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Primitive Zombie Species Discovered

Primitive Zombie Species Discovered

On the Weirdo Toys blog, it's always been my mission to uncover rare and strange oddities, but this time I'm onto something really special.

I've just uncovered this undiscovered etching of a long-forgotten ancestor in our evolutionary heritage.

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Skeleton lineup

It looks like this new "creature" is a mutated step between gorillas and humans.

So, who gives a crap about rare creature etchings, right? We're here for the toys! Well, as soon as I saw this drawing, I actually recognized the creature in the center there.

Check this out.

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Bloody-Mouthed Skeleton

I actually have a toy of that exact skeleton. I dug it up last year in a toy excavation. Pretty coincidental.

But I have a feeling that the specimen I found is a rare, undead, zombie skeleton.

Bloody-Mouthed Skeleton

He looks a bit zombie-ish to me.

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Bloody-Mouthed Skeleton

He's got some tell-tale signs – like his glowing read eyes and his mouth full of bloody teeth.

If you take a closer look at his body, you'll see some other strange anomalies like his big ol' hands and tiny feet.

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Bloody-Mouthed Skeleton

Check out his torso. What's with that funky sternum and neck ventilation? And I'm guessing the pelvic vent and crotch cross-bones didn't help in his survival.

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Bloody-Mouthed Skeleton

And this is weird too. There are arbitrary bones growing on his shoulders and hips. What the hell?

I wish I knew what to call this guy. Maybe I should call him "Mortisapien." (Lame. I know.)

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Okay. Okay. enough of the B.S. here's the real scoop on this toy.

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Bloody-Mouthed Skeleton

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Bloody-Mouthed Skeleton

I was actually lucky enough to receive this skeleton toy as a gift from The Godbeast when I bought a couple of Underworld Warriors figures from him last year. Thing is, I have no clue what the hell he is or where he comes from (and neither did The Godbeast). He's an unmarked gray skeleton. I don't think he's a crappy bootleg, because he's fairly well made. I base this primarily on his paint application. Look how well done the red strips between the ribs and vertebrae are. Even each individual tooth is painted. That would take some seriously skilled sweatshop laborers to paint like that.

So, if you happen to know anything about this toy, please share with the rest of us.

Until then, I'm claiming he's a rare, blood-sucking, brain-eating zombie species.


12 Responses

  1. Oldman says:

    Great posting. It’s arms are slightly out of scale.
    So I would guess an import myself. With those
    big cheek bones maybe it’s the skeleton of that
    “Old” puppet “Madam” from the sixty’s. Check
    out Ed Sullivan’s show.

  2. AAAGGGHHH!!! says:

    Hmmm. I wonder if TGB actually made this in his sleep? Does he remember how he acquired it?

    • I thought maybe he made it too, but nope. I haven’t inquired lately, but when I was asking him about it last year, I don’t think he remembered anything about. Maybe he just got it in a random lot of toys.

  3. gholson says:

    @WeirdoToys I wish you had two of them so you could cover one in clay and recreate what he would look like with skin, as a human.

  4. Ben says:

    If it doesn’t have any markings, I wonder if it’s part of something larger, like a playset or a group of figures. It’s amazing that a figure can be both well-made and crappy at the same time.

    • I think you’re right. It could be part of a set.
      I also like your insight about the toy being well-made and crappy at the same time.
      That’s why I love ‘im.

  5. TGB says:

    I didn’t make it and I honestly don’t remember where I snagged him, but, I will say it was many many moons ago. I go to soooooooo many flea markets, swap meets, antique stores, garage sales, hole in the wall old toy stores, toy shows, comic cons, etc… it could have come from anywhere.

    I did get him around the same time I got the Underworld Warriors I hooked ya up w/.

    Good Luck identifying him!

    TGB

    • Hey! Thanks for dropping by the blog. Good to know he’s still a mystery to you ;-)

      Thanks again for passing him my way. I really, really appreciate it.

      • TGB says:

        No problem Justin…I always check out your blog from time to time. You always dig up some kewl swag!

        Don’t you just love where the crossbones are on the front? HAHAHA…

        Hey if you get a chance, add yourself to my followers on my blog.

        http://thegodbeast.blogspot.com/

        Thanx brutha!

        TGB

  6. For what it’s worth, I’ve got an identical specimen, found at a flea market sometime in the last two decades.

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