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04 March 2012 @ 08:16 pm
TW action figure theatre: Part 2/2 "Hollow Earth" now gets read everywhere in the Universe!  
After my last post about The Torchwood Team reading the book "Hollow Earth" was so well received (many thanks for all the lovely feedback!) and even got retweeted by Carole E. Barrowman I have been asked for a sequel.

But as already stated last time, the biggest credit and thanks for the original idea and making of the miniature book still goes to jbsnow *hugs*

And now please follow the link to see how "Hollow Earth" goes international, if not universal.

Washington, D.C.:

FBI Agent Scully examinates something very strange.
"Mulder, I've never seen anything like this before, I really need your help here!"

HE2-01 AkteX1

But Mulder is reading a book.

HE2-02 AkteX2

Stargate-Center, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado:

Major Samantha Carter, Dr. Daniel Jackson and Teal'c are ready for their mission to planet P3X-877. But their leader is still missing.
"Colonel O'Neill, where are you?"

HE2-11 Stargate1

But Jack O'Neill is reading a book.

HE2-12 Stargate2

Somewhere in the United States:

Batman is having a hard time against the Terminator.
"Superman, I really could need your help here!!!"

HE2-13 Superman1

But Superman is reading a book.

He2-14 Superman2

Somewhere in the Universe:

Martha, Donna and Rose want to have fun together.
"Doctor, you promised to show us the Universe. We're ready to go, are you coming?"

HE2-09 DoctorWho1

But the Doctor is reading a book.

HE2-10 DoctorWho2

Meanwhile in Cardiff, Wales:

HE2-03 Cardiff1

Jack has to realize that he comes too late with retconning the authors. The line for the official book signing with John Barrowman in Cardiff is hundreds of meters long.

HE2-04 Cardiff2

(I updated the post to have Carole in the story as well)
HE2-06 Cardiff3-neu

There are grandmothers with grandkids, mothers with children, men and women of all ages.

HE2-07 Cardiff4

And everyone brought their own copy of the book.

HE2-08 Cardiff5

It's too much, he can't retcon them all. He has to accept that the story of the Animares will be out there forever - but hopefully it also will remain to be just a fairytale.


And here a glance at behind the scenes. If you want to know how I did the wirework for the flying Superman (and also Myfanwy in the previous post) - I used my kitchen shelf:

Behind the scenes-Superman3

And then Carole said she'd love an action figure of herself and this happened:
My (way more than) five minutes of fame
Everything you need to know about Carole retweeting my action figure stories, her and John talking about me in TV and the action figure I made of/for her

I won't do any more "Hollow Earth" sequels after this one but I have tons of ideas for other pictures and you are always welcome to read old stories and keep up with new ones at these links:

list of all Torchwood action figure stories

list of all Doctor Who action figure stories

list of all John Barrowman action figure stories

list of all Stargate action figure stories

Enjoy, and thanks again!
momo_ulimomo_uli on March 4th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC)
Das ist wieder so klasse. Astra.
Ich kann mich von deiner Action-Figuren-Story gar nicht losreißen.
Ob jetzt Mulder, der Dcotor, Superman und die Leser in Cardiff. Alle sind vom Buch Hollow Earth gefesselt. Geht mir nicht anders.
Deine Action-Figuren-Geschichten liebe ich. Vielen Dank für diese wunderbare Story rund um Hollow Earth :)
Liebe Grüße
Antje: in actiondieastra on March 17th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
Dankeschön, momo! Guck mal, ich hab mir jetzt ein spezielles Actionfiguren Icon gebastelt!
(no subject) - momo_uli on March 18th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
badly_knitted: Laughing Jackbadly_knitted on March 4th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
Too late, Jack, it's a worldwide phenomenon - even Ianto wouldn't be able to Retcon the entire world!

Loved Superman taking to the air so he could get some peace while he was reading!

Thanks for the link!
Antje: in actiondieastra on March 15th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, and thanks for commenting!

Yes, I imagine retconning the whole world or even the Universe might prove to be difficult.

A friend said if Superman does not look where he's flying he might run over the Leaning Tower of Pisa and destroy it completely... heh!
(no subject) - badly_knitted on March 15th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - dieastra on March 16th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
archersangel.blogspot.comarchersangel on March 4th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
....even got retweeted by Carole E. Barrowman ....

great post. it must be a good book if jack o'neill is reading it, jack doesn't strike me as the type to read a lot.
Antjedieastra on March 4th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was quite a surprise two weeks ago!

I think you are right with Jack and book reading. Other than the National Geographics, we haven't seen him read much, have we? Still I never imagined anyone else from SG-1 for the punch line. Surely Daniel and Sam would have been too obvious - Teal'c might have been funny as well!

(I admit I just wanted a good excuse to use that shelf which I bought to go with the desk)
georgesalbin on March 4th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Love it, just a pity there's no Carole E Barrowman too. Fab she retweeted it though :D

Look forward to the next installment(hints for more)
Antje: in actiondieastra on March 9th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Actually I said I won't do any more stories about the book (you know, I don't want to milk the topic to Death, and get people bored) and I have so many other ideas but now even Carole herself asks for more... We'll see!

And I think I can do something about the lack of an Carole actionfigure. Have you seen that sometimes I customize figures? This is the last one I did: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/37992.html

And I already have an idea for Carole. Just waiting for my ebay-win to arrive. So stay tuned!
hab318princess on March 4th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Danke für den Link...Fantastisch
Antje: in actiondieastra on March 15th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
Gern geschehen, und danke! Freu mich, dass es Dir gefällt.
morwencathmorwencath on March 5th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
Loved them all but especially your Cardiff!!! I recognized all your landmarks I think: The Taff with the waterbus and swans, Cardiff castle, The Capitol building, National museum, Millennium stadium, Railroad, Millennium Centre, the Water tower/Invisible lift, the Senedd, Norwegian church.

Gwych!!! (Brilliant)
Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 5th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm especially chuffed (learnt this word from John Barrowman LOL) that you picked the Cardiff picture to comment on, as I love this so much myself.

I bought the set two years ago in the gift shop at Cardiff Castle. However, not everything you see in the picture was included in this so called "Cardiff in a bag". All the landmark buildings you mentioned were in there except the Water Tower which I just made from some silver paper, and the railroad and church which are from a childhood toy set, as well as the houses at the left side and some trees and fences.

And the swans are from my childhood as well, actually they shall represent gulls, which I saw there every time I walked along that river.

I recently found out that you can buy similar sets of London, Paris and New York. Who knows where I might send my figures on vacation next...

Thank you very much again, I happily go to bed now!
schnuffieschnuffie on March 5th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Klaaaaasseeeeee! *lol*
Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 5th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
Danke *g*
Viel Spaß mit den anderen Stories, wenn Du die noch nicht kennst!
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Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 17th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Well, yes ;)I'm happy that we are on the same page regarding John Barrowman now. Although I really can't say whether I love him or David Tenannt more - I love them both equally, but in different ways!

Glad to hear that you are out of bed and that you enjoyed Torchwood so much.

I never watched Sarah Jane Adventures, only the episodes when the Doctor was a guest.

Being not a native speaker, I sometimes have trouble understanding the British humor in shows like that. I never heard of a special Doctor Who episode of Never mind the Buzzcocks, though. Might want to check it out. I only know the one with the famous "talk to the hand" and wasn't there another one where David always said "Barrowman"?

Did you see the Dr. Who special of Weakest Link? That was also fun!
Kate: LOL Jackjedi_harkness on March 5th, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
*heehee* Loved it! :D
Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 5th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! *hugs*
reddevilpoesreddevilpoes on March 5th, 2012 07:37 am (UTC)
I snorted my tea all over the keyboard at your wonderful "artists impression" of Cardiff.
Loved it!
Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 5th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
LOL I'm sorry for your keyboard! Didn't know I had to add a warning for liquids.
I love getting reactions like that! Thank you.

I bought these Cardiff buildings two years ago at the Cardiff Castle gift shop. Fell in love with it immediately. For the picture, I also added some more buildings (the church is not original) and stuff from my childhood toys - which proves, that I had a love for miniatures all my life. The Water Tower I just made myself as I realized I cannot have the Millennium Center without the Water Tower!

Glad you liked it and I could hopefully keep up with the expections after the first one.
sachiejo_chan_san on March 5th, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! I love this one too.
And wow! How many figures you own? It's amazing you make or find small furniture and stuff.
Antje: in actiondieastra on March 12th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Well, as you can see, quite a lot figures. I never counted.

owensheartowensheart on March 5th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
Loved the sequil, great story. all those different shows together...genius.

BTW I have joined the community and posted my two action ficure there. I am hoping to get more Merlin figurinse to add to my collection sometime so I can do other stories too.
Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 8th, 2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Yeah, I saw it and also saw you already got a feedback. And I just found two more girls who do Merlin stories, you can see their work here


and here


Hope they'll join as well, so that we get a bit life back into the community.
sagestreetsagestreet on March 5th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Großartig! Am coolsten ist der Superman. Was für eine herrliche Idee, ihn beim Fliegen lesen zu lassen.:)

Und Cardiff sieht auch sehr schnuckelig aus. (Scheinbar gibt's in Wales Möwen, die so groß sind wie Häuser. Hihi...)
Antjedieastra on March 6th, 2012 12:23 am (UTC)
Ich denke in Bildern. Und ein fliegender Superman war mir irgendwie sofort im Kopf. Dass er dabei aus Versehen den schiefen Turm von Pisa gänzlich umnieten könnte, wie es eine Freundin formulierte, auf die Idee bin ich gar nicht gekommen LOL

Na wenigstens hast Du die weißen Viecher als Möwen erkannt (oder einfach die Kommentare gelesen ;) ). Ich hatte von anderen jetzt schon Enten oder Schwäne (eigentlich sind es glaube ich Gänse) aber es soll tatsächlich Möwen darstellen. Warst Du schon mal in Cardiff? Dort am Wasser fliegen wirklich sehr viele von denen rum. Hab ich auch schöne Fotos gemacht.
(no subject) - sagestreet on March 6th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
chamiletchamilet on March 5th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
You should send the little book on tour and other people with different action figures could be reading it:D I have some old and new Star Trek series figures who'd probably enjoy it! And the folks from Lost!
Antje: JohnB2011dieastra on March 6th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
Chamilet, that is a great idea! I am from Eastern Germany, so when I grew up we did not have the old Enterprise with Kirk and Spock on our TV. I just recently started to watch it and haven't bought figures yet.

And I never bought Lost figures as I am not sure - do they have arms and legs that can be moved, or are they more like statues? They look wonderful at the pictures, but if I cannot play with them then I don't want them. Could you please tell me?

As for the book, you could easily print it out yourself. I am linking you to the entry of jbsnow , she has a JB forum and that's where I got it from: http://www.jbsnowboard.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=12303#p12303

It is possible that you need to become a member to see it, not sure. And please, before you post pictures in the internet, you should ask her if it is okay, since it was her idea and all. I'm sure she will not have anything against it (otherwise I wouldn't have done it either) but you still should be ask first and mention where the book came from in your entry, as I did.

You can also find her pictures in this forum, she is building a complete miniature Torchwood Hub for her figures, which is just awesome!

I am so happy that so many people share my love for the figures. If you have any pictures to share, we also have a community for action figure theatre, it is multifandom: http://action-tales.livejournal.com/

Edited at 2012-03-06 11:11 pm (UTC)
ghostlord89ghostlord89 on March 5th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Love it. Great photography and very creative ways to make backdrops like the one behind Superman. So how goes your view of Classic Doctor Who?
Antje: in actiondieastra on March 12th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (although I think the picture quality could be better sometimes)

At first I wanted to sit Superman on a globe, but I don't have one. Might have made for a funny picture as well.

Sorry, haven't made much progress on the Classic Who yet, as you can see I was busy with other things, plus I got sidetracked and watched a lot of movies and series with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock). I plan to come back to Who now, as I am really interested how it all started.
(no subject) - ghostlord89 on March 13th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC) (Expand)