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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wind-Up Toy - 1999


This is a rarity, in that its one of the few--maybe only--pieces of merchandise featuring Aquaman in his BLL guise that I like.

Maybe it's the rendering of the toy in plastic. This was part of a series of DC Superheroes toys sold at Jack-In-The-Box restaurants in 1999, and from what I've seen they were pretty cool toys; with a lot more thought put into them than you'd expect. I mean, this Aquaman toy actually swims!

I like Arthur's dots for eyes and the no black line for the mouth--it gives his Pirate Look a different, kinder feel, one that I find very appealing. Nice job, fellas, whoever you were!


chunky B said...

Okay, that is truly a neat toy, even if it's pirate Aquaman! Wind up toys are just awesome, and swimming wind up toys are even awesome-errrrr!

Luke said...

AWWWW Who is the cutest widdle Aquaman?! Is it you? IS IT YOU? *incomprehensible baby talk*

That is pretty darn cool, rob!

Anonymous said...

I really like this one. I have a shelf full of DC kids meal toy premiums, and this one stands out as one of the (if not the) best. I perched him on the water spout stand that came with the DCD Aquaman/Aqualad set. He looks really good there!