Diener Monster Collection

Due to the positive response I received after sharing my collection of Diener Space Creatures, I thought I’d round out the week with a related post — my collection of Diener Monsters.

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Originally I had these guys sorted out by color just like my Diener Space Collection, but an errant shot with a Nerf gun leveled the lot of them and I haven’t had the time to re-sort them out by color again. You’ll just have to trust me … they’re all there. If you don’t believe me, I’ll show you the credit card statement. ;)

Take another look at this great piece of artwork, drawn by Sean Hartter:

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Well, how do you think he did?

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Like the other original Diener figures from the 80s, this set came with eight different characters to collect, with each one available in one of five different colors: yellow, orange, brown, green and blue. Also like other Diener figures, these figures have been released as hard plastic figures, softer rubber figures, and pencil erasers. In recent years, it appears some of these figures may have been re-released in updated, more modern colors.

Along with the eight figures I have pictured, I have a ninth figure that looks like a hawk/birdman. I’m not sure if he’s part of this collection or not. There’s at least one more McDonalds/Diener collection out there that I wouldn’t mind owning, one that consisted of mythological creatures: Medusa, Minotaurs, and Unicorns for example, and I wonder if the Hawkman isn’t a part of that collection.

And don’t forget; there was also a dinosaur collection, a wild animal collection, and even a collection of McDonald’s characters.

Perhaps it’s time for me to go do some more eBay “research” …

Batman Happy Meal Commercial

I like they McDonald’s commercials where the whole gang is just hanging out at Ronald’s house watching TV. As always it is nice to see Grimace. As for the Happy Meal, I actually have some of the figures on my desk. What can I say, I am a sucker for a cheeseburger and toy. This commercials makes me feel bad for the poor cops of Gotham, I never realized they had it so rough, trying to stay useful. Batman’s got to calm down and give them something to do.