Thursday, August 21, 2014

League of Extraordinary Bloggers: Cryptozoology, or The Search for Dragonne

It's been a while since I last posted something for The League of Extraordinary Bloggers, but this week's assignment caught my eye.  It was just one word: Cryptozoology. A quick search told me that it refers to the study of "hidden" animals - and that's "hidden" in the Loch Ness monster/Bigfoot sense, not the well-camouflaged sense (other League bloggers have already showed off Mezco's Cryptozoology figure series, discussed Harry & the Hendersons, and shared some personal monster stories). 

My immediate thought was that Dragonne would be perfect for this.  A half-lion, half-dragon from LJN's Dungeons & Dragons line of the 1980s, he would be a perfect example of a "hard to find" or non-existent species.
The D&D toy line-up

There was just one problem:  like the Loch Ness Monster, my own Dragonne figure proved to be elusive.  As with the creatures of urban legend, when it came time to bring out the cameras, he was no where to be found.  Not in my house (I had my husband hunt through my toy shelves), and not in my mother's basement (I did some digging of my own). 

I know he was around before we moved, because I have photographic evidence (much like the famous photos of Nessie, not particularly good photographic evidence, but hey - that seems to go with the territory):
Photographic evidence of Dragonne's existance.


Realistically, that probably means that he's in storage, but for the purposes of this assignment, I think we should imagine that he's having tea with the Sasquatch (which could be true, since my Alpha Flight Sasquatch figure is in storage as well). 

A rare photo of Draggone in the wild.
I imagine he's waving at Sasquatch and saying "Tea time!"

10 comments:

  1. I hate it when things disappear, and moves are an especially easy time for that to happen. Mr. BTEG recently found a box that had somehow got tossed into one of his storage boxes. It contained a doll table and chairs set I'd forgotten I'd bought!

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    1. It's so true about moving!

      Of course this time, with half our stuff in storage, I'm imaging that getting everything back in another year or two will be like Christmas morning! ;)

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  2. I like your Dragonne! He's like a reverse Griffin.

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    1. He is, isn't he? Now that you mention it, it's so obvious that I'm embarrassed to admit that it never occurred to me before!

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  3. I hope Dragonne turns up soon.

    (I hate when dolls and action figures seem to absent themselves. Do they want us to worry that they've been stolen? Do they feel unappreciated? Sigh Guess we will never know.)

    Thanks for introducing the word, cryptozoology, to us. Neat to have a new word and such a cool meaning and sounding one.

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    1. I think there's an inspiration for a comic or photo-story in there - "The Island of Unappreciated Toys"...

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  4. Oh dear! I do hope they are both in storage and haven't gone off exploring the wild woods together! :)
    Cheers,
    X

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    1. Or at least if they are off exploring, that they find their way back! ;)

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  5. Had him as a kid!Loved it :)

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    1. He's awesome, right?

      I meet too few people who had these!

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