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Cruizin' AGDQ 2018 - Once apon a statue - July 2019





I believe it was in the aftermath of the release of Woolies Strike Back that I saw a cool picture of a Bubsy statue floating around on twitter...




It was pretty cool.  For whatever reason I didn't track it.   But I have found out the (possible) rest of the story in recent times.   First off the was donated to a charity event called "Games Done Quick"


For some reason Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC comes to mind...  :P



"What is Games Done Quick?

Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons. These events feature high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Games Done Quick has teamed up with several charities in its nine-year history, including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. We are currently the largest fundraising event globally for both charities!

To date, Games Done Quick has raised over 22.3 million dollars for charity. We also average over 2000 people in attendance at our events, including staff, volunteers, runners, and attendees just looking to have fun and support the event!"

So what was the result?   It was an amazing success!



And I know what you are saying... tell us more about the statue!   Ok ok...   Found it here.








So that is all fine and good.  So in October 2018 people started asking about this statue.




So here is the possible rest of the story.   So I was asking at Movie Trading Company in Arlington, TX about any Bubsy items.   They said that anything other than games would be listed as anonymous bulk items.  (Bummer!)  Then one of the employees mentioned that one location, about a year ago, had a Bubsy statue turned in, and identified the one in the pictures above.   While he was uncertain which location it was, it was more than likely in the Hurst or Hulen Mall area in Ft. Worth.  He also confirmed that the statue was gone in later visits to the store and confirmed it was actually sold.


So if this is true, this statue might be in a collection somewhere in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area in Texas.  We joked that the statue is the prized addition to some Bubsy fan's collection... or used as target practice.  Bubsy seems to get either reactions from people. 


And that is a nice urban myth to tell from your friends at the Bubsy Fan Blog.  :D


** UPDATE JULY 8th **


The pattern for the Bubsy statue is online!







Mirror of the Bubsy Statue files...




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