Friday, December 21, 2007

Galactus: Cute or Not?

When I was a kid, I read what's called "The Galactus Trilogy" in a giant size reprint book of the FANTASTIC FOUR. Galactus was a super-bad guy. A name to be feared. The Voldemort of the Marvel Universe!

And now some dang toy company has made a bonehead item: Cute Galactus. It's just wrong wrong wrong.

Outrage and more at Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin blog.


richardcthompson said...

I'd put him on my shelf next to my stuffed Cthulhu doll, if I had one.

Brian Fies said...

I had the same reaction after recently seeing the "cute" (X-Men) Sabertooth and Phoenix toys, probably from the same line. One a vicious killer who'll rip out your guts and eat them as an appetizer, the other who gets her jollies blowing up a few billion people. Who's the market for these? Don't they know kids don't read comics anymore?

Paul said...

I dunno, the top Galactus is sporting a little too much pink not to be cute.

John Daiker said...

I showed that very figure to my wife in the local Wal-Mart!

Holding it like a china doll, I cooed; "Who's a cute little planet eater? Oh, WHO'S a cute little planet eater?"


Mark Anderson said...

I'm not disagreeing with anyone, but I have to say my son LOVES these toys.

He's probably got about two dozen of them now.

And as a parent, I must admit, I sorta like that he can play with superheroes sans all the violence.

That being said, maybe a Happy-go-Galactus is a bit much....