|The old Pearson recurve- she may be older than I am, but still shoots great|
|My Appalachian recurve. Black locust limbs...|
|Cocobolo riser. such a beautiful bow|
|My longbow. Maple riser...|
What's it got to do with toys??? Well, I have always loved the toys I could find of my icons, and of those things that are a part of me.
Oliver Queen...Clint Barton...Legolas, Prince of the woodland realm...Robin of Sherwood...Katniss Everdeen...All of them using archery as their primary skill-all of them inspiring some fan to pick up a bow. Real world icons like Fred Bear...Howard Hill...even Ted Nugent, though he has managed to fall far for me with his politics.
I Love toys with bows. To me Archery has always been more of a draw to me than guns. I know each has it's own high level of skill involved. But to me, the bow has always been the thing...
|My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I returned home with only one goal: to save my city. But my old approach wasn't enough. I had to become someone else. I had to become something else. I had to become the Green Arrow.|
|Mastermind Creations Elita-1 with a short Energon bow|
|Rodimus got his Energon bow in his brief stint in the Animated show-|
this is Masterminds version of him,
and I LOVE THIS TOY
|Medicom Toys Miracle action figure Reideen. Bought him years ago at a comic shop that is now no more...|
Oh... Side note- if I ever see anyone make a huge technical mistake with a bow in a movie, or in an illustration, it fouls it up for me... big time. So if you are going to shoot it, shoot it right!