Do you ever think how insane people were who pioneered flight? Today flying in a plane is safer than driving a car, but dudes like the Wright Brothers were strapped to wood and fabric contraptions powered by garage built engines and a handful of theories. The amount of things that could go wrong mostly involved terrible maiming or death, so the fact that anyone pushed so hard to make it happen is kinda shocking to me. Then I remember things I used to do growing up in rural Virginia and am suddenly thankful that someone already checked this one off the list. Teenagers plus boredom rarely leads to innovation as much as it does disfigurement.
Astro Boy surely had his ups and downs when it came to mastering the sky life, as evidenced in this figure from Josh Divine and Strangecat Toys. You may know Josh from his day job at Kidrobot, but he's got more ideas than can be contained by a standard nine to five. And sometimes those ideas involve a beloved Japanese character scraping his face off as he falls to Earth. Don't act like that's weirder than how you unwind after a long day.
This dude is made of resin, limited to 25 pieces, and will be available exclusively at booth #423 during Five Points Fest. Josh will even be there on Sunday from 1pm-2pm to sign yours and answer all of your questions about love, life, and whatever else you can think of.