No Deadpool. It’s a scooter.

For a sec I thought this was another Spiderman on a scooter but that goes to show you my lack of knowledge on the subject of superheroes. Forgive me. This is Deadpool, who will be played by Ryan Reynolds (aka Green Lantern) in 2014. Wikipedia describes this Marvel character as a “disfigured and mentally unstable mercenary” who was originally a villain but now is an antihero or the “Merc with a Mouth.” Swoon!

The top figurine pictured is one of those pricey limited edition collectibles and can be yours for $319.00. The bottom figurines go to the rare swag category but are probably available is you’re willing to dig both in your wallet and through the web. Maybe we’ll be lucky and Ryan will be riding a scooter in the movie which will mean movie toys!

Thanks to Tom C. for this find.

Gentle Giant Deadpool Statue

Wikipedia Entry on Deadpool

Introducing the “Scooper”

These paper toy scooters are created by artist Dadik Triadi in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is an illustrator and also designs “papertoys” for comic books and other art projects. He calls these paper scooters “scoopers” and they are made out of a combination of recycled materials like cigarette packs, glue, paint, paper maché and well, moxie! They measure approximately 10 cm (4″) tall and 16 cm (6.25″) long.

I contacted him and asked him if he would be willing to sell his scooters, and whether he would consider doing “custom” projects using scooter rally itineraries, northern soul night flyers, 45 record sleeves, love letters, photo printouts, vintage advertising, you name it. He said he would be thrilled and can make a custom scooter for you for $40 USD. That price also includes shipping to anywhere in the world. His Paypal account is at and you can e-mail him at this address to place your order. His mailing address to send your materials you want used is:

Jalan Cibubur 1 RT 01/001 No : 91
Kelurahan Cibubur Kecamatan Ciracas
Jakarta Timur 13720

(Helpful hint: Try to keep the materials to things that aren’t too thin, thick or can get wet without ink running. Color photocopies would work well when you don’t want to destroy the original artifact.)

And yes Virginia, he will make a scooper Lambretta for you too.

Thanks to Julie G. for discovering Dadik!

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: "Swing With Scooter" Comic Books

Somehow I had forgotten all about this sassy Brit and his way with American girls. Not sure that he’s riding a scooter though? Isn’t that a moped? Help me out here people. According to Wikipedia:

“Swing with Scooter was a DC Comics comicbook published from mid 1966 up to the early 1970s.
The protagonist, Scooter, was a British teenage musician. His nickname came from the scooter that he used as a vehicle. The book was an attempt at drawing upon the teenage light drama market that is usually served by Archie comics and similar titles.”

Thanks to Trenton H. for this find!