Saturday, May 30, 2015

Max Goof

Max Goof is the son of Goofy and one of primary characters in the early '90s show Goof Troop. Max's bud PJ was featured on BPA quite a bit ago but this is Max's first appearance (his father has also made numerous appearances). The set that featured PJ skating also featured Max rollerblading. That was back in 1991. This figure was made in 1995 to tie into A Goofy Movie. Somewhere along the line Max hung up his rollerblades and picked up a board. This figure was made in the UK for Nestlé, possibly as a Magic ball surprise (one of their attempts to duplicate the Kinder Egg).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pritt Stick

A Pritt Stick is a brand of glue sticks in the UK. This dude is partially anthropomorphic - he's got a face and hands but no feet. He still manages to ride somehow (guess he's glued to the board). There is no date on this pin but since he's got a walkman that seems to put it somewhere between the mid '80s and the early '90s.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Power Teen

I found this vitamin supplement at the local natural foods store. This dude is easily in his mid-20s or later but still made the cover for Power Teen. It's a pretty weak shot even without the unnecessary kneepads. I'm a sucker for stupid stuff like this. I'll buy some jelly beans just because an anthropomorphic jelly bean is skating on the bag* but I draw the line at vitamin supplements. Maybe if if it was an anthropomorphic vitamin on a skateboard I would've bought 'em.

*I'll post these jelly beans sometime in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beach Slang

Beach Slang are a contemporary band out of Philly. This artwork is on the inner label of their 2014 EP Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street. I picked this 7" up on a whim and was stoked to see this pic when I pulled out the record.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Brilliant Skater Dude

Brillant is a Jelly Baby, a Sour Patch Kid like jelly candy from the UK. This dude is way bigger than I originally thought - I was expecting something along the lines of the Yellow M&M Dispensor, but this guy is about 1.5 times bigger (a full 12" tall). When you pull down on his right arm it opens his backpack which allows little kid-sized fingers to grab some candy. 

The box calls him "Skater Dude" and has some fairly detailed instructions for pouring a bag of jellybeans into a container. The back has some instructions on actually skating - a basic definition of regular vs goofy along with manual and shove-its. It gets a bit weird after that - the ollie description wants you to "place both feet on the tail and pop up into the air." The handplant one is basically accurate although it is awkwardly worded. I'm curious to see someone handplant and grab the board with their foot.

I have no year for this dude but judging by the lack of any website info and the use of nollie in the trick section I'm guessing he's probably from the mid-'90s.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Belt Buckle

I have no info on this belt buckle except what you see - skater on the front and DD and S.12 on the back. The dude looks like he frontside kickturning on a longboard.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Carambar Atomic

A Carambar is a French chewy caramel candy bar. This particular dude is a Carambar Atomic, which I think is like a fireball ("Ca pique un max!" which translates to "Stings to the max!"). This dude is from 1998 and is from a set that also included a basketball playing "cola," a snorkeling "fruits," and a rollerblading "toffy."

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Flunchy is the mascot of a French restaurant chain named Flunch (fast + lunch). This dude has no date but looking around it seems he was probably made in the late '80s or early '90s. He's got the standard shirt-and-no-pants look that is popular among older cartoon animals. He's also skating a deck with a pretty big nose but surprisingly short tail (snub tail?). Flunchy joins a couple other French mascots at BPA, namely Pif & Léo. He's also the 3rd bear to appear on BPA after Rooty & the Haribo Bear.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Baby Gonzo II

Baby Gonzo returns from his stint in South America in this pic from a Muppet Babies book. Not only is he rolling but also juggling some shaped blocks. Quite a feet for an adult Gonzo let alone the baby version. This image is on the inside of the cover and has nothing to do with the rest of the book.