Thursday, October 19, 2006

John K. Toys - George and Jimmy


I'm a big toy collector. I have a ton of toys of cartoon characters I loved as a kid-especially the Hanna Barbera characters like The Flintstones.

YAY! IT'S THE WRONG COLORS AND EVERYTHING!

I always dreamed of having toys of my own characters. When Ren and Stimpy hit it big, merchandisers swarmed on Nickelodeon begging for licences of my cute cartoon characters. They then proceeded to make the ugliest Goddamn toys I ever saw. I was shocked!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHH!


In fact most cartoon toys now are hideous, so anyway a few years ago Kevin Kolde and I decided to make our own toys so that they wouldn't look repulsive.

Here's a bunch of them for you to "oogle" as Eddie says.
I'm curious, are any of you toy collectors out there? How much do toys like this go for these days? They are about 16" tall and very huggable.Ask Shera how much George satisfies her every important need!
http://www.sherapix.com/
Jack Black and I were walking around Hollywood one day and he was carrying a Jimmy doll and girls kept running up to him, and after getting over the shock of seeing their favorite star in person then jumped all over the doll wanting to know all about him.

If you saw these buggers in comic stores, would you snap 'em up?

117 comments:

Aggie said...

I would snatch the second Jimmy toy like that. *snaps fingers*

lyris said...

I remember seeing the Rubber Nipple boots Jimmy toy on the Spumco web site store back in 1996, I think?

I always wanted it but if memory serves, the store didn't ship to the UK or the shipping was too expensive for me back at the time. Ah well.

Love the toys. That Stimpy thing (what is it?) is hideous. If I were a little kid and had that in my bed it would give me nightmares.

Anonymous said...

I would definetly Buy it John......those toys are timeless...they have the feeling that no matter the trends, they will keep being unique and adorable.

How much.?

marc said...

John, I am curious, how well did the 3 stooges dolls sell? I also remember that you had paint sets. The Jimmy and George dolls were fab. Oh, to answer part of your general question, I also collect toys, but I seem to have more of the old tin litho toys from the 60's (Marx, which also made those great 'TVkins) those were very well made and the color litho work still holds up.

Gyrobo said...

I would spend any amount of money on any one of those.

For reasons I cannot disclose.

Anonymous said...

Those Jimmy dolls are awesome, the 1st one is just too cute and the second is so weird that it's a must have!

Something like them would go for about $20 to $30 each.

Nightsleeper said...

Are those lights under Space Jimmy's feet? I would buy that one.

Daniel Carter said...

John, of course I'd buy them! Especially the vinyl/rubber/plastic things - they're so well-executed. I still have in my possession a Ren and Stimpy duo from way-back-when: Ren's bellybutton is a pullstring that makes him say his famous phrases, and I think Stimpy just makes fart noises or something when you squeeze his belly. Niiiice.

Anonymous said...

I saw these ten years ago in a comic shop and had to have them. After throwing down my $105 I walked blocks and blocks with them to my car, all the while being the envy of all mankind!

Then later I bought a talking George (plus shirts, paint sets and a lighter) from the Spumco Store. Never did get that doodle, though, from you.
:(
Brian O.

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Anonymous said...

I saw these ten years ago in a comic shop and had to have them. After throwing down my $105 for all three I walked blocks and blocks with them to my car, all the while being the envy of all mankind!

Then later I bought a talking George (plus shirts, paint sets and a lighter) from the Spumco Store. Never did get that doodle, though, from you.
:(
Brian O.

Alicia said...

I've never seen the toys in person and I would love to have any of them. I never bought the R&S toys for the reason you mentioned but I do have a bust of them.
Were your toys available in Canada? That's usually the other problem. If you made an online store, I would definately order them.

jorge garrido said...

That sody doll looks sick!

I'd like a spumco doll made of a material that could squash and stretch and distort like in the cartoons, but it reverts back perfectly... So you could like stretch the eyballs out or flatten itlike a pnacake but it'd go back to normal if left alone after a bit.

Anonymous said...

i'm kickin' myself in the ass for not buying a jimmy doll when it was available!
john k - please start making the dolls again. i'd buy 'em!!

Anonymous said...

I saw these ten years ago in a comic shop and had to have them. After throwing down my $105 for all three I walked blocks and blocks with them to my car, all the while being the envy of all mankind!

Then later I bought a talking George (plus shirts, paint sets and a lighter) from the Spumco Store. Never did get that complimentary doodle, though, from you.
:(
Brian O.

FEJ said...

I would definitely buy them.

BrandonPierce said...

I remember as a little kid, I knew someone who had a stuffed Ren doll. But, what puzzeled me about it was that the face was plastic, and the rest of the body was fuzzy. Plus, Ren's tail was REALLY short!

tentaclesex said...

I would buy the shit out of those rotten little bastards, regardless of the price!

Joel Bryan said...

Were there actually and Jimmy toys released? I'm thinking I saw one in this secondhand shop in Hamamatsu, Japan. When I go back next month I'll have to look and see if I actually did see that or I was hallucinating.

They have these shops called Village Vanguard over there for kitschy pop culture stuff and reggae/hemp items, plus punk and motorcycle crap.

I think those cats would eat this stuff up- they love Snoopy and Spongebob. I was always having to draw Spongebob for high school girls!

Evan said...

I remember seeing that farting Ren with the plastic face all over the place, it was hideous.

animalmother said...

http://acidtoons.blogspot.com

Kevin said...

These are cool. Usually cartoon toys aren't very appealing, like in my opinion the Simpsons ones are lame and dont exactly look like the Simpsons. i dont think they translate well to 3D.

But these seem special, Jimmy looked like Jimmy and George looked like George.

That Girl is Hot said...

who is the babe kissing George Liquor? she's HOT and it's even hotter that she likes George Liquor

Anonymous said...

If you had those George Liqours for sale I would buy them right now.

Corey said...

I would. That girl head maquette looks great!

Evan said...

I have all 4 of the Palisades Toys Ren & Stimpy figures so far. Mr. Horse & the shaven Yak particuarly are great. The Ren is a little weak though.

Joshua said...

I actually bought the George and Jimmy dolls a while back... I got the George one at a flea market (along with the Sody pencil topper), and I got Jimmy of the Monsters in Motion web site... I then proceeded to get the Jimmy and George pencil toppers to finish off my set. Please tell me you will make the Sody doll so my collection can be complete!! (Yeah, I know I still have to get the Jimmy in Space version, but that will happen one day...) I also have the Ren & Stimpy from Palisades... I just absolutely love these characters!!

gringogidget said...

I've loved your stuff-n-junk since I was a wee lass. (I'm now 24). I would pay a lot of money for these items as well. Your illustration style has such an awesome retro-type cult following.

Max Ward said...

John,

You bet your ass I would buy those if I saw those. I would say they are close to 30-40 dollars. I just bought Spumco comics for 12 bucks, so the toys must be more than twice the price of that.

Jarrad Hope said...

I still have ren & stimpy from Hungry Jacks Kids Meal .. (Burger King for the rest of the world)

Its all i could afford at the time, ohh and the humiliation of ordering a kids meal lead me into a spiral of decline that I now call my life!

Thank-you john D~=

:P

NateBear said...

I don't think my man-body would be able to withstand the three-dimensional existence of a Sody facsimile

Brian said...

Hey John!

Love these toys! I own the Spumco 3 Stooges ones, but had no clue about these!

If you get a chance, check out my site:
Plastic and Plush

I'd like to do an interview if you get a chance. :)

Gabriel said...

heh, Ren has a human nose. You're right, that's pretty awful.

Count Screwloose said...

Imagine the sad sort of individual who bought those toys the first time around.

He'd have to have no life at all, I should think.

RG

Anonymous said...

Hey John K.

I know Nickelodeon made real ugly Ren & Stimpy toys but I always thought the talking R & S dolls from 1992 looked good. They look like they were made the same as the George & Jimmy dolls. What did you think of the 1992 talking R & S dolls? I mean the talking Ren doll had to be your voice at that time right?

Jesse

Anonymous said...

Hi john, my name is kelly larson and i work at a comic store called comics archives, we have a barney rubble from that flinstones series in really good condition if your interested, we only have 30 bucks on it, it would even cheaper than that, I cant find any information of it, he has green hair and it super cute but im sure you already know all about him. Thought you might be interested.
gimme me an email if youre interested.

-kelly larson
ykantkellyread1@aol.com

David Germain said...

Even that Ren doll looks pissed about being designed that way. ;)

It's funny you should mention Jack Black. For a couple of years now I've been online asking people what they think about a biographical film about the life of Tex Avery. Many love the idea and have offered many casting suggestions. I've even had some corrosponance through e-mail with Tex's daughter Nancy. She loves the idea too. One of my teachers from animation school insisted that Jack Black was the perfect actor to portray Tex. I was taken aback by this at first. No offense to Black, but I've only seen him play characters in movies that were pretty much himself. I wasn't sure he'd be able to handle such a role. I haven't seen him in King Kong. Did he protray a different type of character?
Anyway, John, since you know him, it would be interesting to put the idea in front of him and see what he thinks about it.

John Pannozzi said...

I regret not buying the George and Jimmy dolls. I had the chance several times (the dolls were once at the Newbury Comics near my aunt's house, and around 2004 they were being sold on some website). I would LOVE if John K. made some more plush dolls of his characters (and heck, maybe even some characters who aren't his own, since he DID make 3 Stooges dolls long ago).

I do have some Ren & Stimpy dolls, though. I own the farting Ren (which is ugly I'll admit, but I think that's intentional) which I got for Christmas in 1992 (and in August 2004, John K. himself signed the doll's butt:), as well as 2 Stimpy dolls: The Talking one (which is pretty well made IMHO) and a smaller one with a "Stupid U" t-shirt. I remember that around 2004 a company named Sababa Toys (they also made/make Fraggle Rock dolls, FYI) made dolls of Ren & Stimpy. I didn't buy them, but I remember them being quite ugly.

Paul Badilla said...

Hi John:
Im Paul, im 20 years old and im from Chile, a far far away country...in the ass of the world.
I would like to have one of the spumco's toy.
Where i can buy these??
besides, we are doing a pilot of a cartoon serie, the show calls "La Polilla"(The Moth) and it's really funny and weird. Im gonna show you a few frames of the pilot next time.

here's our blog: http://www.lapolillaserie.blogspot.com/

well that's all, bye

your greatest fan Paul.

Kevin Langley said...

I've still got my George and Jimmy dolls nicely tucked away in their packaging. I still haven't opened my box of Sugar Corn Waste from the Jimmy paint by numbers set. I wonder whose in their. Those toys of your characters were just the best. I only wished I got the Stooges when they came out. I hope you release some more some day. By the way those Irv Spence models are up now.

Mitch K said...

I love toys too! I always wanted to make toys of all kinds, not just my characters. Toys these days aren't as cool as they used to be. I hate any action figure with an 'action button'!

I used to be kinder-surprise-obsessive in the long-gone days of my youth (I'm still a little crazy over them.) I remember in the mid-90s that you could get YOGI kinder toys. Here's a link to a picture of a set of them from kinders:

http://i4.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/0d/f0/a2_1_b.JPG

I only have the blue Yogi, one of Ranger Smith... and maybe one or two more.. They're in my attick somewhere.

I would totally buy a Jimmy and George doll if they were in a comic book store, if they were still around. I would love to have a Cigaretts the Cat plush too, if they existed... ;)

JimTex said...

Yeah, could you all come up with a life-size, anatomically correct Sody doll please? Especially with that super-duper vinylly-vanilla type smell. It's Odoriffic!!!©

I mean, heck, they do it all the time nowadays in Japan with all of those anime girls. Please, please, please?

Jeremy said...

I saw that sodypop figure on vinylpulse a month or so ago... I really hope you hit the vinyl market because its readily gaining popularity.

I have a stimpy figure and I also bought myself a mega Log.

toys are good.

JohnK said...

Hey Kevin

those model sheets are great.

Hey folks, if you like Tex Avery as much as I do, go see some killer model sheets at:

http://klangley.blogspot.com/

And comment there!

Frankie said...

I still have my farting Stimpy doll from like 1993! It is fairly accurate, I also had that hideous Ren doll you showed, scary.

I would totally buy dolls you helped make!

lastangelman said...

I wanna' Sody Pop (life size) anna' a Merle (bigger 'n' life, whoooaaahhhh!), oh wait these aren't adult toys we're talkin' about izzit? Hmmmm, hang a minnit (zzzzzziiiiipppppp - ouch! - ppppp).
Seriously, I wish I had my Three Stooges dolls, again. Jimmy is always fun, can't go wrong with an idiot! George dolls give me the creeps with those eyes - brrrr!

Samantha said...

whats that Sody Pop toy in the last picture? Is it an unreleased prototype?

Alex said...

Oh ha ha...That Ren toy is brilliant...it's like a toy of a guy wearing a Ren mask.

I must have it!

Ron Lim said...

I DID snap 'em up! I still have 'em! Two versions of Jimmy and a George Liquor... and at least two of 'em TALK!!! Ah, Palmer Paint products.... sigh.

Josh "Just What the Doctor Ordered" Heisie said...

I would most certainly buy those if I ever found them...a whole lot better than that last line of crap: Brushing Time Stimpy?!? I found an entire rack of those and I was too appalled to buy one.

Please tell me Spumco didn't design "Brushing Time Stimpy"...

I'd buy any of those, especially the top "TALKING MAN!" one.

PS: My word, you have lusty (and apparently often nude) ladies kissing George Liquor!

Frankie said...

sorry to double comment, but I think, to the right buyer, these could go for at least 50 dollars! There seems to be a small number of them, and you are a well known guy, so I think 50 seems about right. Normal action figure toys that aren't really ment for playing with cost a whole 10 to 15 dollars!

Anonymous said...

I DID see those buggers in a comic store years ago and I DID snatch them up. I have Future Jimmy and George Liquor.


Also I have most of the (crappy) ren and stimpy dolls that came out in the 90s... However when I was little I loved them and played with them constantly. I still have them!! My friends were making them fart the other night.


-Jordan
www.timwarnermovie.com

antikewl said...

I actually have that last George pencil topper, along with Sody and Jimmy. I rediscovered them all while I was moving house. :)

chris said...

Yeah toys are cool but i prefer your animation. I heard you did some flash work where can I see that?

I just went to a flash users group meeting in Venice and saw a documentary about flash in which you are mention haivng made some george liquor shorts.
That would be cool to see.

LeftoverJoe said...

Your toys are great; the George Liqour items in particular. If you would offer them again, or I saw them for sale somewhere now, I'd definitely snag one or two. Right now there's a fair amount of neat vinyl toys out. For example, over at KidRobot, or other online toy sellers/manufacturers, there's a big selection of adult-oriented toys and models. I have just started collecting again, so I'd be very interested in any Spumco swag!

Anonymous said...

I am a toy collector. When the Jimmy and George dolls came out years ago, I was too young and too jobless to afford the price tag. All I could get my grubby hands on were the George, Jimmy and Sody Pop pencil toppers, who now chill proudly with the likes of a many Gentle Giant Star Wars bust.
You were asking how much a toy collector would pay for such items nowadays.
Hmmm. I don't know. I remember them having a hefty price tag (for a doll), I don't know that I would pay that much today, when for a few bucks more you can get a mini statue or bust. I have a few of the Palisades R&S line, but they really do not compare to the awesome-ness of the pencil toppers.
I guess what I am trying to say is; I wouldn't pay much for a doll today, but I would pay a good amount for a resin statue or highly detailed "action" figure of the George Liquor crew. I mean, like a John K. production...not some bastardized MezcoPalisadeMcFarlane Hoo Ha. I read above someone else said that they weren't too happy with the Palisades "look"...although their Mr. Horse was pretty spot on...even the variant with the "nervous" eyes...although...(damn I'm ranting)...my Mr. Horse rubber gloves and socks and hat are drying up and cracking...anyone else have this happening???
Anywho...
WHO AM I KIDDING...I WOULD BUY ANYTHING YOU MADE SIR JOHN K...

I guess I was getting at...I want a sexy and hot as hell Sody Pop statue...much like the Azimuth designs...

I used to sweat the heck out of Sody Pop years ago. I never thought that a cartoon could get me all tingly, but she did. Sure, sure...look down your nose at me for saying that, but I'll be damned if I am the only one that got a stir in the pants after reading Spumco's Comic Book and seeing all the scantily clad images of Sody Pop trying to seduce our young and dumb Jimmy. I waited years for my doorbell to ring to have a hot underage chicky babe throw herself at my repulsive self.

*cough*

So yea.
Sody Pop (highly detailed) statue.
Put me down for one...*pant*...at any price.

Love
Raph

Anonymous said...

Me again (Raph)
One more request...please make a Catholic School Girls statue...
the infamous image of all three walking away after teasing Jimmy in the comic!!!
Like all three of them with that "looking back over the shoulder" look...


God, I need a girlfriend.

Love
Raph

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that Sody would sell like crazy on something such as kidrobot.com

Josh Boelter said...

These look pretty cool. I'm not a huge toy collector but I think Todd Macfarlane's toys are about the coolest things out there now. Especially his Spawn toys.

http://www.spawn.com/toys/

Cheers,

Josh

Eliot Phillips said...

I love the nipple boots and I would definitely by the Sody doll. I love the facial expression.

Thom Foolery said...

One of my favorite things at work is the George doll you signed to Lazzo. It sits on one of the couches at Williams Street. I remember when all those crappy-ass Ren & Stimpy figures and dolls came out. Even though I was like only 11 or 12, I still remember being annoyed at how off model they were and never bought any.

David Germain said...

God, I need a girlfriend.

Love
Raph


You need a new name too. Or at least an "L" between the "A" and the "P". ;)

Anyway, John, about that girl kissing George on the cheek, did you manage to snag a Maxim model for a girlfriend? If so, way to go!!

Aimee's Sketch Blog said...

Thanks for visiting me. I went into a comic book store last month and asked if they had spumco, comics, toys or DVD's and they looked at me like I "wernt from 'round here." I was discouraging.

Peter said...

last summer I found the Huckleberry Hound Spumco paint kit at a garage sale for $20. It was a little dented but I thought it was a steal!

broKeNbot said...

I think I want'em all!!!!!! I collect toys also!...I'm a nerd. :P

Eric C. said...

Hey John,
I'm a collector.
I've got George Liquor, Jimmy, and Jimmy of the Future.
I'm mainly a collector of Jim Henson memorabilia from the 50s-80s. The Merchandise puppets and figures that look almost or choose to the actual character.
Certain molds and how they made them really fascinate me. How you can make something as innocent and toys for kids and to easily mistake them as a replica to Jim's REAL creations.
I noticed how merchandise looks crummy and ugly like you said. It drives me nuts. But hey, there's Hollywood for you. It's about money and not quality like it should be with film, art, and their own merchandise. I agree with you John.
_Eric

tim kelly said...

I've got the non-talking George and the non-outer space Jimmy. Am I misremembering, or were there smaller versions, too? I always wanted the Three Stooges dolls (they were made in two sizes, too, right?) and the Spumco pencil toppers. You can still find this stuff at some of the conventions out here in NY like Big Apple Con and I-CON... I think it's just one woman/dealer who has them! Oh, and I've got Reindeer Ren and Farting Stimpy, although I don't think the latter farts anymore.

glamaFez said...

>Me again (Raph)
>One more request...please
>make a Catholic School Girls statue...

Would a Catholic School Girl pony work for you?

By Sas Christian:

http://www.hotboxdesigns.com/My_Little_Pony.html

thefinn said...

I"ve got a full set of the pencil toppers (george, Jimmy and Sody Pop) that I found in a comic store in Philthy a few years ago.... They're the pride of my toy collection.... If the George and Jimmy dolls suddenly made themselves available again, I'd snatch them up like a little girl with jacks.....

Arschblog said...

I would buy all! I collect toys too, especially R&S/Spumco stuff, Japanese Capsule toys (Gashapon) and plush toys.
I bought some of your T-shirts (Phil the pocket pup and Nit Hoatzin). I wear them on my last trip at easter, everyone who see it like it, especially Phil the pocket pup. I ´ll buy more! I´m happy that you sell clothes with your cool characters on it! Today there are not many clothes I like.

Do you make more of these clothes (Please)?
Why are not your name or the Spumco-logo on the clothes too?

Can´t wait to get the new R&S-DVD! I made many advertisement about the DVD in Germany, many R&S-fans didn´t know that you made new R&S-episodes, they were happy as they hear that.

To everyone: BUY THE CLOTHES AND THE DVD!!! :D

Do you collect "Dream-pets"?
I saw some on your photos. I think that they are some, because they looks like the stuff what I have at home(but I think mine are the new versions of it).

Anonymous said...

I WANT THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRLS FROM SPUMCO TO BE REAL!!!
Yea, I am at work and am obsessed with John's blog. I check it a at least 50 times a day to see if he has any updates. I never chime in cuz I really don't know much about what he talks about, but am learning.
Today he is talkin' toys and that is my world.
Not that this post has much to say on the subject other than...I'm bored at work...

so yea.

Sody Pop or Catholic School Girl figures that I can lay in bed with and...oops the boss is coming!!!

Anonymous said...

...Raph again.
Actually...you know what would be cool???
A Sody Pop doll in the vain/vein of the George or Jimmy dolls!!!
Really detailed face (like the model with the tongue sticking out) and a real insanely detailed voluputious body!!! Yea that's it!!!
Oh man. John stop teasing and make this already!!!!!

removable clothing as well!!!!

*cough*

So yea.

Anonymous said...

glamaFez!!! Holy Moley!!! That pony is hot!!!

Does that make me sad?

JimmyD said...

Fantastic figures! I'd pay around 60-70 bucks CDN for any of those 16" figures. I'd get more than one if it was around 40. I'm loving the grins on Jimmy and Mr. G Liquor. Great work John :)

Roland Gonzalez said...

Hey JK,

As a toy collector who cares much about how the toy is designed - I really loved Spumco dolls.

I have the George, the (2) Jimmys, the (3) Stooges, and was looking forward to the rumored Sody Pop doll (yum).

Yeah, make the crap outta 'em, I'll buy them all

Attaboy said...

Hi John,
I Have all of these! Jimmy, Talking George Liquor, and the Stooges Dolls of course. they are soo cool and ahead of their time. and all the Paint Sets and coloring books were sublime. I snuck into toyfair jsut to get a look at them. They inspired me to leave the corporate toy industry full time and pursue my own damn toys. My Girlfiriend Annie OWens and I started Hi Fructose magazine and we'd love to do a piece on you and these toys. Give us an email at info@hifructose.com and let us know.
rawk!
Atta

Attaboy said...

Hi John,
I Have all of these! Jimmy, Talking George Liquor, and the Stooges Dolls of course. they are soo cool and ahead of their time. and all the Paint Sets and coloring books were sublime. I snuck into toyfair jsut to get a look at them. They inspired me to leave the corporate toy industry full time and pursue my own damn toys. My Girlfiriend Annie OWens and I started Hi Fructose magazine and we'd love to do a piece on you and these toys. Give us an email at info@hifructose.com and let us know.
rawk!
Atta

lady j said...

yes, yes, and yes.

Aimee's Sketch Blog said...

I drew a picture of you. Please don't beat me...

lady j said...

as i say this, you should know that i also own the ren farting doll you have pictured there. ugly, sure, but do you know how hilarious farting was at the time?

(or how hilarious it still is?)

Animal Qwacker said...

Holy crap! I actually have that Fred Flintstone! He's so on model, they gave him the green toenails that you can't see on tv.

Anonymous said...

Tex Avery's daughter made possible DIC's 1990's "Tex Avery Theater" cartoon show. She sold the rights to the late genius's name for the money because she hated her dad. DIC made of it what they always make. Could Jack Black play Tex? Could he play Robert Armstrong? Too bad Peter Lorre is dead. You'd first have to faithfully recreate the mid 1930's to get an idea of everything that Tex and Clampett were working against. Who the hell you gonna hire as Clampett - Keanu Reeves? Good luck, just don't do it with DIC.

E. Adam Thomas said...

I seriously love these, but I still want my Muddy Mudskipper Cereal Bowl Caddy! That would be freaking awesome!

Ted said...

I bought the Space Jimmy when it came out. Not leaving its box, its craptacular helmet (thin flimsy plastic) popped open within about a month, never to close again. A helmet worthy of a McFarlane toy in terms of breaking.
Great boot sole nipples, tho...

Anonymous said...

I've got that last George Liquor toy sitting on my desk right now. Next to my box of Sugar Corn Waste.

Toren Q Atkinson said...

I was never a big toy fan and even for toys I love, I avoid buying them because I simply don't have the room. A Muddy Mudskipper cereal caddy would be da bomb, though. I would still donate $20 if you had a PayPal link on your site, though.

Simon said...

If I saw such wonderful toys (the verisimilitude!) adorning the shelves of my favorite comic book type store, I would certainly pick them up and take them home with me, after paying for them, of course.

John Pannozzi said...

There are some more MGM cartoon model sheets at http://records.goldenagecartoons.com/mgmmodels/

Robert Hume said...

I own the George Liguor American Doll and I keep him right on my desk at my office, and everybody always comes in and asks me all about him. I just tell them he's a doll of my distranged ubber-macho conservative uncle, and in a very real sense it's TRUE!
I personally think everybody has a George Liquor in there family to one degree or another.

Robert Hume said...

BTW I saw the Ren and Stimpy action figures online, and I have to say...It's great to see that someone is FINALLY trying to market the LOG! LOL

If only I knew where to get one of my very own!! :D lol

Anonymous said...

I like the George liqour underwear man!

Desiree said...

Im DYING!!! For a Jimmy Toy!!! i Go bonkers over toys im determined to get my hands on and jimmy is one of em!!!

Hey Johnny K?!?! How do you make your own toys?? i mean, it sounds so dreamlike to me, but really, how do you do it?? whats yer um...pipeline??

David Germain said...

Tex Avery's daughter made possible DIC's 1990's "Tex Avery Theater" cartoon show. She sold the rights to the late genius's name for the money because she hated her dad.

Excuse me Mr. or Mrs. anonymous (if that is your real name) but that's a rather wild accusation there. Through many of my corespondance with Nancy, she's expressed nothing but love for her father. She's been trying to promote his name for years. It's just that not every decision was a good one (like that late '90's DIC program).
If you want to convince people that she hated Tex Avery in any way, you're going to need a lot more proof than that. (Sorry to hijack this thread. Back to the toys.)

S.G.A said...

I love the spumco toys , they remind me of the old rushton toys.

David Germain said...

Oh, and Aimee, I drew a picture of John as well. Check that out here if you like. :)

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greg oakes said...

always a good idea to have some control when your cartoon characters become toys! yours look great!! ...love the packaging!

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Anonymous said...

John K.

I always thought the colors of the Ren & Stimpy figures from Palisades looked like they were made in the 1930's

Jesse

Kevin said...

I love how John pays homage to Tex Averys gag of showing literal interpretations of old sayings and figures of speech in the R+S pilot. Did anyone else catch that?

Like when he says "old man hunger was gnawing at their bellies" and it shows the actual old man doing just that. There's a few more.

If you watch Uncle Tom's Cabana, they have similar montage. One of them is "Death was staring them right in the face" or something like that. Obviously they show a creepy looking Grim Reaper sitting right at the table with Uncle Tom, staring him dead in the eyes.

The R+S montage flows perfectly, it's very similar to the feel of that in the Tex Avery episode. It was an awesome way to pay tribute to a funny gag, and even make it a little better.

lastangelman said...

Nowadays,what new toys could Spumco do? Ah, there is a potential Heartaches glitter paint and make your own cartoon book set, a He-Hog action figure with sens-a-riffic powers (doubling as a dinner bell/ smoke detector), a George Liquor and his women collector's set ( half-Mabel for wall mounting, scantily dressed Sody Pop (short shorts and man's button shirt tied in a knot at front of chest) and Big Sister Merle in nothing but a towel and a leer, a cartoony Liberty Enlightening The World Statue with a teary-eyed George holding a US flag, saluting her ), goose-necked razor wielding Harvey the Barber with short haired Jimmy The Idiot in barber chair (complete with Vitalis, shaving kit and strop), George's pet talking loud mouthed bass, with twenty five filthy despicable insults, leash included, a plush 18" Bugs Pussy with plush Trash Can/Hamper - and for the really gross sickos, a Cigarettes The Cat desktop cigarette dispenser - at the push of a button, a fresh cigarette pops out his from his butt! - and Dirty Dog, Cigarettes, Bugs Pussy, and Cigarettes's hot girlfriend puppets - kids and adults alike can act out their own WPH/film noir/ psychodramas for appreciative friends and well heeled audiences alike.

David DeGrand said...

I thought that these Ren and Stimpy toys Palisades put out a while back were amazing:

http://palisadestoys.com/features/RenNStimpy/action_figures.html

John, did you have any input at all on these? I thought they were very well done and made sure to buy every single one I could get my hands on. Those George and Jimmy pencil toppers sit proudly on my toy shelf as well, I definately would love to see more toys from the mind of John K!!!!

MKN said...

I would pick them up, depending on one thing . . .

You must tell me the secrets to becoming a great cartoonist so my own work will be cool, flavorable, and overflowing with scantaly clad women.

Also if a comic came with each toy people would have to buy all the toys to get all the comics.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen a single Ripping Friends action figure...I don't know if they never got made or perhaps it's because I haven't been in a toy store for a billion years but I'd love to have one of those!

Max said...

I have both the Jimmy dolls and the George one. I got them on ebay. I was too young and without money when they first came out!

ONE QUESTION!: What were the last two pictures in this post, the george figure and that sexy chick sculpture?

WHAT's THE DEAL!?!?!

I was so sad when the second line of R&S action figures didn't come out...

jorge garrido said...

>>>goose-necked razor wielding Harvey the Barber with short haired Jimmy The Idiot in barber chair (complete with Vitalis, shaving kit and strop)

Vitalis is for communists! Brylcream is what real manly mean use. Even if it is greasy kid stuff.

Alex S said...

I made this uh little animation about the Ren and Stimpy merchendise I hope you like mr K http://www.deviantart.com/view/32157308/

Eric C. said...

Hey John,

Is that a Sody Pop doll prototype ?

_Eric

fellipe said...

hi john. actually, if you ever make toys for Ren & Stimpy in classic situations from the old series, you would sell tons of it. Peeps just love those great "come-backs", like it's happening with the 80's tv shows, turning into comics and new toys.

at least, my generation remembers R&S perfectly and how cool it was. i would love to have a Ren in full fairy tale costume, or the Toaster super guy.

cheers!

ryankarell said...

hey john
ryan here. we met at the standard the other day. count me in for a pair of dolls. are those rubber nipples on jimmy's shoes? if so, good one.

Ted said...

The actual Jimmy of the Future dolls that I saw (and the one I have) have opaque shoe nipples; the photos here are either of prototypes or there were variants released.
I thought it was kind of odd how accurate the Spumco toys look, as John K seems to love the wildly different design of many toys.
But then I like the look of that Stimpy thing; I've always wondered if there were hot air ballooning home kits...

Clinton said...

I have the 16in Jimmy and George Liqour. Jimmy the Idiot was on Ripping Friends, but I've always wanted to see Jimmy or Soda Pop in R&S. I remember when I used to have the Ren and Stimpy toys that fart when you squeeze them.

Daniel said...

A good friend of mine wants Jack Black to invite hime over to paint a wall in his house. He's a good artist, Jack should consider it.

Amanda said...

I have been a big fan of Spumco for MANY years... my comic book store (my husband, Tate owns it) was lucky enough to get a load of the "adorable" dolls when one of our distributors (for lack of a better word) was dumping them.

No one really knows what they are... so they haven't sold. But, we love them!!

We have a handful of George Liquor and Jimmy (in the Clubhouse) for $14.95 each. Email us or call and ask for Tate if you're interested.

It would make us so happy if they went to good homes!

www.tatescomics.com

frankie said...

george liquor is for lovers!

Anonymous said...

please put the girl of jimmys dreams up.. in her bikini. that would be a hot shirt and toy... please!!!!!
i will buy it. i bought the jimmy toy in a comic book store, they have george liquor left :) going back to get it, so dont worry, i won't tell you untill after I buy it hee hee.. ok on ebay I have seen some of these... so don't go out and rush at once... john k, why dont you put spumco stuff on youTube, loved them, will the hidden stuff to click on still come up in there player? I have a few of them download from spumco site... soo cool. put them out on a dvd, sure people would love them, not sure why you didnt put any on this uncut dvd, sure some reason... would be nice a tease so when you do put one out though... you better not stop animation , i will hunt you down haha... your the man.. do more ok !!!?

Tim said...

This christmas I received a George Liquor and a Jimmy The Idiot doll from my girlfriend. It is the best present ever!

Nicholas Gazin said...

I own all three of the beautiful Spumco dols and keep them on top of my bookshelf. I keep the pencil toppers on pencils which are in cans on my desk. A female friend commented on Sody's expression. She seems genuinely surprised that there's a pencil in her butt. I like that Jimmy just looks satisfied.

Please produce more of this beautiful garbage. I need it.