Weirdo Toys
August 4, 2010 7:32 AM   Subscribe

My grandpa had one of the pee-boys. I think he filled it with gin. (At any rate, it was always on the liquor cabinet.)
posted by notsnot at 7:38 AM on August 4, 2010

There is some really unique stuff there. Now I need to find a Toy Extravaganza / Fair and get me a Drinking Dog.
posted by Smuth at 7:42 AM on August 4, 2010

There goes my day/bank account/sanity! I'm a toy collector, my fiance is a toy collector, my dad is a toy collector, so this is like a guideline for things I need to buy. Except the peeing little boy.
posted by d13t_p3ps1 at 7:42 AM on August 4, 2010

Great link. Knock-offs were always my favorite as a kid, since I always made up my own characters for my action figures, and knock-offs had less baggage behind them.
posted by codacorolla at 7:54 AM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Mecha-Mickey is pretty badass.

"You'll never get away with this Megatron! Ha-HA!"
posted by leotrotsky at 7:54 AM on August 4, 2010

Police Academy was rated R?? Surely I would have noticed that watching it as a kid.
posted by DU at 7:55 AM on August 4, 2010

Some fans are even knit-picking the fact that if this was a “true” Transformer, it wouldn’t have to be controlled by Mickey. Therefore it’s just a lifeless machine, so it’s not supposed to be Optimus Prime. Gimme a freakin’ break. It’s a damned toy (and a fun one at that). You might as well say something like, “I sure as hell hope his truck doesn’t have a manual transmission, because Optimus is an automatic.” Who cares??

I suppose this will enrage some people, but I am slightly relieved by an obsessive site that knows when to stop obsessing.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:56 AM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

When I was a kid, every home bar was loaded with knick-knacks like the pee boy. Right next to it, you usually found an african sculpture of a guy with a barrel around his waist (covering a spring-loaded wooden wang).
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:14 AM on August 4, 2010

DU, the first movie was definitely rated R. Boobs, BJ behind a lectern, etc. I was thoroughly embarrassed by it when I insisted that my parents rent it for me when I was a kid after I saw the edited version on TV.
posted by zsazsa at 10:14 AM on August 4, 2010

The ANTHRAX NOT MAN: now it can be told!
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:31 AM on August 4, 2010

Huh, I had always associated Skilcraft as the company that makes pens, clocks, and other plastic office supplies for the US government.
posted by smoothvirus at 10:56 AM on August 4, 2010

Ha! My boyfriend has that demon lumberjack and I have always wondered what the hell was the deal with "When the Saints Go Marching In." I don't have any answers now, but at least I know someone else in the world is baffled by this thing.
posted by queensissy at 11:37 AM on August 4, 2010

Used to own one of the peeing toys myself when I was much younger and more immature but I love the Disney Transformers. They also have a Donald on that site too which looks awesome. Dorky as it may be, I'd love to get my hands on one of those.
posted by AHM at 11:39 AM on August 4, 2010

I used to take off the heads of various action figures and place them on different bodies. Nothing weirder than Boba Fett's head on a Barbie Doll. Wasn't a perfect fit, but that's why tape was invented.
posted by Fizz at 11:49 AM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Great find. There's also a Donald Duck mecha. Donald and Mickey fighting in mechas could make for a fun videogame.
posted by artlung at 12:45 PM on August 4, 2010

Donald Duck! (launches round of heat seeking rockets)
Micky Mouse! (rocket boosts left, deploys flak pod, fires lazer rifle into Donald's knee joint)
posted by codacorolla at 1:16 PM on August 4, 2010

"Donald and Mickey fighting in mechas could make for a fun videogame."

Totally. The thing that makes those toys work is the iconic nature of the robot forms. Most of the old Transformers (going from memory here) were very recognizable in vehicle or animal form but kind of generic as robots. Here you've got unique vehicles that change into unique cartoon characters, so they've got lots of personality either way.
posted by Kevin Street at 4:08 PM on August 4, 2010

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