Lets start simple, shall we? When I think Easter, my brain jumps straight to this guy sticking out of my basket some odd years ago. You may recognize this as having a good section of my favorite things all in one figure: Robot, glow-in-the-dark, and skeleton.
If you didn't know, Terminator 2 (that awesome violence fest that my eight year old self most certainly shouldn't have been watching) got a toyline! I dunno how that happens, but I'm glad it did, 'cause there is a serious dearth of robot skeleton toys. This one is a repaint of the standard endoskeleton in black 'n glow that is labeled as "Endoglow Skeleton." I agree.
It's one of those toys I made sure not to lose track of through the years, because it's just so dang awesome. From whatever Easter that was on to today, this toy has stood strong in the face of modern fancy toys by being a robot skeleton that glows in the dark.
Another toy springs to mind when I think of Easter, though it is but a simple one:
It's a little Hotwheels car on a keychain. Simple plastic and very light (wheels still roll). It's all scratched 'cause it did actually spend a good amount of time in my pocket at one point. I eventually removed it 'cause the car came unattached more easily through the years.
This one was kinda hinted at by my Mom following up to whatever Easter in which it was given. Just a unique little item she knew I'd like! Of course many of us understand that children are jerks and idiots without understanding what it means to be a jerk, and when I had originally gotten the item I had responded with "That's it?"
Yes I'm admitting that to you because it haunts me to this day and is a testament to the point in which I grew up and understood how to appreciate awesome things and not break your Mom's heart. 'Course she doesn't remember that even when I mentioned it one time, but IT WILL BE FOREVER BURNED IN MY MEMORY.
Mostly because this IS awesome and I still love the little thing. I'd go back and slap my little jerk mouth if I could, but I've spent all this time doing just that to the memory of it all the same.
So guess what this thing can do?
Yeah the top is totally open and you can put tiny figures in it.
This is still one of my favorite little toys, and even if you don't remember me bein' a jerk Mom: I love you and you always knew the stuff I would like. Because this.
And now if you don't mind, I'd like to finish this off by breaking away from Easter memories an showing you some of my favorite eggs and a rabbit!
That monstrosity is a Toybiz Marvel Legends Ultron. I guess he looked like a rabbit around that time, who knows? He is fantastic, though it really is amazing how much he resembles a rabbit. I wonder if it was on purpose? Or perhaps it's just the sculpting...I've never seen this look in the comics. Anyway, I don't think he was ever very sought-after. I had heard the rabbit resemblance as an insult most of the time, but I like the goofy bastard.
Now the eggs are just classic! I'm sure you ran into them before. The dinosaurs are just knock offs of some distant original. Save for the longneck.
The Tiger one is directly from Master of the Universe, however! They did a little sub-line called Meteorbs that was ripped from a Japanese line...like every other transforming toyline in the US. Hey, when the bandwagon comes around you jump on it while it's still handing out cash! And heck, I love these little guys so I'm glad Mattel jumped on. Thankfully random companies are still putting these things out in various ways, so you may come across them at dollar stores or those little toy shops that pass themselves off as educational.
I'm always on the lookout for these, but sadly they're all recently buys save for the Tiger, of whom has been with me since childhood. I'd really like to run into some more skeleton ones in bone colors!
Anyway, this has just been a little Easter interlude with toys, eggs, and rabbits. Here's some more eggs to send you off!
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