Saturday, May 23, 2015
I found this vitamin supplement at the local natural foods store. This dude is easily in his mid-20s or later but still made the cover for Power Teen. It's a pretty weak shot even without the unnecessary kneepads. I'm a sucker for stupid stuff like this. I'll buy some jelly beans just because an anthropomorphic jelly bean is skating on the bag* but I draw the line at vitamin supplements. Maybe if if it was an anthropomorphic vitamin on a skateboard I would've bought 'em.
*I'll post these jelly beans sometime in the next few weeks.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Brillant is a Jelly Baby, a Sour Patch Kid like jelly candy from the UK. This dude is way bigger than I originally thought - I was expecting something along the lines of the Yellow M&M Dispensor, but this guy is about 1.5 times bigger (a full 12" tall). When you pull down on his right arm it opens his backpack which allows little kid-sized fingers to grab some candy.
The box calls him "Skater Dude" and has some fairly detailed instructions for pouring a bag of jellybeans into a container. The back has some instructions on actually skating - a basic definition of regular vs goofy along with manual and shove-its. It gets a bit weird after that - the ollie description wants you to "place both feet on the tail and pop up into the air." The handplant one is basically accurate although it is awkwardly worded. I'm curious to see someone handplant and grab the board with their foot.
I have no year for this dude but judging by the lack of any website info and the use of nollie in the trick section I'm guessing he's probably from the mid-'90s.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
A Carambar is a French chewy caramel candy bar. This particular dude is a Carambar Atomic, which I think is like a fireball ("Ca pique un max!" which translates to "Stings to the max!"). This dude is from 1998 and is from a set that also included a basketball playing "cola," a snorkeling "fruits," and a rollerblading "toffy."
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Flunchy is the mascot of a French restaurant chain named Flunch (fast + lunch). This dude has no date but looking around it seems he was probably made in the late '80s or early '90s. He's got the standard shirt-and-no-pants look that is popular among older cartoon animals. He's also skating a deck with a pretty big nose but surprisingly short tail (snub tail?). Flunchy joins a couple other French mascots at BPA, namely Pif & Léo. He's also the 3rd bear to appear on BPA after Rooty & the Haribo Bear.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Baby Gonzo returns from his stint in South America in this pic from a Muppet Babies book. Not only is he rolling but also juggling some shaped blocks. Quite a feet for an adult Gonzo let alone the baby version. This image is on the inside of the cover and has nothing to do with the rest of the book.