Jenn here. Jonathan's wife. So, this post is more for the gals - you'll totally understand this.
This Thanksgiving weekend was Jonathan's birthday, and for weeks I racked my brain for what gift to get him. It's hard shopping for guys as is, but this particular guy, he's extremely difficult to shop for.
When we first met, it was kind of fun looking for original gifts - like one of the first gifts I got him for his birthday was a collection of all the original G.I. JOE dolls (oops, sorry "action figures") because he had them when he was a kid and sold them at some point in his teens to buy whatever teens buy. He always talked about how he regretted selling them, so I searched and searched and found some poor dude that his girlfriend was making him get rid of all of his. A pain to find this guy, but fun, plus the look on Jonathan's face when he opened up the gift was priceless, and it made me the most amazing gf in the world.
Now though, he's got all this stuff! He's opened RARE-T that caters exactly to stuff like this. Guy stuff. Some girl stuff. But mostly guy stuff. Can you imagine your dudes face when you give him a Captain America shield signed by Stan Lee? Or a Godfather poster signed by Al Pacino and Francis Ford Coppola?
So ladies, search no further for a gift that your guy will not only love, but will reduce him to putty in your hands.
And you can buy it at the store without having to meet some questionable dude in a café with a box of G.I. JOEs, crying while showing you and explaining the backstory behind every single one of them - oh I wish there was a store like this back then!
If the hubs didn't own RARE-T, this would be THE spot for all his gifts. But he does own it. So now he has settle for a night out with me.
1982....the year that Hasbro released 13 G.I. JOE action figures (not dolls as my wife called them in the previous post), and at 5 years old, I had them all, and played with them until the arms and legs started coming out of the sockets. Yes, many epic battles took place with these 3 3/4" action figures.
Vintage toys, especially...
....is something we hear everyday when someone walks into RARE-T.
And everyday I find myself pointing out the same thing....
Why, the f**k would you spend your hard earned money to decorate your home with mass produced junk from local big box stores, that have ZERO personality, and that are literally owned by everyone you know?!?