Saturday, October 31, 2015
This ghost is from a Kinder surprise egg set named Fantasmini from 2001. His name is Joe Skate (Jo Skettino) and he glows in the dark. It's hard to say if he is goofy or regular, but with no feet it might not matter. There have been a lot of undead skeletal skaters (and a vampire) on BPA but this is the first ghost.
Monday, October 12, 2015
This Handy Manny figure has to be the only figure that comes with a broken skateboard. I guess he can fix anything. The figure and board are were included with a workshop playset from 2009. You'd think this might be a ramp building playset but it is not.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
As mentioned last week, Stuart Little returns to BPA in a loop toy practically identical to last post's Johnny Test toy. Stuart's last appearance was a figure from 2003 promoting Stuart Little 2. This toy is also from 2003, this time from Hardees. As wheels on the bottom of the toy turn it turns a band in the middle causing Stuart to complete the loop. Unlike Johnny Test, Stuart is actually standing on his board and grabbing stink bug.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Johnny Test is the titular character from a cartoon that debuted in 2005 on the WB. It ended up on Cartoon Network after a few years and ran until 2014. This toy is from 2010 and came with Hardees kids meals. It features Johnny more or less sitting on a block attached to a skateboard. As the entire toy moves a band in the middle revolves Johnny around the fullpipe. This is based on an almost identical toy from Hardees featuring Stuart Little (to appear on BPA next time!).
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Zag is half of the puppet duo Zig and Zag, characters that appeared on a few shows from the late '80s through the present including the Big Breakfast on Channel 4 in the UK. They also eventually got their own animated show (to debut in 2016). According to an Angelfire website that cataloged Big Breakfast merchandise this figure is from 1995.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Max Goof returns with a figure promoting An Extremely Goofy Movie from 2000. This is the direct-to-DVD sequel of A Goofy Movie, which Max's previous appearance on BPA was promoting. This figure was a Happy Meal toy that also included a spring launcher and was part of a set that included a number of figures on wheels, including 2 others on skateboards (but no one actually standing up on them).
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Franklin is from the Franklin the Turtle book series which is also the basis for a Canadian animated TV show. The TV showed aired from 1997 - 2009 and was shown in the US on Nickelodeon. It looks like it was geared to younger kids and does not look very good (watching a minute of a random episode confirms this).