Sunday, October 15, 2017

What-What?! Week of October 15th

Yesterday, the husband and I got to have a date night with just the two of us.  Since we didn't have any kids with us, we decided to go to the Funko headquarters, located in downtown Everett.  Funko makes collectable licensed vinyl figures, t-shirts, and other accessories.  The most common style they make generally looks like this, with the big square head:

(source: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0552/1401/products/4780_Avengers_2_Thor_hires_large.jpg?v=1417639793)

Funko recently moved to downtown Everett, and afterwards opened their headquarters up with a new store and what can only be described as attractions.  The outside of the building has giant-sized figures:

(source: https://cdn.geekwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/funko4-630x354.jpg)

Inside, there are various themed areas; superheroes, Disney, Harry Potter, Star Wars...  There were tons and tons of people there, so we didn't take any pictures, but here's some from the local newspaper:







One of the coolest things they have is a full-sized Adam West-era Batmobile model that you can actually sit in:

(source: https://13thdimension.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Screen-Shot-2017-08-20-at-1.48.05-PM-copy.png)

Overall, it was much cooler than I had expected.  We will be taking the kids back at some point, though preferably sometime when there are fewer people.

Oh, and I bought myself an MLP -- Daring Do (essentially, Indiana Jones):

Sunday, October 8, 2017

What-What?! Week of October 8th

We haven't done anything too exciting in the last week; I'm starting to gather supplies to make kids costumes, and this week I'll start doing any sewing needed.  So far, it looks like I'm making Saffron a vest, Osric needs his red coat sized down (it's perfect, except for the fact that it's a women's size small), and Corwin needs pretty much everything.  Corwin changed his mind, and now wants to be a snowy owl -- this would be fine except for the part where finding warm white clothing is a turning into a giant pain; we went to three different stores yesterday looking for some.  I had picked up some white fleece from the fabric store two weeks ago, so I'm starting to look at making him a white fleece hoodie and pants.

Last weekend, we went to Ikea for the first time -- the Redmond store was just recently expanded, with both a larger building and a larger parking lot.  The store/parking lot are both absolutely cavernous.  While there, we picked up Saffron a new computer chair as an early birthday gift, some small bits and bobs (a $2 wall clock!), and I bought myself this rolling cart:
 
It now sits next to my desk and holds my current craft projects and supplies.  For $25, I think it's a very good value.  We might just wind up with another one, too; I came home, assembled it, and the husband was drooling over how nice it is.  I could see putting another one out in the garage to hold tools, actually -- just roll them where you need them, then out of the way when done.