Comic 623 - The Amazing Rotating Bladewing!
1st Apr 2021, 12:00 AM in The Butterfly Ruby Heist - Part 1
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Microraptor edit delete
Microraptor
April Fools' Day 2019 I run a ToyCo ad, 2020 I did something with Emily Eriksson, and this year... I do both!
Emily recently got hired by ToyCo, after all...

The Amazing Rotating Bladewing is based on a real type of toy, I just exaggerated it a bit.
If I did my (five minute) research right, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is the most likely US government institution that would have to deal with ToyCo's ridiculously flawed toys.

Bernadette Becquerel (the mother of Keisha Becquerel) is a character made up by Stilldown.
He stated that in "the present day" she is in her late forties - which puts her in roughly the same age range as Bettina Timmy, so I thought it fits that they once (namely in the 2000s, when Tiny also was "eye candy for the annual product calendars") appeared together in ToyCo ads.

Nowadays Tiny still does appearances in ToyCo's promotional material though.
And of course, Playground proves that Tiny's claim of still looking good in a bikini is not just baseless bragging! ;-)
User comments:
Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
Keisha's mommy was hanging around with some weird-weird people in her past...
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Well, it was a good way of raking in the money!
lirvilas edit delete reply
lirvilas
Bladewing: when lawn darts aren't exciting enough for your kids
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Fun for the whole family!
(And the employees of the hospital.)


Also, here's some alternate dialogue. ;-)
Emily: "Uhm... Do you expect me to likewise do photoshoots in skimpy outfits?"
Tiny: "Oh, don't be silly. Who do you think we are? Some kind of bikini coffee shack?"
Jay042 edit delete reply
Jay042
Also, here's some alternate dialogue. ;-)
Emily: "Uhm... Do you expect me to likewise do photoshoots in skimpy outfits?"
Tiny: "Oh, don't be silly. Who do you think we are? Some kind of bikini coffee shack?"


Around here, that's hardly a certainty.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
ToyCo HQ is supposed to be in Autumn Bay NY, but it seems Donna's fledgling bikini coffee empire (located in Anvil Flats IL) hasn't expanded that far yet... (I emphasize: Yet!)
Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
Pfft, see in the background - Tiny Timmy was selling explosive lawndarts at the fair! Sticky-stick the explosives to them... I bet that blade slash-slash spinner might soon be up with a trapwire.... maybe filled with poisonous needles that spit-spit all over the place, spank me!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
Why do people always get the idea of weaponizing ToyCo to- oh yeah, right.
JammyTheBirb edit delete reply
JammyTheBirb
I for one see no problem with rapidly rotating, uncontrollable blades.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Microraptor
What could possibly go wrong!? :-D