Mar 29, 2013

Mailbox Invaders - Burger King Creature from the Black Lagoon

Not sure if I knew this existed before I found it. I was browsing eBay for Creature from the Black Lagoon stuff and happened on this 1997 Burger King Kids' Club toy.
I ended up winning it for minimum the bid of $3. Great deal!

1997 burger king creature from the black lagoon universal monster toy figure

For a fast food premium, he's actually pretty cool! He stands about 4" tall and is molded in a semi-translucent green plastic. He's only got 4 points of articulation because his head is molded on to the body, but I'm not complaining.

1997 burger king creature from the black lagoon universal monster toy figure

His chest is a big button which didn't do anything when I pushed it. I thought maybe his batteries had died in the years since he was made until I did some research. Turns out, it's a squirt feature! You press the button and hold him underwater to suck in the water. Then you press it again to spit. It's a logical feature, maybe he's got some poison dart frog DNA in him, but the other figures came with a neat accessory.

1997 burger king kids club universal monsters toy figure flyer

Looks like they all also had a glow in the dark sticker too.

12 comments:

  1. Hey, that's pretty cool! He has a nice glow to him. Neat surprise with that squirt feature too. Ebay deals are always fun!

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    1. He doesn't glow on his own. I used an LED flashlight to try and highlight his translucency.

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  2. I've got the Wolfman (just the figure) from this series and I love him! That Creature is killer!

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    1. Yeah, they look pretty cool for kids meal toys. I might have to track down a Wolfman with...what ever that thing is he comes with.

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  3. That is pretty damn cool! Nice score!

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    1. Thanks, I really dig him for a "cheap" toy.

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  4. I am the proud owner of all four of those awesome monsters! I got them when they came out back in the 90's. Very cool toys.

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    1. I don't know how I missed these when they came out. I was probably too obsessed with the Star Wars Special Editions.

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  5. I had this one but recently passed it on along with the rest of the figures to Mike of Memories of Toymorrow. After getting my Remco Monster set I peaked on my Universal Monsters and so am all set with them now.

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    1. Those Remco figs were the first thing I thought of when I plucked him out of the box. Guess these are the bargain store version :)

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  6. Great photos. These are some of my favorite Universal Monsters toys. I'd love to see something this cool come around again.

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    1. Thanks. The photos came out ok but I used some of the Flickr filters on them to get these results.

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