Break the chains of franchise toydom!
Become a (literal) hacktivist
& express yourself through
custom toy-building and animation!
It's simple (and really FUN!):
STEP 1) Break your old toys. YES, rip/cut/snap/chew...well, maybe don't chew, but take your old toys and break into raw materials for fresh, original characters. Perhaps you already have some broken toys around the house ; )
STEP 2) Compose new figures by combining parts from the old. Try hot glue (with adult supervision), tape, string, foil, etc. In my studio, we also spray painted some of the new figures to give a uniform look...and make them look AWESOME!
Here are some examples:
3 ) DOCUMENT/SHARE your creativity! [This is too exciting to keep to yourself]
Camera phones work great...you might want to macro lens (like this) to capture the tiny details
& use your new characters in original screen plays and puppet-style shows (Click here to see the short film "Commando Barbie versus the Shark")
Use a stop-motion app, like Frameographer (Click here to see an 8-second mutant fashion show)