…and here’s the picture, coz durr.
It’s San Diego Comic Con time!
I don’t know what that building is.
Man! They really rocked the stickers on this one. What I really want to call your attention to, though, is the art on the insert sheet. Usually these present the toy as though it were a real creature or car or whatever in its native habitat, but here it’s shown as an actual toy. An actual GIANT toy. You can see the little people milling around a life-sized plastic castle, with a gargantuan two-dimensional cutout of Aladdin and his girlfriend hovering above it. That must be really weird for the people that live there. Was it like a really poorly-thought-out public works project? “Yeah, we were gonna just do a statue of the town founder, but then Jerry came up with the idea of this giant sunlight-blocking plastic flying carpet, and we had this unbelievable amount of sticker paper lying around, so we just kind of ran with it…”
Here’s another poppit-based thing. That’s what those crinkly tubes are called, right? Poppits? I remember there was a construction toy based on them. I had a couple from Happy Meals. Anyway, this is a robot or an astronaut or possibly a robo-astronaut. He’s oddly heavy-duty, the plastic seems denser than usual. I’d also like to point out that, once again, we have a far-future thing called ‘2000’, when the year 2000 was at most 5 or 6 years away and it should have been fairly obvious to everyone that we would not have fully autonomous and apparently AI-equipped bipedal robots on the moon by then. You can even see a little silver moon city in the background of the picture. Guys, it’s a decade later and we still don’t even nearly have that. Come on.
Well, here’s a strange thing. You move the gray bar up and down, and the horrifying bear-pig-faced-man does a handstand (and whatever the opposite of a headstand is.) Sooo… Okay? It is the first toy I’ve seen that incorporates the egg, though, and that’s pretty cool at least.
A Super Mario Brothers run from beginning to end with no deaths, and only 600 points scored. Turns out that’s a lot more difficult than you might guess.
Here’s another rocket-powered sailboat. I would link to the other one, but the archive isn’t very well optimized for that sort of thing (finding a particular post). I should just keep a list. Maybe that will happen. Anyway, catamaran. Is this a catamaran? I don’t actually know what a catamaran is, but it’s fun to say. And type. Catamaran. Catamaran.