Friday, March 11, 2011

More Popeye Fun













19 comments:

Olivia said...

Those are great. I've never seen an anchor that looks like the second to last picture.

Steven M. said...

He comes in so many shapes and sizes.

Iron maiden said...

ha ha these toys are hilarious I wish I had one of those

Trevor Thompson said...

I like those first few ones. Who'd a thunk? A Popeye toy you just lick and stick to the wall.

Popeye Lick 'n' Stick. Brilliant.

John said...

That one at the top looks like my Paw-paw at the wake.

Archie said...

The top one is awesome!

HemlockMan said...

I've seen that scrunchy version of Popeye before. Really weird. Lots of people forget that Popeye's supposed to be toothless. Some of the early cartoons make that obvious, but later ones don't.

You have to wonder who Segar saw who spurred him to create such a totally physically hideous character like Popeye.

David Germain said...

I like that Popeye bubble blower. At least you don't have to squeeze his crotch like that Batman water pistol.

John Paul Cassidy said...

I used to have that bendable Popeye toy! Unfortunately, they were so delicate, though, and broke easily (an arm could break off from too much bending). There was an Olive Oyl one, too! (But that, too, was delicate.) :(

I remember them very fondly, though.

top cat james said...

"You have to wonder who Segar saw who spurred him to create such a totally physically hideous character like Popeye."

http://www.geek-for-life.com/2010/04/popeyes-real-life-inspiration.html

Roberto Severino said...

These funny Popeye toys just brought a nice smile to my face. What fun!

jeffreyJack said...

Wow I had no idea til I saw these JK. I'm seeing Jimmy the Idiot Boy all over'em. Am I right? Is there any influence there or is it all in my own feeble brain?

The Mush said...

How can Popeye blow bubbles with that giant head of his? Great stuff, John. Keep it up!

Taber said...

I love that tall gumby Popeye. It's really appealing to me!

HemlockMan said...

top cat james: well, I'll be dipped!

The Butcher said...

Absolutely incredible!

becurt said...

That short one just cracks me up.

Mattieshoe said...

Popeye must find relieving himself in public places quite easy

Art Binninger's BONUS FEATURES said...

I still have my flexible "Gumby-style" Popeye from the late 1970's. I usually pose him on the dresser socking Gumby in the mouth. Arf, arf!