Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bart Simpson


Bart Simpson with a creepy smile from 1990.  This was part of set of figures that features speech clouds that stuck into their heads. Bart clouds consisted of his early catchphrases like "Aye, Carumba" and "Don't Have a Cow, Man" along with some random sayings like "Go For It, Dude!," "Knock It Off, Lisa" and "Cowabunga, Man!"

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mac Tonight


Mac Tonight cruising back in '88. He's padded up here and even tucked in his shirt but clearly could not find a helmet to fit his oblong skull.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pencil Sharpener


I actually had to sharpen a pencil today, something I haven't done in over a decade. Had it not been for the sharpener attached to this skateboard I probably would've had to resort to using a pocketknife. I've had this sharpener/board since the late 80s, a time when I actually had need of its sharpening abilities. Although most likely a product of the 80s, its definitely got a 70s vibe going on with a slimmer shaped deck and wide, translucent wheels.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Beach Blanket Bong-Out



Aside from featuring one of the greatest 7" covers of all time, JFA's Blatant Localism EP (Placebo Records 1981) also contains the official Beach Party Attitude theme song, "Beach Blanket Bong-Out."




Thursday, September 20, 2012

Action Animal


This giraffe is a bendable dude with holes in his hooves that stick on the three metal tabs on the top of his deck. He's from Hong Kong and there is no year but I'm guessing he is probably from the 70s. I have seen a similar Mickey Mouse toy that displays various moves on the back and states that, in addition to other Disney characters, they also made Sweathog (!) versions.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

S.B. Stuntz


This California Raisin was a Hardees toy from 1988. According to various internet sources, this dude's name is S.B. Stuntz. He's got some pretty unusual style going on; it looks like he might be in the process of busting a move. Check S.B. out below pulling off the loop in a full pipe.



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Bedtime for Democracy


I was looking at the artwork on the Dead Kennedy's Bedtime for Democracy (Alternative Tentacles 1986) and noticed a dead skate punk in the pile of huddled masses at the base of the Statue of Liberty. There is also a sleeping cat next to the board.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Green M&M


I've always known green M&Ms were the best, but here is photographic evidence. Green, usually depicted as female, is seen here without her trademark lips and eyebrows (seemingly the only gender defining characteristics of candy) - fully padded up and grabbing the nose (or maybe tail?). He's also rocking some incredible high tops that reach up to his knee pads. This dude is from 2001 and, judging from the hole in the center of his deck, probably came atop some innovative M&M dispenser.




Monday, September 10, 2012

Peter 'PJ' Pete, Jr


PJ is a character from Goof Troop, an early '90s cartoon centered around Goofy. This figure is from 1991 and was obtained by mailing in 2 proofs of purchase from Rice Krispies. Unlike most figures, who ride decks that are at least shoulder high, PJ is rocking a comically short board. At least he's pushing hard. Peter Pete's name is a bit reminiscent of the most excellent Ted Theodore Logan.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Wacko-saur


This card is part of a series called Wacko-saurs, a cheap Garbage Pail Kid ripoff that put dinosaurs in wacky, or in this case radical, situations. As with GPK cards, this is a sticker and the back is 1/9th of a larger graphic (in this case it appears to be a larger version of the same graphic). Also keeping to the GPK model, Skate KATE shares her likeness with her twin, SCOTT Board.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beach Bunny


This dude was part of the Beach Bunnies set given away at Hardees in 1989. He truly embodies the BPA with his board shorts, shades and ripping style.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sonic X-Tremes



The Sonic X-Tremes set was put out in 2005 and included 2 skaters: Junior and Molly (with Tot). It also included Cherrie on a scooter, which I quickly discarded in favor of another deck. The fourth member of this set should be Pete (probably also on a scooter). This set features figures that are a bit larger than the earlier Sonic Skaters series. The boards are the same size as the Sonic Bendable X-Tremes.