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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Being that I have never seen such things on eBay, I assume there never were any Queen paper dolls or action figures. How did the Queen merchandising machine miss this opportunity?!!! Wouldn't that have been fun to have had a Freddie Mercury doll and been able to buy his numerous costumes for it? Okay. I would still like to do this. Maybe I will have to go out and buy a Ken doll and paint a mustache on it. Oh, cripes, then I will have to learn to sew. Wouldn't it be great if the official Queen site would manufacture this and put it in its store?


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just think of all the fun Roger could have with Barbie..or Freddie with Ken, I suppose..

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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

carboengine wrote:

Being that I have never seen such things on eBay, I assume there never were any Queen paper dolls or action figures. How did the Queen merchandising machine miss this opportunity?!!! Wouldn't that have been fun to have had a Freddie Mercury doll and been able to buy his numerous costumes for it? Okay. I would still like to do this. Maybe I will have to go out and buy a Ken doll and paint a mustache on it. Oh, cripes, then I will have to learn to sew. Wouldn't it be great if the official Queen site would manufacture this and put it in its store?


Actually there was a little bit of talk of Queen action figures back when Todd MacFarlane's company was doing figures of KISS and Metallica. Queen were occasionally mentioned as one of the bands the company would consider, along with many many other bands. I think they got about as far as Ozzy and Hendrix before the Janice Joplin action figure pretty well did them in and they went back to just doing several different visual incarnations of KISS (which I assume was always their biggest seller anyway).


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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carboengine wrote:

Being that I have never seen such things on eBay, I assume there never were any Queen paper dolls or action figures. How did the Queen merchandising machine miss this opportunity?!!! Wouldn't that have been fun to have had a Freddie Mercury doll and been able to buy his numerous costumes for it? Okay. I would still like to do this. Maybe I will have to go out and buy a Ken doll and paint a mustache on it. Oh, cripes, then I will have to learn to sew. Wouldn't it be great if the official Queen site would manufacture this and put it in its store?


Actually there was a little bit of talk of Queen action figures back when Todd MacFarlane's company was doing figures of KISS and Metallica. Queen were occasionally mentioned as one of the bands the company would consider, along with many many other bands. I think they got about as far as Ozzy and Hendrix before the Janice Joplin action figure pretty well did them in and they went back to just doing several different visual incarnations of KISS (which I assume was always their biggest seller anyway).


I think they also put out a Motley Crue action figure series this year, but I'm not sure how well it sold/is selling. I only saw Kiss action figures and the Metallica figures at Spencer's when I was there a few weeks ago.

Maybe if they put Kiss makeup on the Queen action figures, they'd be big sellers.... LOL

http://www.kissonline.com/kissyourface/queen003.jpg

http://www.kissonline.com/kissyourface/queen001.jpg



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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Just think of all the fun Roger could have with Barbie..or Freddie with Ken, I suppose..


Erin!!!!! :D


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tower Records has action figures for Kiss, Aerosmith, Metallica, Alice Cooper.

It WOULD be cool if they did do action figures for Queen, circa about 1974-1975, like when Freddie wore his black satin sequined covered cat suit and Brian wore his cape and they all looked so rockin' and dramatic!

get your Queen super action figures.

You can bend Freddie any way he WOULD want!

You can bend Brian to play his Red Special at lightening speed.

You can bend Roger to simultaneously hit his toms while taking on a groupie.

You can bend John (oops..sorry John just stands there, he doesn't bend)
(Just so you know if you buy John, he comes that way, he's NOT broken, he just doesn't move/bend!)


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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carboengine wrote:

Being that I have never seen such things on eBay, I assume there never were any Queen paper dolls or action figures. How did the Queen merchandising machine miss this opportunity?!!! Wouldn't that have been fun to have had a Freddie Mercury doll and been able to buy his numerous costumes for it? Okay. I would still like to do this. Maybe I will have to go out and buy a Ken doll and paint a mustache on it. Oh, cripes, then I will have to learn to sew. Wouldn't it be great if the official Queen site would manufacture this and put it in its store?


Actually there was a little bit of talk of Queen action figures back when Todd MacFarlane's company was doing figures of KISS and Metallica. Queen were occasionally mentioned as one of the bands the company would consider, along with many many other bands. I think they got about as far as Ozzy and Hendrix before the Janice Joplin action figure pretty well did them in and they went back to just doing several different visual incarnations of KISS (which I assume was always their biggest seller anyway).


They have done a Slash figure as well as a few of Elvis, and are currently working on a '3D Album Cover' series that will begin with Led Zeppelin 1.


Also, The newest Beatles figures are great. :)


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If do you happen to buy any of the rock star toys, don't forget to let them out of their packaging so they don't go stir crazy. After all look what happened to Stinky Pete in Toy Story 2.

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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shit I wouldnt mind them making the whole band playing on stage as figures. Like they did for Motley Crue and Metallica. Id love to see one made for Rush too.


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.andgor.com/Personalized_Figures/personalized_figures.html


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, if you scroll to the bottom they have HEADS for sale. :-)


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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http://www.andgor.com/Personalized_Figures/personalized_figures.html


Wow! What a fascinating website! The heads of famous people really look like them. Is anyone interested in having a Freddie Mercury action figure - seriously. I think a replica of Freddie at the Live Aid concert would be terrific. I'd have to read and andgor.com website more closely, but it sounds like the first figure is $400 - the head, that is. And then bulk quantities are, of course, much less. Would anyone out there is Queenland pay $40 for a Freddie doll? Just testing the water.


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

carboengine wrote:

Being that I have never seen such things on eBay, I assume there never were any Queen paper dolls or action figures. How did the Queen merchandising machine miss this opportunity?!!! Wouldn't that have been fun to have had a Freddie Mercury doll and been able to buy his numerous costumes for it? Okay. I would still like to do this. Maybe I will have to go out and buy a Ken doll and paint a mustache on it. Oh, cripes, then I will have to learn to sew. Wouldn't it be great if the official Queen site would manufacture this and put it in its store?


Actually there was a little bit of talk of Queen action figures back when Todd MacFarlane's company was doing figures of KISS and Metallica. Queen were occasionally mentioned as one of the bands the company would consider, along with many many other bands. I think they got about as far as Ozzy and Hendrix before the Janice Joplin action figure pretty well did them in and they went back to just doing several different visual incarnations of KISS (which I assume was always their biggest seller anyway).


I think they also put out a Motley Crue action figure series this year, but I'm not sure how well it sold/is selling. I only saw Kiss action figures and the Metallica figures at Spencer's when I was there a few weeks ago.

Maybe if they put Kiss makeup on the Queen action figures, they'd be big sellers.... LOL

http://www.kissonline.com/kissyourface/queen003.jpg

http://www.kissonline.com/kissyourface/queen001.jpg




LMAO!!!


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Posted: 07 Oct 05, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Just think of all the fun Roger could have with Barbie..or Freddie with Ken, I suppose..


Hahahahaha....Do you think Ken's Freddie's type? Oh i no Roger would have fun with Barbieeeeeee!


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Posted: 07 Oct 05, 21:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shay wrote:

Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

carboengine wrote:

Being that I have never seen such things on eBay, I assume there never were any Queen paper dolls or action figures. How did the Queen merchandising machine miss this opportunity?!!! Wouldn't that have been fun to have had a Freddie Mercury doll and been able to buy his numerous costumes for it? Okay. I would still like to do this. Maybe I will have to go out and buy a Ken doll and paint a mustache on it. Oh, cripes, then I will have to learn to sew. Wouldn't it be great if the official Queen site would manufacture this and put it in its store?


Actually there was a little bit of talk of Queen action figures back when Todd MacFarlane's company was doing figures of KISS and Metallica. Queen were occasionally mentioned as one of the bands the company would consider, along with many many other bands. I think they got about as far as Ozzy and Hendrix before the Janice Joplin action figure pretty well did them in and they went back to just doing several different visual incarnations of KISS (which I assume was always their biggest seller anyway).


I think they also put out a Motley Crue action figure series this year, but I'm not sure how well it sold/is selling. I only saw Kiss action figures and the Metallica figures at Spencer's when I was there a few weeks ago.

Maybe if they put Kiss makeup on the Queen action figures, they'd be big sellers.... LOL

http://www.kissonline.com/kissyourface/queen003.jpg

http://www.kissonline.com/kissyourface/queen001.jpg

http://www.kissonline.com/kissyourface/queen005.jpg


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Posted: 07 Oct 05, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My girlfriend Mary bought an 'Officially Unofficial' Freddie Mercury paper doll set at Breakthru this year (Cleveland Rocks! was that room 833 making the beautiful noise?), but she lets me put it in my desk menagerie at work along with the Queen comics, cd sleeves, MK '82 poster etc-- pretty surreal! The Freddie wears several fabulous outfits: the white 'angel' frock, a brocade Japanese-style jacket, a chessboard catsuit, red silk lounge jacket WITH glass of champagne, white trousers (no pockets, no Coke bottle), a black Mercury suit (black Mercury? that surreal HydroGyrum!) The winner is the BoRhap outfit. Yeah he's got a hairy chest and briefs -- frankly, I would've guessed Freddie preferred a thong or commando style -- briefs seem more 'Brian' -- but John and Roger would be boxers, if a ask me ;)

Jenn Waitt thank you for such a cool toy! You rock!


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Posted: 08 Oct 05, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

7Innuendo7 wrote:

My girlfriend Mary bought an 'Officially Unofficial' Freddie Mercury paper doll set at Breakthru this year (Cleveland Rocks! was that room 833 making the beautiful noise?), but she lets me put it in my desk menagerie at work along with the Queen comics, cd sleeves, MK '82 poster etc-- pretty surreal! The Freddie wears several fabulous outfits: the white 'angel' frock, a brocade Japanese-style jacket, a chessboard catsuit, red silk lounge jacket WITH glass of champagne, white trousers (no pockets, no Coke bottle), a black Mercury suit (black Mercury? that surreal HydroGyrum!) The winner is the BoRhap outfit. Yeah he's got a hairy chest and briefs -- frankly, I would've guessed Freddie preferred a thong or commando style -- briefs seem more 'Brian' -- but John and Roger would be boxers, if a ask me ;)

Jenn Waitt thank you for such a cool toy! You rock!



Any pictures? Also are these paper dolls available for purchase? Thanks.


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Posted: 08 Oct 05, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, there have been paper dolls of Queen around since 1993.

Jenn Waitt is the artist who created them and you can sometimes find her at US Conventions ( and the occasional UK one) selling her "Officially Unoffical Queen Paper Dolls". They are indeed a treat, and a incredible novelty. There is nothing like them!

I have all four bandmembers and they are all a hoot. I have heard that some of the members of the band themselves have these as well.

They are definately worth getting your hands on if you can find them!

Regarding the action figures, i would love to see them produced sometime as mentioned in the previous posts. It always angered me that bands like Metallica and the like can be "immortalized" in plastic and one of the biggest selling bands of all time is not! I for one would be first in line to purchase a 70's set!




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Posted: 09 Oct 05, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

carboengine wrote:

Mercuryworks wrote:

http://www.andgor.com/Personalized_Figures/personalized_figures.html


Wow! What a fascinating website! The heads of famous people really look like them. Is anyone interested in having a Freddie Mercury action figure - seriously. I think a replica of Freddie at the Live Aid concert would be terrific. I'd have to read and andgor.com website more closely, but it sounds like the first figure is $400 - the head, that is. And then bulk quantities are, of course, much less. Would anyone out there is Queenland pay $40 for a Freddie doll? Just testing the water.


FWIW, I have heard terrible things about Andgor. Very, very behind on orders, very very slow on refunds for unshipped items that people get tired of waiting a year+ for, some people never getting anything at all. They don't have a tremendous reputation AFAIK.


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

carboengine wrote:

Mercuryworks wrote:

http://www.andgor.com/Personalized_Figures/personalized_figures.html


Wow! What a fascinating website! The heads of famous people really look like them. Is anyone interested in having a Freddie Mercury action figure - seriously. I think a replica of Freddie at the Live Aid concert would be terrific. I'd have to read and andgor.com website more closely, but it sounds like the first figure is $400 - the head, that is. And then bulk quantities are, of course, much less. Would anyone out there is Queenland pay $40 for a Freddie doll? Just testing the water.


FWIW, I have heard terrible things about Andgor. Very, very behind on orders, very very slow on refunds for unshipped items that people get tired of waiting a year+ for, some people never getting anything at all. They don't have a tremendous reputation AFAIK.


Oh, darn! Thanks for the info - really. There go my hopes for a Freddie doll. I wonder if there is any other company that makes customized action figures.


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