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June 29 2005

New Buffy "Plush" Stake Replica. Nice and safe for the kids at Halloween, but I think it looks like an old, rather dirty carrot.

I actually had other thoughts as to what it looks like...
no wonder hawkeyes is blind :( /tease ;)
I guess I'm the only one who thinks it looks like a carrot then . . .
no, I'm with you. stick that thing in the face of a snowman.
Parsnip. What? It's the right color.
Making a stuffed Angel puppet might take real talent but I think almost any of us could make a stuffed spike?

Um, safe for children? Do we want pre-teens running around learning to plunge pointy objects into other kids? One day they might not pick up the soft toy and try it with something harder and sharper... (okay when *I* am the voice of reason we all are in trouble)
*looks at TLO, nods in agreement, backs away from the plushy spike* erg inadvertently that sounded like someone might be manufacturing a plush Spike, which, yeah, wouldn't that be fun?

something harder and sharper? like sarcasm?! woot!

p.s. - Herb the parsnip slayer - RAR!

[ edited by zeitgeist on 2005-06-29 04:55 ]
For a moment I had visions of this thread turning into a replay of the recent hilarious "Ben is Glory" thread (which I printed for my further amusement). However, I have my own Mr. Pointy - made for me by my friend's teenagers, whom I converted as Buffy/Angel/Firefly fans in the past year. It looks a lot more authentic than the "parsnip slayer". I also happen to have a plush carrot at home - now a cat toy. There is no comparison with Mr. Pointy.
I have never wanted anything more.

Well, not in the last half-hour.



... Ben and Glory both want one? Who knew they had something in common?
Craig I can't believe how bad I'm going to kill you.

;)
That looks so ridiculous! I have to have it!

[ edited by charisma on 2005-06-29 06:51 ]
Um, safe for children? Do we want pre-teens running around learning to plunge pointy objects into other kids? One day they might not pick up the soft toy and try it with something harder and sharper...


I ran around with fake swords, knives, guns, etc. when I was a kid. Used to play cowboys-indians, and what not, and I don't go around shooting people or stabbing them today. Any kid with half a brain isn't going to go all homicidal just because they used to play with a plush stake. Seriously.

Actually, my main complaint with this toy is that it doesn't look like a stake. No, it looks like an old, dirty carrot, as darkling said. Why can't they make cool toys anymore? I remember I used to have this fake plastic knife that when you stabbed someone with it, the blade went into the handle. They should make a stake like that instead of making one that's "soft and cuddly".
The only problem with that is that stakes don't have handles to collapse into.
I ran around with fake swords, knives, guns, etc. when I was a kid. Used to play cowboys-indians, and what not, and I don't go around shooting people or stabbing them today. Any kid with half a brain isn't going to go all homicidal just because they used to play with a plush stake. Seriously.


I agree. I had plastic swords, knives, daggers, cowboy guns, space ray guns, etc etc. Never turned me or any of the similar kids I knew in violent menaces. Okay, the pillows on our couch suffered for years, but then they were vile and treacherous opponents. My mother never saw that somehow. (Do I sound like Calvin or what??;-)

Anyway....a soft, plush stake.....I have now seen everything. Since there are ladies present I will not tell what it reminds me of....
I actually had other thoughts as to what it looks like...
BlindHawkeyes | June 29, 03:38 CET

Anyway....a soft, plush stake.....I have now seen everything. Since there are ladies present I will not tell what it reminds me of....
EdDantes | June 29, 08:46 CET

Okay, if that's what you think a normal one looks like, well, then, just ewwwwwwwwww . . .
Root vegetable based slaying! Finally...
Food and Buffy, 2 of my favourite things!
I'm looking forward to the new range of potato-based missiles coming out next spring...and maybe a stake made out of butter?
That's the most pathetic Buffyverse piece of merchandising I've seen in ages. Truly awful.
Looks like Mr Pointy needs some viagra.

Since there are ladies present I will not tell what it reminds me of....

EdDantes oh my, may I recommend an urgent health check!

(only teasing of course :) )
The only problem with that is that stakes don't have handles to collapse into.


Actually, according to the commentary (can't remember which season it's in), that's exactly the way they did it on Buffy...the pointy end of the stake would go into the handle part when a vamp was stabbed. Not that hard...just divide the stake around the middle and make sure the front will fit inside the back. Can't do it with Mr. Pointy, but that's how the big stakes she used most of the time worked.
If small children running around with this stake is dangerious then dont buy them this to play with.
Oh my God, the scythe is amazing. Very expensive, too, and it doesn't look like anyone has bid on it yet.

Yeah, that stake doesn't look great. And, as gtman8503 pointed out, they did use retractable stakes on Buffy. I think it was on the season three DVD, there is a weapons featurette where the props guy shows you some of the weapon props they used, like the hunga munga from "Anne".
I actually like it. I thought the way they did the wood grain is pretty cool. I can't wait to see what else they'll do with the plush line.

I'm hoping for a life-size Gachnar with a voice box so he says "Worship me, FEAR ME!!!". How cute would that be?
Who needs fluffy carrots when you have awesome rubber scythes (oh boy I wish I had the money to bid on that...)
I knew Mr. Pointy. And you sir, are no Mr. Pointy.
plush is a funny word.
A safe stake.......OK. I say hand the kids carrots, then they can play safe and have a snack for later ;)
Wait?1!! Ben is somehow related to Glory?
Craig I can't believe how bad I'm going to kill you.

;)


My work here is done.
that thing is terrible! im not sure you'd want kids playing with that.

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