first_img Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie DollsToy Tuesday: Yo! It’s The Best ‘G.I. Joe’ Toys Stay on target Spongebob Squarepants first won over the hearts of children by just being a great cartoon. The surreal undersea hijinx of Spongebob and his friends delighted kids (and their parents) by just being so hilarious and weird. It shot new life in Nickelodeon at the tail end of the 90s NickToons boom and has been going strong for twenty years, even after the death of its creator Stephen Hillenburg.But as those kids matured into Extremely Online adults, we’ve gained a whole new appreciation for Spongebob Squarepants. The show is a meme factory the likes of which have never been seen before. And now Nickelodeon is giving a shout out to this part of Spongebob internet gutter subculture with these official Spongebob “Meme Masterpiece” toys.View as: One Page Slides1/51. 2. 3. 4. 5. For $21 each you can get these new Spongebob toys that, despite seeming random, are actually superstars in the meme pantheon. The lineup includes handsome Squidward, caveman Spongebob, Spongebob doing the imagination rainbow, surprised Patrick, and best of all mOckIng cHICkeN SPongEbob. It’s a glorious example of the internet leaking into the real physical world.Hopefully this is just the first generation of Spongebob meme toys and there are fantastic new Spongebob memes yet to come. They didn’t even make one for Blurry Mr. Krabs. The show’s imagery just lends itself so well to making fun of people on the internet. But these initial Spongebob meme toys are a great start.For more on Spongebob Squarepants read our review of the Spongebob musical on Broadway, something that actually exists. You can also check out these weird Spongebob/anime mash-ups with Death Note and dark anime openings in general.last_img