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.
I can’t find much information about this one. “1990” is printed on the back, but I’m not sure if it’s part of a set, which company made it, etc. I can’t even find much about it online. It’d be appreciated if anyone can help me out with identifying it.
Line: Beach scene – Burger King/Hungry Jack’s Year: 2001 Set: 4 – Homer, Bart, Maggie, Lisa & Marge
The Simpsons beach scene set came with the kid’s meals in Australian Burger King and Hungry Jack’s stores in 2001. One piece was released a week, over four weeks, fitting together to create the whole scene. As far as I know, this set was only released in Australia.
Line: Winchell’s Donut House (US) Year: 1993 Set: 2 – Bart, Homer
These figurines were available in Winchell’s Donut House stores in the US in 1993, and originally came with a sheet of speech bubble stickers (as seen below). I found the Bart one in the Chapel Street Bazaar, in Melbourne, but haven’t been able to find the Homer one. (below photo from simpsonscollectors.com)