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Post by GeorgeC » February 20th, 2009, 6:40 pm

Ben wrote:Hubba-hubba!

I mean, seriously, hubba-hubba! What else <I>is</I> there to say!? ;)

That you're buying the statue? :D

I am, at any rate. Might get Roger, too.

Someone finally made Jessica sexy again!

She'll probably be the next Disney maq I buy from Electric Tiki after the Mary Blair "Alice in Wonderland" set.

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Post by Darkblade » February 25th, 2009, 4:14 pm

*eyes pop out and mouth drops*

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Post by Rodney » February 25th, 2009, 11:35 pm

Wow! She looks great!

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Post by OriginalGagBonkers » March 31st, 2009, 5:30 pm

A+ in my books (:

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Post by Whippet Angel » March 31st, 2009, 11:35 pm

boys.... :roll:

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The Shadow Knows! Statue preview at Electric Tiki...

Post by GeorgeC » April 5th, 2009, 6:28 pm

Electric Tiki makes far more statues than I can afford!

Some of them are characters that are vaguely familiar to me, others are characters I very much remember.

The Shadow is a character I fell in love with after listening to old radio shows on CD... Many of which are available as free, downloadable mp3s.

A preview of the Tiki Shadow statue being released over the next year...
http://www.electrictiki.com/classic%20h ... hadow.html

Note that the statue comes with a replica of the ring his alter-ego wears.

It should turn out better than the Alec Baldwim movie did!

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Post by Randall » April 5th, 2009, 8:51 pm

That statue-in-progress looks to be pretty cool. I've enjoyed the radio shows and some of the comics (even the Chaykin and Helfer/Baker ones, which were great comics even if they weren't always faithful to the character).

And am I the only one who kinda liked the Alec Baldwin film?

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Post by GeorgeC » April 17th, 2009, 11:29 pm

You're the only one who likes Alec Baldwin, period! :lol:



Nah, he's a decent actor but an ass by half in real life...


Anyhow, that's not the point of this post..

UPDATE on the prototype sculpt with more views --

http://www.electrictiki.com/classic%20h ... hadow.html

It's looking really good!

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Post by Ben » April 18th, 2009, 3:36 pm

I'm with'ya Rand. The Shadow is a guilty pleasure of mine, even though it is an awful movie! ;)

Actually, it's quite good fun, but loses the plot towards the end. It's just so unintentionally amusing though that I always catch it on TV. Seen it about three times in the past year.

Had a friend who worked with Baldwin on an aborted remake of The Devil And Daniel Webster...seems Alec was a decent enough chap during it's making, if more than a little clueless (half the reason the movie sank apparently).


My goodness, those sculpts look the business! The Shadow is another property that I'd love to see done right on the big screen.

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Post by GeorgeC » April 23rd, 2009, 2:22 pm

Ruben Procopio, ex-Disney animator and master maquette creator, is one of the best sculptors in the pop culture statue business.

He's done a lot of work with Disney and Electric Tiki.

When I look at my very tiny Electric Tiki collection, I've got a LOT of statues he sculpted! Ditto on a lot of the superhero busts I've got. I'd say between those two categories OVER HALF the statues I own were sculpted by him and I didn't realize it! I guess my eye is drawn to his work... :lol:

He keeps an update on what he's doing at his blogsite http://maskedavengerstudios.blogspot.com/

Seems like a nice guy, too, and he's a big fan of the Green Hornet and The Phantom which he sculpted as well, too. He's actually doing some work now on new Phantom comics.

I like The Shadow and The Green Hornet as concepts but I can't get into The Phantom...

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Post by Randall » April 23rd, 2009, 9:25 pm

Believe it or not, I'll see Reuben this weekend too!

Sorry, just had to mention that. :)

He does do great work. It was nice seeing him interviewed in the Alex Toth doc on the Space Ghost set.

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Post by GeorgeC » April 23rd, 2009, 11:48 pm

You know lately, Rand, every time you speak it's like you're rubbing salt into my wounds! :cry:

I'm so jealous!

Now I know how Ben feels when you get to keep the cool stuff that comes up for video review... :cry:

But seriously, enjoy Ruben and Timm when you meet them -- and think about how you're depriving the rest of us!!!! :P






Please provide pictures of the meetings with them so we know you're not just making this stuff up!









FYI, for those who don't know me, this post was a joke. I'm NOT that mean to people....













USUALLY.

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Post by Randall » April 24th, 2009, 12:03 am

Jealous, eh? That's just the effect I was going for! ;)

Funny, just before I read your post, I plugged in my camera to charge it!
Hopefully I'll get some good photos.

Did I mention that Margot Kidder will be there too? Having met Noel Neill last summer, this is a great chance to meet a second Lois in less than a year.

In case you're interested, here's the whole guest lineup for this weekend:
http://www.calgaryexpo.com/guests.php
Some choice names in there! This will be my first time going to this show, and I'm impressed by all the great names they've got coming.

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Post by GeorgeC » April 24th, 2009, 3:29 am

Well,

We have to enjoy these people while we can. Some of them are really getting up in years!

Noel Neill and Jackie Cooper are both practically 90 now!

Even Mark Hamill is almost 60!

To think I saw Jackie Cooper as one of "The Little Rascals" in reruns on television then turn around and he's Perry White in Superman: The Movie!

My goodness, where does the time go??

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Post by Ben » April 24th, 2009, 6:25 am

Lois <I>AND</I> Perry!!?? :shock:

"Envious" would be the word I go for, George.

But, by the way, I've been good with the goodies the studios send us. Now I'm up to Blu-ray we've been sharing out the wealth nicely, and there has been a <I>lot</I> to share out over the past month or two!


Yes...do get pics Rand! Maybe even write a small piece up for us? ;)

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