Updated: February 11, 2005
B-9 ROBOT (THE SIMPSON'S) PLAYSET
Over the past four years, Playmates has made the Treehouse of Horror
as much of a tradition for the World of Springfield as Fox has made
it for The Simpsons: every year we get a new one, and it's always
something to look forward to.
While the TV show always sticks with a "trilogy of terror" format,
the playsets seem to alternate: THoHs One and Three were
representations of several shorts over several years, while Two (and
now Four) represent a single story. Last time it was Season 8's
"Citizen Kang"; now it's "Desperately Xeeking Xena," from Treehouse
of Horror X.
When a pillowcase full of Halloween candy jammed the Springfield
Police Department's X-ray machine, Bart and Lisa were blasted by a
powerful dose of radiation. Poor Lisa was blasted across the room,
where a set of bleachers topple over, apparently crush the young
girl (along with the hopes and dreams of the school's Mathletics
team). Lisa emerges from the wreckage unscathed and super strong.
This figure of Clobber Girl is the first Lisa we've gotten in a
Treehouse of Horror set, mainly because this was the first time
anything interesting happened to her. She's usually just a
supporting player, or she stays relatively the same through the tale
- it's not like "The Genesis Tub" Lisa would have been an
interesting toy. At 3 5/8" tall, Clobber Girl is wearing the
tattered remains of her Amelia Earhart costume, complete with a
white scarf trailing down over her back. Lisa's the chattiest member
of this set, with four lines to everyone else's three:
"I don't think the real Radioactive Man wears a plastic smock with
a picture of himself on it." "Bart, with these powers, we can become superheroes."
(*) If you look close at the playset you will see a mini figure
of the Robot B-9 from Lost in Space. This was unknown why they made
this figure for this playset? Not to mention it was never promoted
or announced to us Lost in Space fans?
Special thanks to, "Terry McKnight" for this info and photos on this
item! Thanks Dude!