Every day seems to be a holiday here in the United States. National Bacon Eating Day. Talk Like a Pirate Day. Fit Your Fist In Your Mouth Day. It just never seems to end.
Usually I pay no attention to these crazy made-up holidays. But March 4 is a fantabulous day. One that should actually be a Federal Holiday if you ask me. Yes indeed, it’s the 3rd Annual Take Your Action Figure to Work Day!
Funny thing is, I already have a slew of action figures at my office. Captain America and Spidey chill with me on my desk, while the entire Avengers crew and the Star Wars gang watch over me from the windowsill. My home office is chock full of action figures. Here’s a quick snapshot of my bookcase at home.
So who’s joining me at work tomorrow? That’s actually a very tough question.
I literally have hundreds of action figures down in the basement. They’re all mixed together in various bins for the kids to play with. From Star Wars to Marvel to Super Mario Bros., all my favorites are represented in a variety of sizes.
I just raced downstairs to pick one out and stumbled upon a classic icon…
Yep, that’s the infamous Mego Spidey who gained notoriety in the ’90s doing… well, lots and lots of really bad things in the pages of ToyFare magazine. (Special collector’s note: This was the original Mego Spidey actually used in his very first appearance of the first ToyFare Special Edition!)
So uh, yeah. No way I’m bringing this bad boy to work with me. Next!
I’ve become a huge fan of Barry Allen’s, thanks to the amazing The Flash TV show I watch weekly with my family. I mean how helpful could this guy be?!? Making photocopies. Getting coffee. Picking up lunch. He could have it all done before I finish my sentence!
Except, all that efficiency could backfire and make me look bad at the office.
Uh uh. Sorry, Flash.
What I need is someone a lot more inept. Lovable but basically a buffoon. And I think I have the perfect solution…
Stay tuned to see how my Take An Action Figure to Work Day goes! Follow me on Twitter and Instagram, as well as the hashtag #AFWD2016! Plenty of companies will be joining in too, like Hasbro! (@HasbroNews on Twitter or @Hasbro on Instagram) So join in on the fun or just tag along for the ride.
What action figure are you bringing to work?