Posted by:on March 21st, 2008
Skateboarding really is dead! A disappointing marketing turnout for Valentine’s Day has been followed up with a similarly anemic skateboarding Easter. The Scooby-Doo extreme Easter baskets are nowhere to be seen this year, and so far the only thing I’ve found is a pocket skateboard game (Skate Jam) that is housed in the chassis of a VW hippie bus. I saw it with the rest of the easter paraphernalia at Target. For some reason they chose to market these with a few Easter Eggs on the packaging, which is odd. There’s nothing inherently Easter-ish about VW vans. Makes me think they will drop well below $6 in a few days. That rabbit is something I had laying around from the 80’s.
Thumb Drivez Skate Jam Game
Thumb Drivez? I guess that supposed to be pronounced like “drives” with a Z, but that spelling is more like Thumb Drive-es
Front of the packaging. Notice the Easter eggs on the right.
Close up of the back of the packaging. I swear there are just two of these LCD game programs that get used with different graphics on every cheap toy.
So here’s this bunny on a skateboard. Looks like he’s got eggs on his jams, so he must be an Easter bunny. And sunglasses and a skateboard too, which means he’s cool or from California. He probably hangs out with those raisins.
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