Saturday, September 11, 2004

Cap'n Bob's Army

These three icons of the TV West stopped by with a message for Cap’n Bob Napier. The message is: “Hey! How about blogging some of your toy soldiers for the rest of the world to enjoy?”

In case you don’t already know, Cap’n Bob has more toy soldiers than almost anyone on the planet. (Toy soldiers, I must explain, is a generic term which includes not only actual army figures from every country and period of history, but a whole lot of types we might normally consider civilians. Like cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, astronauts and aliens, Christians and lions, pirates, Eskimos, athletes, fashion models, cavemen, circus folk and cartoon characters. The Cap’n has all these and many more.) He has them in all sizes from 1/72 scale (a bit more than half an inch) up to 6” dimestore figures. The Marx figures pictured above are 54mm, or roughly 2” tall, and were the stars of playsets issued in the sixties.

Anyway, Bob has been amassing these guys for close to twenty years now and stashing them away in his private museum. He has so many that if the census bureau ever caught on, Tacoma would instantly leap ahead of Seattle as the state’s most populous city.

It is the opinion of everyone here at Me Gotta Go Now (namely me, Wyatt, Jim and Flint) that it’s about time he started sharing his incredible collection with eyeballs everywhere, in the form of a daily blog.

If you agree, please add your encouragement using the comment link below.

You don’t have to be a Blogger to comment, but you do need to create an account (don’t worry – it’s FREE – and you don’t even have to use your own name). All you need is a username, password and screen name, and you’ll also be able to comment on such world-famous blogs as these:

To get started, click on the link below that reads “O comments” or “1 comments” or whatever it says at the moment. It will then invite you to either sign in or get your own account. Once you’ve completed Step 1 of the process, CREATE AN ACCOUNT, it will take you to Step 2, where you can create a blog. At that point you can just X out of the screen, return to this or other blogs and comment to your heart’s content. Or hey, do like we want the Cap’n to, and start your own.


Blogger Bill said...

I'm for the Cap'n displaying his glory to the blogoverse. OK, let me rephrase that. I'm for the Cap'n displaying his toy soldiers to the blogoverse.

September 11, 2004 at 6:37 AM  

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