Evil Talking Krusty Doll

Line: Playmates Toys
Year: 2001

Simpsons Evil Krusty doll PlaymatesFrom Playmates Toys in 2001, this Krusty doll is straight out of the “Clown Without Pity” segment of the Halloween episode, “Treehouse of Horror III”. In the episode, Homer buys Bart a talking Krusty doll, who turns evil and tries to kill Homer when no one is watching.

It’s recreated quite well here, with a hard plastic head and plush body, pointed teeth, a Good/Evil switch and a pullstring in the back that says lines from the episode.

When the switch is set to Good, the doll says: “I’m Krusty the Klown, and I love you very much”, “Hey hey!”, “Here you go, buddy” and “Coming home to you makes it all worthwhile”.

But switch it to Evil, and it will say: “You sir, are an idiot”, “Come on, move it!”, “Shut your hole!” and “What have you done for me lately?”

As cool as it is, I was actually a little disappointed with this product.  The “good” lines are straight out of the episode and are relevant, but the “evil” sayings are just mildly negative Krusty lines from whenever. It should say the things from the episode that spark Homer’s fear, ie “I’m Krusty the Klown and I don’t like you”, “I’m Krusty the Klown and I’m going to kill you!”

But then again, maybe it’s not a wise marketing decision to have a children’s doll threaten to kill them.

 

Simpsons Hamilton Sculpture – “Cool Days Of Summer”

Line: Hamilton Sculptures
Year: 2003

Simpsons Hamilton Cool Days of SummerFrom the “At Home With Homer” collection of the Simpsons line of Hamilton sculptures, “Cool Days of Summer” features Homer relaxing in a kiddie pool, while Maggie looks on in silent indignance.

Mine is numbered 3171.

The Hamilton sculptures are among my favourite items in my collection. Unfortunately, due to the amount of pieces in the line, and the price of each, I haven’t bought many. Those I do have I either scooped up cheap, or bought because I particularly like them.

Burger King Camping Set

Line: Burger King kid’s meal toys
Year: 1989/1990
Set: 5 – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie

These rubber figures were released in the kids meals at Burger King  in the USA in 1989, and at Hungry Jack’s in Australia in 1990, which makes them one of the first (if not the very first) Simpsons fast food sets.

They have a camping theme, after the first season episode, “The Call Of The Simpsons”, in which the family loses their RV, stranding them in the woods.

They originally came with cardboard “diarama” backgrounds. I’ve seen pictures of them, but I’ve never seen them for sale or on display anywhere. The figures are fairly common in my experience, but if you have or find any of the backgrounds, don’t let them go!

Unless you want to give them to me, that is…

The Simpsons KFC Sandcastle Set

Line: KFC Kids’ Meal toys
Year:1997
Set: 4 – Homer, Marge & Lisa, Bart, Maggie

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This sandcastle set continues the beach theme that fast food places put The Simpsons in for a while. It came in KFC Kids Meals in Australia in 1997 as four separate pieces: two big ones with Homer and Marge/Lisa form the base, a circular Bart piece sits on top and holds them together, and Maggie sits above that.

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Mr Burns Foil Knife

Line: Unique Concepts barware range
Year: 2003
Set: 5 – Homer (bottle opener), Krusty (Corkscrew), Mr Burns (foil knife), Grampa (wine stopper), Barney (bottle opener)

Simpsons Mr Burns foil knife Unique Concepts 1The Mr Burns Foil Knife is from a fantastic line of Simpsons decorative barware from Unique Concepts. Each statuette is finely detailed and looks great by itself, but the hidden use only makes it more appealing. They appear to be handpainted, and are made from a sturdy material. Polyresin maybe? I dunno, I’m just guessing.

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