Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Japanese Off Model Is Fun





Here's Craig's version of off-model George that reminds me of the Japanese toys.

15 comments:

Kristen McCabe said...

Off-Model George is my fave!

Kali Fontecchio said...

I will find them someday!

blakepackard.com said...

it's funny,
You see some toys like that today.
"Mighty Muggs"
But they don't look nearly as fun as the Japanese Cinderella or Dwarfs.

Matt Jordan said...

Our car is Japanese off model. It's not quite as fun as these toys.

Kingfish said...

I actually think that George looks great!

Niki said...

I like the Donald Duck and nephews.

Shawn Dickinson said...

haha! That George is amazing!

RooniMan said...

I could go with that Mickey.

Scrawnypumpkinseed said...

Off-model George looks like he wants to murder me! I guess I have new residents in my nightmares

Brian O. said...

So when are you going to collaborate on a puppet show?

Roberto Severino said...

That off-model Mickey looked kinda creepy for a minute. George looks awesome though.

C. A. M. Thompson said...

Those are amazing, Disney meets folk art. I wonder if they ever made Popeye kokeshi dolls. He made the greatest tin toys ever.

http://www.BubbleBlowers.com/pages/253_pic.html

The George Liquor is very impressive too.

Pete Emslie said...

I'm not so sure I'd describe these as "off-model", so much as being "abstracted" versions of the characters. "Off-model" suggests something more like those vaccuum molded plastic Halloween masks that John has posted pics of in the past: amateurish interpretations so weird that they're strangely endearing. These Japanese toys are cute enough I suppose, but I'm rather indifferent to them myself.

Rusty said...

Anime is essentially off model Betty Boop or Bambi. Because apparently Osamu Tezuka got his inspiration of off Disney and Fleischer. While the results are not up to par to the two animation giants I still respect what hes done.

Cory said...

Hahaha cute minimal design unlike the modern Chinese off-model crap toys you can find in dollar stores.