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!
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OK, there are toy recalls, and then there are toy recalls. (via Toy Buzz)
The other, non-deadly plush guts are pretty cute, though. I want a brain. And a heart. And da noive.
My article on the Heinz Burger Blaster has sparked a desire to find more weird promotional toys.
So, I’m sending out a call for help–if you can know of any weird promotional toys, preferably related to something that isn’t usually associated with toys (like the Burger Blaster or those Nike shoe Transformers), please let me know about it, either in a comment below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Note: I don’t mean stuff like toys that came in cereal boxes or Happy Meal toys. I’m talking about random promotional gimmicks, usually one-shot deals.)