Monday, July 21, 2008

Political Chaos in Toy Form

Here is Barack and his magic podium. If you rub the podium against any of your problems and hope them away, they will vanish!


If hoping your problems away doesn't work, then try the other method: Blow 'em away!

Or try hiding them in your pant suit!




McCain and Obama were sculpted by Chris Peterson. Hillary sculpted by Arshak Nazarian. All color styled and painted by Beth Colla. Castings by Richard Vanover at Wheaty Wheat.

They were manufactured by Reel FX. They are rounding up distributors at this very moment so add yourself on the list if you want to get 'em in your stores!
Wait'll you see the fancy-ass packaging Brian Romero is designing! I'll post 'em later this week.

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These toys are not only sculpted beautifully, but we've taken extra time and effort to color them slightly off register, just like old fashioned 60s toys!





And here's some more nifty toys to rock your ass off! Sculpted by Chris Peterson and company and colored by Beth Colla at Wheaty Wheat.

These were manufactured by Thunderdog toys and distributed by Strangeco to comic book stores and specialty shops.

Chris is busy sculpting my latest batch of toys - George Liquor, Sody Pop, Jimmy the Idiot Boy and Cigarettes the Cat for Strangeco.
We are recreating this historic scene in toy form! Tell me you will run to the toy store and buy 'em!

40 comments:

Mitch L said...

Wow these are even better then I imangend. Those colors really ads allot.

Sven Hoek said...

I will run to the store and buy 'em. The whole set!

Will they be sold seperately, no matter, they are ALL MINE,mine!!

Caleb said...

These look great, I especially like the Tenacious D guys.

Dor Isaac said...

Kyle Glass looks adorable!

Vince M. said...

The Barack one looks like it would also make a great PEZ dispenser. Especially if you could get him to bend backward.

Timefishblue said...

beautiful
those are really amazing!

Annie-Mae said...

Where are you planning an selling these? Any retailers picked out or is it going to be from your gallery? I'll certainly get the political ones XD

J Hobart B said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Great work!

Jeremy said...

These look fantastic!

I wish the tenacious D guys where fully clothed though. I'm not a fan of Jack and Kyle's naked rears.

Toole said...

Hilary is already irrelevant.

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

Those are amazing! I hope you're planning on selling them online too, because we don't a ton of comic shops around here. Are the Tenacious D toys already out of production? I've been looking forward to buying them since you first posted the sketches! I just don't remember you saying they were actually on sale.

But yeah, I'd run out to my nearest toy store and buy every toy there!

The Tenacious D toys are my favorite, followed by McCain, but they're all great.

Josh Heisie

/\/\ikeB said...

I will buy every character. Make them.

Frank said...

Great Work !!!

shouldn't it say tenacious d across there butts ..?

http://www.impawards.com/2006/posters/tenacious_d_in_the_pick_of_destiny_ver2.jpg

Brad said...

I shall have at least one, oh yes!

But one, I'm a Barack supporter, but I still think you were much too kind to him compared to the other two in the design.

Josh Latta said...

Wow! I certainly see the 60's toys influence on the "D".

Cool toys, I 'll collect them all!

Say, how about a set of "Flight Of The Conchords" figures too!

Copyright©2008JamesMartin - unless marked otherwise said...

I'll take one!!

trevor said...

Are you gonna use any of the jokes we submitted for the box?

- trevor.

Mitch K said...

These are totally awesome.

David Germain said...

Wow! That Barrack statue turned out great. I hope he uses it in his campaign somehow.

It's certainly miles ahead of those "Obama is my slave" T-shirts. Have you seen those?

Hryma said...

Bwaa ha ha, funny stuff.
Did anyone else notice Hilary's felt suit?

Ardy said...

These are incredible but they would be way better if they doubled as shampoo bottles.

Kali Fontecchio said...

Those are beautiful fannies.

Trevour said...

I will buy them all!!!

Sid said...

The real Hillary Clinton looks like Ronald McDonald without make-up...

I'll run to the store to get a sody.

Timefishblue said...

Brad, if Obama's podium is the same as it was in the drawing, it says "WISH" on the other side, which is genius satire.

And anyway, Obama is the best looking of the three in real life. Caricatures I've seen that try to make him look bad end up being abstract and unrecognizable because they are putting things that aren't there into Obama's face instead of exaggerating what they're given. The guy is good-looking, or at least pretty normal looking, so a caricature that's grotesque (like John McCain's, since he's kind of grotesque in real life) wouldn't be Obama.

SoleilSmile said...

In that scene Sody, I always felt she shoulda propelled George Liguor a good 30 feet across the room and through few a walls with her hips. Perhaps there can be a gags throughout the series where Sody defends her love for Jimmy in highly effective and hilarious ways. All with that dippy smile on her face of course!

Gabriele_Gabba said...

Man, i'd love to see this scene in toy form! And yes.. if my local comic store gets them and i have the money, they will be mine! Who could resist having something so awesome on their table?

Nico said...

these are FANTASTIC john. I will buy them!!!!!

They are all great but I'd definitely get Hillary and the D first. hooray for toy butts!

thiago said...

Wonderful toys, can't wait to see Jimmy, George, Sody and the Cat!

Bob said...

nice

Sean Worsham said...

I'll definitely buy them!

trevor said...

Hey John,

I know this is going back in time a bit, but when are the realistic Sody Pop dolls coming out? I remember in an interview you joked that the tits would feel real and if you touched them, the doll would say, "My father's a cop".

You know all us lonely ( and even hitched ) guys would snatch those right up! Too expensive to make, I gather?

- trevor.

Max Ward said...

Where is your Ron Paul toy?

Rich said...

Overall, awesome. Obama, Clinton, and Jack Black are my favorites. I'd buy the Kyle and KG ones.

I don't get John McCain's expression. His eyes seem to be saying something different than his mouth. I dunno about the black on his eyebrows... it looks like a second pair of eyes in the picture.

perspex said...

why do the Tenacious D figurines only have half their clothes on? or is this somehting that outs me as not a fan?

WIL said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, God...

let the far side of Barack's podium say "REPARATIONS".

Nick H said...

They'll look great next to my George Liquor 'Squeezable Man'

Jósel said...

DO WANT!!!

Rick said...

Love these. You have to make Palin, Biden, President Clinton and Bush Jr. to complete the set. Palin and Biden are a must.

Rick said...

You have to put out Biden, Palin, President Clinton and Bush Jr. At the very least Biden and Palin. Wave 2 perhaps?