I am Harry Laos
It’s funny how obsessed I was with playing with figures. I always figured it was my vast imagination and of course, this was ticket. However, there was a deciding factor to why my games drew me in so deeply and left some other kids bored and lacking focus….
It was the way you played with the figures...
Soooo many kids would knock the figures around like the plastic that they were. Holding them by their legs and spinning them around. What about gravity? Why don’t you have both feet present on the ground?
Figures needed backgrounds. It wasn’t just about playing with the coolest looking one, they needed a cool story that you could step back and talk about with friends.
It was about their little plastic face becoming your face. All those emotions in your voice and expressions in your face were worthy of an academy award nomination.
Man, it was a way of life.