Scooby returns in puzzle form. This is the first puzzle to make it to BPA! Scooby never seem to look quite right on a board but he looks better than usual here. Looks like he's pulling a bean plant. Scooby's last appearance was as a keychain figure.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Ed are a contemporary Italian skate punk band. Nailed to the Board is their only album and was released in 2007 on Agipunk and Stress to Death Records. There's no actual board on the cover here but the bolt holes are there in the hand. The wheels too but no trucks. Also, this should probably be entitled "Bolted to the Board." That aside, the band play some ripping thrash punk. They have a couple skate songs, including "Time To Think, Skate And Destroy" and the title track. They also have a few 7"s with skate covers that may make their way onto BPA in the future.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Daredevil Bart from the World of Springfield interactive set. I believe this dude originally came with a helmet. This line of figures was made between 2000-2004, and this particular figure was available in 2002. I remember people at that time hoarding figures and playsets in hopes that they would skyrocket in value. For the most part that didn't happen but there seem to be a few figures/sets that gained some value. Daredevil Bart is not one of them. I don't think they had a Springfield Gorge playset for Bart to jump but I'm sure this figure worked with a few sets. An almost identical figure appears in the Simpsons Pinball Party machine, also sans helmet.
Thanks to Adam for this figure, and for skating the post office parking lot with me everyday for a few summers.
Edit: Helmet found.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Snoopy refuses to give up the crown for most BPA appearances. He returns for his 7th solo post (which does not include the 2 Peanuts sets). What's more - he shows no sign of abating. Only Bart Simpson himself could possibly threaten Snoopy's record, but that probably won't happen any time soon as I usually skip over Simpson stuff. For his 7th entry, Snoopy is wearing a bit of a weird outfit - a yellow tanktop and green shorts. He has also eschewed his normal barefoot style for some all black shoes. No knee pads or helmet but his elbows are padded up. He's riding a nice fish shaped deck. I have no date on this figure but he was made by Comics Spain, a company that went out of business in the early '90s so it is sometime before that. Comics Spain also made Work Out Snoopy as well as Daffy Duck, Tom & Jerry, and Tom posing
Previous Snoopy appearances on BPA: Snoopy Mug, Wind-up Snoopy, Snoopy Sports Surprise Tin, Poochiefied Snoopy, The Easter Beagle, Peanuts Skate N Surf set, & Peanuts Mini Skateboard set.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Lola Bunny made her debut appearance in 1996 in Space Jam. Since then she has appeared in a handful of Looney Tunes related direct-to-DVD movies, video games, and TV shows (including the terrible Baby Looney Tunes). She most recently appeared in The Looney Tunes Show, which was actually pretty decent considering most attempts at reviving classic Looney Tunes characters have failed pretty miserably. On The Looney Tunes Show, Lola appears as a regular character, which is why she also appears in the 2012 Kinder series tie-in. In addition to the skateboarding Lola, the series also featured Porky on a 4-wheeled scooter.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Clive Crocodile is a Lego Fabuland character. He came in a small set with his board and 3 slalom cones. Fabuland was a Lego franchise that was available between 1979 and 1989. This particular set is from 1988 although Clive was available before that (his skateboard was not). The skateboard piece was later used for a Lego Belville set, a rather forgettable line of Legos aimed specifically at girls (it lasted from 1994-2009 before being retooled and launched as Lego Friends).
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Sour Beans, the jelly bean with attitude. I'm not sure if "attitude" refers to sourness, vitamin C, or the sunglasses on the skateboarding jelly bean. I found these in the natural food store (where I also espied the Power Teen vitamins). I actually bought these though and they are actually pretty good. My only question is what are those lines coming out of the skater bean's sunglasses?