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July 18 2006

Puppet Spike? A Diamond Select Release. "Depicting the puppet version of the blond Brit himself, this plush toy is the perfect companion to the sold-out Puppet Angel Plush".

They call it Spike, but it would have helped the likeness somewhat if they hadn't just reused the puppet Angel head and tried to get away with just sticking yellow hair on him.

The original wasn't a very good likeness of puppet Angel, let alone poor old Spike.

I have to say I'm not really impressed.....

Me either. If they looked like how Angel did on the show, ie a real Muppet, I'd have both of them. As they stand I'm not wasting my money.

Now if only someone could make some fantastic hand puppets. Hmmmmm. ;0)
It's a great idea but doesn't seem to have been implemented well. His hair is awful for a start. Can we have a puppet Joss instead?
Definately not impressed, they could have been sooo good but it looks like someone just hasn't cared enough to put the effort into the design. I agree with Simon, the hair is really awful, and as a whole it bares little to no likeness to the actual character.
They turned him into a puppet!?!?!? I don't recall that episode.

Heck, I guess I should start selling non-corporeal Spike. You can't see or feel him, but he's in the box, trust me! (Well, maybe he slipped out.)
simon I dread to think what a puppet Joss would look like if made by this lot. A potato with eyes if this is the kind of thing to expect.
" it would have helped the likeness somewhat if they hadn't just reused the puppet Angel head and tried to get away with just sticking yellow hair on him

I thought you were joking (I read the comments before I followed the link), but sad to say you weren't. That is truly terrible. The Angel one isn't too awful - at least you can tell who it is meant to be - but this is dreadful. Obviously just tryng to offload unwanted stock.
Not even close.Try,try again...and again and again...
Wow. That is really bad. Seeing as this is Diamond's 4th attempt at a puppet, I have thought they'd have actually got it right this time.
It's also quite bizarre that they decided to do a puppet of a character who wasn't even turned into a puppet. I guess with the strong sales of the Angel puppets (although I have no idea why anyone would want one that so loosely resembles the brilliant original) they have decided to make more of other characters even if they were never made into puppets. I suspect this one might not be as popular, so we won't have to endure Wesley, Gunn, Fred/Illyria or Lorne versions. I imagine that they would just take the Angel one and make it a different colour, so the Lorne one would be green, the Illyria one blue and so on.
This has to win Worst Tenuously Linked to Jossverse Merch Item of the Year. It looks like it should be the fifth stone head at Mount Rushmore.
LOL. That is really funny. It's the Angel puppet with Spike's hair. Am I the only one who got a kick out of this?
Yeah, thanks but no thanks. It's a bit ugly, and looks too much like the psychotic history teacher I had in college. *shudders* I'll pass.
Ugh! That's horrible!!! They needed to have a good look at the one Sue made for herself... much better, all the way around.
I read the comments before clicking the link. "It can't be that bad" I thought to myself.

:|
Oh man, he reminds me of Squiggy on Laverne and Shirley. ::Thankful for my quality Angel Puppet::
Wow! That is some kind of scary ugly. Looks like a muppet version of Draco Malfoy. A bad one.
Ugh! That's horrible!!! They needed to have a good look at the one Sue made for herself... much better, all the way around.


Oh, absolutely! Sue's Spike puppet ROCKED!

Saddly, I think I'll have to pass on this one.
Well, as my SO said, with the two puppets we now have Abe Lincoln before AND after the assasination.
They should have asked SueWorld to design the Spike puppet--her version kicked ass.
"This plush toy is the perfect companion to the sold-out Puppet Angel Plush"."

The Spangel fans will be so happy with that line.
Can we say "crass attempt to cash-in" ?

I loves me some toys, but this goes beyond the awfulness that was the Angel puppet... it's the Angel-in-disguise-as-Spike puppet!

Actually, it really gets weird if you think about puppet Angel "cross-dressing" as Spike. Time for some thrilling plushy slash/fic!
Yep,this just looks like Angel lost the bet.
(My scenario)Spike,who was worried about having to appear in public doing an Angel-impersonation,stands quietly off to one side. Relief can be seen in his eyes....and a big smirk on his lips.
*is oddly attracted to Berry's scenario* :/

I agree that Sueworld's Spike puppet is worlds superior to this poor attempt. Too bad we can't buy copies of that.
SIMON: "Can we have a puppet Joss instead?"


Now just wait a consarned minute here! You mean this isn't a puppet Joss? Or this one? Or this, this, this, or this?

None of these are puppet Joss??? I feel so ripped off. Someone will be hearing from my lawyers, toot sweet, as we say in the funny papers.

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