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Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by ResidentLilly, Feb 9, 2003.
All fine and dandy, but unfortuantly Series 3 hasn't hit around these parts yet.
Maybe I'm just not familiar enough with PVC minis, but these looked kinda strange to me. Some of them kind of look like they're made of play-doh or modeling clay (Gonzo, Snowths, Mahna Mahna) although the likenesses are good. Thog's coloring looks a little dark- could that just be the picture? And I agree with whoever said it, Sam's body looks like a honeycomb. I can't exactly put my finger on it, maybe it's just the texture of them that seems 'off' to me.
David "Gorgon Heap" Ebersole
That is me.
Oh, my God.
Those are amazing! I'll never look at Piggy the same way again.
Except, what is up with Sam? I have to agree on the Honeycomb statement.
Playdough? What? They are much higher quality than the average pvc.
I know what he means by the 'modelling clay' look - i just think it's a different type of plastic they use nowdays to make PVC's - it doesn't detract from it, i reckon it helps with more detailed scuplting and you can see for yourself the quality of paint apps on Gonzo.
Yeah and what is with the honeycomb ? I take it thats supposed to be a feather effect.
Keep in mind these are likely all still prototype PVC figures. Ken has mentioned that these won't be released until sometime this summer. Maybe in between waves 4-5 or around the time when series 5 arrives.
All I ask...remember that these are prototypes. Remember that the Lew prototype looked like AZZ. The final is becoming some people's favorite sculpt. We do a lot of refinement to any of these sculpts in production. Trust me...they will not have a playdough look in the final pieces.
I'll tell you all a very interesting story about that Sam texture later when I get home from work.
[little kid voice]kennn...tell us a story[/little kid voice]
Gather 'round, children. Gather 'round. It's story time with Uncle Ken.
Hey remember that PBS show where they'd tell a story while a guy would draw illustrations at the same time? I do. I don't know why I brought it up.
PBS also had that show with the guy in the anatomy-colored leotard. I still have nightmares.
Slim Goodbody! He always freaked me out! He actually came to our mall about 8 years ago to do a "show". I was working there at the time, and met him. It was one of those wacky moments to say the least.
Wasn't that Richard Simmons? Or is that an even worse nightmare? I think he did play that part at one time.
No, it wasn't Richard Simmons, just someone who looked like him (it was that 'fro). He was/is taller then him too.
1) Either Secret City with Mark(who gained like 150 pounds by the end of the show) LOVED that show, taught me a lot about perspective. Or youre talking about the late bob Ross, but most likely the latter
2) Slim Goodbody: DISTURBING!!! I hated that show! Between that and the land of make believe(and HR Puffinstuff) it was a very unsettling time for various programs.
HR Puffnstuff was awsome! Sid and Marty Kroff Rule!
These are nice!
I agree with the comments on Sam's texture, but I guess that's being changed... his head is perfect, though!
The only other thing I'd change is Gonzo's pose. He looks like he's running with the balloons, not hanging from them. It would be very difficult to bend your arm like that if you were hanging in midair... also I'd have his legs dangling more so they didn't look like they were in mid-step. But again, his head is great!
And Thog... wonderful Thog... now we just need one that's in scale with the figures...
And I guess now we got a "nekkid" Piggy, huh? Yeeeeeeshh...
- R -
1) No, neither of those, but I know both of them. I loved that huge mural that Mark would contribute a piece to at the end of every episode. Bob Ross makes happy trees.
No, what I'm talking about was a show were a bunch of children would sit around listening to someone tell a story while a guy at an art table would draw illustrations in real-time about what was going on in the story. He would usually start drawing something that would be appearing in the next few minutes in the story so it took a while to figure out what he was drawing as well as how it fit in with the story. There's a "Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast" episode where they parodied it, so I know I'm not making it up. I just don't have a title for it.
2) Yeah, Slim Goodbody. Holy cow, Richard Simmons AND Slim Goodbody? Talk about disturbing. I'm gonna need the Greatest American Hero to fight the evil afro duo.
wow, these pics are great. the palisades team is really doing a great job. btw, i was just curious (i do realize that i have an avatar but it's the only one i have)...where does everyone get their avatars from? (especially the really cool pepe ones, okay)
btw: King Prawn you stole my signature! but i suppose since you registered first it's yours but oh well...unbelievable! (i will slap you like a bad bad donkey okay...)
i wanted to post this here, but i posted it in ask ken
seems weird that 3 will cost 15 being more then one muppet figure costs, i wish they where all still coming togther, but they still seem very worth it, yes they are still in the works and i have the same feeling about honeycomb sam, and too dark thog, his ear's seem a little short...i don't know...i just drew a picture of Thog today and gave it to some one as a valentine;-)
i have to say and i must be the first...i don't like the gonzo...it's too...too...too PERFECT! LOL! i'm kidding!!! it's great!!!!
but really, i don't like the piggy for some reason...i don't know why, i think the ex action figure looks better.
So I've been sitting here at the hearth, a'warming my hands by the fire, anxiously waiting for Uncle Ken to show up and tell us his story. Where did he go? He said he was coming right after work. It's been a whole day. Surely he doesn't expect us to keep his supper waiting this long for him?!
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