“If it’s got wings, I can crash it!” – Launchpad McQuack
Launchpad is an anthropomorphic duck, and is one of the tallest and bulkiest characters in the Disneyverse. He dresses like an old-fashioned pilot, with a scarf, goggles, a helmet, baggy pants, boots designed for big, webbed feet, a belt, and a leather jacket. Tres Chic!
Launchpad is a pilot who was first introduced in Disney’s 1987-90 television series DuckTales as Scrooge McDuck’s pilot. He was later featured as Darkwing Duck’s sidekick. And it’s from this later show that I first ‘met’ the crash-prone Goofball. It was love at first collision, and so when I saw the Funko Mystery Minis box below, I just had to try for one of my favorite characters!
Of all the possible characters from this particular series there were just two that I really wanted, and a couple of others I would have been satisfied with. As luck would have it, I got my Number Two choice! I have to admit, Darkwing Duck was my first choice. Sorry Launchpad!
I like the images on the box and how they nicely represent the old shows from the Disney Channel. Although I am familiar with all of them, Darkwing Duck was the only one I watched regularly.
Baloo and Scrooge McDuck would have been okay to get as well. But which character would have made you give out a little squeal upon opening?
Launchpad could crash anything that flew, but could he fix it afterwards? The answer must be ‘yes’, as he always seemed to have an airplane ready to go when needed!
These Minis are about 2″ tall and just cute as a button!
When asked (usually by my wife) just how many of these little vinyl figures do I need, the answer is always: “Just one more!”