After months, even years, of trying to be disinterested in any new toys on the shelves, a combination of watching the new Transformers cartoon along with many conversations with the well-informed Uncle has led me down the garden path at last.
I'm finding that the Transformers Classics series, which has been recently released and will serve as a bridge between the Cybertron line, and the forthcoming movie toys, is really delightful. Not only is it focusing on the original characters, and their original look, but they are well made and look good in all forms, as has been more and more the theme these days.
To make matters worse, I've even realized that the Sigma6 figures are pretty cool too, and am now kicking myself for not getting more of them while they were still on the shelves! Well, I need only look at the various sparse directories in the Toy section of the Preserve to remember what my true goals are, but it is somewhat nice to remember that new toys can be excellent as well.
In other news, I did manage to complete that novel contest, and finished my 50,000 word manuscript several days before the end of November. I still need to proofread it, and then it will be available on line for anyone who has the patience to wade through it.
I have finally spent the time to set up the archives for the Preserve journal. They are organized by month, and are also searchable by random string, in the left hand column at the bottom.
Posted by charlie on December 6th 2006