Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Boys were built differently in the stone age.

Ed Benedict told me that a lot of animators didn't like animating "UPA" style characters because they couldn't turn them around.

But there were some excellent toy sculptors who didn't seem to have any problem doing it. I love how these designs of Ed's are so full of subtle angles and carefully designed asymmetry - and the sculptor caught it all! Today this would be totally symmetrical all around. The eyes would be perfect ovals, the muzzle would be straight down the middle (unless the character was making the 'tude expression). I wish I did own this toy because it is full of great design subtleties and in 3 dimensions.

13 comments:

banjodevon said...

2 questions spring to mind:
1. Where's Bam Bam's unit?
2. What's holding up that bone?

Steven M. said...

Bam-Bam! Where are your clothes?!

fabiopower said...

I have "Brain"

Mark said...

These images are great. Are they from your personal collection? When were they made?

Thanks.

yawn said...

Bam Bam's bone is replaced with another bone! The sculptor molded his head pefectly.

keegan said...

I guess you could say Bam Bam has a...........

bone where is external sexual organ of certain biologically male organisms, in both vertebrates and invertebrates should be.

Elana Pritchard said...

Want to see a comic I did for the gay bar magazine, Odyssey?

god hates flags

Matt Jordan said...

It looks like some sort of bacteria are bursting out of Bam Bam's head.

Milio said...

Long life to the assymetry!
Changing the subject Joh, I wish you could make a post about the "Dog Water" comercial seen on the third season of "Ren & Stimpy" It´s so great and absurd! Pure delight.

Paul B said...

Hi John.
I made another inking from one of your characters.
CLICK HERE!

Hope you like it!!

Recedebo said...

Bam Bam's got a boner... that's what the sculptor meant...

Michael said...

I caught the end of a new Fruity Pebbles commercial that had 3 dimensional characters. If my eyes weren't deceiving they looked like physical, Puppetoon type things. I was curious to see what you'd think.

MistahB said...

eek Boner!! o_0