A Lego Minifigure as Dusty Bin
|Birth name||Dusty Bin|
|First appearance||July 29, 1978|
|Appeared in||Harry Potter vs Luke Skywalker|
|During||Harry Potter's first verse|
Information on the cameo
Dusty Bin was both 3-2-1's mascot and its booby prize. Dusty would appear at the very opening of the show's titles, coming to life by the pre-titles Yorkshire Television chevron logo, flying into him outside of the studios in Leeds. Dusty would also appear at the start of each show, dressed in the style of that week's theme, though, this did not occur in the 1987 series, as these programmes did not have a theme as per previous series.
The cartoon character of Dusty Bin was created by freelance designer John Sunderland, who developed the character based on the show producers' brief for a booby prize which would work on the British version of the show. Sunderland's concept for the shows' original titles, which were shown on the original series, included the birth of the bin. The character came to life as YTV's chevron logo falls to earth after shooting up into the sky like a rocket above the studios, exploding in a dustbin standing by the studios stage door. The bin contained a clown's costume, parts of which become one with the bin, bringing it to life as the character Dusty Bin; part dustbin, part clown, part enduring iconic character.
Appearance in the rap battle
Dusty Bin can be seen being held by Harry Potter during the line "Let me stick my plans in your Dusty Bin droid." Harry then drops him at the end of the line, causing Dusty to fall offscreen.