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… Farah & Amanda from Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBCA)

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Hercules (in Latin)

“I’ve defeated every single monster I’ve come up against. I’m the most famous person in all of Greece!”

“I’m…I’m an action figure!”

Note: I’ve created the term ‘pupus vividus’ to mean 'action figure’ (Couldn’t find any other attempts to come up with a term after searching a bit). 'Pupus, -i m. - little boy, puppet’ (masculine form of 'pupa, -ae f. - little girl, doll, puppet’), used with the adjective 'vividus, -a, -um - lively, animated, true to life’.

Gif Credit: Oxnam (I added the Latin text)

Maria & the Macarons

I love the Infinite Coffee and Protection Detail fic series on AO3 by Owlet, and I wanted to illustrate some of the scenes, with help from my action figures and my friend janetmayfire

The following is from ‘The Long Road Begins at Home’ instalment, Chapter 30: Resolution of an equation, where Bucky has decided to bake something special to say thanks to Maria Hill for helping him.

Maria is surprised and delighted by the homemade macarons that Bucky presents to her. 

“Jiminy Christmas, is there anyone else you’d like me to have sent to prison? Feel free to let me know any time. Now get out, I have eating to do.” 

This is the look of a very happy and satisfied person.

Thanks very much to janetmayfire for her photography skills (she has been capturing my action figure photo shoots for years) and for letting me borrow her Maria action figure. And thanks to Owlet for such a wonderful series!

TMNT PLAYMATES TOYS REQUEST PLEASE MAKES THESE TOYS I WOULD LOVE THEM!

I wish for you to make a Renet action figure a Shinigami action figure and a Mona Lisa action figure for tmnt 2012 I like how you guys made a Karai Human form action figure and I think it would be awesome for you guys to make these ones! And I wanna buy a Mikey the elf action figure because I think you made the face cool like the mix and match Mikey.. Just a friendly Request Guys. ^_^ I wanna collect these cool characters cuz I’m a huge TMNT 2012 Nerd :D

Possible Power of the Primes Elita-1

So,possible packaging artwork of Power of the Primes Elita-1, Moonracer, and Inferno has surfaced. I’ve got no real comments for Moonracer and Inferno other than they look good. Then there’s Elita-1. 

I’ve heard people say she looks like a remold of Starscream, which I agree that’s what she looks like. I honestly find it kinda disappointing they’re turning Elita into a jet. I’d much prefer she remain a car… but that’s just me nit-picking. The artwork looks great, Starscream - the figure we’ve seen so far - not so much. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t look like a bad figure, but there are things I dislike about the mold that I don’t think will be fixed if/when it becomes Elita-1. 

Still, I’ll reserve full judgement until I see a review of the figure. And, of course, there’s still the possibility that the artwork is fake and we aren’t getting Elita (as far as I know she hasn’t been truly confirmed just yet). Or, if we are, that isn’t the version we’re getting. 

Finally, past curfew, the queen of Blackwell slipped into her covers ready to dream like the geek she is, and has always been.

(I finally finished a request!) thank you @milkuccino for this amazingly detailed request and thank you for being so patient!

This was so fun to draw! Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!

-Muii

Check out Sarah’s version of the request too! http://asdfjiggle.tumblr.com/post/140931972440/finished-request-drawing-for-milkuccino-of
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Soooooo… my long-awaited, feels-like-it-was-preordered-forever-ago Beth Greene action figure finally arrived via UPS today. Yay!!! 😄
I obviously couldn’t wait to “reunite” her with my Daryl Dixon action figure and do this photo shoot. LOL! I’ve had a lot of fun and experience with posing my daughter’s Barbie dolls, etc. for taking pictures so I thought this would be a breeze. 👍🏼

Well, these action figures are actually a bit tricky to manipulate. For example, the “serious piggyback” was somewhat of a challenge as far as twisting their limbs into just the right position and then I had to balance them. But the grass was very helpful in keeping them vertical. I also recreated the famous come-from-the-back Bethyl hug and of course I couldn’t resist taking pics of them in cute embraces, gazing into each other’s eyes, and of course *giggle* a little kissy-kissy action–a Beth and Daryl kiss that we Bethylers have been sadly deprived of–because, well, I’m such a GIRL… as well as a big ol’ dork. LOL! 😝

The “action shots” with them brandishing their weapons were also kinda hard to do because for one thing, Daryl’s crossbow strap is not long enough to slip it over his head and under one arm so he can carry it securely on his back like he does on the show. But at least his tiny hand can grip it pretty well. Beth’s even tinier hands can barely grip her pistol or her knife. There are teensy-weensy short pegs–one on the inside of each of her palms–that are supposed to fit through itsy-bitsy holes in the handles of the weapons in order to attach them to her hands. Well, this is great in theory except that the pegs are made out of a more flexible vinyl that I had a bit of a hard time squeezing through the teeny-weeny hole in each weapon because they kept bending. I finally managed to make her somewhat grip her weapons, but Daryl’s bigger, claw-like man hands are way better at holding her gun and her pistol than her demure little female hands are. Plus, unlike Daryl, she doesn’t have the familiar brown leather holster on her right hip to hold her iconic knife. So I will just let Daryl carry her knife in his holster when she’s not using it (LOL!), which is appropriate, seeing how he currently has her knife on the show anyway. ❤️
Plus, it’s all okay anyway because I don’t think I ever got the knife that was supposed to be included with the Daryl figure because I bought him secondhand so he wasn’t in packaging. So now he has a knife for his holster. Wow… that really sounds like some reverse sexual innuendo there, doesn’t it??? 😋

And not to be TOO picky, but the height ratio of Beth to Daryl seems to be a tad off. Beth is approximately 4 ¾" tall while Daryl is about 5 ¼" tall. The top of Beth’s head is pretty much level with the tops of his shoulders. At 5'10" tall, Norman Reedus only has 5" on Emily Kinney. But the action figure Daryl is about a whole head taller than Beth–definitely more than 5 inches in real life. But no biggie really. 😊

But aside from all of that, they are both very detailed and realistic… as Todd McFarlane’s action figures usually are. My hubby has some KISS (the band) McFarlane action figures that I bought him about 16 years ago and they are also awesomely detailed and intricate. And it’s really not a huge deal that their facial features aren’t an exact resemblance to those of the actors, but not many action figures bear a striking likeness to their real life counterparts anyway IMHO.

It’s just so adorable to see them together again… even if it is only just their toy likenesses. And my daughter can’t wait to play with them. 💘