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Antje
29 November 2029 @ 12:16 am
Hi!

I guess you are here for the Action Figure Theater, right?

At the moment we do have lists of Stargate stories , Torchwood stories , Doctor Who stories, Arrow stories and John Barrowman stories .

And here is the list of all my customized actionfigures.

And my fanfiction masterlist

Hope you like it here! If you do, please leave feedback.
Have fun!
 
 
 
Antje
29 June 2015 @ 09:17 pm
Finally! It took a lot of effort but was so worth the trouble. I actually called to the UK and ordered two paper copies of the Ipswich Star newspaper with my friend Julie Shofner and myself in it. It's right on top of page 2 if you turn the title page.

The paper version is only an abridged version of the online article, which you can read here: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/what-s-on/news/fans_from_around_the_world_follow_doctor_who_and_torchwood_star_john_barrowman_to_ipswich_1_4088688

So I can say now I have been interviewed by the same newspaper like John Barrowman ;) If the picture I posted is too small for reading, try this link for a bigger version:

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Oh, Julie also was so kind to let the online version print and let it sign by John after I had already returned home. What a nice gift. And apparently John commented that he had seen and read it. He really sees everything. How does he do it with his busy schedule?

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I think it's time for a new tag. Introducing the I'm famous tag. Covering me being in newspapers and TV, displays of figures in magazines and being retweeted or replied by Barrowmans. Can't find the Christmas stories that were published in my local newspaper right now, I shall add them later. And probably the story of the author of a Götz George biograhpy that once called me...
 
 
 
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The things you cannot buy, you have to make with your own hands. A motto a lot of people in former Eastern Germany lived by. Well, I have to thank sharp2799 for this idea! She got me thinking.

So, today I made this and I am very proud of it! It’s all things I had lying around anyway - the clear plastic from action figure boxes, the brown round thing God knows where (I never throw anything away in case I can use it one day) and I upgraded it with some old FIMO (putty), and I cut out the round game form from an old credit card. The brown checkers were made from colored paper which I also have in all color variants, and added to the clear plastic plate with the sticky sheet that protected my newly bought camera screen. The only thing I had to pay for were the clear plastic beads that hold the smaller game levels. Well, I bought some more things while I was in the crafty shop, but that is not the point ;)

The chess figures I already had as I own a small chess game for my figures. You should see all my doll house accessories. Basically, everything that exists in the big world can be bought as a miniature as well. Amazing.

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List of Star Trek action figure stories
 
 
 
Antje
23 June 2015 @ 09:00 pm
I have a cultural question to my American friends, please. I recently watched the movie "Tangled" in which Rapunzel is born as a princess to a king and his wife. Then she gets stolen. In the original German version it was a poor mother who went to a forbidden garden to eat some Rapunzel (salad) when she was pregnant and the woman that the garden belonged to later took her child as payment. This is where the name Rapunzel comes from.
My question now is: If this whole backstory is erased in the Disney version, how is the name Rapunzel explained then? Isn't that a rather weird name for a child? Why would the king and his wife come up with that? It really puzzles me. Is this only in the Disney version or general in the English version?
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Antje
23 June 2015 @ 08:37 pm
So now that the introductions are out of the way, let's have some Star Trek action figure theatre, right?
My aliens got another outing ;)
I'm so happy I bought them. They came with ChupaChups lollipops.


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Antje
21 June 2015 @ 07:54 pm
Which one is nicer?

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Antje
20 June 2015 @ 12:14 am
I hope I am not boring you yet with all those Kirks... this is the last arrival for now. He is called "Battle ravaged Kirk". Being the whumper I am, of course I had to get this! I'm sure it will come in handy ;) Read on behind the cut

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Antje
14 June 2015 @ 08:45 am
You can never have too many of them, right? Here are the last of the bunch I got so far.

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One is in the green wraparound shirt, but without the gold details added at the shoulder like the one I posted here

The green is a bit too light, I saw that there is a re-issued one with a darker green, but I haven't found it yet. So for the time being, this one has to do. I guess I'll need to repaint the gold a bit.

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The other one is in his dress shirt. Yet another shade of green ;)

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I guess that means that I now can play Court Martial scenes... or the dinner with Khan. If I can find him in his golden tunic. No ebay, I did not mean Shere Khan! And also not Genghis Khan! Did you know there Genghis Khan battle figures?
 
 
 
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Sherlock looks as if John dragged him there... Click the cut to see all the pictures!

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Antje
12 June 2015 @ 10:44 pm
Apparently the post strike is over, as today my poor neighbour was hit with four parcels for me. This is parcel 2, see this post for parcel 1 and "Amok Time"

So here we have Kirk in green shirt, as seen in the episode "The enemy within" from season 1 where he gets split into two.

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Look at that detail!

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He comes with these items. Once I have enough of those phasers I'll customize one to be closed and then I'll try to find a way to stick it to their hips. Can you tell that I am totally obsessed? LOL

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He can hold the communicator and the phaser quite well:

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But I am most happy with the bottle of Saurian Brandy, as this is the only figure that comes with this, and I am glad I got it MIB so nothing was missing.

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Antje
12 June 2015 @ 10:38 pm
See also this post for Kirk in green shirt

Guess wich episode I watched today? LOL
I HAD to have this set. You'll see why. Also I am pretty sure tomorrow I will be hit by the urge to buy a Mirror Mirror Kirk... Show, what have you done to me.

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Look at that detail!

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This is how he got it:

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The only gripe I have, they can't hold their weapons (lirpa) very well. The handle is too thick. It only fits into one had barely, but I am afraid of breaking the fingers of the other if I force it.

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Also not sure what to do with this, as I have nothing to hang it from:

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I guess I'll have to make a stand! I also need a worried looking McCoy watching the battle.

We even got the small hammer Spock was using! And we can break the plate into pieces:

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Awesome. Simply awesome.
 
 
 
Antje
Some years ago I already took my figures to Cardiff, if you want to see the TARDIS parked in front of the water tower, or the Torchwood team investigating that old cinema, or Jack getting his coffee from Ianto in the bay, or Tosh at the pier, go here

And now, more action figures on location!

Jack at the balcony from the Doctor Who episode "The empty child" (Cardiff University, Glamorgan Building)

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And Torchwood locations in Cardiff castle. Gwen brings the pizza in the first episode, this is the air shelter that was built in the castle wall during WWII. Quite convincing with the noise of dropping bombs they have playing there.

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And Captains Jack and John up at the castle tower in the episode "Exit Wounds", looking down at a burning Cardiff. The most funny thing happened while we were up there - we met a woman from Coventry and a young boy who was staying for a year with her for a school exchange and he originally was from - you'll never guess this - Dresden! We had quite a lovely chat. I also urged them to buy ticktets for John's concert the same evening. Hope they liked it!

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Antje
Masterlist for Sherlock ction figure theatre

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The Doctors and Sherlock enjoying some free time

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John and Sherlock relaxing at home





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