Bumble, the Animatronic Abominable Snowman

Sometimes while scanning the shelves at thrift stores I’ll miss an item at first, but as I move my eyes across the entire shelf the item will suddenly jump out at me. That’s what happened to me this weekend as I was out visiting thrift stores and ran across this guy:

I’m sure most of you recognize this guy as Bumble, the Abominable Snowman from the Rankin/Bass Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. From what I’ve been able to dig up online, Bumble here is supposed to play “Holly Jolly Christmas” while snapping his jaws at you. When I bought him there weren’t any batteries in him, so I’ll have to pick some up to find out if he still works. Even if he doesn’t … it was $4 well spent.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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