Photographer orders 400 action figures of himself; could possibly be very vain

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Tuesday 3 December 2013

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!

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Your very own mini-me: lifelike 3D models by Twinkind

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Products on Friday 9 August 2013

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 […]

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Steve Jobs, the action figure

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 17 April 2013

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 […]

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Photographers finally get their own action figure

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 16 February 2013

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 […]

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Science figures as action figures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 11 December 2012

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.

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The Suckstore: waisting your money with humour

Ben Jensen Reader Find

By Ben Jensen in New Products on Thursday 15 November 2012

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.

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Suckadelic’s Occupy Cybertron series

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 10 December 2011

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.

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The Big Lebowski Action Figures

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 30 June 2008

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 […]

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