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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

more chupacabra fun!

okay...

in one of my breaks from work the other day, i jumped over to ebay to see what i might see. i've picked up a few very nice items recently--that two-issue captain america special edition set from 1984 reprinting the sterenko issues, a beat up copy of a book that i cherished in high school, roger dean's views (dean was the album cover artist for yes), a couple long lost cd's, and a pantload of dvd's; the mothman prophesies (though i'd like to see them film the actual book, the movie was eerie--and has the best jump scene of the past ten years...!), robot chicken season one, and, 'cause leaf gave it such a nice write up over on his blog, the zombies can be pets film, fido.

of course, as i am wont to do, i searched chupacabra and saw this way cool, one of a kind, chupacabra model/figure and thought i'd post the cool photos. and here's the item description too.
i guess that's okay...right?


CHUPACABRA!
CRYPTOZOOLOGY OOAK ACTION STATUE!
MUSEUM QUALITY! RARE

THIS CUSTOM ONE OF A KIND POSEABLE CRYPTOZOOLOGY ACTION-STATUE IS DESIGNED FOR MINOR PLAY AND MAJOR DISPLAY!

WITNESSES SAY THE CHUPACABRA IS A BIPEDAL CREATURE AROUND FOUR TO FIVE FEET TALL; SORT OF A CROSS BETWEEN A ‘GREY’ ALIEN HUMANOID, MAINLY BECAUSE THE SHAPE OF ITS HEAD AND EYES, AND WHAT MOST WITNESSES DESCRIBE AS THE BODY OF AN ERECT DINOSAUR.
IT HAS TWO ARMS WITH A THREE-FINGERED CLAWED HAND, TWO STRONG HIND ALMOST REPTILIAN LEGS, AGAIN WITH THREE CLAWS AND SPINAL QUILLS DOWN ITS BACK, WHICH HELPS IT RUN QUICKLY AND LEAP OVER SMALL TREES. SOME REPORTS SAY SMALL WINGS ASSIST IN SHORT FLIGHTS.
ITS HEAD IS OVAL IN SHAPE AND HAS AN ELONGATED JAW. TWO RED OR BLACK BEADY EYES HAVE BEEN REPORTED, TOGETHER WITH SMALL HOLES IN THE NOSTRIL AREA AND A MOUTH WITH FANG-TYPE TEETH PROTRUDING UPWARDS AND DOWNWARDS.

THIS CUSTOM ONE OF A KIND POSEABLE CRYPTOZOOLOGY ACTION STATUE IS APPROX. 7” TALL CROUCHING AND A BIG 10" TALL STANDING!

A VERY UNIQUE ADDITION TO YOUR CRYPTO/MONSTER COLLECTION!





and it sold the other day for $56.66.
very nice!

i gotta get back to work!
have a good day!
smell ya later!
todd

14 comments:

Scott Weinstein said...

That's a cool figure. Looks like Choopie's alternate reality cousin from Battleworld.

emilio said...

Todd-
Sounds like you got yourself some pretty cool loot.
Roger Dean's art is way cool.

Like the Chupacabra figure.
I don't care too much for the look of the head, though. Looks kinda insect-like.

Leaf said...

Yeah, I'm rather dubious about the model's "museum quality" as it looks like a mish-mash of made and found items. Still, if one of those things came running down the hall at me, I'm pretty sure my bladder would let loose.

Nice little eBay score there, Todd. Hopefully, my FIDO review won't let you down.

Brian said...

Hard to picture THAT chupacabra as a cute and cuddly plush doll. ; ).

Matt Wieringo said...

Very cool but I like Craig's design MUCH better. That thing looks more like something I found in the beer cooler at the grocery store I worked at in high school. Eww.

Heywood Jablomie said...

Nice pick-ups on the 'bay Todd! I personally spend WAY too much time and money on there. I'm always trying to pick up original artwork whenever I can, but now I've hit my limit cuz I have nowhere to put some of it! The Chupacabra figure is pretty cool, but not for how much it went for. I agree it looks like a few things just slapped together(in a decently done job)

Matt Wieringo said...

Heywood, I'm with ya, buddy! I had to take a year off because I was buying things I didn't even want because I was just there for the thrill of the bidding war. Now I only go there when I have something specific I'm looking for. That place is dangerous!

DonKelly said...

Seems you can only find beat up copies of VIEWS. The one I got is nice inside but the cover looks like it went through HECK.
I searched for that book forever, since I had the follow up book MAGNETIC STORM I bought back in high school. Awesome stuff between those covers.

I can't quite figure out what toy makes up the most of the Choopies body. Decent job but not worth the price it went for.

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