Each year for several years now, I've put together a
'Holiday Image' and sent it along with a holiday card to my friends in the
toy biz. Unfortunately, I've lost track of some of them, but I thought
I'd post a few before these end up lost on some hard drive as well.
Christmas 2004 is the oldest one I can find, so let's start
there. This year I went with a decorating the tree theme, with a very
wide variety of characters.
it's tough to read in this size. I'll interpret for you - Mr. Freeze
is trying to use a spray container of fake snow, and is blasting himself in
the face with it. He's merely saying "Aaaaaagh! Damn fake
snow!". Peter is drinking a beer, saying 'sweet'. Birdman is
instructing the solider "Just a little to the left", as the
soldier tells him "Hey bird boy, why don't you fly up here and save me
the effort?". Spidey is looking for help too, as he stands on the
wall. "Can someone throw the angel up here? A little help
guys?". And my favorite line comes from Zangrief, sitting on the
couch. He's thinking to himself "I will crush them all...after
the gift exchange."
There's more visual jokes in this
one than most of the rest I've done. Sweetums has managed to get the
Gollum mini-mate tied up in the lights while the other block figures look
on. Satan is peeking in at the festivities from outside in the snow,
and Batman is using his grappling gun to shoot lights at the tree.
Jason eyes his present with the knife ready to open it, and Beaker says
"meep" as he checks out Uhura's booty. I suppose his neck
should have been fully extended...
For 2005, I went with a
manger scene. My wife thought I was really pushing it with this one.
favorite part of this one was Stewie as baby Jesus, saying "3 wise men
and not one comes up with an Xbox 360". The Robot Parents from
Zim as Mary and Joseph cracked me up as well.
I think 2006's
is my favorite, even if it's the simplest. It's a office holiday