October 31, 2006
HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN: SKELETON #1
Place of Origin: Flea Market
Rib Count: 24
Celebrity Look-alike: Every celebrity of average stature
Description: I stated the philosophy behind my personal skeleton preferences in the last post. Well, this one is the tallest, most accurate skeleton I've ever owned aside from the one lurking under my own skin. It will please you to know that he was created for the purpose of education.. for the betterment of mankind! He came with a complete set of organs and the transparent skin casing seen above. He even has a brain inside that skull. And yes, technically he is a toy and not one of those pricey classroom models, and no he doesn't glow in the dark, but that's what glow-in-the-dark paint is for. Please stop questioning my judgement.. I've made up my mind! It is my pleasure to present to you, the greatest skeleton of the 2006 internet skeleton countdown.. Skeleton #1. (I guess that was pretty anticlimactic since you've already seen the photo.)
Cause of Death: Malpractice
Before I bring the countdown to a close I'd like to take a look at a few that I would have liked to include, but they aren't members of my collection yet...
The Lego Skeleton- I realize they have a subculture of their own, and rightfully so, but somehow I've gone this long without owning even one.
The Playmobil Skeleton- I wasn't aware of these until this countdown. At this time, I solemnly vow to own one by next Halloween.
Scareglow from the Masters of the Universe series- Though I watched the cartoon every weekday afternoon (when I was way too old for it) and I'm fond of several choice characters (Moss Man, I love you.) I'm hesitant to admit that I never fully embraced all things He-Man. However, the introduction of Scareglow caused me to pause, reassess and eventually unlearn everything I knew about the series.
Microman Skeleton suit- I saw this for the first time today. It was a "convention exclusive" costume made for dressing up Micromen (they were called Micronauts in the states) It seems they reproduced these at one time and they made a Godzilla costume too! Someday all my toys will have Halloween costumes of their own.
And so... it is with great pleasure that I conclude this groundbreaking look into the astonishing world of toy skeletons. I would like to thank all of you commenters for the valuable, informative, and often hilarious feedback.. especially you regulars: Steven, Rozum, Gentle Disonance, Todd F., HarveyMidnight, Herva, Flashfink, ChuckBarris, Smurfwreck, Cjd, Travis (creator of the wonderful Sandy Duncan image) Devlin, and resident expert Gugon. You all made it so much fun and really kept me motivated. And an extra thanks goes out to those of you who actually contributed to my obsession Todd, Rozum, and Devlin. Happy Halloween to all!