Thursday, February 11, 2010

TOYS (Disney, Flintstone, Popeye)

More stuff from my treasure drawer of junk.

Here's a Ludwig Von Drake figure from Disney. He's really small, about an inch.

Flintstones coin with Barney Rubble.

Newspaper comics characters. Olive Oyl and some mystery figures. If anyone knows who these characters are let me know. I remember seeing them in a book of old newspaper comics but can't remember their names. I remember the bearded man had a very serious, no-nonsense grumpy personality, almost to the point of being threatening and unlikeable, which is great for comics! Kids probably hated him. Maybe that's one of the reasons this comic didn't last as long as Popeye.


  1. The lady figure is 'Maggie' from Maggie and Jiggs, or 'Bringing Up Father' cartoon strip by George McManus, who drew the strip from when he created it in 1912, to when he died in 1954. She was famous for bashing husband Jiggs on the head with rolling pins and such.

    The whiskered guy I don't recognize yet.

  2. Yeah, I agree that's Maggie, but I don't know the other guy either.

    That was really rude of you belittling Ludwig Von Drake like that, talking about how "small" he is.

  3. The bearded guy is ol' Bud "Whiskers" Highcrotch, sometimes simply called "Crotchy." He was the creation of underground comic artist, Dorf Doffle. The character had quite a following in underground comics in the late 1940s early 50s. Crotchy's trademark move, drawn over two panels, was in a moment of confusion, he would hike his trousers up by the suspenders until they rode way up his crotch (1st panel), then - with a contented expression, proclaim "Yep, that'll do 'er!" (second panel) This seemed to improve his mental outlook, allowing him to deal with any problem (somewhat akin to Popeye eating spinach). I hope this helps! -- Mykal

    PS: Just kidding.

  4. Haha! I was falling for that story Mykal! Very believable!

    I had considered Maggie from Bringing up Father but the hair threw me off. I guess sometimes it's not easy to make a 3D version of a 2D drawing.

    thanks for the comments guys

  5. That's B O Plenty from Dick tracy.

  6. That's him! Thanks sir! I vaguely remembered seeing him before but could not remember where.

  7. Nice pieces. I really dig the Fruity Pebbles coin!

  8. Thanks sir! I like that one too.


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