Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mike's Thrills





13 comments:

jeffreyJack said...

To some, character merchandise is just too much of something that exists everywhere. But to this kid, who had a Huckleberry Hound rug at the foot of his bed in the 60's, it was a thrill and a mystery.

Do kids still have this joy, of holding on and being connected to their heroes by a cheapo plastic totem, or have things reached critical mass.

Is there still a thrill lurking in the simple toys our kids get today? I hope so.

Joshua Marchant (Scrawnycartoons) said...

What is it about Hanna-Barberra characters that produces the best and weirdest merchandise?

smackmonkey said...

That album cover is twisted.

Similar said...

@JohnK When you get a chance could you email me at aheerwagenIM@gmail.com? I can't find a contact page anywhere!

@jeffreyJack I have a hard time finding my kids just a basic toy anymore to be honest. Now product creators try to twist everything into one: artificial intelligence, sounds, heck even USB connections.

John Rouse said...

That Top Cat looks like he may be just about due for a liver transplant.

Marty Fugate said...

It adds a whole new meaning to the phrase, "What's the Big Magilla?"

Marty Fugate said...

I like to picture Huckleberry Hound and Tex Avery's Billy Boy in a "Highlander"-style battle.

In the end, there can be only one ...

Marty Fugate said...

It adds a whole new meaning to the phrase, "What's the Big Magilla?"

Steven M. said...

The Chinese seemed to have made Yogi and Quick-Draw alittle stoned-looking.

HemlockMan said...

Unlike many other animated characters, HB toons translate well into three dimensions. I can't say why, but it's true.

Trevor Thompson said...

'Makin' it with Magilla'?!? And the girl that sings it is black?

Wow. I'm overcome with jokes, but they're all racist. Wonder if I should comment on the fact that the origami packages drew the HB characters to look stoned?

Why? You can't fold paper when you're a tokin'! Even rolling papers! When I'm high I can't even fold the laundry!

Katie Regan said...

I love seeing how the Japanese interpret our culture. Origami Yogi Bear sounds like a ton of fun to make.

shaquille davis said...

mike fontanelli is a pretentious egotistic hypocrite