Jesus is back!
Only he's 2 feet shorter?! What the heck?
I picked up this little Jesus from the Dollar Tree a long time ago. He was one of a series of biblical figures (maybe I'll feature the other ones some other day). All of them were squatty for some reason (that's pretty much why I bought 'em... cuz they were just so goofy looking).
He's returned with a mullet now too? C'mon!
Each figure also came with a small plastic sheet with an illustration on it (kind of a cheapy version of a diorama).
I wish I still had the sheets, because Jesus' "scene" depicted a few infamous scenarios. First, there was his tomb with a huge boulder rolled away. But what made it great was the fact that right outside the tomb there was a saw horse with a hand saw and wood... you know.. depicting the fact that he was a carpenter (good to know he had such a committed work ethic... getting right to work after rising from the dead). And lastly, there was a little basket full of loaves of bread and bundles of fish (in case he's hungry after all that wood cutting). If I miraculously find Jesus' little diorama sheet, I'll post it here.
Anyway, I hope you all have a safe and happy Easter weekend. Enjoy your friends and family, and thanks for dropping by to read the blog before your obligatory church visit 😉
INFO UPDATE :
Holy moley! I was going through some boxes recently and I stumbled upon that little plastic sheet scenery I had mentioned earlier. I thought I'd lost it.
I see my memory of the scene was a bit inaccurate. Turns out I had mistaken the "loaves and fishes" story with the "water to wine" story... which actually makes the scene even funnier. It's complete with pond, chalice and wine bottle. Now it looks like Jesus rose from the tomb, did a bit of woodworking and finished up by pouring himself a drink.
One thing I didn't recall from the scene was the dark, looming shadow of the cross. Kinda creepy.
Lastly, there's some legal info on the scenery sheet that can give us a bit of insight to where this toy is from. The legal copy reads: "Licensed by BuyProduct, Inc. Merrick, NY 11566 Made in China." I wasn't able to find anything new.