|It's my birthday. It's my birthday. I'm gonna spend my money.|
p.s. I'm broke, so not really.
For Hoard World's 2nd anniversary, let's not gaze into my plastic, slime-filled navel too much; instead, why not remember what it is that we actually like about Hoard World with a nice, laid back retrospective? (And then celebrate our difficult second year with a birthday party.)
For instance, sometimes on Hoard World we have guest columns by other like-minded folk from the blogosphere!
Our pals over at Doomkick.com were the very first to attempt such a feat on Hoard World with their excellent Top 5 Action Figure Lines with Awesome Articulation feature!
(Do you wanna write a guest column for Hoard World? Email me with a pitch! firstname.lastname@example.org )
|There's nothing I like more than photos of toys playing with toys.|
Great job Dr. Rampageo!
|Zombie Cap, Tarman and Zombie Supes from a trilogy of guest spots by yours truly at The Epic Review!|
As well as guest columns at The Epic Review, we also contributed our third and final guest review for the (sadly now defunct) Poe Ghostal toy site.
|"I ain't 'fraid of no Ghostdak." |
(The Poe Ghostal review I did was for The Spirit of Hordak 2013 chase figure.)
What other good times have we enjoyed over the last 12 months on Hoard World?
A big one for me was the quintet of spotlights we did on a variety of great indie toys.
|Pictured here with Spirit of "Hoardax" are releases from Rampageo Industries (The Slimes) , Goodleg Toys (Ded Dibia$e) and Huggingtons Twisted Toys (unreleased MOTU mash-up prototypes).|
Often with mini-interviews with the creators involved, we took detailed looks at:
- Goodleg Toys' excellent Wrestlers of the Universe line.
- Ryan Hall's awesome Paper Art Toys.
- Eric Nilla & Wolf Voigt's fantastic M.U.S.C.L.E.'s of the Universe.
- Kaboom Toys' magnificent Mash-ups of the Universe.
We also had our second ever Hoard World caption contest* on The Hoardstagram and gave away a bevy of prizes to two very lucky Hoard Worlders!
And celebrate Hoardsmas in it, we did.
|I want this so bad it actually hurts me a little bit.|
|Mind you, once the merchandising licenses for Batman '66 had been sorted in 2013, the home entertainment releases of the actual TV series couldn't have been too far behind.|
- MOTU DAY 2014!
- Hoardax goes on vacation!
- Live action Masters of the Universe movie fantasy casting!
- Unpopular toys!
- Ask Hoardax Round Two!
- The annual Valentine's Day listicle!
And who could forget........
Now, I haven't forgotten that at the beginning of all this (not to mention in the heading) I promised I'd show you how to celebrate your difficult second year (of anything really, but in this particular case: Hoard Worlding) with a birthday party.
Here's how to in three easy steps:
1. Gather some pals.
2. Have a cake.
Thanks for reading!
*Incidentally, there is another Hoard World prize up for grabs over at The Hoardstagram right now but you gotsta be quick!