Meet Mr. Cobbs

I have always had a love of good old fashioned corn on the cob (also known as Maize). My grandfather would grow several rows of corn in his garden that I helped weed and harvest.  Picking a fresh ear of corn was always a pleasure. Corn on the cob has a bit of a nostalgic feel to me and takes me back to those good old days of gardening with my grandfather.  I am glad that this new Lego series 17 includes an awesome Corn Cob guy minifigure!

Did I mention I love green?
Did I mention I love green?

Fresh grown corn grilled on the BBQ is so delicious!
What makes it even better is adding a little bit of butter and salt…

Buttery Nightmare
Buttery Nightmare

Wrapped in tinfoil, Mr. Cooper Cobbs (as I affectionately started to call him since he arrived on my doorstep) had an unfortunate run-in with a half stick of somewhat melted butter.

What is Corn without Butter?
What is Corn without Butter?

I am just hoping they release a butter CMF (hint hint), to compliment this guy!

Butter and salt are not only for the corn cob but is a staple for popped corn as well.  Sometimes the temperature in the desert southwest, where Mr. Cooper Cobbs resides, can reach well over 100 degrees (which is a good 38 Celsius for the Europeans under us).  It gets so hot his popcorn kernels have been popping out in the open – no additional heat needed!

I’m not sure if this is actually possible but I’ve heard rumors of it happening.

Popcorn Heatwave
Popcorn Heatwave

Mr. Cobbs was very grateful for his umbrella.
Unfortunately, his Cob suit is not equipped with air conditioning…

Overall, I am very pleased with the detail of this awesome figure! It is a great addition to my collection and anyone else’s for that matter.

I Mustache you a question?
I Mustache you a question?

I love the optimism that Lego has applied to his corny face – he seems extremely happy to wear the cob suit and do whatever Corn Cob suit guys do with enthusiasm.

I hope he never shaves that bushy mustache. Not even when it is well above 100 degrees and things start popping.

I am glad I was able to shoot this one before they are officially released – Thanks again for the opportunity SiP.

~ Joecow

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Jennifer Nichole Wells
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I love this so much! The little corn in foil is wonderful. I adore corn having it in my back yard growing up. I probably need to get my hands on this fig.

tyroga
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Very cool images. I wasn’t too keen on this guy at first, but your images have made him appealing. He’ll be a welcome addition to the costume brigade.

The tinfoil image and the one with the umbrella and the mixture of popped and unpopped corn are awesome.

Is he standing on a tulip in that first image?

Maëlick (aka Reiterlied)
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That photo with the tinfoil is cute, funny and creepy at the same time. Poor Mr. Cobbs! I Hope he won’t end up popping this summer :D

Maëlick (aka Reiterlied)
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(Now we need the Pop Corn Suit Guy in the next CMF)

Ryan
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Joe, I am STILL laughing every time I see that tinfoil image.

Francis van Eijk
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Francis van Eijk

Hi Joe great story and creative pictures!