So, I’ve been milking the toys I found at the Allentown Antique Toy Show for all they’re worth, but worry no more. This is the last one.
By now, you all can guess what drew me to this goofball. What’s not to love about a squatty, nappy-headed, balding Alfred E, Neuman lookalike dressed in a generic red and green Batman suit?
Precisely. Absolutely nothing.
As usual, I don’t know what this toy is. I asked the guy I bought it from for some info, but he didn’t really know anything either, but he’d been told it’s the Japanese equivalent to MAD Magazine’s Alfred E Neuman.
I guess it could be Japanese. Unfortunately, there’re no production markings or legal info anywhere on this guy.
Well, he does have freckles and a tooth gag (the reverse of the gap-toothed Alfred E. Neuman).
I scoured the web for any info on this toy, and I found a couple of images, but no real vital info. The only thing that I found that resembled this toy was this caveman doll (it is basically the same toy, just re-decoed as a caveman) referred to as “Happy Chap” and this Effanbee doll, “Happy Boy.”
If anyone has any info about this weird Alfred E. Neuman inspired toy, please share. The handful of people that have even seen one of these really needs to know what it is 😉