Aquaman’s Day at the Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

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by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck

in Nerdy

Sometimes I do really geeky and embarrassing stuff for the sake of this blog…


..and other times I get to do totally awesome stuff like take my son’s Imaginext Aquaman figure along with us to the Aquarium!

It truly was an “Imaginext Christmas” for my 3 year old, as he hauled in quite the plethora of Fisher Price’s flagship toy line. One of his favorite things was the Imaginext Aquaman (who comes with a rad robo-shark).

On the way out the door for a day at Myrtle Beach’s Ripley’s Aquarium I noticed a hopeful yet reserved look in Aquaman’s eye- as if he was thinking “I’d love to go see my friends but I don’t expect an invite. I am just a toddler’s action figure. Guess I’ll stay here and play Cards Against Humanity with Han Solo.”

Don’t worry Aqua – I got you.

Aquaman’s day out on the town included stops at Chick Fil-A, Build-A-Bear, a diabetes mecca called It’s Sugar, and Wal-Mart, but his favorite stop was the one you’d expect. (And NO, Will West, Aquaman was not upset to see his friends in captivity. He is glad to know that some of them can help educate America’s youth about the creatures of the sea!)

Here are a few images documenting Aquaman’s day at the aquarium:

I’m in! They even gave me a 15% Justice League discount – it’s like having AAA!


Man, look at that shark tooth- that is huge! (Tiny Aquaman’s impression of Tiny Elvis)


“Ooh Barracuda!” I love me some Heart!


 I’d reciprocate your ‘thumbs up’ but I’m not that articulated!


Hey Marty! Or was that Tom? I always mix those two up!


I can’t even remember the last time I saw this guy! Hey-O!


Everybody line up to greet your King!


Hey look! It’s the year I turned one! I was so cute at that age.


Someone should really get this to the bank. It’s not safe on display!


This place is such a dive. Wokka wokka!*


No idea why Batman’s always complaining about these guys. They’re cool dudes!


Hey, where’s Hootie? I’m here all night people!


This place is so great- I never iguana leave!  I’m killing here!


My own “James Bond style” opening sequence! For Your Gills Only..


Once more for old times’ sake!


Now we’re at some place called “It’s Sugar”. I think this is where humans go to accelerate their death?


Totally found what I’m getting Mera for Valentine’s Day. Hope they DO dissolve in water!



*catchprase courtesy of Fozzie Bear


If you like this, visit the Aquaman Shrine for TONS of Aqua-goodness!

and read Why the World Needs Aquaman right here!


Howie Decker (@HowardtheDeck) is the co-creator and editor of UnderScoopFire. He likes fantasy baseball & taco night. You can read his Letter from the Editor here.


{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Kap-El January 2, 2013 at 10:35 pm

That was the most ADORABLE thing that ever happened, ever! I’m so set on getting that figure. HE COMES WITH A ROBOT SHARK! Hope you and your kiddos had fun at the Aquarium.


Sean January 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I’m at a loss for words.


Brian Morin January 2, 2013 at 11:19 pm

That’s soooooo Aquaman!


shezcrafti January 3, 2013 at 12:31 am

I love Ripley’s Aquarium. It’s easily the best attraction down there. (and LOL @ “Diabetes Mecca” — that place is ridiculous. But where else can you buy giant boxes of NERDs?)


Howie Decker January 3, 2013 at 12:47 am

For sure. If we still lived there we’d have a membership now that the little guy is old enough. We had a friend who took her son there almost every day one summer. Great place for kids.

And that candy store is ridiculous. The first bag of bulk jellybeans my wife filled came to $18. Needless to say, we ditched that one and started over. I’m still working on the bag of Jawbreakers my son HAD to have.


Dex (@Dex1138) January 3, 2013 at 8:08 am

FAO Schwartz & Toys R Us in NYC. They have giant boxes of all kinds of candy.


James January 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

Ridiculous and unique things like this are what sets this site apart from all the others with similar focus. I love it.


Lamar The Revenger January 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

And who says Aquaman is useless..


Howie Decker January 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

They dare not utter such untruths around here!


More0_0Than January 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

And for our next installment: Batman goes to Branson!


Howie Decker January 4, 2013 at 11:05 am

Yes! Followed by Superman South of the Border


Kap-El January 4, 2013 at 11:21 am

I’d Read all of those Articles!
Martian Manhunter in Maine
Wonder Woman’s Wild West Weekend
Flash goes to Florida


Will January 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

This was so, so great! Now, I’m tempted to do Wolverine in Washington (D.C.)


Howie Decker January 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Hah thanks! Yeah you could do The Silver Surfer at the reflecting pool? Hulk on the Metro? Banshee in Brunswick!


handsybroad January 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Why do the images appear correctly on my PC but sideways on my iPad and phone?


Howie Decker January 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I’ve wondered that too. It’s only this post. If anyone has any tips, they’d be welcome!


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