Monday, January 18, 2010


Custom Action Figures Are Spitting Image

OXFORD, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One line of personalized action figures truly are spitting images – right down to the voice.

Emil Vicale runs herobuilders.com, a company that makes “super-duper custom” action figures.

By sending a picture of yourself and $375, his sculptors will create a 12-inch doll in your exact likeness.

This includes a sound chip that can record your signature catchphrases.

Vicale says they make many talking dolls for cocky business execs who like hearing their own cheesy mottos and “nonsensical bullsh■t.”

For a little extra, they’ll add custom clothes to the toys – like logo shirts or wedding gowns – and accessories like a Bluetooth, Blackberry, laptop, or favorite beer bottle.

They can even hand-paint someone’s piercings, birthmarks, or tattoos – like a customer who had 15 tats.

Weirder figurine requests have included a man in a tuxedo eating corn, a man with a prosthetic limb, and a well-endowed male stripper who wanted an “anatomically correct” toy version of himself.

(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
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