There are thousands if not millions of photographers in the world competing with each other for clients and projects. How do you stand out from the competition then? The logical plan of action: you make 400 action figures of yourself, that’s what!
I had the Thunderbirds, He Man, Marvel characters. Jeeze, I think I even had a Ken. Did you ever wish that you ever had a model of yourself? Well, if you did, now it’s possible thanks to the state of the art tech that Twinkind have developed. The 3D scanning and printing results in amazingly […]
Hey okay, so we’re a bit late to the Steve Jobs idolatry party. If you’re like us, know that Legend Toys is accepting pre-orders for an ultra-realistic Steve Jobs 12-inch action figure that will cost anywhere from US$180 to US$210. Even comes with a miniature leather sofa, an ‘apple’ (depending on which picture you look […]
They make action figures out of movie characters, comic superheroes… even Jesus has his own action figure. It’s just about time that photographers have their very own action figure too. Well, okay, so the 1/6-scale action figure by Toymaster isn’t of your photographer-next-door who does wedding shoots, but a war journalist. Still, it’s a grade […]
The best type of action figurines are the ones you don’t see coming. Like these of science greats by Russell Gawthorpe, also known as *datazoid on Deviantart. He spent about 50 hours digitally painting and Photoshopping the likes of Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking onto Star Trek: TNG and Star Trek: DS9 figures, forming a perfectly coherent 20th Century Heroes of Science Action Figures fan art series.
Growing up with action figures like Turtles, Wrestling, He-Man and Starwars, I came across Suckadelic Inc and was intrigued by the concept. Totally DIY, The Sucklord makes his own parodies and weird mutant hybrid toys along with the packaging. This super villain is really carving his own path.
Sucklord who was just booted from the most recent season of Work of Art has come out with a pretty sweet series of eight-inch action figures called Occupy Cybertron, which combines iconography and rhetoric of the Occupy Movement with the Transformers universe. You can check them out at End of the Century on the Lower East Side.
The Big Lebowski is probably one of the most beloved films of our generation, so the soon to be released Dude action figure should be an insanely hot item. Also available will be Walter, and both can be purchased as a set. Unfortunately, the Dude is not carrying a White Russian. Personally, I’m waiting for […]