Entries tagged with “superhero”.

I spent some time this week painting the custom Freehand Zero yo-yo sidecaps that I ordered from Duncan. I got 150 pairs, and they are clear plastic so I can paint the inside of them however I want. This is the second batch.

At the moment the yo-yos and caps are only available through ExtremeSpin.com or from me directly. Here’s a great shot of an assembled yo-yo from the ExtremeSpin website:

My Superhero/Supervillain FHz!

I just sent an email to NBC. I don’t do it very often, but I enjoy sending letters to large companies when I have something to contribute. Partly I do it because I have an idea, suggestion, or complaint, but I also do it just to see what will happen. Most of the time I get a real response from an actual person, but I don’t think this will be one of those times. Here is the letter I just sent through NBC’s Contact Us Form:

I saw some of the cast of Heroes on Ellen this morning and Masi Oka lamented that he didn’t have a new witty answer to the question: “If you could choose a real-life super-power what would it be?” It seems to me that if he had a list of good answers he could just pick the next one on the list for each new interview he had. I made up a list for him in case he wants to use it: (more…)

That’s right folks, the new cards are here! This whole year is rather super hero themed for me, I’m not sure why.

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Fortunately for me, one of the Indianapolis yo-yo guys is also a comic book artist. I ordered some custom Duncan Freehand Zero yo-yos (just the sidecaps really) and Rob did the art for me. On one side he drew me as a super-hero, and on the other side as a super-villain. I’m excited about them, and they are supposed to ship on May 1st, so it’s getting close.

I figured that since I’m doing the super-hero thing on the yo-yos, and since I got this domain name this year, I might as well just keep things rolling and have my 2006 trading cards be super-hero themed as well. This will be my fourth trading card, and you can see the others here. My wife Lenore was taking some pictures of me doing a super-hero pose, so that Rob had something to work from, when my dog Vader came and sat next to me. Lenore got some great pix of the two of us, so now, if the drawing goes well, the image on the card will be of me with Vader, each wearing our own cape. I’m pretty excited about it.