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Weird Ball – “None Chuck” by Mel Appel

So, on Sunday’s trip to the flea market, I also found another quirky old 80’s toy. He wasn’t quite as gross as the Gross Out Gang Pie-Guy I found, but this incredibly stereotypical depiction of the classic ninja made me chuckle. It reminded me of an era of where toy companies obviously weren’t as afraid to offend as they are nowadays.

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Weird Ball's 'None Chuck' by Mel Appel - ninja toy

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Weird Ball's 'None Chuck' by Mel Appel - ninja toy

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Weird Ball's 'None Chuck' by Mel Appel - ninja toy

I had no idea what this guy was, but he was marked ©Crayart, so that gave me a clue in my search. After a bit of online research, I’ve pieced together that this character is None Chuck from a toy line called “Weird Ball” released by Mel Appel in 1986.

Weird Ball's 'None Chuck' by Mel Appel - Toy Packaging

It’s apparently a toyline based on trading cards of the same name. They’re an obvious ripoff of Garbage Pail Kids, Madballs and Wacky Packages.

Weird Ball Collector's Cards

Here’s the original None Chuck Weird Ball trading card.

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Weird Ball - None Chuck - Trading Card

They even had “Mini-Collectums”… a ripoff of M.U.S.C.L.E.

Weird Ball Mini Collectums

Now I’m on the lookout for some Weird Ball toys. If you have any you wanna get rid of, send ’em my way.

(… and yes, I know I just recently posted about a ninja.)

11 Responses

  1. JoE says:

    when i first saw the pic, before reading the post, i thought, “i used to have one of those.” i can’t remember anything you didn’t already find, just that he was part of my toybox. i’m pretty sure i had a few more from the line.

  2. Justin says:

    I don’t know how I missed these things growing up. I would’ve loved them.

    I must’ve been distracted by GPKs.

    I did find a few more Weird Ball toys on eBay. I’ll post ’em as soon as I get ’em.

  3. Scythemantis says:

    Do I see a fly-headed character? If they made a figure, that may be another new goal in my life. I MUST collect all fly-head monsters! Perhaps I can at least find the card someday.

  4. Justin says:

    It DOES look like a fly guy. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of those cards. The few figures I now have aren’t that great (but there is a one good one coming up).

    And, now that you mention it, I don’t even have a fly-head monster. I’m missing out 🙁

  5. Al Torres says:

    I have the complete set of Weird Ball action figures and Weird ball wrestlers. I am looking for the Weird Ball collectums as well. Finding these figures was one of the High points in my action figure collecting hobby life style.

  6. neil says:

    I had the hardest time (greater than ten minutes) trying to google these from childhood memory. Really: I had to enter ‘politically incorrect’ in quotes along with ‘figurine’ and some other words in a few different ways before I got anything. I had the ninja (None Chuck, thanks weirdotoys), the Karate guy with the worms coming out of his feet, and the Mexican border patrol cop, whose name I believe was “Paco Taco.” I remember especially appreciating the political incorrectness then at age 10. Got ’em at Toys R Us.

  7. John says:

    This weekend I was at a flea market and I saw a little red rubber monster at the bottom of a toy bin. I didn’t know who or what it was but I got it anyway. What I have is a red Wart Hog Bundy 2” rubber figure. If anybody needs it for a collection, it is for sale.

  8. Lin says:

    i have 1966 weird ball cards,, is anybody interesting in buying them?
    kleen jerk,paco taco, spitball, and the slob

  9. a says:

    I found a spitball louie jr.(figurine) today at my local goodwill in the box. in perfect condition! .59 cents…I cant find much online about the value. Can you help me out?

  10. else3573 says:

    They also made guys that look more like Headpoppers, and there’s a None Chuck that looks totally different then this. He’s got a black ghi, his arms and legs are straight, he’s not posed like this guy, he looks completely different, other than having buck teeth.

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