Unfortunately, the Flipper toys usually emphasized the dolphin rather than the beefcake, and the figures at the edge of the picture were bizarrely drawn.
For example, this Flipper lunch box: what is that liquid shimmering on the two boys who look nothing like Bud and Sandy? They look like contestants in a greased pig contest.
This puzzle depicts Bud as somewhat less muscular than on tv, and with the face of an elderly grandmother.
The Flipper comic book series lasted for only three issues. They all had nice photo covers, but even as a kid, I thought the artwork inside inept.
f you wanted to see the real Bud, Sandy, and Porter Ricks, not a crazy artist's rendition, you had to wait for the show to be rerun.
See also: Sandy Ricks in Trouble