Lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade -
June 15, 2001 7:17 AM   Subscribe

Lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade - Monty Python dolls^H^H^H^H^Haction figures to go on sale. As noted before I have a penchant for obscure toys. Clearly, they've nailed my demographic. Wish I had the cash to spend on them, though. [via Fark]
posted by plinth (13 comments total)
"These figures contain sharp points and small parts and are recommended for ages 5 and up."

"Your arm's off."
"Just a flesh wound."
posted by dong_resin at 7:41 AM on June 15, 2001

Tis but a scratch!

No! It's nee!
posted by prototype_octavius at 9:32 AM on June 15, 2001

This is a joke, right?
posted by ParisParamus at 9:36 AM on June 15, 2001

The movie is being rereleased this weekend into theaters.
posted by owillis at 9:39 AM on June 15, 2001

Where's the appropriately scaled shrubbery? NI!
posted by trox at 10:12 AM on June 15, 2001

$150 for all five figures is pretty reasonable, seeing as they're collectables.

It's going to be a sore temptation for me, I'll tell ya.
posted by briank at 10:15 AM on June 15, 2001

Order now, shipping in October.

Talk about delayed gratification. I may go ahead anyways, these are too much to pass up.
posted by OneBallJay at 10:18 AM on June 15, 2001

for $150, they should at least have terry gilliam (patsy).
posted by dagnyscott at 4:49 PM on June 15, 2001

Wonder how these would self on QVC.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:55 PM on June 15, 2001

And Patsy should come with coconuts or both African and European Swallows. Or both.
posted by stevis at 5:55 PM on June 15, 2001

Damn.... this is a sore temptation for me as well..... eeeek..... I wonder if it's going for any less through any other companies.....
posted by DogLink at 6:48 PM on June 15, 2001

Had they not cremated the bloke, Chapman would be spinning in his grave from laughter. I especially like Robin's permanent expression. Brave Sir Robin ran away! "I didn't!"

Here's a more disturbing thought: A doll company should create Monty Python fashion dolls. Make them a bit taller than Barbie, but anatomically correct with polka-dotted underwear hiding their naughty bits. Then the doll company could come out with new sets of clothes for them every few months or so for the next thirty years. They'd start with Holy Grail in time for Christmas, and then featured characters from the other movies, then go back through all the old skits. Imagine the Gumby series of clothes and head-gear alone! Or John Cleese's Ministry of Silly Walks suit. Or Palin and his Spanish Inquisition outfit. Terry Jones in The Bishop. Dress them all up as Bruce from Australia. Or all of them in drag. Then they could expand the idea to put them in famous or infamous costumes from other comedies. Imagine the Monty Python troupe dressed up as Ghostbusters. Or in costumes from the famous Killer Bees SNL bit. Of course there'd have to be the obligatory Star Trek Uniforms (each Python would wear a different style from a different series). Dress them up as the Cartwrights of the Ponderosa from Bonanza. Or various characters from Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. John Cleese gets to be Madeline Kahn.

The possibilites, while finite, are seemingly endless.
posted by ZachsMind at 12:13 AM on June 16, 2001

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