Having your first child is a shocking, sobering experience. Or at least it is for a father. I would imagine it is for the woman as well, but women tend to have kooky, romantic delusions about the whole process for their entire life, so we can’t really take them seriously. (I’m kidding, I’m kidding!) I’ve personally yet to meet a first-time father who was not absolutely bat-shit petrified leading up to the big day, however, and I suppose this is only natural.
There exist in this world certain things that are just inherently creepy. There are critters that abide in the deepest depths of the oceans with sightless eyes and fearsome teeth, while there are those creatures that walk on Earth with physiologies that defy explanation. It is with some surprise, then, that one of the creepiest creations in the world comes straight from the human imagination.
The ’80s were a wonderful time for pop culture. Disco was dead, movies were defined by “Star Wars”, and “He-Man and the Masters Of the Universe” proved absolutely anything could be made into a half-hour toy commercial. Unfortunately, the ’80s proved that last one deeply, painfully true with these five who never should have been near an animation studio.
Question for ya. What’s bright red, has a plate with the numbers “313,” and is owned by a giant duck with a sailor shirt and cap? Guess Donald Duck’s car? Winner, winner! Duck-filled dinner! Donald Duck’s car has become a trademark for the comic character and is well known all over the planet.
Before the 1980s, vehicles were relatively scarce for action figure toy lines. This was mostly because most action figures of the era were 8”-12” tall, so in-scale vehicles were expensive, both for the producers and for the consumers.