Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Day 28- 2018

Black History Month

February 28, 2018

He is a a former football player of the National Football League.  He was the quarterback for the Houston Oilers.  He became a hall of fame member in  2006 and he was the first African American quarterback to receive this honor.   He first played for the Canadian Football League.  He played a total of 23 seasons.*

Warren Moon

*info from Wikipedia

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 27- 2018

Black History Month

February 27, 2018

This is from the movie Sin City, a "2005 American neo-noir crime anthology film. It is based on a graphic novel."*  The characters are  Gail and Manute.  The action figures came in color and black and white like the film.

Rosario Dawson and Michael Clarke Duncan

*info from Wikipedia

Monday, February 26, 2018

Day 26- 2018

Black History Month

February 26, 2018

I waited this get this character.  He was created in the 6" version and never appeared in the 12" version.   The other characters from Breaking Bad came in various sizes including 12"   This character is Gustavo "Gus" Fring from the Breaking Bad. *  This actor has been in various movies over his career.  He appeared in School Daze, Do the Right Thing,  and King of New York.

Giancarlo Esposito

*info from Wikipedia

Day 25- 2018

Black History Month

February 25, 2018

He is a singer, rapper, entrepreneur from St Louis Missouri.  Some of his hits were: Hot in Herre, Air Force Ones,  Dilemma with Kelly Rowland (member of Destiny Child) and Call on Me with Janet Jackson.

Cornell  Iral  Haynes, Jr  known as Nelly

*info from Wikipedia

Day 24- 2018

Black History Month

February 24, 2018

She played Tia Dalma  in the Pirates of the Carribeean.   She appeared in two of the movies.  She was created in a smaller version about 7" and was never created in 12".  The other characters from the movie were created in 12".  She was created in 16" by Robert Tonner.  I waited to purchase  her and it was too late.  She sold out.

Naomie Harris

Friday, February 23, 2018

Day 23- 2018

Black History Month

February 23, 2018

This character is from the movie Thor.  This actor played Heimdall, a Norse god in the Thor Movies.  This size is about 4" tall.  He was never been made in a taller size.  There was controversy for him to play this character because he was Black  actor playing a Scandinavian Norse god.

Idris Elba

*info from Wikipedia 

Day 22- 2018

Black History Month

February 22, 2018

This is the Sprite guy named Miles Thirst.  He was created by Coke for Sprite soda in 2004. *

He is voiced by Reno Wilson

*info from Wikipedia

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 21- 2018

Black History Month

February 21, 2018

He  won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin Germany in Track and Field.  He won the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4 x 100 relay and long jump.

Jesse Owens

*info from Wikipedia

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Day 19- 2018

Black History Month

February 19, 2018

This actor has starred in various movies.  He played Mann in Rosewood,  a 1997 film about a fictionalized African American town in 1923 that was being attacked by a lynch mob.  He even played Kojak in the remake.

 He played Marsellus Wallace in Pulp Fiction and this is his character below.

Ving Rhames

*info from IMDB

Monday, February 19, 2018

Day 20- 2018

Black History Month

February 20, 2018

He is retired  Hall of Fame National Basketball Association player.  He played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Phoenix Sun and  was known as the Round Mound of Rebound.  He is currently a NBA analyst for TNT.   He appeared in Space Jam  that featured NBA players in this movie with animated cartoon characters.

Charles Barkley

*info from Wikipedia 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Day 18- 2018

Black History Month

February 18, 2018

These actors  were married in 2002.  Morpheus is the character from the Matrix and she appeared in the series Firefly and Serenity as Zoe Washburne.  The sizes are about 6" and 5".  They have appeared in various movies over the years.  They have appeared in the movie Matrix and  the television show Hannibal together.

Laurence Fishburne & Gina Torres

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Day 17- 2018

Black History Month

February 17, 2018

The movie has opened and I am excited.

Black Panther

In 2006, these two married as two African American Superheroes.  In 2012,  they were divorced.  The characters are owned by different film studios.

She played Storm in the X-men and he plays Black Panther in the movie of the same name.

Chadwick Boseman,  Halle Berry

Friday, February 16, 2018

Day 16- 2018

Black History Month

Feb 16, 2018

She starred in Spawn as his wife, Wanda.  In the 1997 movie Spawn she was played by this actress.  The action figure is created by McFarlane Toys- the love of Al Simmons, Spawn.*

Theresa Randle

*info from Imdb

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Day 15- 2018

Black History Month

February 15, 2018

She was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Kendra.   She also starred in Saved by the Bell: the New Class.  She is the daughter of Richard Lawson (husband of  Tina Knowles) and  Denise Gordy (niece of Berry Gordy).

Bianca Lawson

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 14- Happy Valentine's Day 2018

Black History Month

February 14, 2018

This couple has been married for about 20 years.   He is appearing as James West  from the movie Wild Wild West and she is appearing as Niobe from the Matrix.  In this picture Niobe is about 5" but I do have one that is about 10".

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Day 13- 2018

Black History Month

February 13, 2018

He is a African American Hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers.   He plays the position of Right Wing and is the alternate captain of the team.

This figure was created by Funko.  These are cute little figures and I was going to collect the African American ones.  Then I realized that I do not have any space for these additional figures.  I decided that I would only collect special ones and not all of them.

I chose him because he one of few African American NHL players that was created into action figure.  The first one was  Grant Fuhr.   He was a 12" action figure.  See my post:

Wayne Simmonds

Monday, February 12, 2018

Day 12- 2018

Black History Month

February 12, 2018

He plays Grey Worm in the the television series Game of  Thrones. This is more of a statute that an action figure.   Grey Worm is the chosen commander of the one of the warrior groups.  He is also a musician and uses the alias Raleigh Ritchie.  His debut Album was titled "You're a Man Now".  He is an English actor.

Jacob Anderson

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Day 11- 2018

Black History Month

February 11, 2018

She played Rue in the movie the Hunger Games in 2012.  Other characters from the movie were made into 12" size.  This was the only size that Rue came in.  She is about 5" tall.  She has also appeared in the movie Columbiana as the younger version of Zoe Saldana's character in the movie.*

Amandla Stenberg

* info from Wikipedia

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Day 10- 2018

Black History Month

February 10, 2018

He appeared on the Simpsons, an animated sitcom as himself on the 14th season.   The episode was entitled "How I Spent my Summer Vacation" in 2002.  He is a singer, songwriter and actor.  He won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row. 

Lenny Kravitz

Friday, February 9, 2018

Day 9- 2018

Black History Month

February 9, 2019

He was known as Kunta Kinte in the Epic Television Mini-Series "Roots" and then he appeared in Star Trek -The Next Generation from 1987 to 1994 as  Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge.  He was also the host of the PBS series Reading Rainbow.

 Levar Burton

* info from Wikipedia.  Not wearing original clothes.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Day 8

Black History Month

February 8,  2018

Star Trek

He was Hawk from Spenser from Hire and he had  his own show of the same name.  This was prior to him becoming Commander Benjamin Sisko on Deep Space Nine from 1993 to 1999.  There were several figures created of him.  He was also created in 12" by Playmates.

Avery Brooks

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Day 7- 2018

Black History Month

February 7, 2018

Star Trek

Lieutenant Nyota Uhuru appeared in the original television show that aired from 1966-1969.  She was groundbreaking because she was the first African American Character to appear on television in a non servant role.*. This actress also appeared in the movie Snow Dogs with Cuba Hooding Jr.

Nichelle Nichols

* info from IMDB

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Day 6- 2018

Black History Month

February 6, 2018

These two starred in the  2002 movie "The Scorpion King."   The character were Mathayus and Balthazar.  The movie was  a spin off from the 2001 Mummy movie  in which Mathayus was the Scorpion King in this movie too.*

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson)  and Michael Clarke Duncan

* info from Wikipedia and IMDB

Monday, February 5, 2018

Day 5- 2018

Black History Month

February 5, 2018

She is a character from the television show called "The Rugrats".  She was voiced by the actress Cree Summer.  Cree Summer was the voice Princess Kida from the animated movie "Atlantis- The Loss Empire."

Susie Carmicheal

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Day 4- February 4, 2018

Black History Month

February 4, 2018

He played the Candyman in this movie of the same name in 1992 and the sequels.  It was a supernatural horror film that took place in Chicago in the Cabrina- Green projects.  This actor has starred in other movies. Such as the 1986 movie Platoon.  There is a 12" action figure version of his character.     

Tony Todd

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Day 3 - Feb 3, 2018

Black History Month

February 3, 2018

This  group started in 1986 and had several hit rap songs.  Some of the songs were "Fight the Power", It Takes a Nation of Million to Hold Us Back, Bring the Noises and Great Misses. 

Two of the members.  Flavor Flav and Chuck D

Friday, February 2, 2018

Day 2- Feb 2, 2018

Black History Month

Feb 2, 2018

The movie Shaft was made in 1971 and it starred Richard Roundtree.  The second Shaft was played by this actor in 2000 as the original Shaft's nephew.

Samuel Jackson

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Celebrating Black History Month February 1, 2018

February is the start of Black History Month

Celebrating the achievements and attributions of African American people.

I thought this year I would focus on my  African Americans that have  been featured as a doll or action figure in  the smaller size of 8" or less. 

His box said- Washington, DC would have been lost without him.  Astronomer and surveyor. (b.1736 to  d.1806) He was created by HIA Toys.

Benjamin Banneker