Here are the first seven Stories as they actually appear on the back of each package.  The following is an excerpt from an unpublished interview: 

Question:    What was your inspiration for the mesmerizing copy on the backs of each toy?  Did you consider the concepts in the copy when you designed each character for either the first or second series?

I did not consider the copy or the stories at all.  Not even a little bit, all the while I was working on the figures.  In fact, I did not have any idea of what I was going to say, until I actually sat down to write them.  Indeed, the whole idea of even having stories was a spontaneous afterthought.  I guess I just thought toy packages were supposed to have some kind of copy, so I quickly wrote some.  I say quickly, because I don't believe the stories took me much longer to write than they do to read.

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