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PEE WEE HERMAN Action Figure With Scooter And Helmet – RARE 1988 – NMSOC
* RARE PEE WEE HERMAN Collectible
* 1988 Vintage, Near Mint Sealed On Card (NMSOC)
* BRIGHT VIBRANT GRAPHICS!
* Near Mint Blister & Card!
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PEE WEE HERMAN – Action Figure with Scooter and Helmet – RARE 1988 NMSOC
The Pee-wee Herman Show is a stage show developed by Paul Reubens in 1980. It marks the first significant appearance of his comedic fictional character, Pee-wee Herman, five years before Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, and six years before Pee-wee’s Playhouse. The show initially debuted as a midnight show February 1981 at the Groundlings theater, and was later moved to Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre, where the HBO cable network taped one of the shows and aired it as a special that year. This TV special was released on DVD by Image Entertainment July 18, 2006. This nightclub show had more adult humor than the later children’s TV series.
At home in his Puppetland playhouse, Pee-wee entertains his audience of “boys & girls” in a homage to low budget 1950s TV kiddie-shows such as Howdy Doody and Pinky Lee.
Pee-wee spends the day with his friends and fellow citizens of Puppetland (including Pterri the pterodactyl, Mr. Knucklehead, Captain Carl, Miss Yvonne, Jambi the genie in a box, Clockey the USA wall-map/clock, Randy the Rascal, Mailman Mike, Hammy and his sister Susan, Hermit Hattie, and the singing next door neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Jelly Do-nut).
Pee-wee really wants to be able to fly after he’s given a wish by Jambi the genie, but he decides to give his wish away to Miss Yvonne who wants Captain Carl to “really like her” and think she’s “beautiful from head to toe”.
During the course of his busy day, Pee-wee sings & dances, reads pen pal letters “from around the world” (including prison), conducts a hypnosis puppet act with a female audience member who undresses under his command, and shows a cartoon and a condensed vintage “Mr. Bungle” 1950s educational film about proper deportment.
Later, Pee-wee gets upset that he gave away his magic wish when he sees Captain Carl and Miss Yvonne happily on a date. After much pouting and throwing a tantrum, Pee-wee finally runs away.
The concerned citizens of Puppetland find out about Pee-wee’s secret wish and after Captain Carl reveals that he had already liked Miss Yvonne, they all realize that Pee-wee still has a wish coming. Jambi the genie then grants Pee-wee’s wish to be able to fly.
Pee-wee triumphantly soars and “roars” above Puppetland and proclaims that he is the “luckiest boy in the world.”
ABOUT THIS PIECE
First off, it’s absolutely near mint sealed on card (NMSOC), and a near perfect example of this particular toy from 1988. In fact, before we acquired it for our collection, we scoured the web for a nicer example, and one didn’t exist. It’s just that nice.
The graphics on the card are super bright and vibrant, and we can find zero flaws on the card itself. The bubble/blister is also near perfect, and even close examination shows no damage or malformations whatsoever. Whoever buys this collectible will no doubt appreciate how it’s been cared for, and it’ll make an enviable addition to any collection!
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|Dimensions||14 × 16 × 3 in|