COZYMONSTER™ Why does everybody think it’s OK to bother poor old Cozymonster with their troubles and crazy
questions about the meaning of life? That’s what Cozymonster would like to know. Is there a “I was born to answer all your questions” sign on his forehead? Does he even have a forehead? Cozymonster would love to have some answers himself! Who invented quizzes?! Who came up with taxes?! Why is it that the better the taste, the worse for you it is?! And vice versa. Perhaps you have the answer? If not, you and Cozy will get along just fine. FEA BEA™ Ugly Sticks are sort of like the perfect sidekicks to have with you at all times in the Uglyverse. They are there for you. Feeling sad? Ugly Sticks will knock that right out of you. POW! Happy now? No wait... Feeling really Ugly? GOOD! Ugly means UNIQUE! Anyone can retouch a photo to look beautiful, but you can’t fake Ugly! Celebrate how truly Ugly you really are with Ugly Stick and show us what you’ve got!
JIKER™ Jiker didn’t sign up for any of this! Did you? You don’t look like you did. Who would! OK so Jiker was born... can’t help that! So why does she have to follow these wacky rules! Says who! Well she’s had enough. From this day on, Jiker is going to live the good life no matter what. And now that you’re reading this, she figures she can leave it up to you to figure out the details, such as what in the world this all means, the purpose of life, and the other good stuff (like baking secrets, etc.). KET™ Look, OK, so let’s just say Ket is smart in other ways. For example, while most of us put “4” as our answer when faced with “2+2” on a math test, Ket drew little UFOs in the answer column. I mean, who are we to argue with that? Are there UFOs? Ket’s reply is always: “Do the math!” Want to know how to know for sure that Ket is no dummy? Just look at his choice in friends! Yes, you. Ket would like to hang out with you and talk about whatever is on your mind, as long as that means UFOs. Or chocolate. KRAM SCRAMMY™ Kram Scrammy loves information of any kind. If knowledge is power, then Kram Scrammy is uh, power hungry. But you have to help him learn how to take it easy and have a good time... too much of a good thing and all that, you know? If Kram Scrammy gets to be a problem, take him phone booth hunting. He’s nuts about phone booths, especially those old ones with the closing doors. Watch out for beepers though. Oh man, don’t let him have a beeper. No no no. MYNUS™ Everybody thinks Mynus is quiet and shy, but to her, they all make way too much noise. While Mynus may seem silent and introverted at first, she is actually in deep thought most of the time. What about? No clue! She’s quiet, remember? When you’re in trouble, Mynus is the one to turn to. She’s got some brilliant ideas, and seems to have everything figured out way ahead of time. It’s almost like she’s psychic! Can’t find anything to write with? Mynus will be standing there with a pen. Can’t find your keys? Mynus drove off with your car.
DAVE DARINKO™ Dave is a natural born leader. He’s the one who runs into the crowd with arms waving around claiming to know where the cheese is while most have no clue there’s cheese to be had. He’s the one you want on your side when you’re about to face the music. And when you do face the music, he’s the guy who knows where the volume knob is. Does that make sense? Anyway, Dave gives you the thumbs up. He knows that you know he knows you know. GROODY™ Groody is a pretty relaxed, easy going, energetic, stressed out, moody broody mess! AAAAHHHH! Did I just close that door? It was a ghost! Did I close the garage door? Did I send that email to the wrong person!!!??? You get the picture... which is exactly why Groody has chosen you to be his pal. If you are willing to help him on his quest for inner peace, he will help you on your quest for whatever dealio you got going. His first though.
THE FAMILy 2012 STORIES
THE FAMILy 2012 STORIES
ICE-BAT™ Ice-Bat comes from an Ice Cave and loves hiding inside Ice Chests. Everything he touches turns to Ice... yet profoundly he warms your heart. Ice-Bat thinks you are cool and he wants to chill with you. He wants to hang out with you... or just hang upside-down, if that’s OK with you!
NANDY BEAR™ Nandy Bear is so sure of himself! Just look at him! Ok, no wait. Full of himself? Either way, Nandy Bear knows who he is and who he isn’t. He isn’t on his way to do some hard work, but he is on his way to ask you to do him a huge favor. It may involve a big hug, lots of love, and maybe some back up while watching a scary movie. Nandy Bear is quite the motivational speaker, too. Come on! Buy that snacky pie for me! You can do it! Yes you can! Oh no, you didn’t. NIIMAH™ Niimah keeps your secrets safe and understands why you freak out from time to time. She has her moments too, don’t we all. Panic attacks? Niimah’s been there. She’s here to let you know the dizzy feeling is actually your inner power. Niimah will help you direct that strength to do good. Custard is good. Oh and Niimah loves Wage, don’t tell him. Which means now you’ll tell him.
HEU GOOGEUY™ Heu Googeuy has a big heart and giant mind. Small feet though, so please wait up. He’s a shoulder to cry on and a pal in times of need. Mostly because he can’t run away fast enough when the tears start falling, but if you can pin him down, he’ll eventually give you some pretty good feedback.
HIB EYEBYE™ Hi. Bye. Hib Eyebye’s gotta go. If you have something to say, better spit it out sonny, because she’s got things to do, places to go, and newspapers to fold into little boats, to be sent down the river, each carrying her messages of willpower and awesome determination. Wanna tag along? Or do you want to march side by side?
NINJA BATTY SHOGUN™ Ninja Batty Shogun always wondered why toys having nothing to do with Ninjas would add Ninja costumes to their line up. Just to look cool? Because Ninjas are rad? Well, Ninja Batty Shogun thinks that’s kinda “meh” . See, when Ninja Batty Shogun flies around at night with his best pal Ice-Bat, he does up the real dealio in an actual Ninja costume. No red flames, stripes or other crazy decorations. No spelling Ninja with a “Z” at the end. Just straight up stealth mode. That’s how he rolls. No sword though...those are sharp! OX™ What kind of name is OX? No, not like the animal... OX, as in HUG and KISS! How can he hug you with such short arms? OX uses his ears! He’s not a very good listener, but he puts his ears to good use in many other ways! OX is great at magic, and his best trick is turning your stuff into his stuff. His best buddy Wedgehead calls that stealing, but OX just wants to borrow things from you for a few hundred years. He promises to put everything back when he’s done. PICKSEY™ Picksey is an interdimensional being. He can be in many places at the same time. That explains why you saw several Pickseys at the store you found him in. Pretty neato, huh. Yes well despite his ability, Picksey seems to be stressed out pretty much all the time. What if I’m too early? Too late? What if my other self from another dimension forgets to leave a tip and everyone thinks I’m the stingy one? As you can see, Picksey has a lot on his mind. You may need to help him keep his cool at times. This can usually be achieved through hugs, kisses, and contributions to his chocolate bar fund.
IKOY YOKI™ Ikoy Yoki are everywhere. They are all around us. Some of us out there don’t believe in them, but they most certainly believe in you. When you get into trouble, you can always close your eyes and ask for guidance from Ikoy Yoki. Not when you’re driving or riding a bike though. Oh and they love snack offerings. Not in a spiritual way or anything, they just like to eat.
JEERO™ Jeero wants to hang out with you. Why? He needs you. Jeero thinks life is so complicated, so he needs you to comfort him. Wage and Babo ask him so many questions, and he isn’t sure what makes them think he has any of the answers. Maybe they think his red nose means he’s Jeero the wise. Well he’s not! What time is it? Jeero has no idea. How do you get from here to there? Don’t ask… Jeero doesn’t know!