|Dead men tell... some pretty good tales, actually.|
For all of that, I came to the book 'Treasure Island' pretty late in life. I didn't read it until I was in college, and I still don't technically own a single copy.
I don't need to.
My girlfriend liked Jim Hawkins when she was younger, and somehow she ended up collecting 'Treasure Island' books.
|The treasure be ours, boys!|
I need to read it again, really. I feel a little silly that I have so much piratey stuff, and I really haven't read enough pirate stories. Anyway, this was a fun and silly excuse to play with my toys, which I really don't have any practical use for. This isn't even all of them. I have some goofier looking plastic figures I didn't use, some Disney pins from our friend Wendy, and a bunch of other odds and ends. I even have a so-hideous-it's-cute pirate monkey sculpture my friend Alex gave me for my 21st birthday just before I left Bellingham.
Here I guess the pirates are having a battle over some plastic treasure, or the nicer copies of the book, or maybe both. That's the 'ugly people version' open in the back with a nice moody picture of a ship (the scenery is beautiful, really, it's just the people that are drawn ugly.
I think there's a Musketeer mixed in with the pirates, and there's a thought for a later book...
I especially love that there's a little skeleton, and some rats. Playmobil™ makes awesome stuff.
Click on any of the pictures for a close-up view, of course. I'm sorry they're blurry, and that was with the tripod, but the lighting wasn't great.
Tomorrow's post should be a little more literary, but this one was some good goofy fun!