Join me as I write about a cool Batman toy I won in a contest online, as well as expose the dark secret that cereal pusher Cap'n Crunch would prefer to leave buried in the sands of time...
|"I Won a Funko Pop Batman!"|
|Behold: The Face of Evil|
As a boy, I once won a contest from Cap'n Crunch cereal! The prize was a TREASURE CHEST full of 100 games! The picture showed a giant wooden treasure chest full of board games. I was so excited! I mailed off my winning prize pieces to Quaker Oats, and then waited, and waited... then one day, a manila envelope arrived at my home from the Quaker Oat Man himself. I opened it up, expecting it to be info about my treasure chest of games...
And it wasn't info about the chest, it was the chest itself. A "treasure chest" made of cardboard that I had to fold and assemble myself. And then there were a few more pieces of printed cardboard, which were my 100 games. For instance, there was a cardboard checker board, and instructions on about 30 different "games" you could play on a checker board. They didn't even include the checkers, you had to provide those yourself. Then there was a tic-tac-toe diagram, and instructions on about a dozen games you could play with tic-tac-toe. There were three or four other generic games in there, with instructions for variations on the play of those to round it up to 100 games. 100 games, and a treasure chest, and it all arrived inside a plain manila envelope.
Needless to say, little-kid-version-of-me was crushed. Why, If I couldn't trust Cap'n Crunch, who could I trust? It's probably the reason I grew up to be a long haired weirdo with an anti-authoritarian streak.
|Screencap from http://www.poeghostal.com/ © 2012, PGPoA|
So, anyhoo, I saw Poe Ghostal's contest online, and it looked like fun. I didn't really expect to win, but I entered anyway, and I was looking forward to reading the "Bat Libs" from the other participants. Even when I saw there were only, like, 13 entries... meaning my odds were pretty good, I didn't expect to actually win. Then, a week later, Poe announced the winner, and it was me! Woo-hoo! Last Saturday it arrived in the mail, in a cardboard box, NOT a manila envelope. Yes!
So, let's take a look at this thing:
|"Hi There! I'm Batman!"|
Note: I'm not dissing the Nolan movies, I think they're great. I'm just not into collecting stuff from them. I tend to collect stuff that reminds me of when I was a kid.
|Batman, Batman, Batman, and Batman|
Thank you to Poe Ghostal's Points of Articulation and Superheroden.com for giving me this great toy!