Woody Allen figurine from Bigshot Toyworks

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43 Responses to “Woody Allen figurine from Bigshot Toyworks”

  1. Gregory Primosch says:

    Does it come with a plastic adopted daughter-wife?

  2. timquinn says:

    3D printing is going to need a more high-falutin name if you want the art world to notice. Something frenchy but not too hard to pronounce. “arriver à sortir ” is “squeezed out” like toothpaste in French. Perhaps based on that. Can any french speakers figure this out?

    • rattypilgrim says:

      Impression 3D. Sounds like empressYON’ twa day to an English speaker. Or just Impression 3D sounds good to me.

      • timquinn says:

        The ideas is to create the aura of important fine art without actually having it, ala Giclee or serigraph. Giclee is a word adopted from French by an American to make inkjet sound more fine art, Serigraph is a similar attempt to “validate” silk screen. The art world is full of this sort of pretentiousness. I was trying to do something like that, but, you know, sarcastically.

      • Lemoutan says:

        I suppose ‘print’ is a thin, 2d, word. You need something rounder, like ‘praunt’.

    • “arriver à sortir” can be used in many ways. It’s succeed to get out…but depending on the context and/or the rest of the sentence, also squeeze out… but as for a better name for 3D printing, what about “Sculpture Digitale” (Digital Carving)?

    • Sekino says:

      Perhaps ‘étagée’ (layered) ou ‘soutirée’ (squeezed/poured out)?

      It’s funny that French words make everything snobbier in English. I’ve been selling archival prints of my illustrations for years but only recently found out I had been doing ‘giclées’ all along. I now wear a monocle…

    • Ladyfingers says:

      Or you could reference wanker trends: Locafactured, Artisanufactured etc.

    • EeyoreX says:

       Am I the only one who finds it hilarious that the two selling points are “3D printed” and “Hand Molded”?
       Two opposing buzzwords, both writing checks they can’t quite cash.

      In most instances,3D prototypes still need so much manual post-print cleanup that it’d be more efficient to just sculpt the thing by hand allready.
       The problem isn’t that the art world doesn’t care enough. The problem is that technophiliacs on the web keep raising the expectations to delusional levels. Introducing even fancier buzzwords will hardly help with that problem.

  3. Metostopholes says:

     Of course you’re bananas for it. Just look at it.

  4. Ian G says:

    Not even a fan of Woody Allen but this is saweeeeet….

  5. CliffordS says:

    I love this but the tuxedo seems like an odd choice.   He should be wearing a rumpled suit instead.

  6. Jake0748 says:

    Are we driving through Plutonium?

    Twins Max… Twins!

  7. pjcamp says:

    Add a 12 year old girl and you’ve got yourself an action figure.

    • rattypilgrim says:

       That’s the truth, sad to say.

      • timquinn says:

        yeah and taking cheap shots at celebrities who are far too busy to ever give a shit about what you say. Priceless.

        • Todd_Dunstan says:

          Meanwhile, over in the UK, someone is also defending Jimmy Saville’s honor as well. 

          People might overlook but do not forget crappy human behavior. Celebrity is neither a defense nor a license, it is merely notoriety obtained for doing something well. Kudos to Woody Allen for producing good films and WTF kind of screwed up aging dirt ball can rationalize banging an adopted daughter, regardless of how hot she was at 17?

          • Lemoutan says:

            Regardless? Wow.

          • N Poppleton says:

            She was never his adopted daughter and she was 21 when their relationship began.

          • timquinn says:

            you are really comparing Woody Allen to Jimmy Saville? Well, we can pretty much discount anything you say as inflammatory and useless.

          • rattypilgrim says:

             You didn’t find it a bit creepy that his 42 year old character was dating a 17 year girl in “Manhattan”? He’s been quoted saying he prefers girls to women because they don’t argue with him (sic). I doubt he is anything like Jimmy Seville bit celebrity  protects said celebs.

          • aikimoe says:

            rattypilgrim, whether or not he’s played creepy characters really has nothing to do with the fact that people regularly accuse him of things he’s never done.

          • aikimoe says:

            As was said, she was never his daughter (he never even lived with her mother) and she was 21 when they started their relationship.

            And you’re actually comparing him to Jimmy Saville?

          • rattypilgrim says:

             The man has a creepy side and I said I know first hand. I’m not just citing film characters he’s played. You don’t have to believe me. This is the internet after all.

        • rattypilgrim says:

           Actually, I know first hand whereof I speak.

          • timquinn says:

            Oh, yes, I found it a bit creepy. Don’t really seek out his work anymore (not sure that is related.) But there isn’t any comparison to Saville, who “groomed a nation” for a generation. One really has to keep perspective. 

          • rattypilgrim says:

             As I said, I don’t think Woody Allen is in the same league as Seville.

          • aikimoe says:

            I don’t doubt he has a “creepy side” (subjective as that may be).  But there is a difference between being attracted to very young women (and marrying one and staying married to her for 15 years), and pedophilia or “marrying your daughter,” things Allen is routinely and falsely accused of.

    • N Poppleton says:

      Soon-Yi was 21. They’ve been married 21 years now.

    • aikimoe says:

      What 12 year old girl?  When?

  8. We need a plastic Annie Hall as well.

  9. I didn´t know how to feel about this figure but then I noticed the anguish of human existence in his eyes, and I said perfect, not only is he an inanimate object that bears physical resemblance to its inspiration but also must adhere to all the neurotic shortcomings.

  10. Klim Kozinevich says:

    Man, I have to say that 3D printing definitely needs a new name. 3D print or rapid prototype sound lame and 3D output sounds like computer poop,
    Thanks mark for posting this, I just updated the images on our site. The sample is on display at the gallery this month and Stan should have a few for sale late february. We hope to make more things with Stan soon his work is spectacular http://www.stanleychowillustration.com

  11. Jean Baptiste says:

    Very “Crimes and Misdemeanors”…

  12. Rob Markowitz says:

    They gonna do a Roman Polanski one next?

  13. Philboyd Studge says:

    I prefer his earlier, funnier action figures.

  14. Finally an action figure too depressed to take action.

  15. Felton / Moderator says:

    Is this the action figure from Woody Allen’s Die Hard?

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