Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Earlier this year I was rummaging thru a box of old Cracker Jack prizes at a antique store and found this little green man.

The little voice inside my head said, “Hey, that little green man looks like Aurora’s Big Frankie model.” Sure enough, it’s a little Big Frankie gumball charm (he’s missing his loop) and I had never seen one before. Take a look at ToyRanch’s collection.

Since I’ll probably never own an authentic Big Frankie this little Big Frankie will have to do.

Take a look at the original 1964 Big Frankie ad found on the backs of comic books.

In this panel we’re supposed to believe that this kid is building Big Frankie. I’m not so sure. His face is kind of deviant looking. I think he just pulled the arms off of poor Big Frankie.

I didn’t know Big Frankie came with karate chop action. He should have used it on that kid before the brat tore his arms off.

Moebius Models is selling a reproduction Big Frankie model kit. Take a look here.