Archive for July, 2010

The Birth of a Jedi Time Lapse

Jedi toy painting

Artist Robert Burden has created a wonderful work of art entitled "The Birth of a Jedi". It’s oil on canvas, and stands 10 feet x 7feet.

If you’re wondering how this fits in to a blog about toys you will understand towards the end of the video for the closeups

Of course if you’re wondering that, you probably haven’t visited my blog before (I go off-topic a lot).

The painting covers events in Return of the Jedi when Luke is rescued by Han and must be kept warm in the belly of the TaunTaun. Although I remember them being white, or gray.

Scroll down for a time-lapse of the 7 months it took to paint.

via Gizmodo

Cool Toy of the Day: You as a Bobblehead

Have you ever wondered what you might look like as a Bobblehead? Unless you are a famous sports figure or celebrity you might never know.

Until now.

Personalized Bobbleheads

Yes, now you can have your very own likeness as a Bobblehead. The price is steep… at around $80.00-$120.00 depending on your choice. The head is fully customized from a photo you supply and you choose from 190 body types which includes variations for many occasions. Some body choices are female doctor, bodybuilder, TV reporter, cheerleader, lawyer, etc. There’s even a "Man on Toilet" Bobblehead.

Of course Personalized Bobbleheads are a perfect gift for a graduation, wedding, or many other special events. They can even be used as cake toppers.

The heads are hand-sculpted in poly-clay to your likeness. There are also couple versions and versions with accessories, such as riding a motorcycle (these cost more).

There are various competing companies making Personalized Bobbleheads. Most work basically the same way. You send in a quality photo that complies with their guidelines, choose a body to go with it and in some cases select hair choices. It takes anywhere from 3-6 weeks for your Bobblehead, so plan ahead (pun intended). Your finished Bobblehead will be about 6-8 inches from most suppliers.

As you can see from the photos, Personalized Bobbleheads are caricatures. Some suppliers don’t allow returns.

Some Personalized Bobblehead Real-Life Examples

Confirmation of Poop Up Pool

A few weeks ago I posted about “Poop Up Pool” and wondered in the post whether it was a real photo or a photoshop fake.

Yesterday I got a message from a Krissi in Sweden that she’d seen this product, live and in-person in her local store. She took a photo with her cell phone and it’s posted below.

Here is what she said about it:

“This is from a Coop store, one of the major grocery chains in Sweden. It looks like the source from the first photo in your blog post was also at a Swedish Coop, since the price tag is the same. This isn’t the first time that poorly proofread Chinese import products have been on the shelves here…definitely the biggest howler though.

I tried to find this product on Amazon again and the only product that came up was “Dirty Jobs Season 4“. This says a lot about the show.

Poop Up Pool Confirmed!
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