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  1. RPF Premium Member Gigatron's Avatar
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    Feb 12, 2007, 9:50 AM - #1

    Hey gang,

    I've been watching SpaceBalls on my palm pilot on the way to work the last couple of days and I got to thinking; with all the sculptors here (especially with the guys doing the sweet jobs on the holo-chess pieces), these should be a no-brainer. the figures in the movie were static, so resin would be a great way to go.

    So how about it, sculptors? Any of you guys up to taking on the challenge of the action figures as seen in the movie?

    -Fred

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    Feb 12, 2007, 10:02 AM - #2

    You see castings off of the screen used figures show up everyonce in a while
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    Feb 12, 2007, 10:08 AM - #3

    Anyone care to show pictures of these, please?
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    Feb 12, 2007, 10:52 AM - #4

    These are in Planet Hollywood, NiagaraFalls, Canada




    Steven
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    Feb 12, 2007, 10:55 AM - #5

    Your helmet is so big.

    Pics were requested to be taken down by the owner.

    Nick
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    Feb 12, 2007, 11:13 AM - #6

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nick daring @ Feb 12 2007, 08:55 AM) [snapback]1417265[/snapback]</div>
    Your helmet is so big.

    I forget where these pics came from, so apologies to the owner.

    Nick
    [/b]


    HA. Busted. Playing with your dolls again.
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    Feb 12, 2007, 2:10 PM - #7

    Up close, they look like they were made in that play-doh contraption that came out in the late 70's that allowed you to make clay figures. It was a clamshell mold for Luke, Leia, Han, Chewy, Obi-Wan, Vader and the droids. You mushed play-doh into both halves of the clam shell then squeezed them together. If you were lucky, you could get the figures out in one piece.

    If you do a search on ebay, somebody has a few of the molds for sale. I believe there were more available than what the seller has. I may pick them up for use with some air dry clay just to relive some of my younger days...

    Anyway, I bet the artisans on this board could make better looking ones in the same style of the originals. Since you never see them up close, who can argue as to how good ours should look. I'd definitely be all over a set of well done figures.

    -Fred

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    Feb 13, 2007, 2:51 PM - #8

    Aw, pics are gone. Anyone have more closeups? Height reference? I know a set went through Propstore.com (cuz I tried to find the info from there.).

    Looking at the play-doh set, Gigatron, I'm don't think that was it - those figures are mainly posed with there arms in or on the body.

    I've been looking at bendy figures, and I think that might be a better bet. The Justtoys Star Wars Bend 'Ems look pretty close - Luke seems to have Lone Stars hairstyle. But... they came out in the '90s, and Spaceballs late '80s.
    Now, maye they got access to some prototypes, or something?

    BTW, IMDB has trivia that George Lucas allowed Brooks to make the film(.) on condition that there was no real-world merchandise sold.
    Kinda sucks, George. Remember where your money came from?

    Anyhow - There were bendies before Justoys came along - Mego had the 'Bend'N'Flex' line of superheroes, etc (Justoys sorta picked up the torch with their Marvel line - still too late for the Spaceballs figures.).
    The hand position and shoulder shape just call out bendy toy to me.

    I might have to give these a try.

    C.
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    Feb 13, 2007, 3:50 PM - #9

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(nick daring @ Feb 12 2007, 08:55 AM) [snapback]1417265[/snapback]</div>
    Your helmet is so big.

    Pics were requested to be taken down by the owner.

    Nick
    [/b]

    Glad people are willing to share...
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    Feb 15, 2007, 6:36 AM - #10

    No height reference for the figures? Does 5" seem right?
    If I can speed up the process with what I have planned, it may be possible to make figures that were not seen in the movie quite easily, and in the same style.
    Spaceball trooper? An in-scale Yogurt?

    I just ordered the special edition DVD for reference pics. Tho any figure pics would be a help.

    C.
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    Feb 15, 2007, 10:05 AM - #11

    My guess was in the 5-6" range.

    All the dvd caps I had weren't very helpful in getting any details. All they provided were a relative size to rick morranis' hands, which I think may be on the small side to begin with.

    I'd love to see somebody come up with a set of these, plus any extra characters they wanted to do.

    -Fred

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    Feb 21, 2007, 8:48 AM - #12

    Anybody ever make a cast for these?
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    Feb 22, 2007, 10:33 AM - #13

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(darthravenger @ Feb 21 2007, 06:48 AM) [snapback]1423370[/snapback]</div>
    Anybody ever make a cast for these?
    [/b]
    Not trying to throw salt in the wound here guys, but my good friend has the original set of molds used to cast the screenused figures. He has a painted up set on his shelf... Ill see if he will take some pics for me to post. I would like to have a set of figures in my collection as well...
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    Feb 22, 2007, 12:10 PM - #14

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(DocBrown88 @ Feb 22 2007, 04:33 PM) [snapback]1424299[/snapback]</div>
    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(darthravenger @ Feb 21 2007, 06:48 AM) [snapback]1423370[/snapback]
    Anybody ever make a cast for these?
    [/b]
    Not trying to throw salt in the wound here guys, but my good friend has the original set of molds used to cast the screenused figures. He has a painted up set on his shelf... Ill see if he will take some pics for me to post. I would like to have a set of figures in my collection as well...
    [/b][/quote]


    To heck with the pictures, see if he wants to make some money by making casts

    -Fred

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    Feb 22, 2007, 12:16 PM - #15

    yeah. id be in for a set.
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    Feb 22, 2007, 12:47 PM - #16

    I did NOT see you playing with your dolls, sir.
    Good.


    INTERESTED.
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    Feb 22, 2007, 6:45 PM - #17

    Sounds good.
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    Feb 23, 2007, 8:46 PM - #18

    delete
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    Feb 24, 2007, 11:26 AM - #19

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    Feb 24, 2007, 1:06 PM - #20

    Id be in for a set.
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    Feb 24, 2007, 1:53 PM - #21

    I would be interested in a set
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    Feb 24, 2007, 2:10 PM - #22

    I love space balls. I'd be down. What about a flame thrower though?

    or a shwarts in a cracker jack box?
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    Apr 3, 2007, 12:41 PM - #23

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    Apr 15, 2007, 8:47 PM - #24

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    Apr 15, 2007, 9:12 PM - #25

    Hey Doc,

    I've been trying to PM you the last couple days, but your PMs are turned off with the new software. Go into User CP and turn 'em back on and then send me one RE: those figures.

    -Fred

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