Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sam "Squid" Dullard


Sam "Squid" Dullard is a character on the Nickelodeon show Rocket Power. The show aired in the early 2000s. Even though I watch a lot of cartoons I did not have cable during the show's run so I have never seen an episode. According to Wikipedia the show revolves around 4 friends taking part in various extreme sports. This figure is from 2003 and has a pretty sloppy paint job.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Goofy


Goofy rides goofy, and in a rather unusual position. This is a stance that makes me think he is rolling along pretty slowly but his ears show that he is actually cruising pretty fast. He seems to be wearing a baseball shirt with a turtleneck dickie.




Thursday, November 22, 2012

Xtreme Diver



This is an Air Max Xtreme Diver with Parachute from 2012. I happened across this dude while at the grocery store the day before Hurricane Sandy. Purchasing him seemed like a rather practical decision, and he actually ended up being my sole purchase. I think I could have gotten the most milage for my dollar had I actually tossed him out the window the next day. I'm not quite sure why a skydiver needs a skateboard and I'm even more confused why he went for the elbow and knee pads over the helmet. Instead he is rocking some earmuffs.

In addition to "Skateboarder" there was also "Inline Skater" and "Biker Dude."



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Coastal Cooler


I came across this extreme marketing while hurricane shopping (I only ended up buying a skateboarding parachutist but that is a story for a later post). I'm not sure if this is supposed to be a girl or just early '90s Tony Hawk. Also of note: 25% less sugar is the opposite of extreme.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

MDC


This skating Jesus appears on the back of MDC's More Dead Cops (Boner Records 1988) compilation LP. It seems like he should be pulling a christ air although he probably couldn't pull it as high as Hosoi. The song below, "Skateboards from Hell," appears on their sophomore album, Smoke Signals (R Radical Records 1986). I saw them about 10 years ago and they would not play this song even after repeated crowd demand (probably because they didn't know it anymore).

Friday, November 16, 2012

Snoopy


Snoopy is seen here cruising fast enough to pull his ears back. This figure was released in 1997 by Whitman's as part of a "Sports Surprise Tin" series that featured Snoopy playing various sports. The upper half of this figure is in a fairly realistic pose but for some reason he is trying to point both feet forward.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kid-a-Long Kids


Tomy Kid-a-Long Kids wind-up skateboarder from 1979. This little guy likes to ride pretty far back on his board. For some reason his creators decided to put the wind-up wheel in a "very uncomfortable place." After winding up he rides for a little then does a wheelie and turns a bit. His wheels don't have any grip so it doesn't work very well.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lu


Lu is the mascot for the German airline Lufthansa. He is an anthropomorphic crane. He is in a rather awkward position making it difficult to determine if he is goofy or regular. I think he is regular and in the middle of a slash grind (or perhaps in the middle of a powerslide).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dewey Duck


As far as I can ascertain, this Dewey figure was part of a wheeled series made for Duck Tales in 1992. He's riding a rather unorthodox shaped deck (punk point?) with standard super wide axles.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Swift Heart Rabbit


Swift Heart Rabbit pushing a skateboard back in 1984. According to the Care Bear wiki, Swift Heart is the fastest member of the Care Bears family but her weak push here makes her look like she is not going all that fast. The Care Bear wiki also notes that Swift Heart's gender varies between mediums.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nitwitz


Nitwitz are a lesser version of Runts that turn up in quarter machines. The logo has different fruits taking part in various "extreme" activities, including a watermelon riding a skateboard.