Friday, August 19, 2011

Small Figures, continued

Continuing from last post:  more 'B-movie figures' with small animal figures, a sample scene the grandchildren concoct.

Think of all the possibilities for dialogue . . .

I admit that even when the grandchildren are not here, I set these up around the house.

I bet you'd do the same.  Right?


  1. I like these. You could make some "thought bubbles" out of paper and use a twist tie to have them above their heads. This could be fun!

  2. I'd like to have you post the conversation these characters were having. Such fun. Maybe we all should.

  3. Absolutely! What a great way to "ideate" a book. I just made up that word in case you're wondering.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. No wonder those people are freaking out. It's weird enough having a giant pig approach you, but when it's accompanied by an unidentifiable brown thing you can't be too careful.
    Glad you had a great time in Maine. Sorry we missed you! Maybe next time.

  5. I love the quizzical looks on Babe the Gallant Pig and his sidekick...goat?

  6. That blonde damsel in distress is in fear of Snidly Whiplash, I do believe.

  7. Birdman: I had to look up Snidly Whiplash.
    Lori: Be my guest . .. .

  8. Were these intriguing little figures part of a set originally? Great expressions! King Kong has to be near by.

    Just curious... what is the brown critter?

    You are not alone with your desire to play with toys meant for your grandchildren. May I again direct you to a specific post —if you don't mind, that is? It is called Pinky Pig in Madison and was posted in March of this year. My daughter and son-in-law, who designs and builds stop action movie sets (he worked on Coraline), were visiting a couple years ago and, as you'll see, we got a little distracted. Pinky Pig was my granddaughter's stuffy. Rob and I set up the shots (purely impulse driven). He's an exceptionally creative guy so this was a lot of fun.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. It's always nice to see your comments.

  9. Karen: Yes, the human figures are part of a set called 'B-movie figures' that I found at a local bookstore. You can find them online. The animal figures are from one of those animal tubes that many toy stores carry. It think the brown figure is a donkey.