Friday, November 25, 2005

Fluke Starbucker action figures!

It's the day after Thanksgiving and of course the stores are experiencing the mad rush of people cramming their way in to do their Christmas shopping. I have to admit, I was there. I wasn't there to buy a DVD player on sale or a Dust Buster. I was there for the toys. I got through the doors and sprinted to the toy section and what did I see? Lo and behold, Fluke Starbucker action figures! I was so excited. Remember, don't call them dolls.

It was pretty neat to see this great hero sitting on the shelves. Here he is in his Tatooine farmer outfit and blast helmet.


This appears to be a toy for younger kids, the manufacturer kind of made a caricature of Fluke with the exaggerated feet and the big goofy grin. I've never seen Fluke with a big goofy grin like that. Of course, he comes with his blast helmet.


I guess this is a nice outfit for him, the smoking jacket kind of look, I suppose. I don't know, that outfit does look kind of familiar, I just can't place it though.


See, now this confused me even more. I don't believe that I've ever seen Fluke in armor like this. Ever. I guess the manufacturer wants a wide variety of Fluke toys to increase play value or profit margins or something. It's like those Batman figures; you get Power Armor Batman, Ice Attack Batman, Stealth Batman, Laser Batman, Laser Stealth Batman, Laser Batman with Shrimp, Ice Princess Batman and everything else Batman that they can come up with.


Fluke Starbucker wasn't the only figure in the line, either! They had Friends Of Ole Fluke figures there, too! It was pretty neat, but it appeared to me that there were not a lot of Fracks, but there were a lot of Fricks. I don't get it, but it looks like the Frick figures are the peg warmers.


The last Fluke figure that I found there really confused me. I have no idea why they would make this thing. It looks like a Pimp Daddy Fluke. I just don't understand why they're trying to sell this.

14 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Here via Michele's.

Great post! I'm going to be giggling over this one for awhile.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Lori said...

I have to admit I was there....For the toys also!!....Shhhhh don't tell nobody...lol

Have a great day!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'm sure the last one will be a big seller.

Carmi said...

Hi Jon. How right you are: it's all about the profit margins. Considering the fact that the average kid will spend about 6 minutes playing with these before tossing them under the bed, the only thing that matters is the initial purchase.

I'm getting way too cynical in my old age.

Private Hudson said...

Where's my action figure?

Master Yoda said...

A very rare find, Pimp Daddy Fluke is. Especially valuable it is if his original gold teeth it has.

Juggling Mother said...

The toys are for daddy. The kids much prefer the packaging:-)

Michele sent me

Professor Xavier said...

That leopard print collar is very stylish. It reminds me of the disco-inspired costume Magneto wore briefly in the mid-70s. I suppose even galaxies far away have fads.

Noel of Neptonian said...

Wow I never realized that Fluke was so popular.

And there is so many to choose from.

JawaJuice said...

How did Fluke get so popular? How does someone who just tightens and loosens bolts all day get an action figure?

F.O.O.F. said...

Oooo we have em all. In there original boxes too. And in a special mahogany display rack with lights and all. And sometimes they talk to us and keep us from getting lonely. They are always glad to see us and they tell us what a great job we’re doing. And they tell us to never go out with any girls cos no one will love them more they they do.

Karnov said...

The pimp one is the best. Gotta collect em all!

flu said...

*forehead slap*

lol

November Rain said...

lol wonder how long it took Fluke to model for those
what will Fluke be posing for next?