Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wham-O Boris Badenov Bendy

This is a Boris Badenov bendy from WHAM-O in 1972. I love the name Wham-O. I wish I would have named one of my kids Wham-O, but alas, that ship has sailed.

Boris is from the Rocky and Bulwinkle cartoon. He and his wife Natasha were villains on the show. I haven't seen the show in so long, I can't really offer much more about his character. I believe both Boris and his wife spoke with Russian accents.

I do know that Rocky and Bulwinkle were created by Jay Ward (his name's right on Boris's back) along with a whole slew of other characters like Mr. Peabody, Sherman, Dudley Do Right, and Snidely Whiplash. Great, classic cartoons.

I had this bendie when I was in First Grade. There was just something so cool about how chunky the figure was...and I really dug the jet black rubber and white color scheme. I took him to school one day at Simmons Elementary in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1973. The thing is, he disappeared at some point during the day and that was the last I saw of him. I guess that's what you get for taking a toy to school when you aren't supposed to. I think I only had Boris for a day or two.

So, if anyone knows someone that went to Simmons Elementary in 1973 that has a Boris bendie, tell 'em I'd like to have a little chat with them...Wham-O style.


  1. Geeesh! That flaw on his left eye makes him look truly evil, not just the bumbling evil of the show.

  2. I have to say that am surprised at the incredible collection of vintage toys you own. I believe I had a Rocky bendy myself but am not that sure, but i know i had something of them when i was really young.

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  3. Is it just me that remembers the bendy figures as having a wonderful SMELL about them? I seemed to have a lot of them for some reason; Superman, Batman, Robin, Rocky and Bullwinkle...they all died forgotten when Mego was discovered, sad to say.

  4. I just thrifted this little guy the other day. He's a keeper!

  5. I just thrifted this little guy the other day. He's a keeper!