Big news! Jeannine Schafer and I are going BIG with volume 3 of Snorffles n’ Meeps, and for that to happen we need your help!Please share and reblog this post to get the word out about our campaign! We can’t do it without you guys!
Part 2 of “Toys that Never Were!” THE BLOO SUPERDUDE!
Back when we were developing Foster’s toys I was in a meeting with our manufacturer to brainstorm ideas for what would make a great Bloo toy. After some frustrating back and fourth on the difficulty of making toys for comedy cartoons, I suggested that if Bloo was sitting in this meeting he would have no problem coming up with what would make a great toy of him…
HE WOULD WANT THE MOST EXTREME TOY EVER MADE!!!
So I developed Bloo’s heroic fantasy version of himself: The Bloo Superdude! My thought was that you could make a toy for a comedy by making a comedic toy! I thought it would be funny to turn Bloo into one of the most absurdly stupid (but awesome) action figures ever! Just make him a pumped up warrior/robot/superhero/rock-star with tons of useless (but awesome) gadgets, weapons, and accessories!
Each Superdude set would come with a basic removable Bloo figure (each with a different expression) and one of the members of the Foster’s gang.
So the Superdude would come with a Mac, his jetpack could come with an Eduardo, additional weapons for his robo-arm could include a Coco, and his chopper came with a bendy Wilt.
That way, if you collected all the sets you would not only have all this Superdude stuff, but you would also have the basic Foster’s gang as well!
Cartoon Network and I loved this idea so much, that in an attempt to convince our manufacturer to make The Superdude, I made a couple of cartoons with him in it and CN made the amazing prototype pictured here.
Despite our best efforts, it didn’t happen. But at least CN was nice enough to let me have the prototype as proof of how absurdly stupid (but awesome) this toy could have been.
Exactly one year ago (Give or take a few hours), I was boarding a plane in the Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City, in order to cross the 5543 miles (And a few more, given planes don’t actually fly in a straight line) between Mexico and London in an exhausting 12 hours flight that landed me there at 13:55pm of the -next- day.
All of this in order to meet the single best person there is in the world.
So after a day of sleepless traveling between Queretaro and Mexico City, and then again to London, after hours of being stuck sitting around in airports or getting through customs, I get to cross the arrival doors at the London Heathrow Airport, and the first thing I see is her waiting on the other side.
Worth it. Every mile, every hour, every cent spent to get there.
What followed was actually the best week of my life, and one I wouldn’t change for anything in the world.
Still hoping to go back to the UK some time in the near future.
(And also hoping she won’t kill me for posting pictures with her on them without asking first)
I don’t know how many of you know that I study 3D Animation & CGI at Dawson College in Montreal, Canada. EVERYONE in our class, by the end of this semester (May 5th), will have created their own short animated film that will be showcased at our Vernissage on May 22 & 23.
Pretty rad right? Only catch is we need to fund the whole event ourselves- theatre, tech, food, you name it- and we’re only 16 sleep deprived college students trying to raise $2000 by April 27th. That’s where you come in!
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We also have perks available if you donate certain amounts of money. You can buy a dvd of all our films, doodles, buttons, the list goes on. You can find them on the right hand side.
If you’d like to know more about the students and our films, you can visit our website. Please note this is not for donations or our campaign, merely for information.
WE’VE MANAGED TO REACH $640, THAT’S 1/4 OF OUR GOAL! Thanks to everyone who reblogged and maybe donated or heck even saw this post! :)
It would be totally awesome if you guys could help with my group’s 2014 vernissage!! Please help us reach our goal, even a little will mean a lot to all of us! And thank you to those who already have donated~
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