[quote=spiritblows]Yes, these are made by the same people as make the Homies. My children, it turns out, have a few of those. They call them ‘gangsters’ because that’s what they thought they are. They showed them to me after we went to the Homie website and saw all the characters. They have an innercity Mexican Homie line, an Italian gangster Homie line, a Trailer Park Homie line, etc.
At first I thought these Homies were rather hilarious because they reminded me of some people I’ve met in life, they are such good characatures. One character is Flea Market Fred that one of my kids got. I used to go to flea markets a lot and it is a unique subculture
But, on looking at all the characters in this particular line, I noticed that there aren’t any positive characterizations, only those of stupid, fat lower class white people. I haven’t looked closely at the other ethnic lines of characters.
I know a real life Trailer park ted. (his name isnt’ Ted) He is a junk dealer, fleamarket guy. He has even started a festival in our hometown. He is a multi millionaire and looks much like this.