Sunday, June 29, 2014

Woody Woodpecker II


Woody Woodpecker returns to BPA with this figure. I'm not exactly sure when this guy is from but he certainly predates the last Woody figure that appeared on BPA. I think he is probably from the '80s or early '90s. Unlike last time, Woody is in his usual outfit, which is nothing at all.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Freezies Gigantes


This skateboarding alligator is featured on a Freezies Gigantes package found on the streets of Ypsilanti, MI. He looks pretty satisfied with his artificially flavored vanilla freezie pop while cruising to some tunes. I've never been a fan of the skateboarding with headphones fad that has swept over today's youth. I certainly enjoy a good boombox on the side of the bowl though.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cup


I found this cup at a Goodwill a couple months ago. It's a generic cup that many restaurants have for kids. They always have some sort of hidden picture activity to keep the kids occupied or provide them something to fight over. In this case it's hidden balls, which is why he has a baseball on his tail and a tennis ball on his sole. He is pulling a pretty weird trick here; he looks like he might be in the middle of a fastplant but the speed lines imply that he is going backwards (hurricane fastplant?). Instead of a bike helmet he's got some sort of space-afro helmet going on. He's also throwing up the "I love you" sign for extra attitude.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Neckties


They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but this one might only be worth four. Skating with a Boner is The Neckties sole release. This 7" EP was released by Secret Records in 2008. The band is from Hermosa Beach, CA and is still around. It looks like they may have some new material coming out soon, although I don't think they can top this cover.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Suburban Commando


The cover of 1991's Suburban Commando features a kid riding a mid-'80s deck. The kid doesn't actually skate at all in the movie but the Hulkster does. Early in the film, Hulk, newly arrived on Earth, is headbutted in the groin by a kid on a skateboard. He steps on the board immediately eats it. His rage is so great that he literally sends the board into orbit, to which a drunk bastard exclaims "Great strength, piss-ass balance." That really should've been the tagline of the movie. After he has saved the day the movie has one last thing to show us - Hulk teaching the snotty skaters that he knows how to thrash. He steals a kid's deck and performs a variety of impossible tricks. After breaking the bearings he gives the kid a 6-wheeled deck. I can't quite make out all the decks but it looks like they are mostly toy store decks with a couple large Powell Peralta stickers. Check the clip of the skating action below.