Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland): Full Dialogue Week 3, Abe the Toy Solider

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Christmas still continues in our pocket-sized towns!  By now the snow is starting to get old, and the residents of Springfield are starting to debating when to take their Christmas trees to the curb.  But alas…the story continues in TSTO…

Now that we’re wrapping up week 3 of the event, it’s time to look back at the dialogue.  Just in case you missed it by tappin’ too fast…

Abe the Toy Soldier Pt. 1
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Death: Look, you need to hurry up these stories. You’re supposed to be chewing coffin dirt by dawn.
Grampa: Don’t get your ghoul underpants in a ghost knot, I’m getting there. World War Two was over. I had an honorable discharge from the Army, and a dishonorable discharge from a skin condition I picked up in Paris. The economy was booming, and every veteran was dating a nurse he’d kissed on V-J day. And yet America was threatened by internal Communist subversives from the USSR. We were headed towards a Christmas nightmare!
Death: I know all about Christmas nightmares.
Make Grampa Tell Another Wild Tale- 4hrs
Collect Toy Soldiers- x50.

Abe the Toy Soldier Pt. 2
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Grampa: So there I was in 1950, looking for a job where I could use the skills I learned in the Army. But there wasn’t much demand for potato peelers, despite my vast experience. Then I got lucky!
Philip Hefflin: Hey there, soldier, I work for Whiz Bang toys. We’re going to make some Army Man toy soldiers, and I’d like to use you as the model. We’ll pay you a penny for every thousand soldiers we sell.
Young Abe: Lemme just do the math… aw, too hard. I assume I’ll be rich!
Make Grampa Model for Whiz-Bang Toys- 4hrs
Collect Toy Soldiers- x100.

Abe the Toy Soldier Pt. 3
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Philip Hefflin: Abe, you’re going to be a fantastic model for our Army Man toys. Now, take this rifle and imagine you’re pointing it at the enemy.
Young Abe: My platoon lieutenant. Got it.
Philip Hefflin: I mean, someone you actually killed.
Young Abe: My platoon lieutenant. Got it.
Make Grampa Pose for Reference Shots- 4hrs
Collect Toy Soldiers- x100.

Abe the Toy Soldier Pt. 4
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Philip Hefflin: You did a fantastic job posing for those toy soldiers, Abe. You’ve made Whiz Bang Toys very happy.
Federal Agent: And you’ve done a great service to your country.
Young Abe: For the first time ever! But how?
Federal Agent: I work for J. Edgar Hoover at the FBI. We’re going to use those toy soldiers to root out Communist infiltrators. Each one of them has a tiny radio transmitter inside. We’ll be able to hear everything that’s going on inside every home in America. As a patriotic American, can I count on you to keep quiet about this?
Young Abe: Sir, it’s 1950. Which means I still trust the government.
Make Grampa Keep His Secret- 4hrs
Collect Toy Soldiers- x100.

Abe the Toy Soldier Pt. 5
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Grampa: Well, I said I wouldn’t blab about the toys being designed to spy on ordinary Americans. But it turned out my girlfriend at the time was spying on me for the CIA. Lots of spying in those days. Anyway, she told her boss, who didn’t like the FBI stickin’ their noses into his business. They confiscated and melted all the original Army Man soldiers. Whiz Bang had to make a new batch. Which is why, instead of me, they look like Kirk Douglas.
Make Grampa Save America From Intrusive Surveillance- 4hrs
Collect Toy Soldiers- x100.

And with that you’ve completed week 3!

Thoughts on the third week?  Did you finish the prize track? Ready for week 4?  Thoughts on the event in general?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

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