Category : Animals

Bite of the Green Monkey

Bite of the Green Monkey

He’s mean. He’s green. He’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. (Click to enlarge) I found this nasty, old, green monkey recently, and I was immediately disturbed. I hate to admit it, but the first thing that came to mind is that classic story where the AIDS virus was started by a bite from the infamous […]

Capt. Dingus Dog (as Laika)

Capt. Dingus Dog (as Laika)

This Blow Up Dolls mini-figure is a depiction of Capt. Dingus Dog as Laika (the Russian dog which was the first living creature from Earth to enter orbit). The astronaut concept is pretty clever, but it is its quirky, beautifully drawn, highly-stylized design that made me fall in love with it. It is visually reminiscent […]

A Mickey by any other name...

A Mickey by any other name…

So, a Disney toy is making an appearance on the Weirdo Toys blog. Well, not exactly. I recently discovered this primitive “Micky Mouse” in an article over at Boing-Boing, that discusses the controversial origins of that punk “Mickey Mouse” and his toys. Allegedly, Performo-Toy Company were selling Micky Mouse toys before the Disney character ever […]

Yeehaw! Ride 'em cowboy!

Yeehaw! Ride ’em cowboy!

Several years ago I was strolling through a Revco Drug store (which has since become CVS), and I dropped by the toy section (as we all do in any store that has one). That’s where I found this little, energetic guy. He seems pretty uninteresting at first glance… (Click to enlarge) Maybe even at second […]

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