KFC Get Sporty Set

Line: KFC Kid’s Meals toys Get Sporty set
Year: 2003
Set: 5 – Bowlin’ Homer, Tennis Marge, Skateboard Bart, Ice Hockey Lisa, Mini Golf Maggie

Simpsons KFC Get SportyThe above photo might look really confusing, but the Get Sporty set, sold in KFC Kid’s Meals in England in 2003, is the best Simpsons kid’s meal toy set I’ve seen from a fast food joint. They’re more games than toys, and are quite well made.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Bowling HomerBowlin’ Homer comes with a Homer figure on wheels, and a pop-up bowling pin display. He’s one of those pull-back cars – aim him at the pins, pull back and release, and see how many you can knock over.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Tennis MargeTennis Marge comes with a Marge figure, an oversized tennis ball and a Homer “plaque” (as the package calls it). There’s a lever on Marge’s base that rotates her and snaps back on release, making her swing the racket to hit the ball to Homer. Being mounted on a round base, Homer will be spun around and have no effect on the ball’s momentum – a snide comment on his tennis skills, perhaps.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Skateboard BartSkateboard Bart comes with a Bart figure on a board, a launcher that looks like a fire hydrant with Krusty’s face on it, and two of the “plaques” (again, their word) featuring Chief Wiggum and Groundskeeper Willie (why not Principal Skinner?). Push down on the Krusty hydrant thingy and Bart will fly off, spinning Wiggum and Willie.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Ice Hockey LisaReprising her role as goalie from the Lisa On Ice episode, Ice Hockey Lisa comes with a Lisa figure, a goal net, a puck and an air pump. Lisa can be slid side to side with that purple stick, as she defends the goal from the puck, launched by pushing on the air pump.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Mini Golf MaggieMini Golf Maggie is one of those classic “pinball” toys: the lever on the left side there flicks the little ball inside, as players aim to land it in the highest scoring section of the Krusty image.

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The Simpsons Barney Bottle Opener

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 Barney bottle opener Unique ConceptsThe Barney Bottle Opener is from a fantastic line of 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.

Simpsons Barney bottle opener Unique Concepts 1

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.

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.

Simpsons Mr Burns foil knife Unique Concepts 2

Simpsons Hamilton Sculpture – Marge “Happy Homer-Maker”

Line: Hamilton sculpture collection – The Simpsons Nuclear Family
Year: 2003

Simpsons Hamilton Sculpture Happy Homer Maker

From the “Nuclear Family” collection of the Simpsons line of Hamilton sculptures, “Happy Homer-Maker” features Marge juggling the groceries and Maggie, while Santa’s Little Helper “helps”.

Mine is numbered 4031.

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.

Simpsons Hamilton Sculpture – Smithers “You’re A Genius, Sir”

Line: Hamilton Sculpture Collection – Springfield Citizens
Year: 2003

Simpsons Hamilton Smithers You're a Genius Sir

From the “Springfield Citizens” collection of the Simpsons line of Hamilton sculptures, “You’re A Genius, Sir” features Power Plant lackey Smithers admiring his boss and best friend, Mr Burns.

Mine is numbered 4084.

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.