Tomy's famous "Pop-Up Pirate" Kurohige Kiki Ippatsu toy has been around for over 30 years.
This toy set comes with a barrel with many holes, a little figurine and approximately 30 plastic knives.
The original version lets you place a pirate doll into the barrel and then you and a friend(s) can take turns sticking a knive into the barrel. If the pirate pops out at your turn, you lose. ;)
And the next time the pirate is inserted, the target hole is randomized again.
The basic concept remains the same all these years.
Recently,"Pop-Up Pirate" has been introduced with several different editions which comes enhanced with sounds effects and catch phrases of the characters they represent, like Hello Kitty (eewww), Mario or these 3 below...
This one is modeled after famous Japanese comedian "Razor Ramon" Sumitani... otherwise known as "Hard Gay". Erm... hehe... I got into the local craze and bought this one. :D
Doh. This one doesn't need explaining. Translucent plastic lightsabers LOL... Anakin is sooooo humiliated.
And finally, this one caught my eye when I went downtown last week.
How appropriate! A Jack Sparrow version of Pop-Up Pirate! I was half kinda expecting to see one from Tomy... just not on our shores so soon. Cool! A pirate edition of a pirate toy....
Being a big fan of Johnny Depp (I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I'LL TURN GAY JUST TO LOVE YOU) I'm really tempted to get this one! But the price tag was kinda like S$65 (~ US$43). Ouchie! I'll hold out a while and see how it goes.
Btw, I'm so excited. Pirates of the Carribbean - At World's End opens tomorrow!
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