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Homies (toy)

Homies
Homies figures.jpg
Three Homies figurines: Fat Boy (front), Wanderer (left), and Duckyboy (right)
TypeFigurines
CompanyHomieShop LLC
CountryUnited States
Availability1998–present
Materialsplastic

Homies are a series of two-inch plastic collectible figurines representing various Chicano Mexican American characters. The line of toys was created by David Gonzales[1] and based on a comic strip that Gonzales created[2] featuring a cast of characters from his youth.[3] Introduced in the year 1998, Homies were initially sold in grocery store vending machines and have become a highly collectible item, and have spawned many imitation toys.

  1. ^ Becerra, Hector (18 Dec 2007). "'Homies' are Where His Art Is". LA Times. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  2. ^ Sanchez, George (March 1, 2002). "Toys in the Hood: Tiny Plastic Homies Make Some People Smile and Other Cringe". Mother Jones.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference Wortham was invoked but never defined (see the help page).