Too late for Chanukah 2011, but just in time for Purim 2012 – Aggronautix is accepting pre-orders for the Handsome Dick Manitoba Throbblehead doll! Even the BOX is cool!
— Salvi C.
Handsome Dick Manitoda Throbblehead Figure Announced
Pre-orders open now, shipping February 2012
Handsome Dick Manitoba, King of New York and fearless leader of The Dictators, has been promoted to throbblehead status!
This figure capturing Richard’s signature modern day look is limited to 1000 numbered units, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of super strong polyresin.
Don’t mess with Manitoba as he stands proudly representing the Lower East Side. He’s accurately sculpted right down to the weathered Dictators leather jacket and searing glare.
Where are the Dictators members these days? Where AREN’T they?
Personally, I’m having great difficulty keeping track of them and their many different projects. Here’s a quick snapshot of where to find who doing what when … if I missed something (and I probably did), please e-mail me or comment below!
In random order, because I love ALL my Dictators (separate but equal, yo!):
Here’s Handsome Dick Manitoba fronting Guns ‘N Roses (!) performing “God Save the Queen” in front of a couple thousand lucky people at NYC’s Best Buy Theater during the Road Recovery Benefit on Sept. 13.
And, in case you missed it, here’s a link to video of HDM, GN’R and the MC5’s Wayne Kramer kicking out the jams from the same night!
If you’re searching for a gift idea for that certain special someone in the next holiday season, then there’s really no need to look any further than the upcoming Handsome Dick Manitoba bobble-head doll. Aggronautix Toys’ fall release of a limited edition 9-inch version of the Handsome One will immortalize him with other such glitterati as GG Allin, Milo from the Descendents, and Roky Erikson. All preserved forever via the art of bobble.
The news of this pending arrival sent the staff at DFFD Headquarters scurrying to find space on the tchotchke shelf. The BOC cowbell, the Spinal Tap codpiece, the Bun E. brand back truss, and the Maybe Elvis toenail have been rearranged to accommodate their new roomie.
With that job in the rear-view mirror, we can now turn our attention to the more important matter at hand, namely — just what is this thing gonna LOOK like? We’ve seen many different looks from HDM over the years: Jewfro, clean-cut, blues patch, do-rag, buff and not so buff. Those are probably too many options to choose from, so we’ve narrowed the possibilities down to what we think are the top 3 choices.
Here is one artist’s imagining of what the bobble-head will most likely resemble:
Option 1: An iconic look, first album-era Manitoba in his high school wrestling togs.
Option B: Another popular look, here we have wrestling jacket Manitoba. The sculptor may have to trim those guns down just a smidge.
Finally, we have Option 3: The buff HDM of the 90’s and 00’s.
Which one is YOUR fave??
— Salvi C.
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The next time you’re in Brooklyn, whether for business, pleasure, or just to dump a body into the water, be sure to stop by 2301 Emmons Ave. (between Ocean and E. 21st), to visit the shrine. It’s the former site of Popeye’s Spinach Factory. The engraving is worn from a combination of age and the touch of millions, but it’s still legible.
— Salvi C.
Happy birthday (Jan. 29) to The World’s Greatest Entertainer — Handsome Dick Manitoba!
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