So, the new year rolled out and I guess I decided I just needed a little break. The disappointing turn of events with Blogger's screwy 2020 update left a very yucky taste in my mouth, only enhanced by the handful of stupid asshole comments (unpublished) that I received on my last few posts. Anyway, two more weeks was long enough to mull over the death of THOIA, and to basically just catch my breath and get some other fun stuff together to show ya's. The image sizing issues are still an annoying problem here at AEET, but I think we can live with it for now. So. Sigh. Finally picking up pretty much right where we left off (see the previous Humanoid costume post), it's apparently still Halloween in January --and time for more tricks 'n terrifyin' treats! And yes, finding an 80's Arkin A-OK Scary Bendable still on the original card is pretty awesome in my book, especially one in as great condition as this. I don't have a clue what this dude is actually supposed to be, some kind of vampire witch red riding hood or something, but his yellow-green suit, bloody fingertips, and nicely designed card --complete with ghost, web, bats, and black cat-- definitely sum up everything we love about monster toys and Halloween. You've probably noticed that cute little white cat wrapped around his legs. I found her somewhere else separately, but, also being a vintage bendy, I thought she'd make a purrfect addition to Mr Scary. Let us forever call her Lil Miss Frisky. I hope everyone's having a great 2021 so far-- stay tombed for lots, lots more!
Oh wow, there should be so many more gender nonconforming monsters. They are totally underrepresented. I love the suit, too. It really looks like it should glow in the dark, but I see no mention of that on the card. I think I like those big shoes best though. What a great sculpt.
I used to have a vampire bendy with this bod; but in purple and red, and no hood. No bloody fingers either. I mean, mostly I'm saying the one you found here is a hundred percent better in every way. But as a kid, I always really liked that stiff, flat-backed cape. It was like Drac had a glider strapped to his back. And if I could form the bendy straight enough, and throw him true enough, I could catch a little air, like a little bloodsucking paper plane.
Sorry you got a bunch of asshole comments. Jerks.
Looks like Morton Downey Jr. to me, and if this figure is from the Eighties, that's probably not a coincidence.
Omg I love that weird vampire riding hood bendy!
That's a really interesting sculpt! I love the skin tone, and the two tone of the suit (unless that's a paint error) and the giant red tipped fingers/claws. They even hit the buttons with red!
I wonder if they were trying for the hard cape backing you see on some capes (ala Dr. Strange, etc) and just ended up at a hoodie?
Well, obviously Lil Miss Frisky is the star here -- along with another lovely piece of packaging art. Ol' Count Bend-ula, however, needs to settle down with his costume appropriation, lol!
Mr. Scary is the year 2020 personified.
Maybe Lil' Miss Frisky is the spirit of 2021, better days ahead? All of us can hope so.
Thanks as always, Karswell. Just remember this about THOIA - isn't dead. It, much like Dracula, merely rests in its coffin until the time is right for it to rise from the grave and terrorize the world once more!
haha, great comments, and thank you my friends for sticking in there with 'ol Mr. Karswell :)
That backer card art is great. I have this vampire bendy, so nice to see the card it came on (although I've also seen him offered loose in boxes).
L'il Red Vampire Hood? Sorry, that's the best I could manage.
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