Thursday, March 4, 2010

High as a kite

No, I'm not going to talk about the recent importance gained by (man, this guy is not even C... I don't know. D? No, not enough...) F-lister villain Kite-Man thanks to Batman: The Brave and the Bold.


"Kite-Man you say? Nope... Not even in the D-list..."

I want to talk about Pixar Animation Studios 2009 movie: Up! I just got this gorgeous figurine set. They are exclusive to Disney Stores, but since there is not a single store in Latin America, I had to buy them in a plain old comic store.



There are seven figures in this set: Carl the old guy, Russell the Asian kid, Dug the Dog, Kevin the ostrich on acid and Alpha, Beta and Gamma the evil attack dogs. I'm really sorry that deranged villain Charles Muntz didn't make the cut, I do a fair Christopher Plummer impersonation, but don't have a figure to practice with.



The figurines are not articulated, but they are sculpted with an incredible degree of details. They are very true to the look of the film. Carl is grumpy and he even has his hearing aid. Russell is cute and chubby, he looks good enough to... I don't know... To dress your kid as him next Halloween...


Or not... Forget it... It was a stupid idea anyway...

Dug and Kevin are also great figures. And although the talking dogs were the part I least enjoyed about the movie, I loved Dug. Why? Because I had a Labrador Retriever when I was younger (Dug is a Golden Retriever) and Dug reminded me so much to my dog that I can do nothing but congratulate the people of Pixar for making me relive My good buddy. Also, there's a part of the film when Dug looks to the side and the look on his face is spot on, I'm thinking someone at Pixar must own a Golden Retriever...



And then you have the other three talking dogs:



Of the entire set Alpha was the worst figure, I guess making a decent Dobermann is as hard as making a Dobermann decent. The other two are great, especially Gamma (the Bulldog), since Beta should have been a little bigger, I think.



I really liked this set, it's unique, cute and very well done. I'll try to track down the other Disney Store exclusive figurine sets... I know there's one of Nightmare Before Christmas that I would really enjoy.

Until next time. No, Mr. Kite-Man... Not even the E-list...

4 comments:

LEon said...

Hey these are interesting figures. I watched Up for a handful of time with my nephews and nieces. I still like it. LOL

chrismandesign said...

Disney has great characters, i didn’t knew (till now) that u like this kind of figures, i mean, u r mostly a DC fan, gooood !!! all the figures seems to me pretty fine but i love the most Carl & Russell... what a pity that i haven’t seen this movie =@, but i’ll do... just for curiosity, u use the same "background" i hav seen in Action Figures Blues & i’m wondering why ??? i dun believe in chances, u know... =PPPP

Freak Studio said...

@Leon: I liked the movie, wasn't my favorte Pixar film, but still great fun!

@Chris: I like lots of different things, and the same background I share with AFB is a white wall... Other than that we don't even share the same continent. :)

chrismandesign said...

he, he, that was funny... i know Australia is not so close from Argentina, but the rack & the chipboard looks mysteriously similar to the ones AFB uses !!!??? myb i’m going crazy more than usual, that’s all @___@