Eye Popping Eye Guy

On a while yesterday, I tweeted out an image of a figurine that I have had for almost two decades. I found it in the garbage on the streets of Brooklyn back in 1997, and I thought it was about the trippiest thing I’d ever seen. That said, I had no context for it, and hence had no idea what it was.

Well, strange things happen when you throw stuff into the context engine that is the web. The first reply I got back suggested it was Dr. Opticus from the Saturday Morning cartoon Karate Squad.


As is my wont, I was blown away.

I quickly declared victory given my fact-checker was out to lunch. “The web giveth, giveth, giveth…” Yet, in this instance it gaveth nonsense because there is no Dr. Opticus nor does there seem to be a Saturday Morning cartoon called Karate Squad. [All of which kinda makes me love Or Current Resident, did they just make it up to fuck with me? I hope so.] And that’s all right, because the web still giveth. Alice Campbell swept in with some sweetness and light providing the actual referent: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

She even found the original packaging for me with the full, quite literal name: the Eye Popping Eye Guy.


Thanks Alice, you rule. And after almost twenty years of staring into the eye-filled void the veil was lifted in ten short minutes. Many eyes 🙂

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One Response to Eye Popping Eye Guy

  1. RovingLibrarian says:

    Happy to help. Everyone should know a librarian…

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