August 01, 2006
SKULL RIDERZ, WITH A "Z"
I saw this interesting item today at Wal-Mart. It's called a Skull Riderz and it's from the West Coast Choppers series of remote control vehicles. He jumped out at me as quite a cultural Frankenstein. Here are a few influences that I picked up on...
-Ghost Rider skeleton-on-a-motorcycle concept
-Freddy Kruger striped sweater (well.. with black instead of green)
-Outlaw Biker red German stahlhelm
-Chuck Taylor-esque high tops (with Khaki pants of all things.)
I laughed aloud when I noticed that one of his hands is designed to form the classic "devil sign."
While in the store I had a few chuckles and moved on, but now that I've pondered the power of the Riderz I've added him to my shopping list.