P. T. Flea Diecast Character from Pixar’s Cars

It’s a given that none of us usually likes a flea. But that changes when they’re performing in a circus. Then. They. Are. Amazing! To go one better, what if the flea is the Ringmaster? Well, get ready to cheer for the one and only P. T. Flea:

P. T. Flea FrontP. T. Flea Right SideP. T. Flea BackP. T. Flea Left Side

Ya-da-dada-dada-da-da-dah-dah!

In the 1998 Pixar movie A Bug’s Life we meet our diminutive promoter as he tries to wrangle a less-than-successful group of circus performers.

We next meet him in a brief cameo, in the guise of a car no less, in the 2006 Pixar movie Cars. In both movies, he is voiced by Pixar’s lucky charm, John Ratzenberger.

P. T. Flea Package FrontP. T. Flea Package Back

Contained for your pet’s protection!

Okay, I had to let him out for this post, didn’t I? As far as I know, no one was bitten while this post was being prepared. I’m not sure about the animals.

P. T. Flea Undercarriage

Made by Mattel

P.T. Flea is a Nimbly Company No-See-Um LX that is painted brown. I don’t know what that is, nor do I know what the ‘Z S D’ on his license plate is supposed to represent.

I guess a few mysteries in life are fun!

For more diecast fun from the world of Cars, check out Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze from an earlier post.

Kinder Surprise ‘Finding Dory’ Chocolate Eggs & Toys

I have posted many examples of the plastic toys found inside Zanai chocolate eggs. That company usually has a nice selection of Disney and Pixar characters. You can click the links to see posts featuring Frozen and Inside Out respectively. But this time I’m sharing some characters from  Finding Dory that I found inside chocolate eggs from Kinder Surprise.

Four Chances

Once these were opened I found that I got three different characters and one double. Let’s begin the opening process:

Kinder Surprise Wrapper

Peel away the wrapper…

Kinder Surprise Opened

Expose the capsule inside…

Kinder Surprise Capsules

Open the capsule and see who you got!

My first character was Bill, a minor character who is voiced by Pixar favorite and good luck charm, John Ratzenberger. He is a small but fairly pessimistic crab. Bill, not John.

Kinder Surprise Crab Pieces

Kinder Surpries Crab

Freed at last, and assembled

This toy has an added feature in that it has a little wheel under the crab’s tummy which, when turned, moves his claws.

Kinder Surprise Claws Move

The next character I released was Bailey who is a Beluga Whale and a resident of the Marine Life Institute. He was voiced by Ty Burrell.

Kinder Surprise Whale Pieces

Kinder Surprise Whale

Freed and swimming in one piece

This toy doesn’t move but it does have an interesting feature. If you dip Bailey’s head in water and push the button on his tummy, he will suck up the water.

Kinder Surprise Water Spout

Then when you push the button on his tummy, he will spray the water out… all over your best friend! Well, what are friends for?

The last character I freed from it’s chocolate holding tank was papa Marlin himself.

Kinder Surprise Nemo Pieces

Kinder Surprise Nemo

Nemo’s neurotic father, the un-funny clown fish, is voiced by Albert Brooks. As with Bill the crab, Marlin also has a movement feature:

Kinder Surprise Nemo Wheels

Wheels, for the fish on the go!

When you wheel Marlin across a surface, he will turn slightly from side to side.

But the toys aren’t technically the only Kinder Surprise when you buy one of these great chocolate eggs. That was a hint:

Kinder Surprise Chocolate

CHOCOLATE!

Unlike the eggs from Zanai, which are just milk chocolate, the eggs from Kinder Surprise give you both milk and white chocolate. Have mercy!

So let’s put the three characters that I got together for a group photo:

Kinder Surprise Set

Not too many smiles for some reason

The quality of the toys from Kinder Surprise are slightly better than those in most of the ones I’ve found from Zanai. But from a creative standpoint, both companies do a good job of giving kids a fun little keepsake.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some indulging to do!