After I dunno how many years of keeping my eyes peeled, I finally snagged my Killer Tomato holy grail — the Missing Tomato Link — before someone else did!
Yes, he’s insanely rare. Yes, I opened the package. No, I don’t feel the least bit of shame or guilt. This thing is too awesome to leave sealed in a plastic prison.
He has one of the coolest head sculpts of the toy line, and he’s also one of the ultra-rare “walking” tomatoes with arms and legs. More importantly, he comes with everyone’s Killer Tomatoes waifu, Tara Boumdeay!
He’s actually listed as a good guy, a misunderstood monster of vast intelligence and class. Or something to that effect. Either way, he sure has a thing for Tara. And who wouldn’t, with a butt like that?
He happily joins the Killer Tomatoes collection. Now all I’m missing is Ultimato, the rarest of them all. Even if I never find him, I’m content to finally have Link and Tara at last.
I remember being excited when I found Zoltan in the stores as a kid. He was my fave killer tomato for some reason, and as you can see, he’s also the biggest by a large margin!
Due to his bulk, his card is designed differently from the others: he’s actually got a plastic bubble on the front AND back of the card, which his giant butt punches right through. He’s a mean tomato to behold, with his mohawk and eyepatch and giant maw full of crooked teeth.
He comes with Ranger Woody, which I found odd. I always thought the leader of the killer tomatoes would be paired with Wilbur Finletter, leader of the tomato resistance. It does make it so Wilbur is easier to come by, though I wish they’d done the same for Tara Boumdeay.
Zoltan dwarfs the other domatoes, and his mouth is probably big enough to bite them as well as the humans. He’s definitely a welcome addition to my ever-growing garden.
I’ve begun collecting Killer Tomatoes toys after finding and procuring a complete Phantomato, one of the insanely rarest ones in the line. I’ve never seen one in person, so it’s a pretty exciting day for me as a toy collector.
I sadly did not keep my collection from childhood, unlike most of my toys, which sucks because I had all six base tomatoes and their humans. And because I never saw a bodied tomato like Phantomato, Ultimato, or Missing Tomato Link, I had assumed they were all as big as the jumbo tomato toys like Zoltan and Mummato, but he’s surprisingly small!
Phantomato comes with a removable mask to hide his ridiculous face, and like all the other ‘maters, he’s made of vinyl and can gnash on things if you squeeze his sides. He comes with one of the best human sculpts, Whitley White, San Zucchini’s obnoxious TV reporter.