew Pew Pew’s now and then. No, what I do like to do is take insitu photos of them, just like I do with the miniatures.
It’s good fun and I like to, almost, tell a story with the photos. As some of you know I very much enjoy photography but it’s a long stretch to call myself a photographer haha.
Anyway, from time to time, I thought I’d share some of what I do on this here blog.
I’m a huge fan of Star Wars and the recent Mandalorian Series has been absolutely phenomenal to watch. Needless to say I felt compelled to get my hands on my very own Mando and his little friend Grogu (baby Yoda who isn’t actually Yoda but he is of the same species… I know I just lost some of you haha).
So here are some snaps of Mando.
I think toy photography is a lot of fun and sort of ties in with the miniature hobby. I even plan on painting some figures to look dirty or battle damaged.
Good or Bad news?
I’m in lockdown for a week (might end up being longer, not sure yet).
Good because it means I’ll definitely get the Fembruary Treehouse Diorama completed in the next few days I suspect.
Bad because I’m not working and as it’s my own business no work means no income BUT I survived two months last time so I’m not worried.
Obviously the bigger picture is that we jumped on it quickly this time and, really, we haven’t been hit nearly as hard as Italy, the UK and the US etc. So lockdown doesn’t bother me at all.
Apparently the mutant strain of the coronavirus has hit our shores but, like I said, we’ve jumped on it a lot quicker this time. Hopefully we can squish the problem quickly and efficiently.