Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Canadian McDonald's Fozzie hockey doll

Well, first off, as you've probably already surmised, I couldn't quite come up with a great description of this item.  But, after some investigative research a few tidbits of information have filled me in more on this mysterious doll.  I got this lovely nugget for $1.00, although my ex-girlfriend swears she's seen one of these before with the hefty price tag of $30.00 attached to it.  What we do know is that this is Fozzie of Jim Henson's Muppets, and, for some reasons unbeknownst to us he's wearing hockey gear.  Now, the Muppets have always been a great thing in many splendid forms, and Fozzie has always been my personal favorite.  I mean, watching Muppet Babies as a youth and seeing Fozzie struggle to get a laugh a dozen times per episode after telling a horrible joke really spoke to me.  I wanted to be the proverbial shoulder to cry on.  Plus, he had that awesome hat with the propeller on it.  Those things rule.  Anyway, NHL allowed their license to be used in this project, too, so it's no smalltime deal.  What I didn't know when purchasing this is that not only was it released from McDonald's in 1995, but also it was from Canada!  Wow, our jolly pals from the chilly North were having all of the "stuffed bears playing ice hockey" fun in '95, while us Americans were busy doing, well, whatever it was we did in '95.

Look at that, Fozzie represents with the custom jersey.  Nice.  Now, if someone made a life-sized replica of this jersey and wore it to school they'd be extremely cool in my book.  Or they'd be viciously beaten and humiliated, whichever suited their personal tastes...

Here's a look at the swank tag that is still attached to the doll.  In both English, and French, baby!

All joking aside, who doesn't love this irresistible face?  I mean, come on, it's Fozzie!  He could be dressed up as a garbage man or a mortician for all I care.

Overall Grade: C+ 

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