Monday, 20 February 2017

Retro Toy Chest Day 1 - Snorks

''The Snorks are a race of small, colorful beings that live happily in the undersea world of Snorkland. They have snorkels on their heads, which are used to propel them swiftly through the water. As evidenced by the cartoon series, when a Snork becomes excited their tube makes a "snork" sound. They have much of the same technology as contemporary humans, adapted to their own aquatic environment. The Snorks use clams as currency ("clams" is also a slang term for money).

According to the Snork back-story, which was described in the show's first opening theme, a few ventured to the surface (which the Snorks believe is "outer space") in 1643, and watched a Royal Navyship of the Spanish Armada being attacked by pirates. The captain wound up in the water, and that was the first contact between the species when the Snorks saved his life, to which the captain then expressed his gratitude by writing down the encounter in his logbook, although very few humans believe in the existence of the Snorks. Since then, Snorks have adopted several human habits, such as wearing clothes.'' – From Wikipedia

Snorks is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and ran for a total of four seasons (and 65 episodes) on NBC from September 15, 1984, to May 13, 1989. Although not as popular as its sister Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Smurfs, the program continued to be available in syndication from 1987 to 1989 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera's third season.


Allstar Seaworthy by Dusty79

From the desk of Dusty79:
The Snorks were always a favorite of mine. It was definitely a show I would always watch in the mid 80's. I never had any Snork toys as a kid, but I'm sure I would have loved them. 2DARK2C did a really great Smurf custom in 4 inch scale and I think that is what put this idea in my head.

Head and Hands: Vintage Vinyl Snork
Torso: 50th Shipwreck
Arms and Legs: Dollar General Blue Cobra Trooper

Next: Bucky ''Believes in the Little People'' and Oreobuilder ''Looks for the Golden Arches!''

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