Tag Archives: Action Figures

Archery Practice


Though I’m a fan of archery and kicked ass at it back when I was in high school, I’m not talking about my own archery practice here.


I’m talking about Link.  He’s known to be proficient in many weapons (those of you that enjoy the Legend of Zelda games know this well); the bow being one of them.

Link's Archery Practice


As my Link figure only came with his sword and shield (and interchangeable hands), I had to make his bow.  Go me!  Now Link can reach those pesky enemies from a distance!




Until next time…







What In Hyrule…!?

By now my more frequent readers know well that I’m a nerd/geek/intellectual badass, call it what you will. I’m an avid reader, gamer, and collector of nerdy stuff like action figures. And, by now, my readers know that I like to take some figures along with me when I hike and insert them into scenes around me which I then photograph (as evidenced by my images of Martin McGnome and his family).


Well, I have a new character that I’ve added to my action figure arsenal. I’m sure some of you out there who are into video games will recognize him.


He’s the Hero of Hyrule. The Hero of Time. I’m talking, of course, about Link from the Legend of Zelda!


I recently took Link on a trip to my go-to hiking spot, Quoddy Head State Park. About a half a mile down the coastal trail (it feels much farther when you hike it though) is a spot I’ve talked about and photographed countless times called Green Point. The day I went, Green Point was covered in cool rock stacks, Cairns as they’re known in the hiking circle (it’s a cool circle, you should join it if you’re not already a member!).


While photographing some of the rock stacks on their own, I saw a super cool shot forming in my head. Then, while my hiking partner (my mother) went off to check something out a few yards away, I got to work setting up the shot with Link.


Voila! It looks like something straight out of a Legend of Zelda game! At least, it does to me!



What in Hyrule...?



You can almost hear what Link’s thinking (as he’s mute in the games, but if you‘re a gamer you already knew that) as he looks out over the landscape he needs to traverse on whatever quest was laid out before him…
“What in Hyrule…?” Sorta like an “Oh crap, I have to cross this!?”

See? Told ya I’m a nerd. [^_^]



Anyway, expect to see more from Link. He’s already making himself at home in my action figure arsenal.


Until next time…



Fun With Action Figures…Round 2


Those of you that read my blog on a regular basis (thank you for that, by the way! d_[^_^]) have undoubtedly seen a few photos of mine with toys as the subject. Ninjas, action figures, dragons, faeries….


Why do I do this? Well, the answer is simple.


Because it’s fun!


These photos can range from completely planned out/staged to utterly random. Usually, they take place while I’m out hiking or walking on the beach.


Recently, I was walking on the beach (yes, I still walk on the beach in winter…if the weather’s nice), and I had my collection of faeries with me. As I was walking along, I happened to look down at just the right moment and noticed a G.I. Joe type army figure in desert style gear. I decided to take the little fella home and as I was heading back toward my car, the sun was setting behind me and an idea struck.


I thought, it’d be interesting to do a shot or two of this army dude walking off into the sunset with the beach sand as a “desert”. So, I tried it, even making a little line of footprints behind him…



Soldier in the Desert



Then, I decided to add one of my faeries to the mix. My thought for this wasn’t a soldier walking along with a faerie, but a soldier walking along with a little girl dressed as a faerie. The message in that one? Well, I’ll let you glean whatever you’d like from it (but please share your thoughts, I’d love to hear…er…read them!).



Soldier with Little Girl in Faerie Costume



These photographs won’t be winning any awards, I know, but they’re still cute (in my opinion at least) and fun to make.



Until next time…