Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Great Gonzo

My apologies, but it's time for another quick non-art post. Long-time Studio Blog-O viewers (or newbies who thoroughly search the archives) may remember a bit over a year ago when I made a post sharing photos of my new Kermit the Frog replica "photo puppet". Well, this week a friend finally arrived for him in the form of the Great Gonzo! Gonzo has always been my second favorite Muppet after Kermit, and I've been looking forward to adding him to the collection. At last, I'm no longer the only weirdo living in my apartment! Now, without further ado, here are some of the first pictures I took of my new geeky acquisition. Enjoy!


Upon arrival, Kermit helps Gonzo out of his box.

"Good to see you, Gonzo..."

"Kermit--you have GOT to try traveling stuffed in this box!

Lookit, they're friends!

Gonzo attempting to spread some belated Valentine's cheer.

Gonzo relaxes with the remote.

Gonzo hamming it up for the camera....

And the final, official "display" pose for the least for now.

Overall I'm very happy with the quality of Gonzo. He's not perfect (such as the nose being made out a completely different substance due to longevity issues with the foam material of the "real" Gonzo's nose), but he's darn close, as you can see. And I think these guys look great together! I can't wait to add more to my collection as they are released (and I'm constantly tempted by the Animal that already exists...)


Anonymous said...

It would appear that the poses are well-executed, making the characters personable.
Overall, nice job sir.
I will see you at work at 8:30 sharp tomorrow.


P.S. I know you put nickels in my handset and when I have proof of this you will be sorry.

Anonymous said...

Oh don't mind him... He is just mad because I won't take him back. I think he has my angel figurine, too. I can't find it anywhere.

Anyway, your Kermit and Gonzo are wonderful, so cute! They tell a good story together. I hope you will do more of these in the future! Do you have any poseable cats? My name is Angela, but if you pose some cats the way you did Kermit and Gonzo, you may call me Angie and take me out to a vegetarian restaurant ;)


Andrew said...

Oh, D!!!

Goobeetsablog said...

nice photo set.
you are quite the photo journalist
I'm guessing Kermit was getting lonely?

please check your Studio Bueno email.
I sent you something!

DICK! said...

Awe-some! The poses are great and their official posing is unbelievable. I can't wait to see this one in person! I'm a little surprised at how short Gonzo's legs seem, but everything looks absolutely top notch!