Thursday, May 8, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Dinosaurs Happy Meal Toy - Ethyl

Last week Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge gave a shout-out to Dinosaurs' Ethyl. It got me thinking about old Ethyl and the merchandise produced featuring the cantankerous matriarch. Though she appeared in the Dinosaurs comic, board game and various other printed materials., she was only ever immortalized in 3D form as part of McDonald's 1993 Dinosaurs Happy Meal Toys. 

Each toy had "Dino-motion," which was a small hose and pump attached that when pushed, would cause an action on the toy to occur. In Ethy's case her feet and tail would move.

So with Mother's Day around the corner, what better way to celebrate the grand-mama of all Henson mothers - Ethyl

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