Post by countzackula on Jan 28, 2011 12:53:22 GMT -6
A favored childhood toy since the 80s! Always loved this guy. Basically a solid vinyl figure with a hollow plastic abdomen...has a conical nozzle near his forehead...squirts water! Made by Arco in the 1980s. He's a little over 7 inches long. Used to have antennae (or dingly bobblers to the layperson). I know they made at least two varieties. Aside from this guy, I remember seeing a purple/pinkish one with orange highlights...I believe. Had a different sculpt. I know the other had pointier, jagged-looking wings. Anyone else have these or know if they made more than two varieties?
Post by countzackula on Mar 27, 2012 14:20:51 GMT -6
Finally got a version of the pink bug squirter...it's been a while since I peeked at this old thread! I forgot I had scored a bootleg version of the green one above...looks very much the same, only has and orange abdomen with a different sculpt...plus to Arco mark.
This one is also a bootleg or repro...the pink one I remember seeing as a kid, but never getting!
FINALLY!!! Not official Arco, but who's keepin' track?
I've seen the official Arco bug squirter also in bluish and silver...still need more proof it's official and need to know if other designs are out there.
Post by funkyterrance on Mar 27, 2012 18:44:38 GMT -6
Very Cool. I always was crazy about bug stuff. Had some of those big green 8"-ish rubber bugs with yellow paintmarks back in the day, a cicada and a grasshopper. This reminds me of them a little. Yea on something as obscure as that I don't think the mark matters much.