Saturday, August 29, 2015


Kinderino is the name of the anthropomorphic kinder surprise egg. This dude is from the sport set from 2014. He's rocking a sideways hat and giving a buddy-christ like thumbs up. The paper he came with is below and gives some unnecessary instructions on how to assemble him and also includes a postage stamp-like image of him pulling a slob air.

This is the 2nd skateboarding egg to appear on BPA - the first was a beach partying enamel pin.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Troll Doll II

The previous troll that appeared on BPA was from Russ which seemed to be the main manufacturer in the US for a bit (according to Wikipedia there were some copyright suits that eventually restored the original Danish manufacturer as the sole copyright holder). This guy is one of the many knockoffs that were ubiquitous in the '90s when these things were last popular. This dude looks like he is ready for some beach party action on his wind-up board. The front truck actually rotates to give him a bit of a random trajectory.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Gals Panic

This 7" is a split between Austin's Gals Panic and Madison's Coolhand Band. It was released in 1995 on Root Bear Records, which according to Discogs only had this 1 release. Both bands play the type of pop punk you might expect from this time period. The Gals Panic side features 2 four-armed anthropomorphic elephants skating on '80s boards. It also looks like the one guy's front truck is mounted backwards - no wonder he's bailing.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Snoopy VIII

Snoopy returns for an 8th time with a figure that is pretty similar to a previous entry. This guy is a bit bigger and his ears aren't pulled back (I guess he's cruising a little slower). This guy is made by Irwin and although I don't have an exact date for him the package I found online shows a URL so it is late '90s at the earliest. I'm digging Snoopy's choice of board shape.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Donald Duck VI

Donald's 6th appearance on BPA comes in a bit of an unusual form - a bandana. I'm not sure when this is from but I'm going to guess the '90s based on the colors and background pattern. This has yet to make it into my pad bag to go under my helmet but it will soon (just as soon as I remember where it ended up).

Previous Donald appearances: a PVC figure, a bendy figure, an enamel pin, another enamel pin, and another PVC figure.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Xtreme Skater Bean

 The Xtreme Skater Bean is a Mighty Beanz from 2010. Unlike the previous Mighty Bean on BPA, this dude is actually riding (that's probably what makes him extreme). Looks like he is pulling a lien air. There is a random inclusion of a bird on the side and the effect of having his feet up on the board gives the rest of the bean a weird dynamic, but I guess you can only do so much with a bean graphic.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Stewie the Rabbit

Stewie is a rabbit and also a Nerful. Nerfuls were a rather unknown line of toys from the mid-80s that were previously featured on BPA when Campy made an appearance. Stewie was a bit more well known since he just came with a board rather than a whole camp set. According to this bio he "is a smart-aleck, skateboarding rabbit who loves nibbling on radishes, peas, doughnuts, and other round foods." I've also included Frankie below on the board, a Nerful that came with a wagon. He looks a bit more like a skater to me. 

Stewie and Officer Bob from the promo sheet. Even Parker Brothers knew that cops hassle skaters.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Flunchy II

Flunchy returns! This time in pin form. No idea when this pin is from though. Flunchy's previous appearance was as a PVC figure.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Huey, Dewey & Louie

Huey, Dewey & Louie make their first appearance as a trio on BPA (Dewey previously made a solo appearance). These guys were part of a Kinder egg surprise set called "Mickey Mouse & Friends" from 2013. They are all the same mold but painted differently. Their colors (which are usually the only way to differentiate them) changed quite a bit in the early cartoons but stabilized for Duck Tales. Speaking of Duck Tales, it looks like a reboot is on the way.