Archive for the ‘Cat’ Category

Ghostfacers!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Patrick Doody, co-producer and co-director of the WB Series “Ghostfacers”, posted this on our Facebook page:

“You inspired me to design something for my show’s Emmy campaign – sadly, we didn’t get nominated, however – it was a big hit with our fans. I wish it was real!”

[Click Here to see Patrick's Creation]

We’re elated to have inspired this campaign, and we encourage everyone to watch the series, it’s a lot of fun! Thanks, Patrick!

Don’t be Sure, be Positive!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Avon produced a lot of collectible bottles for their cologne back in the day, but this one is among the oddest. Apart from its size, it looks like a genuine Duracell battery, but pop the copper top off and there you have a manly (as determined by Avon R&D) fragrance. Was it the scent of hydrochloric acid? Or burning plastic? No, sadly, the Avon bottles had more personality than the fragrances did back then. Found at the Merchants Outlet Mall in Evansville, IN.

Spread Eagle

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Safety scissors may reduce physical injury to our children, but who was in charge of preventing emotional injury when they came up with this!? Our beloved Wonder Woman spreading her legs like a harlot with every snip? It just ain’t right, I tells ya. This very real piece of superhero history, now a permanent part of the Evil Meatball Vs Cat! collection, was acquired from the Super Museum in Metropolis, IL.

Metropolis 2010, Pt. 2 – Toy Weirdness

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

We continue with our spotty, biased coverage of the 2010 Superman Celebration! Since the SuperMuseum houses one of the largest collections of Superman memorabilia, naturally it also contains enough examples of toy weirdness to start another website. Here are a few examples:

Many manufacturers have produced toys of characters on wheeled vehicles that have no need whatsoever of wheeled vehicles, but this one is definitely the Cadillac of it’s genre. That’s one fancy bike, Supes!

According to this vintage Ben Cooper costume, Superman as a toddler was only able to break through rope. Later, he obviously graduated to chains, and posed for new publicity photos.

The SuperMuseum even has knock-off toys in its collection. This particularly pathetic attempt to replicate the Man of Steel not only features some horrid package art, it also includes a handgun as an accessory. Brilliant. Perhaps it’s for throwing at Supes after you run out of ammo to make him duck. I loved it when George Reeves would do that.

Don’t turn this cereal box over, or you’ll see Superman’s Dangle-Dandies. That’s all I have to say about that.

And there you have it! Actually, if you keep an eye on our Facebook page you’ll see a few more pics in the near future. And, we actually acquired a new piece for our collection, which we’ll be featuring soon. Back to normal tomorrow!

Metropolis 2010, Pt. 1 – The Costumes

Monday, June 14th, 2010

We just returned from the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL, and we have some great photos to share! We’re going to break it down into two posts, starting today with costumes and ending tomorrow with toy weirdness (of course). Up, up, and away!

It’s all about the Man of Steel in Metropolis, but here’s Steel himself. Now, this is a mostly outdoor event. The heat index was near the London Broil setting, and the humidity made it like a sauna. Imagine what these costumers suffered through for a little geek respect! Well, they have ours.

Speaking of temperatures,  this guy picked the wrong day to dress up as Captain Cold! I bet he wished that his freeze ray gun actually worked. In fact, everyone who attended the event wished that it did.

Now here’s a guy who know how pick a costume for a hot day! Dressed as Marvel Comics’ Hercules, he can show off that chest carpet AND remain cool at the same time. He’s gonna have some weird tan lines, though.

Hey, it’s “The Mini Thor”! This kid was great, he struck a pose and everything. He looks like he just stepped out the Superhero Squad!

I’m sure you’ve always been told to stay away from Poison Ivy. Screw that noise!

Now, we all know that Superman IV: The Quest for Peace wasn’t the best film, but this guy’s Nuclear Man costume is absolutely cheese-tastic! He’s missing his long silver fingernails, but we’ll forgive him (this time).

Tune in tomorrow for part 2, where we’ll explore what toy weirdness lurks in the Super-Museum!

The One that Started it All..

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

This is the (very real) toy I refer to as “Patient Zero”. It’s the original toy that infected me with the bug that resulted in Evil Meatball Vs Cat!, and also holds the highest position in the toy weirdness category. It’s not so much that Larami decided to make a Planet of the Apes flashlight. Because, like so many cheap rack toys, the company would stamp the name of whatever license they had acquired on whatever toys they happened to make. Many a strange and illogical item has resulted from this. No, it’s because they decided to actually call this oddity “Monkey Shines”.

Allow me to geek out here: In “Escape from the Planet of the Apes”, the third installment of the series, we learn that the word “monkey” is offensive to the apes. If you notice, the sticker on the flashlight itself bears the image from the “Escape..” movie poster. That’s just crazy wrong!

Thanks to Plaid Stallions for the image.

What’s next, “You Only Live Twine”?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I would normally call this a “rare step into reality”, but they aren’t so rare, and that’s because real world weirdness knows no bounds. This very real office supply would qualify for the “oddest licensed product award”, except for the fact that it isn’t licensed! They just slapped Sean Connery’s mug on the box anyway. One more surprise: Every other box of “multi-color” rubber bands I’ve seen consisted of bands of various colors, but EACH of these bands is multi-colored! How fancy is that? FYI – They don’t do anything cool like explode when you combine the red and green, nor do they consist of indestructible fibers capable of garotte-ing someone. Disappointing, I know.

Bang Bang Baby

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Once again we step briefly into reality, which means the weirdness level has exceeded 9 on the Crispin Glover scale. How can one justify pinning a functioning cap pistol to a baby’s diaper? Just market it using beloved Hanna Barbera characters! I know, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s probably made of lead, too.

A Wonderful WonderFest!

Monday, May 17th, 2010

WonderFest is a convention like no other (at least that I know of). It’s a Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy Model Builders’ convention that takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. It features special guests from movies and television, artists, sculptors and industry professionals, a huge model contest, and the coolest vendor hall ever.

One of this year’s attendees was scream queen Linnea Quigley, so we (hesitantly) opened our mint condition Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama party favors so we could get her picture with one:

She was very sweet, and very impressed we had such a prize collectible!

You may not know Ray Meyers, but it’s very possible that you’re familiar with his work, as he was an original sculptor of Aurora monster models!

He’s pictured here with his original sculpting tools and images of the models he created. He’s pretty spry for being 90 years old!

Here are just a few of the hundreds of amazing models entered in the contest.

Think model building is just for kids? Think again.

Anyone who pays homage to Divine and John Waters gets kudos from us!

Let’s see, Imperial TIE craft, moisture vaporator.. Is that Wall-E?? A subtle bit of humor from an award-winning modeler.

Check out this nifty tank from TRON. Something about actual models of computer models is just cool.

It was an awesome time, and we hope many of the friends we made will stay in touch through our little site here.

Give someone the..

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

When reality is stranger than fiction, we simply have to react. This device (which is obviously designed for massaging one’s gums, I don’t even know why they felt the need to mention it) seems a little strange, but not even for the reasons you’re no doubt thinking at this moment. I mean, why did they need to make it look like a realistic finger? It would do the job (whatever that job might be) just the same. Hey, if you buy five of them, do you get a discount? Eh? Get it? Ahh, forget it.