Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I Hear You Guanaco-ing...

Well, as promised, Mr. Guanaco, THE DOLL, arrived the other day and I must say, he is truly ORANGUTASTIC!



Okay, let me back up for a sec. Mr. Z created Mr. Guanaco years ago, probably around age three, and he has been a recurring character in the boy's ever-evolving, bizarre and unsettling cast of thousands. Mr. Guanaco is an orangutan who is married to a llama and they have two children: Anteater Guanaco, who is a goldfish, and Ankylie Guanaco, who is a dinosaur (an Ankylosaurus, to be exact). Perhaps you remember Mr. Z's song:


"Guanaco Land Theme Song" by MR. Z & KICKSOME


You may also recall the t-shirt I made for Mr. Z featuring one of his early renderings:



Well, apparently it was this drawing that inspired Mr. Jon H, doll-maker-to-the-stars, to birth the above Mr. G Action Figure from his visionary loins. (Actually, I've never seen his loins but, judging by the sheer inspiration it must have taken to produce such a piece, I can only assume that said loinage has vision.)

I was alerted that the birthing of the figure was underway, but it had been a while since I had heard anything, so I kinda forgot about it. Then blammo, Mr. G shows up on the doorstep and Mr. Z, along with the rest of us, flipped his fucking lid. I mean, check out the craftsmanship:



Did I mention that Mr. Guanaco works at a costume shop? Hence the mini-Dracula capelet/suitlet accessory. Then there's the fur and the bowtie (a nice artistic improv on Jon's part) and the pieces-of-resistence -- the nipple cutouts! Genius! I just hope I haven't damaged the figure by taking it out of its hermetically-sealed display-tube.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the Mr. Guanaco action figure HAS MOTHERFUCKIN' THUMBS UP ACTION!!!! Jon sacrificed a Fonzie doll to make this thing! Thumbs up, indeed, sir. Thumbs up, inDEED.

I could go on and on, but my blathering cannot do this doll and its maker justice. Go check out some of Jon's other handiwork at Cosmodollitans. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and then you'll say to yourself, "I've gotta get this dude to make me one of those fucking things, goddammit!"

Mr. Guanaco, I give you the last word:

5 comments:

Jasper Mocks said...

That freakin' rocks!

Russ said...

ok, the nipple holes are a little creepy. Add on the "nose" and "mouth" hole and it looks like he is wearing a face on his chest.

Jasper Mocks said...

I really like the big bow tie!Sydney and I checked out the website... cosmodollitans... The Creep Factor is extraordinarily high, but the laughs are there too.

Anonymous said...

My nightmares thank you!

-Kim's sister

Jon said...

Ha ha. My creep factor is indeed high. And I've got the bins of doll parts to prove it!