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Help! | September 3, 2010

Hello everyone out there. In July I won my category in a board game design competition, which I am still chuffed to bits about. However, there is a problem with the game I made – it’s too expensive to manufacture.  The real sticking point with the design is the very same thing that people like most about it – two 12 inch high wooden mannequins. Not only are these expensive off the shelf but they also have to be painted so that they can be drawn on with dry erase markers and then wiped clean. I have looked and looked on the internet and in two dollar stores and generally kept my eyes open for a plastic alternative to these mannequins, but with no success, apart from a picture of two plastic figures that I haven’t been able to track down. Can you help? Can you help me find large, cheap, plastic figures that can be posed like an artist’s mannequin. Help me kind reader, you’re my only hope.

I need figures like these! Do you know where I could get some?

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  2. Hi, I found this, I know the website seems a little bit odd, and the manikins are only 8″ tall, but maybe it is a lead…

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/281496272/Art_Manikin_Plastic_Manikin_.html

    Comment by Christian — September 4, 2010 @ 6:43 am

  3. Maybe this helps? It was the only thing I found, but maybe it’s a lead…

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/281496272/Art_Manikin_Plastic_Manikin_.html

    Comment by Christian — September 4, 2010 @ 7:03 am

  4. Did u check this?

    http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/281496272/Art_Manikin_Plastic_Manikin_.html

    Comment by Pao — September 4, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    • Awesome, many thanks for that – now I just have to work out why wordpress decided to dump it in spam. Grrr!

      Comment by jonbrown1975 — September 6, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

  5. […] Next Post | September 5, 2010 Twitter is a funny thing, and I have friends who really don’t like the idea of it; they feel it’s part of the continued shallowing of human communication. I think Twitter is just the opposite, I think it’s one of the most surprisingly effect social tools on the internet, although I’m far from keen on the name and I especially dislike saying ‘tweet’. Last night I was talking to Adrian, a great friend but a wholehearted Tweeter hater, about his loathing for the site. At almost exactly the same time I was being sent a message, via Twitter, by Christian Rieß (@FractalIB), who follows me after he saw my talk at GDC Europe, where I shamelessly begged for attendees to follow me. He was replying to another piece of shameless pleading that I’d put out on Twitter, asking if anyone knew of a place I could get things like artists mannequins, but made in plastic. (See the post). […]

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