Saturday, February 20, 2010

Colossus falls down

I own a lot of action figures, mostly related to comic books. I used to display them all at once on every available shelf space in my apartment, but eventually it got to be too much to keep up with, so now I just display a few and every once in a while I rotate them out and display a few others.

A few weeks ago I removed a large, heavy figure of Colossus from the back room and set him up on top of one of the bookcases, but every few days I come home to this:

fallen colossus

That's not a bookcase. That's the floor. He doesn't always land the same way, but he keeps toppling from his perch, and I'm starting to think I might need to move him. In the meantime, though, I just keep standing him back up, and when I did it today after I got home from the grocery store I suddenly felt like taking pictures.

standing colossus

He doesn't look like he should fall down, right?

Jean Grey doesn't fall down:

phoenix

Ozymandias doesn't fall down:

ozymandias

Starman doesn't fall down:

Starman

The Human Torch doesn't fall down:

the human torch

Aquaman doesn't fall down:

aquaman (1)

but he does get this, "Get that camera out of my face!" look if you catch him in dim light:

aquaman (2)

Colossus, though... he falls down.

Maybe he just doesn't like heights.

5 comments:

Skald said...

Maybe he falls down cause he wants your attention. Just leave him on the floor next time to show him he can't play you like that.

strong cookie. said...

I agree with the above comment.

Teach him a lesson!

Suzanne said...

Hi Joel,
It's Suzanne Stambaugh here. I have joined the blogging world! I hope you are able to solve the Colossus mystery soon. I hope you will also consider becoming a "follower" of my blog. :)

Skald said...

::looks at the above comment:: Wha? Where did you come from random lady?

George said...

I'm glad to have met someone nerdier than me. I have a display of action figures (not dolls, Leonor, thanks) and I get filled with rage when I come home to an action-figure avalanche. The way I have them displayed -- in tiers -- helps with the unfortunate domino effect. E-mail me for a dorky photo of my New Frontier figures, including a custom Aquaman in that style.