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Polar Lights Model Kits: Be Careful What You Wish For.

posted by JamieH 11:14 AM
Friday, January 20, 2012

I had just completed writing my congressman about SOPA when I received the following message to my last blog post…

Jamie – It’s been 6 weeks since there was anything new here. Can you tell us what you got for Christmas? Screen shot of your work desk? Throw us a bone, please!

I had just been saying I needed to do a new blog post. How could I deny a request like that? 6 weeks? I’ve got no excuses other than the usual… Just been busy. Can’t help that. Anyway, here I am now.

I’ll figure out something more substantial to write about soon but I’m going to fulfill that request with this post.

For Christmas, I mostly received books and movies. Generally through the year I don’t buy much for myself other than a monthly batch of comics so usually by Christmas I have to go through the painful process of determining my wish list. My wife and family usually do right by me. This year, I got the following Blurays- Sucker Punch (still don’t get what people don’t like about it. It has everything a 3 year old boy should be looking for in a flick), Inception, Limitless, Alien box set, The Matrix, Goodfellas, Independence Day (apparently the worst movie I personally enjoy) and 300. I got books by and about Syd Mead, Raymond Loewy, Andrew Loomis, Alien Vault, making of Blade Runner, 41 American illustrators, an overview of the top fashion illustrators, and a novel length comic named, Habibi. I got an awesome looking Gundam kit. I can’t remember his name but he’s got a Gatling gun and rocket pack. I’m sure there was much more.

You should see photos of my desk in its current state. I’ve thrown in some descriptions of what you see there. It is usually not as exciting as it might seem. I have a medium amount of clutter today. I’ve covered anything referring to the 1:350 TOS Enterprise to keep that between the 1701 Club members and me. Btw, The club is filling up. We have right around 200 spots left. Join now if you have been debating whether or not to dive in. You will see a copy of the MPC Incredible Hulk kit on my desk. If you happen to won a copy of the MPC Spider-man kit and happen to have the instructions for it. Let me know if you are interested in lending them to us for a little while in exchange for a few kits. That kit is hard to find. If you look close, you may find some clues or “bones” to upcoming product.