Review: Figma Link DX

I think I’m on a bit of a fantasy kick lately. The Mythic Legions figures didn’t quite satiate my fantasy craving. They’re awesome figures, but they’re also fairly large and heavy. I want a figure that is easy to grab and carry along, or easy to pop in a container and …

Building A Hulk

I’ve been on a big Incredible Hulk kick lately, which surprises me as I normally am not that much of a fan of the Hulkster.  However he seems to be tickling my muse, so I am running with it.  I recently watched Thor Ragnarok with my son, and I was …

Pause And Give Thanks

Today in the United States of America is Thanksgiving.  A national holiday where Americans pause and give thanks for the good things in their lives – family and friends, food and cheer. During Thanksgiving it is common for people to list things they have been thankful for during the previous year. …

From Toys to Opportunitoys

I was asked to be a speaker at the FanX Salt Lake City Comic Convention at this years September event held September 4-6, 2018.  FanX is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, comic convention in the USA. It happens every year at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake …

Free is never free

Social media isn’t free. There is an actual, real and concrete cost to social media. Not the typical metaphorical costs often mentioned like time away from family, unnecessary screen time, privacy costs etc. I’m talking about real dollars and cents (or your equivalent currency). Free is never free If you …

Project Romanticism

I love photography projects. Or, to be honest, what I really love is starting photography projects. Because while I always have a project or two (or three) in the works, I don’t think I’ve ever really finished one. And that usually means not posting the photos at all…

Windows to the Soul

In a recent post Brett discussed evoking emotion and the complications with using faceless toys to convey any kind of feeling. A particular point he made that fired my thought process was the common adage: “the eyes have it”. They are the window to the soul. Now although Brett was …

Where does the magic reside?

Everyone has their own reasons to photograph toys. But where does the magic reside? Does it reside in recreating your favorite scenes from iconic movies? Or maybe it happens when you delve deep and pull from your own experience? Maybe you believe the magic resides in creating your own stories …