I thought I would start small and talking about Washington yesterday was giving me the travel bug. Can't wait to get it. Talk about impulse buys!
Now on to bigger and better things. My Pete loves action figures. He started with Buzz Lightyear at 2 years old and his love interest has run the gamut. TMNT, Power Rangers, Spiderman, and all the other trillion figures marketed to small boys every year. I could always remember which figure was "in" by his costume each year. The Buzz costume was worn for 3 years and I don't mean at Halloween, I mean every day! When he finally conceded to let it go, the pants were capris (I keep coming around to that-weird).
*Update: pictures removed due to BN's paranoia.
My biggest complaint with this love of figures is that they have no place to call home. Barbie has houses, multiple houses. There's the Totally Real House and the Dream House and the Mini Kingdom, and the Hot Tub Party Bus (wtf!!!).
Sure, we purchased the TMNT hideout, and Spiderman's lair, and The Batcave. Guess what? All were made of flimsy plastic and cardboard cutouts. Do you think Barbie would even consider such a home? I think not. Her homes are made of sturdier plastic with great colors-pink and pinker, the furniture, and don't even get me started on accessories.
So after drooling over my friend Sushi's daughter's dollhouse, Pete and I formulated a plan. We would make one! It would be stonger than a locomotive or small boy, able to hold mass quantities of action figures, and it would be color coded. Batman gets a ground floor room because he is older than the others. The TMNT should also probably be on the ground floor since they are turtles and access to grass and manholes are a must. Spidey and the Power Rangers get to duke it out for the choice upper floors with the views of Pete's messy room. We found a great FREE plan for building such a structure and I think with a little modification here and there and a firepole this will work for us. Any suggestions for miniature crappy frat house furniture?