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#1 fuzzbuster

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 02:47 AM

Q: What are the names of the Lucky Yuckies, and how can I use their magical powers to my full benefit?

 

A: See Book 1:

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 02:51 AM

Q: I have heard about Kitaro, but who is Shorty and why is his closest companion a disembodied eyeball?

 

A: See Book 2:

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 02:55 AM

Q: What about Sleepy, Mouseman, and the Stone Monster? Who are they?

 

A: See Book 3:

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 02:58 AM

Q: So what's the deal with Beth, and how is she related to Papaw?

 

A: See Book 4:

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 03:02 AM

Q: Ok, but what about the Fire Dragon? Or Water Turtle?? Or the Invisible Devil???

 

A: See Book 5:

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#6 pylgrym

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Posted 22 March 2021 - 05:40 AM

An epic tale to be continued in our Lucky, Yucky hearts and minds forever!
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Posted 25 March 2021 - 02:48 AM

I'm quite confused. These are obviously based in the Kitaro manga by Shigeru Mizuki (he's one of my favorite manga artists), I have so many questions!

 

Ahat were this books exactly? Did they come with toys? And who's John Adams? Are these rip-offs or adaptations of some kind? 


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 05:07 AM

Totally a knock-off of GeGeGe Kitaro. Twelve keshi from the Japanese toy line were copied and stuck in vending machine bubbles along with these booklets that gave re-imagined back stories to the stolen characters, purporting each to be an avatar of a shinto-esque deity with specific wish-granting powers. 

 

From what I understand, these did not last too long in U.S. vending machines. This was not due to any copyright infringement claims, but because the themes of the books, which are obviously based on Far Eastern spiritualist concepts, frightened western adults that could not think of the word "devil" beyond the christian concept of the term. This was in the mid-late 80's when the Satanic Panic was a real media phenomenon, so it isn't hard to believe that a few complaints could have gotten such a low-level toy pulled without much fanfare.

 

There is one other incarnation of this "franchise" of which I am aware: Lucky Yuckies and Yuck!

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I can see where they get the "yuck" from, but am unsure as to how a head that oozes slime could be considered "lucky." 

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I suppose this could be considered the second series of Lucky Yuckies, unless D.V.S. released another line with that name between 1987 and 1990.

 

 

And as far as I know, John Adams was the second president of the United States. Perhaps he wrote and illustrated these pamphlets in between correspondences with Thomas Jefferson! 

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#9 Freakstudios

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 11:03 AM

OMG! I just googled them. I need to track these down somehow!


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 01:08 PM

OMG! I just googled them. I need to track these down somehow!

If you mean Lucky Yuckies (and not Lucky Yuckies and Yuck), you can buy a set here:

 

https://greasycreeps...de-in-hong-kong


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Posted 27 March 2021 - 12:39 AM

If you mean Lucky Yuckies (and not Lucky Yuckies and Yuck), you can buy a set here:

 

https://greasycreeps...de-in-hong-kong

 

Awesome! I'm gonna contact him, but I'm afraid shipping to my country might be more expensive than the toys themselves lol. 


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