Monday, June 05, 2006

Redneck Children Rejoice



When I was a kid, the brightly colored gumball machines in the front of the grocery store were like sirens tempting me to part with whatever pocket change that I had managed to accumulate. The machines have come a long way since my childhood. Now besides the ordinary gumballs, candies, and nuts, they have giant fruit gumballs, tattoos, and figures. One of the most popular of the figures are the Homie's collection. Redneck kids can now rejoice. The inventor of the Homie's has a new offering, Trailer Trash, with characters such as Betty Lou, Flea Market Fred, and Moo Moo Maw. I was going to place my 50 cents in the machine and shoot for a Betty Lou since it reminds me of the 'Mandy' drawings of Dean Yeagle but knowing my luck, I would just get Moo-Moo Ma. But on the Homies website, you can buy the whole collection saving me from an entire collection of Moo-Moo's.


46 comments:

Ann Alsex said...

Hey Fuxxy;)
Pookie and the kids have the whole collection. They are on our mantle.

Metal Mark said...

I think the Homies have been around for several years. I actually used to see teenagers getting those out of the machines. I always loved the little football helmets from the machines when I was a kid.

michaelm said...

Betty Lou looks like one of the "Charlie's Angels" from IT2M...Yikes! Save the quarter!

~m

Big D said...

I don't see any tattos on them.

michaelm said...

BigD, would you really want to?

~m

ozymandiaz said...

Ah, nothing like immortalizing trailer trash.

:P fuzzbox said...

ann: Too cool!!!

mark: I had forgotten all about the little football helmets. They rocked!

michael: Full Throttle!

big d: Maybe their tribal armbands were hidden.

ozy: In plastic no less.

whoami929 said...

My favorite is the guy in the recliner with the beer. I'd love to have that one!

angel, jr. said...

Fun, I just may have to collect them!!

Andie D. said...

My 4 year old son is here with me and wants me to put the Homies webpage on his favorites. "Mommy, can I have those please? Please?"

Thanks Fuz. ;)

:P fuzzbox said...

whoami: He is some sexy sumgun. Aint he?

angel, jr: They are cool. I must admit.

andie: You are sooo welcome :)

Green Eyes said...

This is new to me, Fuzz, but remember I totally failed that redneck quiz from awhile ago!

Yeah, see, I hate failing! It's still bothering me! lol

Ranea said...

What a bargain! The whole collection for just eleven bucks. My hubby will be getting them all for Father's Day.

Sherri said...

These are too funny! I've gotta get myself the collection, I love this!

siren said...

What a great idea!! That solves the dilemma of what people in my family are getting for Christmas this year :)

:P fuzzbox said...

green eyes: Maybe I should post a guide on how to be a redneck for the redneck impaired.

ranea: I am sure that he would luv it.

sherri: They would look great sitting on a desk.

siren: And they would make handy stocking stuffers.

Green Eyes said...

Fuzz, you could, but do you think your brothers would hold another intervention? I think they miss you as it is!

:P fuzzbox said...

It wouldn't take long to whip out that kind of guide, Green Eyes. I am well versed in trailer trash etiquitte, cuisine, fashion, and culture.

BTW, the intervention was all BS.

guerrilla blogger said...

i have a bunch of homies on my desk at work, i want to do "homie shakespear theater" with them, using my digital recored and all, but i don't know how.....now i wanna get the rednecks, thanks for alerting me to them....although the best gumball toys to ever come out were the ninjas, of which i have a bunch....sad and pathetic, really, a grown man with all those little toys....still, i love them....

Jim said...

my family gets a 5% royalty, nearly 60-cents if you buy the whole set, we're hoping to get maw some new eatin teeth

jane said...

I'm not a redneck, but I'll say if for ya: HALLELUJAH!! Those are pretty cool. My kids are into trailer trash right now...hmmm maybe for their birthdays?

:P fuzzbox said...

gb: I know how you feel. I am addicted to kid's meal toys and have quite a collection from various fast food joints. I will buy the meals for the kids and take the toys since they are not interested in them. That's my story and I am sticking to it.

jim: Glad I could get the word out for such a worthy cause.

jane: Been meaning to ask you. Is there a webring for that foad on Thursday or what because that sounds like one meme thing that I could actually get into.

Pixie said...

Why would someone want to collect Trailer Park figures? I guess it must be an "American" thing....

starbender said...

Those machines are magnets!!!
Aren't those U'r Neighbors?

U take U'r kids Happy Meal Toys???
hahahahahahahaha......
There was a time not that long ago, I had very little adult interaction, It was just kids! I took the kids 2 McDonalds, ordered the food, and then I ordered myself a Quarter Pounder w/Cheese Happy Meal..........
*blush*
Everyone around broke out into laughter!

:)

RAVEN the PITA said...

kindof makes me wanna walk around with my thumbs in my beltloops saying ...yearp...git 'er done....LOL

:P fuzzbox said...

pixie: You mean to tell me that their are no foreign trailer trash. How do y'all explain Camilla then? She looks rougher than most diner waitresses that I have run across.

starbender: I wouldn't say that I take them. They are given freely to me. BTW did you get your toy.

:P fuzzbox said...

pita: I have never seen it spelled quite that way. Cool.

The Phoenix said...

Reminds me of the Garbage Pail Kids cards. I'm sure kids all over the country will be swapping Trailer Trash.

I wonder if they'll do entire playsets, like the de-tox cell at the jail with Billy Bob laying in his own vomit, sobering up.

Catch said...

When I first got married years ago we bought a new trailer.....does that make us trailer trash? lol. Back then they had very nice trailer parks...now it seems like none of them are nice. The one in our town does look like a trailer trash park.

angel, jr. said...

Hey buddy, what's going on with blogroll? I just lost my blogroll and all my blog buddies are on it!!! It's not on my blog anymore.

Keshi said...

'trashy' collectibles ha? ;-)

Keshi.

Vic said...

Never heard of the Homies, Fuzz, but I have to say its more than a little freaky. My mom's name really is Betty Lou - I swear and her brother is Bobby Lee, not Robert, just Bobby. Uh huh.

:P fuzzbox said...

phoenix: I want the pet set with Rocky the Rottweiler.

catch: I was raised in a trailer from the age of around 6 til about 16. Although it was in the middle of BFE and not in a park. Personnally I am proud of my heritage. If the Gay and Lesbian Alliance can retake the term queer and the Vagina Monologue can take back the word cunt then why can't decent rednecks take back the term trailer trash. Can't we all just get along. ;) (Although the use of these terms even if they supposedly have been taken back will end a person in a lot of hot water.)

angel, jr: Everyone's was down all day but it looks like it's back. At least I have bloglines to fall back on. You might want to give it a try if this kind of thing keeps popping up.

keshi: Trashy Chik ;) Hey, I went to comment on your last post but I kept getting a popup for launch.yahoo.com that wouldn't let me do bumpkis. So don't think that I have been ignoring you. I will try again.

vic: That is fairly common. I have an uncle named Freddy Mac. Not Fred not Frederick just Freddy.

Pixie said...

LOL Fuzz, yes Camilla does look a bit rough. We have council estates not trailer parks as a rule ( there are a few but they are mainly seaside towns where old(er) folks live out the summer months.

Jamie Dawn said...

Well, Shazaam! I think thems figurines was modeled after my neighbors. Where's the straggly dog? They are missing the straggly dog!!

phlegmfatale said...

OMG - that is so awesome! But there should also be an el camino on cinderblocks.

Keshi said...

oyeah that last post had Nov Rain as music and that had an annoying yahoo launching error..now it's cleared.

Anyways even if u dun visit my blog, I know u always care and I value u as a person...hugggggz Fuzzy!

Keshi.

the weirdgirl said...

Hilarious! I remember when the Homies first came out. They were even featured in Maxim (and if it's in Maxim, it's gotta be good, right?). I didn't think they were still around. This is a good addition!

:P fuzzbox said...

pixie: Council estates sound very genteel compared to trailer parks.

jamie dawn: They do need a Pets collection.

phlegmmy: Or at least a replica of the '69 Dodge Charger from Joe Dirt.

keshi: I was wondering what caused that. It must have been Axl's last note on that song still going.

weirdgirl: The Homies are just broadening their base it seems.

phred said...

That is SO COOL. I`ve got to have them ALL!

Perplexio said...

And just about every single one of those looks like it could have come straight from my hometown... I am so glad I escaped! Otherwise I might be sporting a beer gut in a wife-beater sitting on my front porch in an old beat-up la-z-boy (or K-Mart/Wal-Mart equivalent thereof).

Green Eyes said...

Fuzz, BS? You don't say? Is that my first lesson in Red Neck 101?

I was feeling the family love there. Oh, another lesson, right?

Boy, there's a lot to learn!

:P fuzzbox said...

phred: Someone needs to build an accessary kit.

perplexio: I believe the equivalent would be a bucket with a padded lid. Easier to get to your Lonestar Beer.

green eyes: I believe they were just having a little fun. No harm no foul.

Keshi said...

haha na it must have been just Axl trying to crash my blog ;-)

Keshi.

Shay said...

what is it about characters like mandy and betty lou that makes them so sexy!

I really can't put my finger on it...

:P fuzzbox said...

keshi: He just begs for attention doesn't he.

shay: Men just can't get enough of dog ears and halter tops.