Friday, February 27, 2009

The "Jorge Garcia Project"

I recently found about these neat little figures called Kubricks. They are kind of like Lego people but it's on a whole different level and they're bigger and much cooler. I have a fondness for figures. Not necessarily action figures but I do have my fair share of Austin Powers, Mini-Me's, and Fat Bastards as well as the Sean Astin figures from the LOTR trilogy. Anyway, I learned about these Kubricks and thought they were really kind of neat.
I really liked the fact that there was a series of figures from LOST. Kurin and I watch this show religiously..he actually watches it over and over and over and over...I love it. It's great, it gets you thinking. The plot is so intricate that it occupies your mind for days after watching an episode. Getting back to the figures, I received some. They are "blind-boxed" which means you don't know what you're going to get. The 7 figures that are advertised are: Jack with a gun, Kate with handcuffs, Sayid with a walkie-talkie, Sawyer with a book, Locke with a knife, Charlie with a guitar and Hurley with a CD player. There are also 2 unadvertised figures but I won't get into that now.

I ended up with more than one Hurley which was very exciting and the spark for my idea. I read Jorge Garcia's blog daily. Mr. Garcia plays Hurley on LOST. He seems so normal that it's really cool. He blogs about his dog Nunu, his vacations, it's just a really neat blog and he seems to be a great, down to earth guy..just like Hurley on the show (only he doesn't see dead people in real life..I don't think - hahaha). On his blog, he also freely gives out the address to contact him and I believe he has mentioned that he tries to answer them all himself.

So, it may not be such a big "project", but I am going to send my extra Hurley to him and see if he can maybe sign the box or figure (even though it's kind of small) and maybe take his picture with it or something for me. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do but I hope it's cool. I'll post more when I figure it out. I hope to wrap this up this weekend.


whatifer said...

I gave up watching Lost. I got so confused and didn't know what the heck was going on.

I'm glad you are blogging!!!!

Anonymous said...

That would be really cool if he took a picture with it and sent it back!