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!
“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’.
Here is another in my occasional series of photo illustrations for fics, staring my action figures. This is for the wonderful Bucky Barnes Infinite Coffee and Protection Detail series on AO3 by Owlet.
The following is from The Long Road Begins at Home installment, during which Bucky buys Steve art supplies for his birthday, but Steve then has trouble actually starting a painting. For example:
He spends time every day on the stool in front of the empty birthday canvas, staring and frowning.
…he continues to fill up a notebook with potential sketches for his painting.
The guy acts like there’s only one blank canvas in all of creation.
So here is Steve, pondering in front of his easel, while his longest muse, Bucky, watches with amused exasperation from his Reading Forest.
(Sorry that my camera and/or my photography skills aren’t the best. I then tried to do some editing to bring their features out more clearly, but oh well… The more I practise, the better I’ll become. Actually, I’ll try to insert two close ups below and see if that brings out the details more.)
Thank you to Owlet for such a lovely, healing series.
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. 💘
GUYS SCI FI CAFE IS A WONDERFUL PLACE OKAY LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IT’S ABOUT: - FANDOMS - Action Figures on display - Costumes that you can try on for FREE - Props to go along w the costumes that you can PLAY WITH (Light sabers, Captain America’s Shield, Nimbus 2000, Thor’s Hammer) - AND it is a restaurant! The menu has punny fandom-related names (Steve Rogers’ Burger, The Chickenator, Iron Ham, etc) - They play movie scores while you eat! - They also show movies!