Recently, through the magic that is Twitter, I discovered Weirdo Toys–a blog about strange, bizarre toys (usually action figures of some kind). It soon became clear that the site’s owner, Justin, and I shared a fondness for a number of oddities, such as the Madballs Head Poppin’ Action Figures and the Imperial Universal Monsters.
So when Justin Twittered a photo of a purple dinosaur-looking He-Man knock-off, I wrote him to express how awesome I thought the figure was–and to my surprise, he sent him to me!
His “real” name is Gecko, and he was part of Remco’s “Warrior Beasts” line–an attempt to cash in on the Masters of the Universe craze. Reasons I loved him at first sight: he’s purple and has a dinosaur head.
Since Gecko was raised in a strict upper-class household that emphasized courtesy, he made sure to come with a letter of introduction:
I happily checked “yes.”
Gecko is already settling in nicely with the other figures in my collection. Look, he’s already made a friend!
(Shhh–no one tell him. What he doesn’t know can’t hurt him.)