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September 22 2006

Mr. Gordo coming soon. Buffy's fav stuffed pig is being released through Diamond.

OK, so that's really weird...
Weird, but I totaly want one! I'm such a sucker for plush toys.
Yeah that's a bit odd, but I loved Mr. Gordo.
OMG - ok I do not have any of the action figures but this one I may have to buy.
Oh my gosh! He's adorable! I am definitely buying this one, and I've never bought a action figure type Buffy thing before. :)
That's just too cute! Great idea! I want one! I'm using exclamation marks instead of periods! And I don't care!

(Only downside: Mr. Gordo certainly does not come cheap...)
He's so cute! Must have! (Puppet Angel really needs something to play with besides my Scythe--preferably something just as cuddly, lol.)
I was always infuriated that Mr Gordo never got his place in the regular credits.

It would have been a beautiful moment...
I still prefer Feigenbaum, Master of Chaos, but this is awesome.

I can't picture what exactly Mr. Gordo looked like in Buffy. Is what they're making similar? I remember that their Feigenbaum didn't look much like the actual thing in the episodes.
I was always infuriated that Mr Gordo never got his place in the regular credits.


I'm sure someone can put together a spoof set of Buffy credits featuring Mr Gordo, a la Superstar.
Well, ummm, I'm the biggest Buffy fan out there. I collect the action figures even. I love Mr. Gordo and the idea, BUT $40 for a little stuffed pig?! Does anyone else feel a little taken advantage of here? I have a cute little pig already and I only spent $10 on him. Can I just name him Mr. Gordo? ;)
The River 'n' Reavers statue doesn't appeal to me at all but this I'd get... does that make me a shallow fan ;-)
I think that's ace. Highly amusing. I await the next curio toy with great interest.
$40 for a stuffed pig? If I want a Mr. Gordo I'd just go buy a stuffed pig and name him Mr. Gordo. Pier One had some a few months ago that looked similar enough.
You guys are right--that price is unconscionable. It gives a length of 12", but that's it. Everyone knows you buy pork by the pound. $3.33/inch just doesn't sound right.
The thought of it makes me laugh, but that's it -- wouldn't spend $40 for a stuffed Gordo, no matter how cute. Though they prolly should make a piglet Razorback mascot to be his companion-plush.

And I think someone with video editing skills should make a credit sequence with all of the animal & toy companions from Buffy, including the cat from "The Witch", Harm's unicorns, Miss Kitty Fantastico, the animal crackers, and the dead and rotting cat from "Dead Man's Party."
Don't forget Nancy's dog that got eaten in Season 7.
I want to see a Mr. Pointy toy. Wonder how much a company would try to get away with for that.

QuoterGal, don't forget poor Sunshine from Season 2. Her mother died ...without a fight.
Aw, it's so cute... I'd buy it for half that price.
I want to see a Mr. Pointy toy. Wonder how much a company would try to get away with for that.

Here ya go. Yours for just $67.99.
I'm sorry to say they would try to sell it for $75, but its sale price would be $60 -- there may be others for sale somewhere less pricey. Though it does come with an attractive display case.

(Lady Brick and barboo, I'll bet there are a bunch o' animals & toys companions we haven't even thought of, yet -- in Buffy and Angel -- maybe less in FF/S -- though there would be generic animal mentions like "herd of cattle" and "Black Market Beagles" and such...

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2006-09-22 22:34 ]
I don't recall Mr. Pointy being that curvy or that long. How would Buffy have been able to hide it in her back pocket if it were? ;-) Anyway, I have my own Mr. Pointy - specially carved by two young friends whom I converted to Buffy, Angel, Firefly and all things Joss!

I agree that the picture of Mr. Gordo is cute - but not $40US worth!!

QuoterGal, don't forget the fish at Mr. Universe's place.
How about Willow's goldfish on a string?
kmb99, Harsh. Yet perfect. I'm really starting to hope that someone with the requisite skills (ain't me) will make this. They can use this thread as an outline.
Guys, maybe my memory sucks, but I'd swear that's not a great likeness to the stuffed animal they used in the series. You'd be paying $40 for an innacurate wannabe-Mr. Gordo. I dunno, I think we need some close-up screenshots.

Even if it doesn't closely resemble, people will turn out in droves for this. Hell, they bought the awful puppet-Angel.
Unfortunatly, the original Mr Gordo is no longer in production according to Wikipedia.
Oh my goodness, this is what I've been waiting for! I'm obsessed with him. I only have one Buffy action figure I bought years ago, but this I will not miss. No matter how inaccurate it is.
Btw, on the subject of animal companions, Saje I wasn't dissing dogs with my comments on cats. I think dogs are fine animals and make great companions for humans. Not for me personally because they require more work than cats, but I love when people at work bring their dogs and I get to play with them and bask in all that doggy adoration. Indeed I agree that they are more social than cats and share more understanding with us - that's what I mean by cats having an ALIEN intelligence.

You know what they say - dogs have owners, cats have staff.
jaynelovesvera: "Everyone knows you buy pork by the pound. $3.33/inch just doesn't sound right."

And, honestly, Mr. Gordo just doesn't look like good eatin'.
That is just awesome. Mr. Gordo's soooooooooooooo cuuuuuuuuuuuuute.

Erm. *ahem* In a totally masculine way, of course. *cough*
Totally agree on the, "$40 for a stuffed pig? I don't think so sentiment." Buy a stuffed pig at the Thrift store to get that well loved by a child look, name him Mr Gordo and poof, a prop replica.

"Indeed I agree that they are more social than cats and share more understanding with us - that's what I mean by cats having an ALIEN intelligence. "

So what does it say about me that I share much more understanding with cats than dogs... No one needs to answer that. ;-)

(I like dogs, to visit in someone else's home. They are way too needy for me to have around all the time. I like to deal with equals rather than minions whether we are talking boyfriends or pets. ;-) )
I have the opposite problem with dogs. I was raised as an adopted only child with only a dog as a brother. It's hard for me not to treat them as equals, though I know that they are really not there at all on much of the human intellectual level. I have no problem with cats (which are ditto). I just don't want any pets, pigs also excluded.
Though I love dogs, 'cause they're wonderful, newcj and barboo, I too tend to identify with and enjoy more the feline world.

If you've ever read some of the on-line contrasting dog and cat journals then you'll understand the marked difference in sensibilities. I have had a cat or two or more for as long as I've been alive (long) and I've always taken their "untrainability" as an indication of their intelligence, and not a lack thereof. (I've watched cats figure out -- efficiently -- how to get into a sealed box inside a drawer. ) Not unlike Douglas Adams' rumination on dolphins:

"It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” -- Douglas Adams, HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts, “Fit the Third”)

I once read a tabloid article entitled "One Out Of Every Four Cats Is A Space-Alien" and figured that I was always getting the fourth cat -- because mine always seemed to be the ones with other-wordly presences. Now I gather that I'm not the only one that feels that...

And what in hell is it that they're looking at so attentively in the upper corner of the living room? It's always real late at night, or when I'm alone, and it's creepy. Is it, like, signals from the Mother-Ship?
QG, only one of four?

If you're at all familiar with the fantasy writer Tanith Lee, she tells a wonderful tale about how cats were created from a serpent by the Demon prince Azhrarn as a prank on human beings, who of course fear the serpent above all other animals. But the signs are there. They still eat the same things, mice and other small animals, when they're angry they forget the masquerade and hiss, and if you pull back their ears you can see that they still have the triangular head, and of the unblinking eyes of the snake. So, when you're all alone with your cat and she is doing those mysterious things, just remember where she comes from, and to whom she really gives allegience.

My other favorite dogs vs. cats joke is, dogs look at their human companion and say "This person gives me shelter, gives me food, cleans up after me, grooms me, cares for me. This person must be God." A cat looks at its human companion and say "This person gives me shelter, gives me food, cleans up after me, grooms me, cares for me. I must be God."
I love that, Barboo!
"And what in hell is it that they're looking at so attentively in the upper corner of the living room? It's always real late at night, or when I'm alone, and it's creepy. Is it, like, signals from the Mother-Ship?"

I would say there is something making a noise up there on the other side of that ceiling Quotergirl. Could be critters on the outside of the house or in the attic or it could be a branch scraping against the house, though that is usually to regular to catch their attention. Of course it could be the mother ship coming in for a landing. You might want to check it out.

"I've always taken their "untrainability" as an indication of their intelligence, and not a lack thereof. "

It's funny. I have found most cats to be quite trainable. Mine generally would come to me whenever I called them...unlike my mother's dogs. (...And yes, I agree that that is not the dogs' fault. Ahem.) They are cagy however. I loved the time my friend's psychologist husband who did not think much of cats decided to train the cat to jump up on the back of a particular chair when he told her to. He tried to train her like a dog, by rewarding her with a treat when she did what he said. His training did not seem to be working and he asserted that this was proof that cats were stupid. As he was explaining this to me the cat jumped to the top of the chair and looked at him. He got up, went into the kitchen and got a treat for her while shaking his head and muttering, " Stupid cat." I don't know if he ever figured out why his wife and I were laughing so hard.
It's cute and all, and it's Mr. Gordo and all, but, yo, forty bucks for a stuffed pig? Hmmm.
C'mon, billz, you know you want it. ;-)
I love all animals, it's why I went to school pre-vet. Cats and dogs are of course different species; however, IMO every cat and every dog is an individual, and has its own personality. I have seen both dogs and cats that would fetch and come when called. I have always had dogs so I've always been a "dog" person.

As far as Mr. Gordo...he is cute but $40 is alot and besides my dogs would want Mr. Gordo for their own (they love stuffed animals).
C'mon, billz, you know you want it. ;-)

*splutters, coughs and protests incoherently*

To be totally truthful, UnpluggedCrazy, I'm saving my collectible-intended pennies for that River/Reavers statue. Mmmmm -- River/Reavers! Can't be distracted by that cute little piggie-wiggie -- I mean, the very masculine and manly Mr. Gordo. ;-)
Hey barboo, fooled me with your amazing thread agility ;). No problem, didn't think you had anything against dogs much as i've nothing against cats (i've had several as pets), I just prefer dogs (though I also can't have one at the moment, wouldn't be fair for lifestyle reasons).

In some ways, I respect cats more since they're clearly masters of their own fate (and also, the whole alien invasion thing ? Pretty ambitious) but I think a dog knows there's a bond, it also feels there's a relationship there, you might be pack-leader but you are in its pack. I don't get the same feeling with cats. And when you're 14 you just can't go wandering for day long hikes, games of hide and seek and general adventures with your cat ;).

Like the Mr Gordo toy, not ever paying £30 for it (though i'd pay that before i'd buy Mr Pointy - £45 for a stick ? Pull the other one, it plays bloody Jingle Bells ;)
Yeah, billz, that River statue was freakin' amazing. Yes, if I had to choose, I'd go with River (and I sort of am...performing that ancient ritual of the saving of the money right now), but Mr. Gordo's cute-pigness is endearing.

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