Do you have any semi-lame toys lying around? Like these guys – the Bubbly Chubbies.
The only reason I keep them around is because they are recalled Teletubbies knockoffs. Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily transform such cutesy-ass characters into something mildly disturbing?
You know, something like this?
Well, apparently you, can. All you need are some cheap-ass monster face rings.
These rings look like something you could find in those cheapy, import toy catalogs… like Oriental Trading Company.
I bought these rings on eBay, and once I’d received them, I realized I can instantly transform my “normal” toys into “weirdo” toys with the most minimal of effort. This transformation took very little time and money… About 5 seconds and 5 bucks. I just grabbed a ring. popped it over a toy’s head and voila! Instant weirdo.
This Chubby is now a wonky-eyed viking guy with high blood pressure and a pink, marshmallow body.
And we have a your standard screaming skull Chubby…
and we top it off with the always classic gore gag… the dangling eyeball Chubby.
After seeing how great these guys turned out, I figured I’d try the remaining rings on some other figures I had lying around.
This vintage Kermit figure becomes a naked, bug-eyed screamer.
The blue guy from “Voltron,” King Zarkon, becomes Satan in his formal wear.
And the green, alien guy from “Battlestar Galactica,” Ovion, becomes some weird raving, alien lunatic.
With that last one though, I have to admit – Ovion looks cooler and weirder without the ring/mask.
So, that’s about it. I just thought I’d share what originated as a cheapy, weird ring impulse buy actually ended up making some mildly interesting characters for my toy shelves at work.
You guys have any quick ring-faced figures you wanna share? I’d love to see ’em.