The Simpsons Stick ’ems

Year: 2009
Set:  16 – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Grampa, Krusty, Mr Burns, Chief Wiggum, Barney, Duffman, Itchy, Scratchy, Moe, Apu, Snake

The Simpsons Stick ems

The Simpsons Stick ’ems are weird little rubber figures with suction cups on the back, released in September 2009 to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. They could apparently be used to play some half-assed Jacks-style game, but I doubt anybody ever did.

One was available each day for sixteen days with the purchase of an Overlord Murdoch – I mean, News Corp Australia – newspaper. That’s the Herald Sun in Victoria, The Courier-Mail in Queensland, etc. I’m not sure if they were ever available outside Australia.

Along with the basic set (pictured above), there were also rare, special edition versions of each: the six family members (including Grampa) came in a pseudo-gold variant, while the other ten had glow-in-the-dark versions. Those are pictured below, but I’m still missing a few of them.

The Simpsons Stick ems gold glow specials

 

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Matt Groening 6 inch Kidrobot figure

Year: 2012
Line: Kidrobot “collectable art” (ie, fancy figures)
Set: Everything ever

Matt Groening KidRobot figure

The Almighty Creator himself, Matt Groening, was immortalised in plastic for the first time in 2012, to commemorate the show’s 500th episode. This 6-inch figurine was released by Kidrobot, and is just one of a huge range of licensed collectibles, including several different lines of Simpsons characters.

They’re awesome, but unfortunately this is the only one I have. There’s just too many of them, and they aren’t cheap. I’ll add them to the collection someday.

The Simpsons Pez Dispensers

Line: Pez
Year: 2000
Set: 
5 – Homer; Marge; Bart; Lisa; Maggie

The Simpsons Pez dispensersAah, Pez. With its own enormous following of devoted collectors, it was inevitable that these two pop culture juggernauts would intersect one day. This line of Simpsons Pez dispensers came out in 2000, to the delight of both camps of collectors.

They’ve since been retired, but they’re still really common on eBay and wherever else.

A couple years later, Pez also released giant versions of these same dispensers, because why not?