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* Physical appearance.
Spaceman Swinton is a toy Velma Dinkley wanted to get for her cousin.
It looks like an African-American man wearing an astronaut outfit.
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What's New, Scooby-Doo?
At the end of the mystery, Velma bought a Spaceman Swinton for her cousin, unaware of its red glowing eyes and evil grin indicating that the toy may could come to life after all.
- The large display of identical spaceman toys on the shelf is a tribute to Buzz Lightyear of the Toy Story movies.
- The name "Swinton" may come from Swinton Scott, who directed several other episodes of What's New, Scooby-Doo?
- The full name of the toy, "Spaceman Swinton," may also be a reference to Spaceman Spiff, Calvin's alter ego in the newspaper comic series Calvin and Hobbes.