I’ve been chuckling at this picture all morning. (From Marvelous News.)
The unintentional humor factor is pretty high…the needs-more-fiber pose, the semi-nudity, the detailed ass-crack, the “splat” graphic behind his butt…and of course, the fact that he’s the Silver Surfer and he’s riding a motorcycle.
I hated toys like this when I was a kid. Even then I was concerned with what is today called “canon.” I always wanted the regular, everyday version of the character, not some lame Arctic Batman. My parents understood this and usually just asked me what I wanted, rather than buying things randomly. But if some unknowing aunt had given me something like this for my birthday, I can’t imagine how I would have “explained” it during play…maybe someone stole the Surfer’s board, and Reed Richards created this for him as a temporary replacement? But then, why would it have wheels? Ah, forget it.
“…the needs-more-fiber pose, the semi-nudity, the detailed ass-crack, the ?splat? graphic behind his butt.”
Add to that the fact that it includes ‘Motorized Bump and Go Action’ and this is one toy that is definitely not for the kiddies.
Suddenly, The Rise of the Silver Surfer brings on all kinds of sick connotations. Where’s Chris Hansen when you need him?
Seriously. And if you took the Surfer off the bike and found an Invisible Woman figure, you could create some pretty scandalous poses.
But that would be childish.
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