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Title: Gumball Grabs: Welcome to Zombie Planet!
Post by: Slimebeast on 11:01:56 PM 01/16/13
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I first encountered these awesome little undead freaks in a grocery store Gumball Machine. My eye was immediately caught by the word "Zombie" as I passed, and upon further inspection it only got better.

Put out by "Hoppin Hydros" in 2011, these miniature zombie figures remind me a lot of the "Homies" and "Psycho Clowns", the latter of which I collected quite obsessively.

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The Zombie Planet figures are rigid plastic and come with detailed, grotesque paint application! These are very nice and well-made for vending machine fodder. On average they're about an inch tall and are adorably grungy-looking.

Instead of wasting the coinage hoping I got all the right figures, I immediately headed to eBay and spent about $5 on a complete set. I'd suggest doing the same if you want these, as they're probably not out in the wild any longer.


Now let's explore the characters... Top 10 style!

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09.) Dead Zone Dave doesn't look much like a zombie. He has this whole "Corporate Drone" thing going for him.

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08.) Decay Ray looks a bit like a butler. I want to say he's a reference to the Rocky Horror Picture Show because he looks like Riff-Raff and his name could possibly be a play on "Fay Rae". He'd be higher on the list if I knew for sure.

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07.) Rigamortis Rick is pretty awesome, but I can't for the life of me figure out why a Doctor has a run-over foot. Ambulence, I guess?

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06.) Brain-Dead Britney has a severed head instead of a pom-pom! Britney, that's not what those are for! Silly. Interestingly enough, this would later seem to inspire an almost identical S.L.U.G.S. figure.

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05.) Surf Rot Sean is having a bad day.

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04.) Stop N Grind Greg, I have no idea what your name means, but you're fantastic. Don't ever change, no matter what anyone tells you.

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03.) Zombie the Clown ... HA!

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02.) Gross-Out Granny has an oversized wooden spoon, and she's about to rap you on the kuckles because you didn't eat all your braaaiiinnz!

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01.) Long-Gone John is your typical rotten zombie wretch. You could theoretically buy a hundred of him and make your own undead seige! Kudos to the makers of this toy for providing a "classic" zombie among their unique designs.


BONUS!

The Zombie Planet figures also come in single color versions! ... For some reason!

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Title: Re: Gumball Grabs: Welcome to Zombie Planet!
Post by: devillalee on 03:06:47 PM 12/01/13
omg, I want these. I never saw these :(  Jeez Im addicted to gumball toys, its kind of an addiction. Ive really loved the bok choy boys and squishland toys, if it looks cute/and or evil I must have it. Recently I did win a "Zombie High Cheerleader" from a plush machine. I guess it was a whole series of zombie highschoolers, but I couldnt get any of the others but her


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