Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mike Fontanelli's Latest Amusements

The artist who sculpted this Kangaroo was a genius! He must have been a disney artist or something.


Proof of evolution.
They don't make Indians this fun anymore.



There's something about a toy in a bag that makes the toy that much more appealing.
It's even more appealing when it's upside down in a bag. "Upside Down Cartoon Friend In a Bag". It should say that on the cardboard strip.

19 comments:

Taco Wiz said...

I LOL'd at the proof of evolution toy! I want to buy it.

Off-Topic: John, are you ever going to revive George Liquor in webcomic or webtoon form? I love that series.

patchwork said...

permanently germ-proofed?!

John A said...

y favorite has to be the "Kiss My Ass" bunny rabbit.

Mitch L said...

Man, I really like that sausage kinda kangaroo. Fun stuff!

Eddie Fitzgerald said...

Holy Mackeral! Those are great! It's hard to believe that toys were that beautiful!

Kali Fontecchio said...

I think now is the time to introduce Mike's all time favs's- the premiere, the stupendous Present Crotch line of toys!

Nico said...

I too noticed that toys in bags are, for some reason, more fun.

and I can just hear Mike's giggling as he looks at the phallic kangaroo mom.

Ted said...

Did any of these influence the design of the Three Things from Altruists?

Booo Tooons Ltd. said...

How come they don't make hand puppets for kids anymore?

Muppet toys when I was a kid looked like the real muppets, AND you could operate them.... somewhat.

My mother used to have a pretty spot-on Charlie McCarthy when she was young, and then my friend in elementary school got one, which looked nothing like him and it smelled like fiber glass.

- trevor.

pop;yeah said...

you can't accessorize with these!

Shawn said...

I want to touch the toys!

I just got Yogi Bear for my B-Day!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1012/1267977820_
541be35ca6_b.jpg

Pete Emslie said...

That's the funniest Indian I've seen since Joey Bishop played one in "Texas Across the River"!

Joe - fourhman.com said...

Hey John K! Give us your thoughts on the amateur Disney fan art of Adolph Hitler!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/23/whitler123.xml

SGP said...

hey john im a big fan i just printed my first giclee "Bum Fart" i thought you might enjoy it. its on my blog.later shawn p.

Keeno said...

woaa there!
is it just me or do old toys like this envoke a wierd chill inside?

I mean they're not as scary as Victorian Dolls (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!)
but the inflatable rabbit makes me want to run and hide and become equipped with a flame thrower...

the proof of evolution one is hilarious though! ;)

Marlo Meekins said...

HOly shit, I have both of those kangaroos...... that's really strange

toonaholic said...

if I ever get toys out there I think I will put them in bags, then It won't take a million years and the sufferings of sharp plastic for a little fun.

mindwrecker said...

Good point Re: hand puppets, above. This 1961 kid grew up wallowing in puppets and remembers the wild creepy assortment that they used to have at "Pier One" stores, as well as the bizarre things that my friends-who-travelled-in-Europe-a-lot's kid's had, weird model kits that you didn't see here, wind-ups and puppets. Gawd, it makes my mouth water. Those nice muppet-replica puppets that happened in the 'seventies came on the tail end of my puppet obsessions. I remember doing really wild, foul and racy routines in front in front of adults with my Big Bird puppet (not my fave, even) and putting them on the floor in convulsions of laughter.

NateBear said...

wow that last kangaroo coupling is the bombest diggity ever