3/5/13

Is there a Dr. Whooves in the house?

Yes, yes there is. And I know what this looks like. It looks like I have a 'My Little Pony' dolly toy. But it isn't that at all.

It's insurance.

You see, I now have a toddler who will soon be a little girl who will likely someday want to play with ponies and horsies. And when that timey-wimey comes, I will bust out 'Dr. Whooves,' the greatest of all ponies, and my manliness will remain untainted!

Dr. Whooves is actually a vinyl collectible by Funko. So for all you folks out there worried you will be labeled a Brony for wanting one, relax. He's a collectible vinyl figure for adults, not a squishy Pony dolly with luxurious brushable hair.

I found him at Hot Topic, where I believe he is an exclusive.  There is a red tie version and a chase clear/sparkly version available too, but I only saw this green tie version on my excursion.

The story behind this character is that he was an unnamed background character in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon, and fans quickly took to calling him 'Dr. Whooves' because of his hourglass 'cutie mark' (ugh, I hate that term) and his wild David Tennant-esque hair...err, I mean ...mane.

'Helloooo, ladies.'

'Dr. Whooves' was later officially given the name 'Time Turner,' but fans still refer to him as the pony Time Lord 'Dr. Whooves,' and obviously Funko did too with this 'vinyl collectible' release.

Dr. Whooves is a solid chunk of plastic. You could kill someone with this thing - a plus, considering the effemitization that immediately occurs when you walk up to the cashier to buy him.

Like I said, I am no MLP fan. I have nothing against them, they just aren't my cup of tea. But I am a Dr. Who fan, and I like the craziness of this character's origins and his strange round-about rise to pop culture stardom, so this 'vinyl collectible' was something I simply could not pass up!

Now if they had only included a sonic carrot...

10 comments:

  1. Where did you pick this up at Eric?

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    1. Hot Topic. I think he's an exclusive to their store.

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    2. Ok my buddy is a Doctor Who fan and he might like this.

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  2. Well I mean I'm obviously a long time fan of MLP, but I must say those responsible for this latest incarnation of the series are doing something I don't think anyone ever expected. There are so many pop culture easter eggs in this show it is crazy! I haven't seen these yet at the Hot Topic near me, but I'm not going to give up. I hope to find them soon.

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    1. Pop culture easter eggs like this one are always fun! Good luck tracking him down!

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    2. Thanks! The hot Topics near me are not to keen on keeping these things in stock. Knowing Hasbro though, they will release another version of some sort I'm sure.

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  3. Yay!
    Yay!!
    YAY!!!1
    I love your Dr. Whooves!
    Yep, I'm a MLP insane fan.

    Some day, gender/adult/child stereotypes will cease to exist (all of them are wrong) and we will buy our brony stuff without any effeminization or childization, or any other "zation" over us.

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    1. I agree, and until then I will still make fun of guys like Reis and Chunky B and Colin and their love of dollies ;)

      But it's all in fun :D

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  4. Does the head turn? Or is there no articulation at all?

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    1. None at all. He's just a solid hunk of plastic!

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