Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - Tom
Mr T - Wacky Wobbler Bobble-Head Van Bank - Funko
Mr T had a cult following back in the eighties with his tough guy image; his famous catch phrase "I pity the fool", his remarkable fashion sense, with his large amount of gold chains around his neck and his cool mohawk hairstyle.
In the television series The A-Team, Mr T drove the black GMC van, which he used to transport his miltary team-mates around from mission to mission.
Mr T comes in all his glory with bobble-action and money storage skills, the bobble head bank measures approximately 8 inches in height and remember fool, you can always bank on Mr. T.
Friday, February 29, 2008 - Soon Van
Star Wars Han Solo bobble head - Wacky wobbler from Funko
Carbonite. Wonderful stuff that. Seen famously at the end of "The Empire Strikes Back" as Han Solo (Harrison Ford) finds himself captured and hauled away like a slab of meat for the eat and plenty. Claiming a far better captive-in-hold rate than prison chains or silk ties, it's at the top of all bounty hunter wishlists.
But what's cheaper than carbonite and can allow all you bounty hunters a clearer product display of your captive? A plastic box of course. Like the one seen here displaying Han Solo once more. Colourful and with eyes that look like they were painted on, you can now allow your bidders, buyers and other people to see exactly in full array, the person you have in locks.
Joining the ranks of bobble heads
from wacky wobbler makers, Funko, he's still the same Millennium Falcon pilot all so many Star Wars lovers love to love.
Not so much for those fans of Greedo though.
(Does this maverick have some kind of fetish for being bound by tight spaces?)
Saturday, December 22, 2007 - Soon Van
Mr Bean wacky wobbler - From Funko
Pinto beans, green beans, jelly beans, franks and beans. All sorts of beans. And then there's Mr Bean.
Rowan Atkinson in his other role outside of Black Adder and as an incarnation of The Doctor
No much to say about Mr Bean given that he himself has not much to say. Often going through life with all the luck of a four leaf clover walking around with a rabbit's foot. All the luck to the clover, none to the three-legged rabbit bopping about in some burrow.
Asking Mr. Bean for his thoughts on what Christmas is all about and what it means to him is hard fought. So don't bother. Instead, just pop down to the local pirate ships and hook up with seasons worth of Black Adder
and be done with it. That's Christmas right there done and sorted.
(Yes, Atkinson has been in such fine fare including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually
and Johnny English
but that's for another segment for some other day. Willing.)
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - Tom
Looney Tunes wacky wobblers - Made by Funko
Enter the Wacky-Wobbler, Bobble-Heads! Looney Tunes characters get bobble-fied; featuring Porky Pig, Taz, Tweety and Marvin the Martian. Made from 'nostril burning' plastic, comes pre-painted and with super bobble-action. These bobble-heads have great likeness from the Warner Bros. Cartoon, that most of us used to watch on television. Each bobble-head sold separately.
Thursday, July 26, 2007 - Soon Van
Futurama Fry bobble head - Funko
Philip J. Fry, delivery boy at Planet Express and laser cannon gunner of the Planet Express Ship. Also happens to be his own grandfather in a twisted trick of time travel. Best head of hair in all of the Planet Express crew too.
Does he use hair gel or some other kind of product to keep them locks sticking up in such a fat fashion of style and strength? Who knows, but it does look mighty fine to show off such a fringe to shoot straight for the stars. Yes indeed, and as the wacky wobbler will nod and shake yes to as well.
Food fat and all the jelly you find when you're in the sauce of chicken might serve well. Might feel way greasy after a while though. And not the best for those who are looking to sweat much. Unless tasting food sweat is your thing. Which it might be, that's an individual prerogative.
Super hold hair spray or product comes nowhere close to the grip and tightness oozing from a double colon squirt of epoxy resin. Or the squibs of super glue. That stuff will do a holding wonder like bubble gum under a warm seat.
Or there's the other option. Watch There's Something About Mary
and pay attention for a relatively free hair application source.
Friday, February 9, 2007 - Soon Van
McDonald's Grimace wacky wobbler - Funko
Purple, rotund and always with a grand flashing smile across his dial. Grimace (Shaky to the Brazilians) is one of the few remaining mascots of McDonald's to survive the various culls and cutbacks over the years. Uncle O'Grimacey, Mayor McCheese, Mac Tonight, Big Mac, when was the last time they were around?
Back onto the purple blob of glob, Grimace, Ronald McDonald's
best pally pal in the whole wide world. But what is he exactly? It's the question of the ages.
- which in that case would make it a rather sickly looking concoction of cream, milk and eggplant. Or whatever it is that makes the food purple but not blue in hue.
- a massive sweet-licking representation of the taste sensation that supposedly comes from Big Red. At a time before the health conscious set in with wraps, salads and lower-fat fries.
- classic rebellion of the other mascot line, instead of looking or resembling the kind of things that people would eat, a visage/symbol of the kind of thing to pass. Most suspect is what would leave such a coloured dollop.
Whatever he is, from the longevity his actual being, looks like nothing can kill The Grimace.
(Do you think he's a pickle that's gone a little too long on the shelf?)
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