Monday, January 5, 2015

A Walk Through Darby Park: A Odd Adventure and a Ghost Car

Now I have been holding off with this story for a while now.  Mostly because I haven't had the time to write it, the other reason being that I didn't know how to start it but seeing that it's the beginning of a new year I have decided to write again. Now I have a vague sense on how to start it. It involves an empty park at night, a ghost car, a lone figure, and the turning off of lights. Read on dear reader.

You see, dear reader, for the past months or so, one of my closest friends Jesse has been roaming the streets of Los Angeles with a camera. He is trying his hand at photography and like any good friend I have supported him. In fact he's one of the reasons why I opened an Instagram. As a consequence of this new found hobby of his, me and some friends have gone on several amazing adventures that include sight seeing and what not. But mostly just doing idiotic things on the streets of Los Angeles, especially downtown L.A. This adventure took place in a park near our neighborhood (for you see we live near each other). So it was Jesse, Baby Jesus, Itzel and myself and we found ourselves at Darby Park in Inglewood. It was around 8:30 p.m. that we were there.

Why were we there? I went to Target to do nothing really and we always cut through that park since it's the fastest and easiest way to get to Target. Jesse and myself included went to take some photos because that's the junk we do when we are bored and looking for adventure. On our way back I had the idea of stopping by the park and play in the kids play ground while taking photos.It was already dark since it was 8:30 p.m. (I should make a note that each of us ride and were carrying our skateboards or cruiser boards if you want to be more accurate.) And we did mess around for a while eating chips and drinking (soda!) and taking photos. Things we normal for a while until the lights that illuminate the park suddenly turned off (which is freaking creepy! Have you ever been in a children's playground at the dark?). Jesse and the others immediately become alert and start becoming uncomfortable while I continue eating my chips. Jesse and Baby Jesus start telling me that this exact thing happened the last time they were there and that a white truck randomly popped out of nowhere. As soon as they finish telling me this a truck suddenly appears out of nowhere. I get a little freaked out not because I think it's a ghost car, but because I thought it was the cops and we were drinking (soda!). All of us get low on the playground. Itzel hides in the slide while I lay flat on the stairs leading to the slide (I was lucky there was a wall covering me). Baby Jesus throws himself behind the slide on the floor and Jesse...well I don't know where he went. All I remember was me just hiding while trying to keep the white truck in sight. Then suddenly I feel a strong woosh! and I look around and I see Jesse. Running. Half way down the basketball courts. The idiot forgot his cruiser broad. (I should note that all the cruiser broads were laying next to me.) Next thing I know I see Itzel and Baby Jesus sprint after Jesse leaving me by myself. Those traitors. I look back to where the white truck is at...but surprisingly I see no white truck. There was nothing there. All the while I continue eating the chips I have with me. Because if I see something odd (and believe me I've seen a think or two) then I rather go out not hungry.

Since I see no truck anymore I grab my board and my backpack, not leaving the chips or my drink (soda!) and just book it to where my cowardly friends/traitors are hiding which wasn't far from the playground. As soon as I reach them the lights turn back on the playground. Jesse says this stuff isn't right and that we should get out of there. I laugh, meanwhile Itzel and Baby Jesus run back to the playground and get their boards as well as Jesse's cruiser board among the junk food we had. One of them cries out to look at the baseball field which stands right in front of the playground. There under the light stood a shadowy figure. None of us could tell any features from the figure so we all ran. I ran because I thought it was kind of freaky and our neighborhood is dangerous. We were halfway down the basketball courts when the lights suddenly turn off again. I turn back and I see the lone figure right behind us and the white truck suddenly appeared out of nowhere. I scream to run faster and get the hell out. We where half way out of the park when we all heard a scream. That really freaked us out. But by then we were out of the park skating across the street to our homes. We all stopped and turned back and looked towards the park. The lights where on and there was no sign of a figure or a white truck. My friend Jesse believes the park to be haunted and my other friends think there is something fishy going on there at Darby Park. I personally believe we drank too much (soda!) and that perhaps a park ranger was simply messing with us. That is the tale I have for you. If you believe it or not that it your problem not mine. But it did happen and three other people were with me.

Now there is something peculiar about the park itself. My friend Jesse once pointed out that there is a creepy message hidden in the park. Right by the exit of the park that leads to the street, there is a message written on the light poles that says "One way to heaven keep doing right." If that isn't creepy then what is? Why is that written on the light poles? Is this where they sell drugs? I don't know reader. But I do know there is something fishy about Darby Park and I would like to figure out more if only my friends weren't such wussies. Oh well. That is the tale I have for you. This really happened. Unfortunately no pictures of the ghost car were taken. Only one photo was taken that night by me. So below I'll post some pictures of the park during day light including, the creepy message written on the light poles and the peculair picture I took that night.
As always follow me on Instagram @travelinginformant I always post and update that more than I do my blog.
This was the only photo I took of that night and the only photo taken that night. This was right before we spotted the "ghost truck" We hide among this bars and slides. 

A look at the entrance/exit we took when we fled that night towards the houses and the street.

Right in the middle of the field is where the lone figure appeared out of nowhere. The white "ghost truck" was in that field also.

The beginning of the creepy message: "One"





"Doing Right" End of the creepy message

The entrance to the park coming from the main street. This same entrance/exit is the one we ran out when we saw the "ghost car"

The playground where we all hide in fear and confusion.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Let's Have A Talk

Sometimes I forget about this blog. It leads me to abandoning it for long periods of time. Then I remember that it still exists and that people read it. It's been a long time dear readers, but I find myself in a great need to just write about something. Last night was Halloween and I had the most interesting adventure I have had in quite sometime. It was so interesting in fact that no pictures were take by me that night. I only have one photo of me hugging death itself (which I shall post in the end of this blog). This adventure lead me from downtown LA to Hollywood Blvd, subways trains, and finally West Hollywood. So many fabulous people there on Halloween night. If you really want to know about just Google West Hollywood Halloween Parade. I heard its a big thing. 

 I don't have much to say this time. All I wanted to say was that I'm still alive and have a burning passion to write again. I'm still in school and I'm still writing those dreaded research papers and essays. They are enough to make me stop writing again. But I won't this time. I was thinking about rebooting my whole blog again, but then I'd be doing the very thing I dislike (about films). Two note worthy things you should know before I carry on dear reader:
1. I bought myself a cruiser board. It's a Santa Cruz Star Wars cruiser board if you really want to know. Here's a picture of it.

2. I made an Instagram to go along with my blog. I know I have critized Instagram before but I decided to give it a chance and use it for my blog/writing. Follow me @travelinginformant or here's the link Make sure to follow me there since I will most likey post more stuff there than on here. Adventurous things will be posted there and here will have more details. 

Now guys I have one more thing. There's a group of crazy cats called Musty Boyz that are super down to do stuff make sure to give them a visit on Tumblr and be sure to visit them at their Instagram page as well. Just tell them The Traveling Informant sends ya! (I don't even know them met one of them once at a show, so they don't even know I'm telling you guys about them. I'm nice huh?)

Alright guys thats it for today. Here's a picture of what happened yesterday

Friday, June 20, 2014

Loot Crate: Awesome Little Box For Geeks!

Folks, if you haven't heard of Loot Crate then you're not a geek and must be living under a rock. Just kidding. Actually Loot Crate is mostly popular within the Geek and Gamer community so it's perfectly fine if you, dear  reader, haven't heard of Loot Crate. Loot Crate is just what it sounds like. It's a crate filled with awesome (and exclusive) geek and gamer loot. Inside can be found shirts, vinyl figures, toys, candy, stickers and a bunch of random things!  And it's really cheap. Hell, sometimes only one item in the crate is worth $20 by its self. When you subscribe to Loot Crate you can easily get it for only $14 a month! That's just so awesome! Don't you think? I think so.

This month (June) I received my first Loot Crate and the theme was Transformers. Transformers 4 is just about to hit theaters next Friday too (here we go again). See, each month Loot Crate has a theme and this months theme was Transformers. Check out the cool loot I got for this month!

Items in Photo:

  • Loot Crate Exclusive Shirt Marty McPrime Shirt (Transformers+ Back to the Future reference= gold!)
  • Transformers Vinyl Figure from The Loyal Subjects (see link below to buy them from them) P.S. I got Gritlock
  • Major League Gaming or MLG wristband (man I used to wear wristbands in highschool...ah memories!) 
  • MLG Team Stickers (yeah its pretty serious. Its like the football for geeks. Seriously. Its not a joke. Google that shit)
  • Transformers Autobot  Vinyl Sticker (already stuck it on my 3DS!)
  • 3  (motherf%#king) Warheads
  • $5 MLG Game Code (don't really need that but thanks Loot Crate!)
  • Transformers BumbleBee Hexbug (this thing is weird! Don't know anything about Hexbugs...they just wiggle around. How odd)

Sadly you can't get a Loot Crate for this month but you can totally sign up for next month! And be sure to use the the code at the website to save $3 on your first subscription! Just go ahead and sign up through that link I put up and you can save even more and help me get a free month with Loot Crate! See, Uncle Daniel is a pretty nice guy!

Loot Crate Link:

For Transformers Vinyl Figures click below:

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Geek News: Disney Threatens the Star Wars Universe!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am alive and well. I haven't been blogging because of school. There's something about school that just sucks the creative juices out of me (maybe it's all those damn essays they make us write). But now I'm free, for a while that is. There are many things that I have done and haven't been able to share them. That will sort of change now. I have a smart phone now, meaning I can now blog even more. Since I'm The Traveling Informant, I feel I haven't informed much about anything. I figured I should start informing about the place I live (L.A.) and the changes there have been to my surroundings. Expect more things like that (of course, that means I need to get out more). I'm thinking of opening a new blog dedicated to just comics, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and retro video games. Basically opening a blog where I write and share how geeky I am. That way, I'd just concentrate on having interesting things here on this blog than mixing geekyness and I don't know...observations? I don't feel like rebooting everything. This is just a thought for now. But definitely more blog posts on interesting things. Now moving on to GEEKY THINGS LIKE STAR WARS AND INDIANA JONES!

I just recently really got into Star Wars. I mean really into it. Enough for me to start reading the novels and purchase the Star Wars Saga on blu ray (I finally own a blu ray player) and check out those Dark Horse comic books. And even for me to start buying Star Wars figures. Don't think I just got into Star Wars. I've liked Star Wars enough for me to see them before and to have some Star Wars merchandise. But now it's like I really like Star Wars. Not as much as Indiana Jones, however. :)

Which brings me to this topic: Why is Disney so gosh darn greedy? Yes we all know Star Wars is now officially Disney's. And in fact I didn't care much. As I stated before I did flip out when I heard Marvel was part of Disney (a few years back) and when I heard that Indiana Jones is now officially owned by Disney I freaked out! Disney owns everything I LOVE! Well now I hear that Dark Horse Comics is no longer going to make Star Wars comics because Disney wants Marvel to make the Star Wars comics. To make matters worse, I hear that Disney has created a committee that focuses on just Star Wars and it's universe. Their job is too pick whats
canon and what's not. According to the website, this committee will search through all the Star Wars expanded universe material (like books, video games, and comics) and choose what they keep and remove. That means the novels and graphic novels that have already been out there for years may be removed. And there is a lots of  Star Wars expanded universe stuff out there. I guess Disney is trying to remove this already established universe to make room for their upcoming Star Wars films. But should they do that?  Hardcore Star Wars are losing their sh*t, posting up Youtube videos in protest against this act by Disney. As of now I'm buying Star Wars novels. Like I said, I'm really getting into the whole Star Wars scene. I'm in the process of reading a series of books written by Timothy Zhan known as The Thrawn Trilogy by many Star Wars fans. But then a thought hit me again. Disney is planning to reboot the Star Wars universe. Disney also owns the Indiana Jones franchise. Would they reboot the Indiana Jones series as well?

Ladies and gentlemen, we all know Indy is my hero. Hell, The Traveling Informant exists because of Indiana Jones. So I really don't want Disney screwing up the Indiana Jones series at all. I don't want them to reboot Indiana Jones either. No other actor can play Indiana Jones but Harrison Ford himself. I really wish Disney would respect that and not recast Indiana Jones or try to reboot the film series. I also hope they don't destroy the already established Young Indiana Jones series (which if you didn't know was a live action television series that dealt with the adventures of Young Indiana Jones) and the novels that already exist. I would be okay if Disney decides to kick out the video games and the comic books of Indiana Jones. That I would be okay with. But Disney better not f**k with the films, the television series or the novels. And Disney better not recast a new Indiana Jones because Harrison Ford is Indiana Jones, end of story. Punks. I wouldn't mind seeing a CGI Indiana Jones film just as long as Indiana Jones looks like Harrison Ford. Respect Harrison Ford. The man is a beast!

Back to Star Wars, I understand Disney destroying half of the expanded universe to make films but I still don't think they should do that. Instead what they can do is base the new films on some of the novels and let the novels exist. It's pleasing both to the fans and me. Disney can do better. Don't kill off some of the characters many have already come to love. If Disney decides to destroy the whole comic stuff and maybe that cartoon television series then that would be cool with me. Maybe they can make it better? But the comic book stuff can be rid of. At least I think so. So that was my geek moment for you guys. What do you guys think, should Disney destroy the already established universe for Star Wars (and lets not forget my baby daddy Indiana Jones) or should they leave the Expanded Universe as it is and base their new films on the books? Leave your comments below! Geek out with me!

Check out the link for io9 and the Star Wars news:

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why I Hate Urban Outfitters With A Passion

(Picture is not taken by me. I got this off the interwebs!)

I really really hate Urban Outfiiters. They are more like Urban Counterfitters. This doesn't really have to do with hipsters as much as one thinks it does (even though I hate hipsters so much...but I also find hipster chicks attractive).  Why do I hate Urban Outfitters so much? Well for one it's corporate and since I'm young and stupid I have to hate something corporate.

Not but seriously I have valid reasons to dislike Urban Outfitters.Please note that I do not hate all corporate stores. That was a joke. I sometimes shop at Sears, JC Penny, and random independent stores I find. Occasionally I shop at Hot Topic but that rarely happens. I can't stay in that store for more than 5 minutes. Hot Topic does have awesome shirts. And mostly all the shirts I wear are all super hero shirts, and some local business shirts.  But let's get on to my reasons as to why I refuse to buy from Urban Outfitters and why everyone in the world should too.

1. Urban Outfitters steals designs from Independent artists. The internet is full of proof to this statement. There's an article online (I shall list the link on the bottom) that clearly exposes Urban Outfitters stealing ideas from a jewelry designer. Sad thing is. they don't stop there. See I was informed about an event called Arts & Crafts that is held (it's my understanding that it is) in Chicago. What this event offers is individuality. What do I mean? Well it's simple. Artists of all types are in this event. People who make pursues made out of books, people who make their own t-shirt designs (usually just one design, one t-shirt), and other neat little knick knacks all congregate in this event to express individuality and the freedom to make what ever the hell they want. It's a DIY attitude (DO IT YOURSELF).
However corporate tycoons with no creavity and respect from the DIY and Indie culture come to these events with the mentally to exploit and steal the designs these great people make. Thus they copy and mass produce things that don't even belong to them.  Which brings me to point number two.

2. Urban Outfitters exploits the real Indie culture. When most people think about Indie culture and Indie music the first thing they think about are hipsters. These annoying people are everywhere! Hipsters claim to be indie (indie means independent if you didn't know), when in reality they are not. Ironically, hipsters where created by the mainstream culture, when the mainstream culture decided to exploit Indie. See in my humble opinion hipsters and indie people are completely different. Indie people are the people you see doing they things they enjoy simply because they enjoy doing it. No body pushes these guys to do something. They simply do it and then they share it with the world. Examples include music bands, artists, zine writers, bloggers, some fashion designers, and some writers. They take from the Indie community but they also contribute to the community. Hipsters are the complete opposite. Hipsters are selfish, snobby people who do nothing and yet try to identify with Indie culture. Hipsters do not contribute to anything, all they do is consume and try really hard to be different from everyone else. That makes them like everyone else. They think they are better than everyone. They usually do things because their friends are doing it, not because they want to do it. And they shop at Urban Outfitters thinking it's vintage. LOL.
 Urban Outfitters just usually shows young hipster people in their advertisements wearing garments that are clearly stolen ideas from real Indie artists. That gives the wrong impression to the world. Hipsters are not Indie. Then there's the music you find there. You add music from the Indie culture and bam! Consumers quickly identify indie music with hipsters and the line between hipster and indie is lost to the world. It's really sad.

3. Young and inexperienced get their hands on great stuff.  This next point is mostly my own opinion and it's a really stupid and silly opinion but an opinion nonetheless. This has to do with vinyl records and record players. The other day I was in that store because a friend of mine took me to the mall. You can't really complain if the person who takes you somewhere you don't like since they are your ride, or else you can take the bus home! But I was in there and I decided to check out their vinyls. I don't really know why but I got super pissed when I saw vinyl records from The Velvet Underground and Joy Division (two out of four of my favorite bands/ artists, the other two are Cold Showers and David Bowie. Lou Reed is squeezed in there too). The thought that some teenage hipster bought these vinyls simply to pretend they know about music and are so different from everyone else really got me mad. I'm not saying that all teenagers or teenage hipsters, or hipsters do this. But I feel that most of the consumers (most of the buyers are teens) simply don't know the value of these bands. To those who do, tip of the hat to you. But to me, bands like The Velvet Underground and Joy Division all have a special place in my heart because I remember listening to them when I was 10 years old and thought I was in love. I don't know. Like I said, it's a silly reason. I hope that you sort of understand where I'm coming from.

Shopping at Urban Outfitters does not make you a bad person. I am not saying that. Nor am I saying that it makes you a hipster if you do. I think it's funny when hipsters buy from there. People and friends I know who shop at Urban Outfitters simply don't know that Urban Outfitters does the things I mention above. And some simply don't care because the clothes and merchandise they buy there makes them look good.  Like I said I find some of their stuff really cool (well the record player does). The only way you'd see me wearing a shirt or using any clothing or merchandise from Urban Outfitters is if a friend bought it for me or if it's the end of the world and there's zombies everywhere and my clothes are ripped up. Usually if a shirt that I'm wearing looks like you can find it at Urban Outfitters, I can guarantee you it's not. I would have bought it from an original Indie artists, and not those Urban Counterfeit douche bags. Sorry about this long rant guys. I had to get this out of my chest somehow. I simply wish to inform those who don't know about Urban Outfitters and giving my own opinion as to why I don't shop there.  This is just my opinion and my choice. I don't wish to offend any people who like to shop at Urban Outfitters. Except hipsters. You guys kill my vibe. But other than that. I hope you guys enjoyed this rant. And sorry if I got you mad. Not my intention.

Here are the links you crazy cats:

The link to the blog

The link to the Art's and Craft event in Chicago

There's a whole book about the culture of Indie. If you are interested you can check it out. The book is called Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture by Kaya Oakes. Really great read you guys. Try to find it at your local independent bookstore and if you can't try Amazon. (See I don't hate all corporate. Eventhough Amazon does have bad things to them. But that's another story for another time.)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Disneyland Haul 2013

Now if memory serves me right, I wrote a post about how Disney had raised the prices for Disneyland to $92 bucks for a one day ticket. I also called them greedy little piggies (well I remember calling them greedy). That being said, I took another trip to Disneyland this year. I know I know, so of you might be calling me a hypocrite. But I never stated that I hated Disney nor their theme parks, I just said I didn't like how greedy they are. And I still haven't come to peace with the fact that they own Marvel. But I decided to take another Disneyland trip, this time with the goal to purchase some very specific things that honestly I should have picked up last year. If anyone (and I mean anyone) read my last post about The Lone Ranger, then by now you dear reader should know I'm a fan of the Lone Ranger. So, since the Lone Ranger is now Disney (sheesh) I knew they would have some Lone Ranger things at Disneyland. And they did. But I really wanted something bad! If fact it's the reason why I even went to Disneyland this year. I wanted to buy a couple of things from some of the attractions at the park, like the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. I'll stop talking now and let you see the cool things I bought (for the low price of $200!!!).

The first thing I got was this button, Why did I get it if I've been to Disneyland so many times? Well simply put I never got one. I got one this time. So ha! 
Then of course I had to pick up some treats! Not shown below are a churro I ate, this bread soup bowl, and Mickey ice cream bar. And lots of popcorn!

Mickey Mouse rice crispy treat. It was good!

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn. You find these at Main Street. Oddly this one wasn't as good as the others.

I gotta say I dig the vintage look for all the characters. This one's Goofy.

Can't visit Disneyland without buying candy. You just can't.

Now we get to the items!

Pirates of the Caribbean Davy Jones Key. If you guys have seen the Pirates of the Caribbean films, then you might recognize this little item. I thought it was cool so I bought it. 

Pirates of the Caribbean pin.
The Lone Ranger Texas Ranger badge. Yes folks they had some neat stuff in Frontier Land at Disneyland. Legos, and books and costumes for kids. All that interested me was this badge. Yer darn right I wear that there badge! 

 Of course I had to pick up as much Indiana Jones merchandise as I could afford! I don't know when I'll be back to get my hands on Indiana Jones items! So here are all things Indy! Starting with this Disneyland Exclusive:  Indiana Jones Temple of Doom figure. Stands 6 inches and looks a little odd. Not much Harrison Ford going on. But they way I have Disneyland Exclusive Indiana Jones figure with the jacket on.

I never had a good Indiana Jones shirt. Nor did I ever have a Indiana Jones film shirt. And it's my favorite film too! I had to get it.

Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones: Baseball. Did I ever mention that I'm a baseball fan. I like baseball. I'm just not a sports buff. But I saw this and I said "Shut and take my money!" I actually really like it. It's one of my favorites things that I have bought. 

Mickey Mouse as Indiana Jones: Coin Bank. I thought this was really neat. Every college student needs a coin bank, There are times when change is the only money one has. Why not have this cool item sitting on you desk? 

One thing that I really like about this coin bank was that the crystal skull is a reference to another Disney character named Stitch. 

Indiana Jones fedora: Car Antenna Topper. Why not? But I won't put it on my car. I just put it on my pencils.
Indiana Jones fedora. The main thing. The only reason why I went to Disneyland this year. I had to get myself an Indy hat. I had to. I wear this hat 85% of the time. I love it. Indy buff will notice that this is not an exact Indy hat. That's but the hat I purchased is slightly different. The ones they sell that really look like the actual Indy fedora are different. Long story short, they didn't have my size (extra large. I have a big brain.) So I got this one instead. Looks almost like the fedora Indy uses, right?

It's an official Indiana Jones fedora!


 Folks all of the items you see above are all expensive. Hell, it's Disneyland! An apple is about $5! Just one! Like I said before, Disney is getting way too greedy and way to expensive. That doesn't mean I don't like them, but I don't like them as much as I did. When well I go back to Disneyland? I don't know. Might a long time, it might not be. The point is this. Disney shouldn't be so pricey. Disneyland is awesome and even some of the films they did. But why pay $100 just to see a giant mouse running around a castle?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Lone Ranger Rides Again: Merchandise Pick Ups

If you guys read the last post of dealing with the new Disney Lone Ranger film,then is a a little continuation of that (well kinda). I'll this one short. I'm not reviewing anything on here. It's more like a Lone Ranger haul. Like a stated before I absolutely loved The Lone Ranger and easily become a fan. So I decided to pick up a few Lone Ranger merchandise. And so I have! Check out my merchandise I bought!

 First off are my purchases from the Disney Store (by the way folks I heading to Disneyland this coming Saturday, more info on that in the next post). I had to pick this mug. I don't know why but I just thought it was a cool mug. And I don't have many mugs (course I don't drink hot drinks often). The most I have are at least 5 mugs. I also wanted to pick up a Tonto mug they had but I ended up just getting one. I might pick up that Tonto mug eventually (maybe at Disneyland?).  They (meaning the Disney Store I went to) also had Lone Ranger notebooks, giant man Barbie's, some costumes for kids, and these really awesome Lone Ranger pens. I of course purchased the Lone Ranger pens.

Because I have nothing better than to waste my precious money. (And I'm a college student and wasting money is like committing suicide. Money is precious because we college students pay lots of money just to read books.)

The pen set came with two pens, hence pen set. Each one is made of metal and plastic, but mostly metal. I like two write. Alot. And I am definitely using my Ranger pen a lot. I'm the cool kid in school!

Naturally, the reason why there are two pens is because The Lone Ranger has to have is com padre Tonto. So we get a Tonto pen and a Lone Ranger pen. I personally like my Lone Ranger pen. Mostly because I like the Lone Ranger better than Tonto. But Tonto is cool. If you don't want either one of the pens you can give one to your own com padre or com madre (Spanish for your homies! The more you know).  I'll show the pens in a little more detail at the end of the post, along with more mug shots (pun not intended).
Next up we have my favorite of out all the merch I bought. These two figures I did not purchase at the Disney Store (the Disney Store only sell man doll versions of these two. These are action figures. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!). I don't remember the store where I purchased these two. Nor does it matter much. Thing is, these guys are awesome! I know I said before that I don't want to collect toys but man these guys are cool. These figures were released by NECA (a toy company) and man do they have so much detail! And the face sculpt is great. The Lone Ranger looks like Armie Hammer and Tonto looks like Captain Jack Sparrow, er I mean looks like Johnny Depp. Really cool figures. I like to display them right next to my Disneyland exclusive Indiana Jones (which sits on my dvd/blu ray cabinet) in my living room. Everyone who walks in does look at them and my friends think they look cool. (Yet I feel geeky. Oh well. C'est la vie).

Anyways guys, like I said I am new Lone Ranger fan. I do look forward to seeing more Lone Ranger merchandise, Maybe NECA would release an original Clayton Moore Lone Ranger or a Jay Silverheels Tonto. That would be nice. Fingers are crossed.  But other than that, that's all folks. I will be going to Disneyland so, maybe they'll have some more Lone Ranger there (maybe in Frontierland?). More info on that in the next post. Look forward to a huge Disneyland haul (or maybe a little one. I"M A COLLEGE STUDENT!)

Check out more photos below:

The Lone Ranger Pen

Tonto Pen

Lone Ranger Figure 
Tonto Figure
Lone Ranger Mug 
Lone Ranger with revolvers drawn