Monday, November 28, 2005

Action Figure Manufacturer Makes A Little You For A Lot Of Dough

OXFORD, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You know you’ve made it when you’ve got your own action figure, so who cares if it costs 425 bucks?

Emil Vicale is President of a Connecticut-based toy company called Herobuilders and says if you send in a picture of the front and side of your face, his team will make a twelve-inch- tall version of you for $425.

It may sound like a lot of money, but Vicale says he has “thousands upon thousands” of orders for mini- me’s, adding, “Our poor sculptor. I think she’s going to jump out the window soon.”

For a little extra cash, he says they’ll do custom tattoos, earrings, voice recordings, and an exact replica of your clothes “if you really want to get crazy.”

Vicale says a male stripper wanted his action figure to be “anatomically correct” but when the guy offered to send a picture of his crotch, he replied, “Dude! Small, medium or large. That’s all you need to tell me.”

In his words, “We go the extra mile for sure.”

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