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November 03 2006

New Line of Buffy Statues. A new line of Buffy statues is coming from Electric Tiki. They will be in an animated "Tooned" up style.

I kind of like 'em. Is it me or does Spike's shadow in the color picture make him look like he has a cloven foot?
I really like the Buffy on the top right. She's cute and sarcastic looking at the same time.

The Spike I don't like so much.
I hope these don't end up looking like the Bobble heads.

They ask us to send in our top ten list but theres no link. Anyone know?
There's an email link on the home page.
Okay well the first panel looks like some kind of deformed mermaid hybrid. LOVE the second panel, it suggests SMG in a really cute way (and someone please tell them B doesn't have blue eyes!). I like vamp Spike,black fingernails and all, but the pouty Spike looks like Jerry Lee Lewis.
I know James himself admits to having a large head, but come on!
Wow. They are so frakking awesome! I really really like the Vampire Spike one.
This is the best collectable news I've heard in AGES. I'm so displeased with most of the likenesses that I think the toon style's overgeneralization would be REALLY adorable. And I hate the over-jointedness of most of the figures, too, so statues are perfect. AND I'm always complaining that I have a line of heroes and no one for them to fight, so I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of equal good guys and bad guys.

AND they're REALLY CUTE sketches. I am stoked for this.
Most intriguing - apart from the drawing on the top left which is just kinda anatomically disturbing. I've never really dug the Buffy action figure line but this I might see my way to investing in should it come to fruition.
Here's a link to Electric Tiki's other Tuned Up tv shows to examples of what they have done previously.

Other recent examples that I've seen are a cartoon Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and
cartoon Saruman from Lord of the Rings.

Cool, but for my price range I would rather see something along the lines of Kevin Smith's "Inaction figures", which are basically plastic statues.
Very cool. I can dig it.
Matt_Fabb is right -- A Buffy line done in a style similar to Kevin Smith's "Inaction Figure" (which this sort of is) would be killer.

Xane is right -- The Buffy in the top right perfectly captures the character.

Rogue Slayer is right -- Those Spike sketches are hideous. Doesn't look like him at all.
They wrote back to me within 5 minutes of me sending in my top 10 (or in my case top 5) characters.

They mentioned, in their reply, that they don't have any "flying-through-the-air" ready-to-stab-a-vamp designs planned for Buffy because they are trying to make a "uniform line" -- which I take to mean a uniform line of BtVS characters. So it sounds like they plan to make more than just a few of the characters.
I would love to see a Buffy Vs. Faith one and Angel(us) Vs. Spike.

These sound intresting.
They're variable - not really my thing, but some of them are cute. And the two top left sketches in the lower block look more like Dawn...

I'd like to see Eric Wright, original designer for Buffy Animated, involved... but then, I'd like to see Buffy Animated actually happen... (sigh)
Me too, Craig. I hope sometime they can release the presentation that they used to pitch the animated series.

These are not really my thing either, but I appreciate the work that does go into them.
bobtaylor: "Matt_Fabb is right -- A Buffy line done in a style similar to Kevin Smith's 'Inaction Figure' (which this sort of is) would be killer."

"These are my My Dinner with Andre action figures and what you can do is re-enact that whole scene with the two guys having dinner. I've been waiting for - they're really rare - for the set from Das Boot."
-- Corky St. Claire,
Waiting for Guffman
"These are my My Dinner with Andre action figures and what you can do is re-enact that whole scene with the two guys having dinner. I've been waiting for - they're really rare - for the set from Das Boot." -- Corky St. Claire, Waiting for Guffman

Heh. I can't wait for For Your Consideration. Guest and gang rule.
Oh, me too, bobtaylor - seeing it opening night is part of my partner's upcoming birthday present. As an ex-crap-actress-or-something-like-that, I particularly like backstage or behind-the-scenes actor stuff, at which Guest excells. And any movie that has a film-within-a-film called Home for Purim needs have no more to attract me. In addition to the usual hysterical gang of suspects (I'm the only gal I know that wants to date Bob Balaban,) it's got Ricky Gervais as a studio executive, which makes me salivate (in a restrained, attractive, and non-disgusting way.)

I think I never come so close to getting dumped by my life partner as when I call somebody "bastard people" repeatedly in a high squeaky voice, or say, "ass face" over and over again and cackle maniacally. He likes Guest too, but I am one for beating a joke until it lies bleeding on the floor.

And we always have to turn the sound up to eleven because it's one louder.

"My first show was Barefoot in the Park, which was an absolute smash, but my production on the stage of Backdraft was what really got them excited. This whole idea of 'In Your Face' theatre really affected them. The conceptualization, the whole abstraction, the obtuseness of this production to me was what was interesting. I wanted the audience to feel the heat from the fire, the fear, because people don't like fire, poked, poked in their noses... you know when you get a cinder from a barbeque right on the end of your nose and you kind of make that face, you know, that's not a good thing, and I wanted them to have the sense memory of that..."

God, no offense to anyone, but that's like almost every director I ever had in an equity-waiver production.
Hmmm, the Buffy one is 'okay' I suppose, but apart from the vamped out Spike, his human version is pretty awful.

I know cartoon likenesses aren't supposed to stick all that closely to the original actors appearances, but surely aren't they meant have at least a little of the 'feel' of the character in there?

I don't really get much of that from their Buffy, and none at all from Spike.

Maybe I'm being far too fussy, I don't know...:)
Not too fond of most of them. Just let Bruce Timm do the designs, and be done with it.

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