Action-figure sculpture lamp

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10 Responses to “Action-figure sculpture lamp”

  1. CClio333 says:

    Ick. It reminds me too much of the giant sculpture at the Miami Holocaust Museum.

    http://www.photos.org.au/userimages/user756_1156740253.jpg

  2. sebFlyte says:

    This reminds me very much of a similar installation in a San Francisco bar called The Phone Booth.

    They have a chandelier installed made entirely of Barbie Dolls. That’s a awesome; this, not so much.

  3. Rick. says:

    I just sent a giant box of old action figures to my little nephews. Sigh…I want an ugly lamp!

  4. OM says:

    …I actually like this concept! Imagine one for the 3.5″ GI Joe fanatic, or one of Barbie dolls in a massive lesbian orgy fest for the pervert on your Chrisnukkah Gift List! I’m really surprised someone didn’t come up with this concept before, what with LEGO lamps like this having been seen for decades!

    “I just sent a giant box of old action figures to my little nephews. Sigh…I want an ugly lamp!”

    …And here’s the rub: it doesn’t *HAVE* to be ugly! With the right selection of figures, and with duplicates included, a really impressive lamp with aesthetic qualities can be achieved with just a little time and forethought applied during the construction.

    …On the other hand, I can already hear toy collectors screaming at figures being used this way instead of being left in the packaging and allowed to never know the joy of having been played with.

  5. Dominic says:

    My wife made a similar object a few years ago to complement her Xmas village…she took a bunch of detritus from the kids’ toybox….wayward Legos, discarded Polly Pocket carcasses, miscellaneous effluvia without apparent function or name, and glued the whole thing to a styrofoam cone, then painted it gold, making a most unusual Xmas tree. It actually looked rather nice against the colored lights.

  6. Bonnie says:

    For the holidays next year, some of you might be interested in a similar craft I did using discarded and broken Star Wars toys:

    Action Figure Wreath — http://www.starwars.com/kids/activity/crafts/f20061221/index.html

  7. License Farm says:

    I’m going to be the one to say that I love this idea, and not ironically, as in “so ugly it’s awesome.” No, executed with the right figures arranged into some interaction I would proudly display this. Sure as shit a lot more becoming than gaudy pseudo-Baroque or faux-Rococo crap you see all the time.

  8. Jeff says:

    Thanks, now my eyes hurt (runs away crying). Yes, it’s that ugly.

  9. lentil says:

    That’s pretty great but I would hate dusting it.

  10. MOONBAT says:

    Desk lamp of the damned?

    The Devil’s Advocate:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pZlGV38lPvY

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