Friday, March 25, 2011

IF: Toy

When I was little I had lots of monster toys...I had the Kraken from Clash of the Titans (the tail and flippers ALWAYS fell off when you played with it)...Godzilla with shootable fist (his tail always came off too...and his toenails were broken pretty easily) and my favorite of all time...especially because it held together really well...Rodan...I'm not sure when exactly it disappeared but it had flapping wings, a mouth you could open and close by a switch on the neck...and real grasping action claws...being I couldn't think of anything funny (which is often what I hear when I do draw something with that intent) I decided to look my toy up and do a quick sketch...It's hard to believe that I thought it looked so cool back in the day...now it just seems like a bad plastic muppet to me. The good news is if you are a kid nowadays and aren't sucked into video games 24-7 there are lots and lots of really well designed and manufactured toys out there. Check out the Gremlin toy on this page and watch the video on the air sharks at the very top...

3 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Monster toys were always my favorite toy too. I even had a monster making machine. That was cool! Great one Brian. Thanks for bringing back great memories.

Ammon said...

Great sketch Brian with some real confident lines.

If you send me some specs from frames I will make them or at least start them. I could cut and assemble and you could cut glass, mat, and paint. You know, the really sucky parts. I think it is a little cheaper to do, at least in terms of materials, since it is possible to customize the sizes. I am enjoying that part of it. I draw something without consideration for a store bought frame and just make one that fits the weird proportions that I drew in. Pretty sweet.

get zapped said...

I think I remember them, but had dolls instead. :) Love the lines and expressiveness.