Tiny nude figurines are crowd pleasers

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23 Responses to “Tiny nude figurines are crowd pleasers”

  1. newhavenstumpjumper says:

    Do they make a tiny shark in formaldehyde? 

  2. class_enemy says:

    ouch, two and a half bucks for one blobby looking lil’ lady in what appears to be HO scale.  That’s a home-3d printer opportunity if I ever saw one.

  3. Shalu Sharma says:

    Interesting stuff. Quite a piece. 

    • vonbobo says:

      It does make me wonder what is going on in the modeler’s head that makes them want to put something a bit titillating into their model train sets. Of course they already do a lot of easter egg stuff in their environments, and maybe there is a bit of voyeur excitement when surveying a world they have created. This also may be a playful opportunity to express emotions that are typically oppressed in every day life.

      I was interested to see figures like this in actual displays, but couldn’t find anything. However I did find this interesting NSFW number: http://www.reynaulds.com/products/Viessmann/5001.aspx

      • Donald Petersen says:

        Heh.  “Action scene.”  If I weren’t broke in my usual post-Xmas way, I’d pony up the $43.44 right now.

      • Mike Sisk says:

        Scenes using figures like this one are actually quite common in model railroading. You usually don’t seem them in the Model RR magazines (’cause they don’t want to offend some folks) but I’ve seen all kinds of stuff during layout visits. 

        This figure is often used for a shower scene where you can peek inside the window of a house. 

        European modelers are more likely to do this than US folks. If I recall correctly, Miniatur Wunderland (http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com) in Germany has some racy scenes.

  4. Charlie B says:

    She’s in the shower, soaping up.  See the shower cap?

  5. Kind of pricey. They sell the Homies line of figurines from gumball machines for only 50 cents.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homies

  6. Hanglyman says:

    They put these to good (and surprisingly frequent) use in Miniatur Wunderland.

  7. crummett says:

    This is my favorite. I can’t imagine where she would go on a model railroad setup.

    http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/590-29072

  8. Henry Pootel says:

    Great hobby shop – been around for a long time

  9. vonbobo says:

    I found her shower!
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/psr/psr28087.htm

    Great selection there

  10. MikeGust says:

    I like the sticker.

  11. Jud Turner says:

    Funny to see this relic from my hometown, and a place I frequently drop lots of money on sculptural ingredients. It’s a family owned business and really good folks. 

  12. Jud Turner says:

    I showed this post to the owners today, who were tickled to be on BoingBoing, and said that kind or price tag would have meant it was sold many years ago.

  13. cstatman says:

    i’ve seen N scale “working girls”  to help populate the model “other side of the tracks”    this is all I could find online for pix   http://www.flickr.com/photos/55063726@N00/4388873687/in/photostream/

  14. Boston-area artist Liz Nofziger used similar model figures in an art installation a few years ago — a little bit of it online at http://www.nofzilla.com/html/thesis.html

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