Poester JW sends in a request for information regarding some odd toys he found in his shed…but I’ll let him explain it.
So I’ve been cleaning out my shed and closet and getting rid of a bunch of old toys and convention swag and one of the things I came across were the two little figures you see in the attached photo.
Now I know WHAT they are. They’re promo figures that were given away by the Sci-Fi Channel (back when it still WAS the Sci-Fi Channel) at San Diego Comic-Con. I don’t remember how long ago it was (I have a terrible concept of time) but I’m assuming they are at least four or five years old. All I remember is having to stick my arm into a dark hole and being handed a mystery box (I did it twice–hence the two different figures). The figures are packed in basic white boxes (the ping-pong player is wrapped in bubble wrap; the Dragon Chihuahua is surprisingly packed in styrofoam). The ping-pong player is approximately 3″ tall. The boxes are plain white, save for the Sci-Fi Channel logo printed in black on them.
They’re based on the old “Imagine Greater” bumpers that the channel used to run during its commercial breaks:
Here’s what I DON’T know, and what I’m hoping you and your readers can help me with:
- How many different figures there were
- What those other figures were if any, and
- If they ever released them anywhere else or at any other time.
I’ve already made a couple cursory Google Web & Image and eBay searches to no immediate results (searching under “Sci-Fi channel figurines” and “Sci-Fi channel figures”).
So, I turn my mystery over to you. Can you or your readers help enlighten me further as to this scientific toy curiosity?