Code of Honor was previously featured on BPA with their "What Are We Gonna Do?" 7" from 1982. They return with a 12" split with Sick Pleasure also released in 1982. The cover features 3 decks, 2 reels of tape, and a guitar. Two of the decks are painted over or stickered-up to the point that I can't figure out what they are but the third is clearly a Powell Peralta Jay Smith.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Detective Conan Edogawa is a Japanese manga character from the Case Closed series which began in 1994. He was originally 17 year old Jimmy Kudo but reverse-aged after being forced to drink an experimental solution. He's now a pint-sized detective who has a solar-powered skateboard. That seems like a pretty useless invention (and would make the skateboard pretty heavy) but I'm sure it comes in pretty handy in print. This figure is from Japan and is dated 1996 on the bottom.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
J. Slice is an anthropomorphic watermelon and is the mascot of the National Watermelon Promotion Board. He is available in "sticker" form above (which is just an image you can download and print out on your own sticker paper). According to Watermelon.com, J. Slice "was developed using feedback from focus groups made up of adults who have daily interaction with the youth market and elementary school-aged children." Those focus groups must've been pretty extreme because not only does J. Slice skate, but he also surfs, snowboards, rollerblades, wears sunglasses, plays soccer, and battles his nemesis, Professor Junk Food. He's not too extreme to not wear full pads but doesn't bother with a helmet since his head has already been smashed in.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The No Life EP is a split 7" between No Reply and Lifes Halt, 2 bands that hail from Southern California. Both appear on the previously featured SK-8 or Die compilation 7" (as well as the Memories of Tomorrow compilation LP that will be featured here sometime in the future). Both bands play "bandana thrash," an now awkward sounding term for the thrash revival of the late '90s/early '00s. This record was released in 2000 on Indecision Records and features skeletal renditions of the bands in a tour bus, including a dude fist-pumping his deck out the window.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
When we last left Cookie Monster he was pushing pretty hard. He returns to BPA rolling with a full jar of cookies that he is shuffling like a deck of cards. This guy has no date on him and he is looking a bit more green than blue due to some sun damage. He is a bit cheaper than most figures (hollow plastic rather than PVC). I can't find any info on him but I think he is probably from the '90s.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Campy is a Nerful, a not-too-well remembered toy line from 1985. The figures had one-piece bodies with a cup on the top to hold their head, which was a ball with a face. According to their marketing, they were from the planet Erf. There were 2 skating figures - Stewie the Rabbit and Campy, who came with the Round Town Camper. I actually had some of these as a kid, although I didn't have this guy. I recently found a box of these at my parents house but Stewie's skateboard was not there.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Full Nelson were a band from Northern Virginia in the mid '00s. This 7" EP was released in 2006 on Sike Out Records. I can't find much more info on them but they play some thrashy hardcore and seem to have a fair amount of Southern pride. The barefoot invert is impressive but I like the moonshine swillin' cyclops.