Christmas is coming and retailers are preparing for the frantic last-minute shoppers, desperate to find something, at this point anything, to show how much they cherish and appreciate their loved ones. This year however there is a sure-fire winner, guaranteed to put a quizzical look on the face of any child. It is the must-have Christmas gift for all subscribers to 10,000 Birds; the Corey Finger action figure.
Distributors everywhere are bracing themselves to cope with the projected huge demand for this most perfect of presents. The pre-holidays release of Binoculars Corey (digiscoping kit sold separately) is sure to whet the appetite for the follow up Twitching Corey which is planned to hit the shops on Christmas Eve in a bold demonstration of retail brinksmanship ahead of the big day.
Plans for the New Year include Digiscoping Corey, with Pointing Corey timed to coincide with the start of the spring migration. Details have yet to be made public, but the figures are expected to appear in Corey’s favourite, trademark brown outfit.
The manufacturers are being very coy about the release date of the jaunty, limited edition doll, Tripod Corey.
A deluge of calls from young women swamped the distributor’s communications and a helpline had to be set up after this artist’s impression image of the collector’s model was leaked. Go figure.
Thanks for the chuckle – just needed one 😀
Wait one second here. Oh, I am getting license fees? Carry on then, carry on…
Will the Magee Marsh and Cape May playsets be out in time for migration?
Does Binoculars Corey only come in white? Not to be all PC, but as a Mexican-American, I think it would be great if you’d also offer Latino and African-American Coreys. We’ll collect all three!
And please consider adding a San Jacinto Wildlife Area playset for those of us in SoCal — don’t forget the feral hogs!
Can I order Twitching Corey from Amazon.com? It would be cool to dangle the action figure from my rear view mirror.
Don’t forget the Ulster County Corey. Oh wait, I already made that one!
What about Swamp Thing Corey with transforming action?
Thought I had been issued a patent for Corey, but after checking for possible patent violations I found they expire after 7 years. Darn I saw new bins and feeders and suet and nijer seed in my future.
Oh dear, WARNING to all young parents:
I went to a toy shop last Friday because it was my son’s 4th birthday on Sunday. Well, I took my son along to see what he really liked, and being the birder I am, I took him to the shelf with the Corey Finger Action Figures (by the way, the German models wear Lederhosen and Zeiss binoculars).
Upon seeing Binocular Corey, my son started to scream in panic! I’ve never seen him so upset, he was shaking as in a feverish dream, pale as death and cold sweat soaking through his shirt! He sure got the fright of his life, and we spent all weekend with the ambulatory child care psychological service. He only calmed down after I bought him two ferocious Tyrannosaurus models with blood-smeared teeth to cuddle with and a DVD with the complete series of “Friday the 13th” movies for psychological mitigation against the Corey Finger Action figures.
Don’t go through this! Keep children away from these monstrous Action Figures!
This is great! I always wanted a Birdwatching Barby but Cory Finger action figurine fits the bill. Great idea Redgannet!
Glad you all enjoyed it. Look out for GI Mike in the near future.