January 3rd, 2009

Skeeball!

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Joyce and Walky!: Cue theme from Jaws.

Yesterday I introduced you to the Twitter feed of Shattered Glass Ravage. Mind, there is no real, canon Shattered Glass (mirrorverse) Ravage, but one has been created in our brains! It was created in our brains and made to be pretend real, on the Internets.

But this pretend realness can continue on throughout the physical world, if you so desire. In Transformers, sometimes you can grab a toy and pretend it's somebody else. When it's done officially, it's called repurposing. Well, it just so happens that there's a great toy that already exists that's perfect for the job. Hello, Glit!

You will not be the real Shattered Glass Ravage, but we can pretend, because imagination is fun.

Tonight, we finally returned from Memphis, where the final leg of my Holiday Travels occurred. Many happenings transpired, but what is most important at this very moment is our trip to Dinosaur World. We saw their 40-foot ceramic Fantasy Dinosaur off the side of highway 65 in the middle of Kentucky, and made it our mission to visit it on the way back home. And Lord, it wasn't easy. We had to get there by sundown, when the place closes, and we were hours away. But we made it with 45 minutes to spare, and we saw their hundred ceramic dinosaurs.

I may regale you with our Dinosaur World-related triumphs at a later date.

In the meantime, god, I need to sleep or something. In my own bed!

Today's Transformers Wiki link: Shattered Glass Laserbeak
Today's sponsor: The Dragon Doctors
Skeeball!

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Dinosaur World is here!


This is the roadside display that compelled us to visit Dinosaur World on our return trip to Memphis.
That sucker is 40 feet tall. "Photosaurus" is ginormous, and the only ceramic model on the dinosaur trail that wasn't to proper (general) height and proportions.
This is the roadside display that compelled us to visit Dinosaur World on our return trip to Memphis.




There is an entire park full of these things. I am serious!
All done in this chubby, goofy style, yet sized just right so you can get a feel for how big various species were. Rock-mounted plaques named and described each dinosaur.
There is an entire park full of these things.  I am serious!




Some of these were pretty big, and they're everywhere!
Check out the iguanodons. Dinosaur World boasted over 100 of these things.
Some of these were pretty big, and they're everywhere!




Maybe Dinobot have changer his activation code again! Maybe Dinobot have changer his activation code again!
This is deinonychus, technically. Velociraptor was elsewhere.




What a horrible ash tray!
Oh my god.
What a horrible ash tray!




Their souvenir shop was awesome.  Including this whole line of offbrand dinosaur transforming toys! Their souvenir shop was awesome. Including this whole line of offbrand dinosaur transforming toys!
I have seen these before, but never so many different kinds in the same place. And this is just one area of their vast selection! I picked up a t-rex one for myself, which I'll talk about later. ...I... I wanted all of them.