Poe Gets Married

I’m back!

Wow, so much has happened since my last post. I got Lobo, King Grayskull, DCUC Wave 3, a new computer, and oh, I got married, too. I’ll get to all that other stuff later in the week–today is the official post-wedding post.

The wedding went off without a hitch, other than the “getting hitched” part of it, of course. Dr. Mrs. Ghostal-to-Be will hereafter be referred to as Dr. Ghostal, or DG for short.

DG is a loving, patient woman, and so as some of you may know, we had action figure centerpieces at the reception. Leonardo here was just one of a special group of wedding guests who also included Batman, Godzilla, the Tick, Liz Sherman, Peter Petrelli, the Hulk, Spider-man, April O’Neil, Homer Simpson, and Hellboy.

Each table had a small standee with an image of the character, its name , and the table number (for those who didn’t recognize, say, Peter Petrelli or Liz Sherman), and each guest’s name cards had a matching image to their table.

DG specifically requested Hellboy get the seat of honor at our sweetheart table, as you can see in the pic below. (Before you ask, it’s the Gentle Giant movie Hellboy wearing the trenchcoat from the Gambit of the ML X-Men boxed set. Rustin Parr, who was in attendance, thought it looked pretty good on him.)

(I look different without the hat and red glasses, don’t I?)

Of course, we had to have action figures as our cake topper, too. We’re both big fans of Futurama, so we decided that Leela and Fry would be perfect. We had to customize them a bit first, though; Karen added a skirt to Leela, and I painted a tuxedo onto Fry. I think the results speak for themselves.

For those of you who read this blog but aren’t quite as into toys as I am, it wouldn’t be fair to leave you without at least one more traditional photo from the wedding. So here you go–Poe and DG in all their glory.

Naturally, I couldn’t be happier to have married such a brilliant, beautiful, loving woman, whose vows included the line, “I promise to always make room for your action figures.” Seriously, how lucky am I?




It Figures > King Grayskull


  1. Scott

    Congratulations on finding DCUC Wave 3!!!!!

    And, um, you know … getting married.

  2. Poe

    @Tom-Tom: The aforementioned Toy Biz Ringwraith and the Ghost of Lobster Johnson.

  3. Congrats to you and Mrs. Poe!

  4. @poe, what were the other ones?

  5. Awwwww, that is AWESOME. Major congrats to you both! πŸ™‚

  6. Poe

    Thanks for the kind words, all! DG and I appreciate them muchly.

    @Da Tran Man: I'd be lying if I said I didn't buy any toys on our honeymoon. I found the Wendigo at Target.

    @goo-gum: That's how I started at OAFE. I've gone through several avatars over the years, but I think I'm sticking with this one.

    @Tom-Tom: I think that was avatar #2. Or maybe #3.

    @Esbat: I've seen In the Line of Fire…no way I want to get late-night phone calls from John Malkovich. Once was enough!

  7. Newt

    Major congrats. Looks like a blast.

  8. Look you attractive sonuvabitch, why are you not working out and protecting the president? How dare you be all handsome with a gorgeous wife.

    Does Toyfare know you look like this?

    *shakes fist*

    *runs out of breath*

    *sobs into cheetos bag*

  9. orionpax636


    Very unique tablesetting format. My sister and late bro-in-law did something similar, only with classic album covers ranging from jazz to reggae to hip-hop. Hope you guys enjoyed yourselves as much as they did!

  10. jumper11


  11. You and DG look very happy together! I love your centerpieces and the cake topper!!! πŸ˜‰

    Welcome back! πŸ˜‰


  12. i remember the days when poe was a white master chief figure. how times have changed.

    congrats, poe.

  13. Congratulations, and all the best! (And hat and glasses? I always picture you as a Ringwraith, for some reason.)

  14. Da Tran Man

    Congrats Poe. Where are you spending your honeymoon? TRU? haha, just kidding with ya.

  15. Mumma Ghostal

    As the enormously proud MOTG, and the enormously lucky MIL of the brilliant and wonderful DG, the wedding was a joyful occasion full of surprises that were touching and meaningful to the happy couple. When I heard Karen open her vows with the aforementioned promise of space, I leaned over to Ron ( Father Ghostal) and said " Has Karen ever been in the attic??"

  16. outburst

    Congrats. I can't believe she let you bring toys to the wedding.

    So yes, it sounds like you're getting the better part of the deal. You better treat her well! πŸ˜‰

  17. That's cool beans. Congrats again.

  18. dwaltrip

    Congrats Poe!

  19. Red Kryptonite

    Damn lucky – and so is she! As a totally-honored-to-be-member of the wedding party, I too vouch for the awesomeness of the whole brouhaha, action figures and all.

  20. J_Stone

    Congrats! Sounds like it was an awesome wedding!

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