My 'Star Wars' Funko POP! Collection

My 'Star Wars' Funko POP! Collection

Soon after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December, I got the semi-nostalgic itch to buy toys of my new favorite characters. I had action figures from the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy when I was young, and I had a desire to find some cool collectibles of Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8 and Kylo Ren at the very least. 

It didn't take too much searching to decide that Funko's POP! bobbleheads were the coolest Star Wars toys on the market, for my money. These POP! collectibles are super popular and I already had a couple of them, so I immediately went ahead and bought the aforementioned characters as well as Captain Phasma, Chewie, and some retailer-specific exclusives of Rey and Finn. I was luckily to get in on the first wave of availability for these characters; not too long after the movie came out in theaters, it became really difficult to find Rey anywhere. 

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A thank-you to AbsolutePunk.net

A thank-you to AbsolutePunk.net

I was on vacation last week, on a cruise that visited a few places in the Western Caribbean. It was really, really nice to mostly get away from the Internet for seven days, but there was one day I was sad to miss -- the last day I had a chance to visit AbsolutePunk.net. 

Jason announced on Thursday that he had the opportunity to buy back the AbsolutePunk.net domain from SpinMedia, and would effectively be shutting the site down and redirecting the URL to Chorus.fm, which is his new site / forum venture. 

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Poked in all my quarters, looking for the perfect swan song to walk out on

Poked in all my quarters, looking for the perfect swan song to walk out on

Today I'm "retiring" from the AbsolutePunk.net staff. What a luxury it's been, making so much money writing mediocre albums reviews that I can retire at the age of 24! 

Really though, I've been on staff at AbsolutePunk since April 2010. Just about five and a half years. The website and its community are as much a part of my identity as anything else I've ever been a part of -- I consider it to be, permanently and irrevocably, a part of me.

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