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These are pictures of Chalo running a race against himself, and I have good news: he’s winning.

Action Figure Tutorial

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This is a Photoshop tutorial for how to create action figures and their packaging like in the graphic above.

The action figure is taken from a pre-existing photo and the packaging can be made from scratch, no stock images needed.

If you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask. And if you found this post helpful, please like or reblog!

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proof my english prof is a cryptid

  • owns a (now abandoned) yt chanmel were he dressed up as cobra commander and played with action figures
  • created an entire rap about hamlet that everybody wouldnt stop talking about for months
  • still uses the word “triggered” constantly
  • once admitted to cross dressing after he shoved a balloon up his shirt to pretend he had titties
  • wore a full on cape to class and no one ever acknowledged it

I want to be Bryan Fuller when I grow up.

Clay, Plastic Action Figures, and Water: How Monsters are Formed

I like the idea that the monsters sort of have a preset body plan, like their parents combining to produce a sort of default, and when they are young they wear striped shirts, but as they get older they form their own ideas and opinions and powers, and control what form their body makes. Like imagine one monster thought “I really want boots” and imagined what it looked like and visualized what they would look like with boots, and atoms from the ground and air got sucked up and the atoms in their bodies morphed to form what looked like boots.

It’s as if you are created with a plastic action figure you can’t change the form of but you can pose it, you can’t stop being a fish monster or a bird or a boss monster, but you slowly gain modeling clay bits, and get better at sculpting and making things like hair and armor, and adding details and clothing. You can just take that clay, and form it back into something else, and you learn and perfect making those armors, so you have like a wardrobe of things that you use to customize your body, your physical representation in the world.

As your idea of who you are, as your “avatar” changes, so does your physical body. When you get determination it’s like water that allows you to mold the clay even more, and everything gets spikier and more extreme, it takes less force to move the clay bits, so it’s faster and more powerful, and you can stretch everything out…. But if you have more determination than physical body mass, it’s like adding too much water to the clay, the clay turns viscous and liquified, it starts to bind to other clay it touches, it droops and stretches and things fall apart, and everything slides and attaches together into a mess. An amalgamate. When you run low on determination, when the clay loses water, it becomes hard to change it, it’s hard to pose, and it becomes slow and tiring to do anything, and you can’t move well and fall down, going comatose, like what happens when monsters fall down. You know what happens when you dry out a clay figure too fast in a kiln? When it loses all the water holding the particles together nearly instantly? It turns to dry particles of clay, it turns to clay dust that doesn’t stick to anything until you put the dust in something and add more water. Just like how monster dust can come back to life with a vessel and enough determination.

This explains why Undyne’s defense is actually one point higher without armor, how Asriel and Undyne change their armor and clothing when they go into their determined form, How Undyne can change her outfit without leaving it anywhere, and how Toriel and Asgore and Asriel still have their clothes from hundreds of years ago in perfect condition. This is why no clothing is left when the monsters die, they can take things like clothes that they have in wardrobes and closets like lab coats and dresses and put them on, and they can have things like battle body costumes and armor that they fuse to themselves and even shower in that become so much a part of their body that their atoms are incorporated and held together by the magic.

This explains how a child can cut clean through Undyne’s metal armor, because it’s fused to her at the time, it’s aligned to her soul, so a humans soul based attack, the hatred behind that swing, slices through that magic and the force holding those atoms together is broken, and the armor cracks like clay that is dried too quickly.

I’m not in an art program and don’t have access to clay and a kiln, but if anyone does, you could do a really good video explaining how monsters work.

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WHAT. The book isn’t even out yet and already the G.I. Joe fan community is hard at work creating action figures based on Giannis Milonogiannis’ amazing designs! This here is Scarlett, as made by Jim Godfrey! Go give him a follow on Twitter at @jimgodfrey1 and ask him to make more!

This excites me not just because something Giannis created now exists in the physical world, but because it shows that the G.I. Joe fanbase is as excited for this new take on the series as we are. Good, good things are happening, y'all. Be excited.

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New Line Of Action Figures Aims To Teach Young Boys That 'There's More Than One Way To Be Strong'

When you hear the words “action figure,” odds are you think of tiny Batman toys or G.I. Joe in his brawny, bicep-filled glory. But you’d be hard pressed to find a more relatable action figure with substantive qualities beyond muscles. On…

This is very, very good! I’ve been hoping something like this would get started.

Basically, it’s a line of action figures similar to the empowering ‘American Girl’ dolls, and is the male equivalent of the recent wave of girl positive figures, so to say. Basically, it’s meant to help boys, showing them there’s more options to look up to then, say, G.I. Joe.

I’d like to spread this around for any parents out there that want to empower their young boys.

-Sedusa

The Sherlock action figures are honestly terrifying. 

I mean those eyes say, “the next murder we’ll solve will be yours.”

On our way to fuck your shit up.

They managed to create an action figure that depicts the exact facial expression Benddirycfb Cumfherhbuicbt makes when he sucks out your soul. 

What’s that sound I hear? 

Oh, it’s me playing the world’s smallest violin before I murder your entire family.

“Count the shadows. Look behind you. Don’t blink." 

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Empire Uncut

Watch the full version of The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a fan-made, shot-for-shot remake of the Star Wars classic.

With more than 480 fan-made segments culled from over 1,500 submissions, The Empire Strikes Back Uncut features a stunning mash-up of styles and filmmaking techniques, including live action, animation, and stop-motion. The project launched in 2013, with fans claiming 15-second scenes to reimagine as they saw fit – resulting in sequences created with everything from action figures to cardboard props to stunning visual effects. .

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Here’s something that will have you instantly jealous of everyone attending New York Comic Con this weekend.

Credenda Studios has created a limited edition action figure of filmmaker Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead trilogy, Spider-Man). He even comes equipped with his own Super 8 camera. Limited to only 50, these bad boys will set you back $65 at the Tenacious Toys booth #208.

Can we get these mass produced a la ReAction figures? We need a little Ted to go with him.

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Gamer Steve is coming along pretty good! I successfully got Dragconcon permission to reproduce their badge art,and logo, and I found a tiny comic book in the marvel preview, just had to cut out some filler papers. I made the jeans, t-shirt, did the iron-on transfer, made the backpack, which functions, and used some heroclix figures to create the action figures in the right scale. Still waiting on some other companies to get back to me to see what else I can get permission to use. :)

Rollins, Reigns get creative with new WWE toys (USA Today)

The rivalries between WWE superstars are so epic sometimes that they spill out of the pro wrestling ring and into the toy aisle.

Take former partners in the Shield faction and now in-ring foes Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. They’re both major characters and faces for Mattel’s new Create A WWE Superstar action-figure line, which features interchangeable body parts and accessories, and even though Rollins holds the WWE world heavyweight and United States championships, “clearly I’m dominating him in this customization world,” Reigns says. “My guy could carry his head but I don’t think it goes the other way around.”

Both wrestlers have big matches this Sunday at Night of Champions (airing live at 8 ET/5PT on the WWE Network) — in Rollins’ case, two throwdowns in one night — and Mattel will be incorporating elements of the Create A WWE Superstar line into the event.

While most WWE figures reflect their ring characters, the new toys ($14.99-$19.99 each) venture into the over-the-top themes of each. For example, John Cena has a militaristic vibe, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets a gladiator outfit and Paul "Triple H” Levesque garners barbarian wear and shield — and all can do battle in a ring ($39.99) with mix-and-match turnbuckles, ropes and mats.

The new Roman Reigns action figure comes with “special ops” accessories. (Photo: Mattel)

“You can create a superstar, a superhero, a supervillain — whatever you want, really,” says Reigns, who like Rollins is a regular on USA’s Monday Night Raw and Syfy’s Smackdown programming.

Plus, there are generic heads and other non-wrestling stuff in there as well so kids of all ages can “find ways to envision what that next WWE champion could be,” adds PJ Lewis, senior director of global brand marketing design for Mattel action figures. “That might look different to a 7- or 8-year-old than it would for somebody who has been watching WWE for 10, 15, 20 years.”

Both Rollins and Reigns’ figures arrive in the next two weeks. Reigns’ “special ops” set features riot gear, a gas mask and handcuffs that fit his ring gear and character. “I believe in hard work and being a good person. Why not equip yourself with the right gear to protect those beliefs?” he says. “I like to think I’m the good sheriff in this Create A WWE Superstar world.”

And Rollins comes with a ninja and martial-arts accessories such as a samurai mask, kendo stick and ancient armor. Plus, his plastic counterpart has a matching back tattoo, he says. “I move around well in the ring, quick and light on my feet, so I thought it was a pretty cool direction to head.”

Ever wanted to put Seth Rollins in samurai gear? His Create A WWE Superstar toy gives you the chance. (Photo: Mattel)

However, the figure does not come with his two championship belts, and he’s noticed. “Well, they’ll be able to put that in a later version to make it more accurate,” Rollins deadpans.

“As long as it looks kinda like me, I don’t complain too much about my action figure. They give me all my abs and my smashing movie-star good looks.”

Rollins, 29, has quite a few action figures of himself at this point, and they never get old — mainly because he was such a toy collector as a kid. When the Iowa native was really young, he had the old rubber LJN guys of Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Randy “Macho Man” Savage and Big John Studd, and later on came the Jakks figures of the Dudley Boyz and the Hardy Boyz.

Similarly, Reigns’ 7-year-old daughter has a bunch of her dad’s figures. “We have so many of mine now that she can just make them anybody,” he says. “I can be a servant, I can be the lawnmowing guy, I can be the handyman at the Barbie Dreamhouse. If the toilets are clogged, I’m the plumber I guess.”

At Night of Champions, Reigns, Dean Ambrose and a mystery partner will face the Wyatt Family, including their monstrous new member Braun Strowman. Reigns, 30, won’t tease who their third guy is yet, but admits if “me and Dean could just go into the lab and create a customized superstar, we wouldn’t have anything to worry about.”

The Create A WWE Superstar characteristics their Frankensteined partner would require: the size of the 7-foot-tall Big Show, the ring savvy of Shawn Michaels and the nasty attitude of Vader, “to come and throw bombs and big stiff heavy shots,” says Reigns.

“Can we get that made? I think you have to start right now though. We need him by at least 4 on Sunday.”

Roman Reigns goes airborne to deliver a Superman punch on a member of The Ascension. (Photo: Mike Marques)

Meanwhile Rollins defends his U.S. championship against Cena on Sunday as well as having a world title match vs. Sting — Rollins’ toy collection offered a couple Sting figures back in the day, he recalls. “I had the blond surfer dude and the Crow one later on. I definitely had them all.”

WWE folks get to have action figures, video-game versions (WWE 2K16 is out Oct. 27), T-shirts, drink sleeves, gym bags and other paraphernalia. So what’s left for the champ who has almost everything?

“When I was a boy,” Rollins says, “I had an Ultimate Warrior toothbrush so if I could get a Seth Rollins vibrating toothbrush, I’d probably be set for life.”

Not surprisingly, Reigns has a retort: “I need some toothpaste, a toothbrush. Just give me my own aisle.”