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Wink Fun

I recently got a review published on the new website Wink Fun.  Wink Fun is a spinoff of Wink Books.  Wink Books provides short reviews of “remarkable books that belong on paper.” I have purchased a half dozen of these books for myself based on their reviews.  Wink Fun does for cool toys and games what Wink books does for cool books.

You can find my review of Ca$h ‘n Guns on page 2 of the site or on the Board Game page. Look for this picture.


Hopefully this won’t be my last review to show up there as I like writing about cool toys and games.  And now that I see they are carrying reviews of magic tricks . . . sweet!

So head over there to read what I say about Ca$h ‘n Guns, one of my family’s favorite games. And stick around to read about all the other cool things there.  It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping.

Action Figure Norman Rockwell – Halloween

Did you ever start a project, maybe one that you thought was a little strange, but that you thought would work?  And then after working on it for a while, you think, this is ridiculous.  But you keep working on it.  And as it’s almost done, you think, yeah, this was a stupid idea from the beginning, so you abandon the project.  But you don’t really clean it all up, but instead leave it sitting there.  And a couple days later you think, well, this could work, so you work on it a bit more, only to realize that the project is completely dumb.  But you’re almost finished so you figure, what the heck, and you finish the stupid thing.  Has that ever happened to you?

Well it happened to me. I had all these old action figures in various states of disrepair.  And I thought their service to their country doesn’t have to be over.  They still have something to contribute, these all-American heroes.  That was it.  All-American.  You know who else is all-American?  Norman Rockwell.  One of my grandparents had a big mostly full-color coffee table book filled with Norman Rockwell paintings.  I loved that book.  That guy could really tell a story with just one picture.  Also, it was a fascinating and nostalgic look into America’s past.  So it was clear.  The connection between action figures and Norman Rockwell was obvious.  I was surprised no one had thought of it before.  I discussed it with the fellas, and they were up for it. And then I started to work on it, and well, the best laid plans and all that.

But I finished it, and against my better judgement, I present it to you here.  The first one is Rockwell’s. The next one is a couple of the guys doing their best to spread the Halloween spirit.





the fellas

The guys want to make this a monthly feature.  I’m not so sure.  Happy Halloween everyone!