Yes. It looks like he’s gathering the toothbrushes with a shield similar to the one he threw around Amesworth when she appeared.
Nope. I’m hearing the jingle “You’ll wonder where the yellow went—when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent!”
Is there more than one entity at work here? One appeared to notice Wally on the tower, and appeared near him ( animated toothbrushes near him?) It followed him downstairs, and then was stopped when the door was sealed. This one is on their side of the seal. Is this one a different being that was dormant in the room until Duffy opened the door? Or is it the same single force animating different brushes inside the seal?
This is what happens when you disturb a Toothbrush Golem on its coffee break.
I wonder if Duffy regrets his decision to become a part of the “core group” in the comic book story. He demanded to come along. Come to think of it, I wonder if we’ll find Benny. Or, if Benny has been turned into a pile of toothbrushes.
I don’t know about being a “good guy”, but I also don’t know if Toothbrush Tom is dangerous. Weird, yes, but there isn’t really any evidence that Tom means them harm, or can cause harm. Wally’s fear could be just because Toothbush Tommy is such an odd manifestation. It sure is creepy.
Dittos are capable of acting on their own, and seem to show some kind of self-motivation. In strips from 2009, we first encountered dittos working on their own (look around 7/20). Later, they tricked Wally, played pranks on him. The A.I. on the Fitz described them more…especially their “diet”.
Nice nightvision effect on the suit goggles.
That is one motivated toothbrush sales…thing. Free samples if you want them, or even if you don’t.
Asimov,Clark,Bradbury,Heinlein…grand old men of science fiction blend together for me, too. Big part of my youthful reading. I recently watched a documentary on Ray Harryhausen, and his Beast was mentioned, along with the Foghorn inspiration. So it was fresh.