Comic 88 - Military Mail
19th Dec 2015, 12:00 AM in Tarik and the Christmas Robots
Military Mail
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Author Notes:
Microraptor edit delete
All toys here are either Bland Name Product versions of real toys/toy franchises, or completely made up by me. Except Tarik's helmet, which is (a bit simplified) this insane thing!

By the way, the next comic will be online one day earlier than usual!
User comments:
Taily edit delete reply
Ah yes, such fond memories of being a kid and playing with Your Tiny Horsies!
Microraptor edit delete reply
...while others may for example have been more of a fan of the Shuriken Tortoises! ;-D

(Though strangely, I know no-one who is nostalgic for "Cheese!!!", "Slender" "Ibex" or the awesome "Australia" playset...)
Jay042 edit delete reply
Maybe the Playbot 3000 eventually evolved into the Omnitron?
Microraptor edit delete reply
Family resemblance... or are there just too many fans of Short Circuit working in robotics labs?

(BTW, this was way before I ever came up with Timmy's ToyCo, but nowadays my headcanon is that this was yet another faulty ToyCo product...)
eekee edit delete reply
Yay Short Circuit! But those look like a cross between Johnny 5 and the creepy thing that came out of the crater in that really old War of the Worlds film.

This is the first I've heard of Spock's Helmet, it truly is insane! lol! Link dead so:
...It would have been fun when I was little though.
Microraptor edit delete reply
Ah yes, thank you, I have replaced the link now!
Candralar edit delete reply
I love the toys here - Shuriken Tortoise, Your Tiny Horsies, and Marine Jim - these seem somehow familiar to some toys I might have played with as a child. :D
Microraptor edit delete reply
Ah yes, gotta love alternate reality brands! :-D

Though I also like the bizarre toys with no real counterparts that I came up with...

- What the heck are the toys named Cheese!!! and Thing supposed to be?? (Could be board games perhaps...)
- Slender - is that a toy Slender Man??
- Ibex - is this just an action figure of the goat-like alpine animal?
- The Mausoleum at Harlikarnassos - a model kit from the 7 Wonders of the World collection! Get them all!
- And last but not least, the Australia play set! I imagine a huge baseplate in the shape of the continent, plus a few Australia-themed action figures. (E.g. some marsupials, an Aboriginal Australian, a Crocodile Dundee-like character...)
Candralar edit delete reply
Maybe Cheese is an alternate universe version of the game Mouse Trap?

Perhaps Thing is a companion toy to Thingmaker.

Unfortunately it looks like they might be sold out of the other models in the 7 Wonders of the World collection. I'd like to try my hand at building the Colossus of Rhodes.

Australia may also contain a replica of the Sydney Opera House as well, and there could be a companion game called The Great Barrier Reef (sold separately). :)
Microraptor edit delete reply
Haha! Those are all very fine suggestions! :-D