Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Smurfs return with a set of skaters from Hardee's in 1990. These guys are in their beach party attire and are riding some pretty huge boards. It appears these are intended to be surfing smurfs but they slapped wheels on the boards for some reason. I guess that makes them sidewalk surfers. Sassette gets top billing here as she is the only one riding sideways.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Edit: I saw the movie today and although there is skating on the cover and multiple skateboarding themed promo items this film featured all of 12 seconds of skating. On the upside, Stuart skated a drained bird bath.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Snoopy is seen here cruising while doing his best Poochie (of The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show fame) impression. I'm not sure when this figure was released (the date on the bottom has the copyrights for the character and the 3D representation but they are clearly too early for this figure). My guess is probably sometime in the '90s. Unlike his earlier appearance on BPA, this time Snoopy appears as a totally outrageous paradigm with a healthy shmear of skater.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Garfield returns with a third figure - a McDonald's Happy Meal toy from 1988. They started out with a larger figure riding a pink version of the board that Baby Kermit rode in '86. This was a test market figure and I guess he tested too big because the standard version they went with has a smaller figure riding a fish shaped deck (complete with rails, nose bone and tail bone). There are some other slight differences - the larger figure is wearing a knit cap while the smaller figure has a helmet and the Hawaiian print has changed slightly. Check out Garfield's earlier BPA appearances (with Pooky and ready for tennis).
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Felix the Cat pin from 1989. This was made the same year as the Felix figure previously featured on BPA. Here he's eschewed his pads, shoes and wrestling onesie for a fairly plain outfit but still looks like he is catching some sweet air.
Edit: I recently picked up a 2nd pin with a slightly different color scheme and a gold border instead of silver.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Sonic Bendable X-Tremes are a set of 4 "bendable" figures from 2006 with magnets in their feet and hands as well as the board. In theory you can bend their hands down to grab the board but in reality they are not nearly pliable enough to do anything more than move their arms a couple degrees. The non-bendable X-Tremes were featured here previously. This features the regular Sonic line-up of Junior, Cherrie, Molly (with Tot) and Pete (not pictured). Unlike their non-bendable cousins, all the Bendable X-Tremes skate.
Friday, January 4, 2013
I think we can all agree that the mindswap movie is the greatest subgenre of film. While Freaky Friday is the most well known, Vice Versa is clearly the best. Unfortunately, I do not think it has any actual skating in it but it does feature The Honorable Judge Reinhold on the cover skating down his desk and causing general mayhem in the office.
The highlight of the movie is when the Judge hits up a Malice concert and gets them to sign something "Party 'till you puke!"