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Thread: UGLYDOLL ( I created DOLLS using Flash, now i am famous!)

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    UGLYDOLL

    Ok, the 'famous' part was just to get you to look but....

    here they are

    http://www.uglydolls.com
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    Tell me about it cartoon guy's Avatar
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    LOL

    they are ugly aright.

    Good business..


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    and this is my artwork


    http://www.davidhorvath.com
    Last edited by HORVATH; 11-01-2002 at 03:10 PM.

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    poet and narcisist argonauta's Avatar
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    well oh well

    have you sold any yet????????

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    so far we have sold about 1000 dolls and maybe 1/2 that # of shirts?
    =)

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    poet and narcisist argonauta's Avatar
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    nice!

    congrats!!!
    they are ugly dolls! but it doesn't matter. The thing is you r sellin them right?

    But honestly, I wouldm't buy one......

    argonauta.-7*

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    haha no no they arent meant for folks like you.
    yes they are ugly =)

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    poet and narcisist argonauta's Avatar
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    what happened??????

    Remembar Gizmo? what happenned when water fell on him and, he multiplied, and if you fed those new gizmos after midnight, they turned into gremlins......?

    Well it seems you did the same thing to that Pikachu guy from Pokemon!!!!

    argonauta.-7*

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    thank you!
    Last edited by HORVATH; 11-01-2002 at 03:11 PM.

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    poet and narcisist argonauta's Avatar
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    actually

    Well, bout a ps2, I'm not that kinda guy.....
    i prefer to download a free emulator and play free games on my pc.

    Bout toys, I don't know, i don't buy them anymore. I'll wait till i have children.....

    Bout your work, I can say, at least, you are original.....

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    Cool stuff Hovarth!

    Interesting to see Flash being used through all stages of the Illustration like that, and I think the characters are cool! Handmade?

    I might have to stop by Zakka here in NY and pick up some.

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    Re: actually

    Originally posted by argonauta
    Well, bout a ps2, I'm not that kinda guy.....
    i prefer to download a free emulator and play free games on my pc.
    the emulators are free but the games are not
    maybe u should read the signs those emu sites have up before u press agree...

    and yes horvath i like the look of those dolls, they're not ugly

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    gnahhh!! Truly, I took one look at those dolls and choked up my green pea soup!! These dolls could make your dog whine and run under the bed. If you pulled them out of a shopping bad, babies would cry in a 30 meter radius. Keep them away from your boss---you don't want your boss to get ugly!

    Actually, I thought they'd be more like the frog-pack thingys from your movie project, I like the design on those better, no so ugly---heh, heh!!

    Still, it's cool they're selling and that Flash animation can get "in your face" in more ways than one...

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    The best part about all this was when I found out about what was said at Mattel toys this morning.

    I know someone who works at Mattel, and he said everyone was ranting while huddled around an article about UGLYDOLL in the newspaper shouting " WHY CAN'T WE MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS!"

    =)


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    As I recall, Cabbage Patch dolls were called "ugly" when they first hit the market around 1982-83. A year later, people were busting chops to get them, no matter how ugly they were.

    The next couple of years, I remember seeing a wave of "unique" dolls that ranged from straight Cabbage Patch rip-offs, to ultra-cutes, to monsters, to pug-ugly, to just plain bizarre.

    Sometimes unlikely items just catch fire, it's not all that predictable.

    Basically, if that guy at Mattel just checked his company's history books, he'd probably find a dozen sets of ugly dolls that were marketed in the last 20 years.

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    haha, i think thhe guy at mattel was refering to how we made them for no reason...

    they have no tv tie-in
    no fast food promo
    no super hi fi corporate marketing and testing and all that stuff huge toy companies go through to ensure that thier toys will make millions of $$.

    its just a cool (hopefully) thing that 2 people wanted to do and caught on.......i think he meant that mattel USED to do that too, back in the day...and htey miss that creative energy? i assume.

    Im just having a lot of fun making them.=)

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    the animation was nice

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    Originally posted by HORVATH
    http://uglydolls.tripod.com/

    I was shocked. I am not famous yet but, hha......

    i was drawing Characters in Flash...and my gf made dolls of them...now we are selling the dolls at GIANT ROBOT and other cool shops in LA and NYC.

    what a shock!
    i love flash!
    they are at

    http://uglydolls.tripod.com/

    all the art is flash 4 with a wacom

    horvath
    I think there are some marketing lessons to be learned here.

    Would mind detailing how your GF got the ball rolling?

    How many people did she approach about selling these?

    You obviously had a hand in providing design and marketing umph with the Flash Animation. What kind of business arrangment do you have??

    Thanks.

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    actually we just made the dolls and everyone loved them......
    we didnt have any help at all.........
    I draw and she sews. =)

    The flash movies are easy to make. .
    I handled all the trademarks and copyrights/patents but....
    there wasnt any marketing going on....

    just having FUN!
    For us, that is what it's all about

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    What actions took you from "having fun" to making money? It's something I think many readers here would like to hear about...

    Thanks again for your help

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