Another clearance rack
find from my local Halloween shop; this Boogie Bobber promised to
dance his little heart out anytime I played music if I would just
shell out the .50 cents they were selling him for. How could I
possibly refuse such a deal?
Just look at the
little fella. He's a skeleton with a wobbly bobbly head and he's
wearing a cape. As if that wasn't cool enough, he's doing the "Walk
Like An Egyptian" pose that the Bangles perfected back in the 80's.
This thing is going to boogie like no toy has ever boogied before!
As you can see,
there's a "PULL TAB TO BOOGIE" tab sticking out of the display case.
Most of the Bobblers in the store already had their tabs ripped out;
but not this one! I removed the tab and flipped the switch to the
"on" position and... nothing. I tried playing music, making
noises, and tapping on it, but he still wouldn't dance. Not a
bobble, not a jiggle, not even a shimmy. At this point, I figured
somebody must have killed off the two AAA batteries that the Boogie
Bobber uses. Luckily, I had two perfectly functional AAA batteries
in a nearby calculator. I put them in the Boogie Bobber and...
nothing. The damned thing was broken! I even tried yet another
set of batteries just to make sure, but the thing was broken (much
like our very own resident Dr. Boogie). I guess I shouldn't have
been surprised considering it was .50 cents. Still, I demanded
Indeed, he was made in
China according to the engraving on his battery cover. My skeletal
Boogie Bobbler promised me he would get to the bottom of his
non-functionality. And so began his journey back to his
motherland... back to China.
Well, our poor little
Boogie Bobber pal here may have not been successful in his search
for the answer to why he doesn't work, and I really do feel sorry
for him. But, more importantly, I feel sorry for you people because
you were probably expecting to see him boogie as soon as the tab was
pulled. Well, I have a surprise for you. I wasn't made in China and
you can pull my tab to see me boogie instead. Money just
can't buy entertainment like that.