BorrowLenses.com is having a 5 Year Anniversary contest. They’re giving away either a Canon 5D Mark III or a Nikon D800 (your choice), and a bunch of other photography-related things.
Disclaimer: If you click on the link and enter, I do get an additional entry into the contest, but it’s not spammy. BorrowLenses.com is a pretty neat company.
If you’re in the market for a DSLR, enter the contest. If you’re not, enter the contest.
…and I’ll Form the Head
First of all, why was I not tracking the Voltron tag on Tumblr? Seriously. Adulthood has addled my brain.
Secondly, Voltron and Transformers were my entire existence in grades 1-4. I spent a lot more time in Transformers land, because so few people had Voltron toys back then. I think in second grade there was only one kid (Danny Tse — YOU WILL FOREVER BE THE MAN) that had the original diecast Matchbox set, and it was like $150, which was big money back in 1985 when Voltron was hot on the playground. I usually had to play the Princess, but it was OK, because at least her lion was Blue. In my mind I was really Sven.
So when I started making grown-up money, this happened:
I bought the original Matchbox diecast toys. It wasn’t a perfect set. The tip of Red Lion’s tail was broken off, and Green Lion’s head had a very sensitive trigger, and would go shooting off across the room, much to the delight of my cats.
But the satisfaction I got when I assembled Voltron made up for every flaw. I still think this was one of the best things I’ve ever bought. Just look at him!
Unfortunately, when I moved to North Carolina, I didn’t have a job, and I had to sell most of my action figures, toys, and a LOT of comic books and trades to make rent. Voltron was one of the casualties, and these are the pics that I used in my eBay auction. I actually turned a profit on Voltron after owning him for less than two years, because there was buzz about a live action Voltron movie back then.
Anyway, I didn’t mean to go for a five mile walk down memory lane. I just started thinking about how rad life was in 1983-1986, when things like this were the center of my universe.
The funny thing is that I got to thinking about Voltron when I ordered the battery grip for my new Canon 5D Mark III. As I placed the order on Amazon, I actually said, “Form feet and legs, form arms and torso, and I’ll form the head.” So I’ve decided to name my camera Sven, because in my mind I was always Sven.
Fun fact: I learned the word torso from watching Voltron, and I remember my dad being impressed as I reasoned out what part of Voltron’s body was the torso while we were watching the show together.
All of the Update
So I’m slowly catching up with all things domestic. I also managed to sell both the Canon 7D and BlackBerry 9800 I posted about here. That money will put a significant dent in what I owe on the 5D Mark III and the other gear I bought.
My next big move is to clean and rearrange the furniture, and make a REALLY serious attempt to sell my comic book collection this time. I love my comics, but I’m cool with graphic novels, and I’d like to reclaim the rest of my bedroom.
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BOOM! Sold!: Canon 7D Kit w/ 18-135mm Lens and EXTRAS!
I am selling my Canon 7D 18-135 kit with a ton of extras including:
- 2x 32GB CF Cards
- Roots DSLR backpack
- Snug-It Pro
- Canon 7D for Dummies
It’s listed at $1599, but all REASONABLE offers will be accepted. If you see it here and buy it on eBay, send me a message on eBay with the code 5DMARKIIIBITCHES for FREE SHIPPING!
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