This is Doug the talking dog from Pixar’s UP. The speaker is the nose, the controls and indicator light are on his collar. He could say his more popular phrases (I LOVE YOU or SQUIRREL) on demand. This could also be an Alexa device if Amazon ever decides to make themed gadgets.
I was going over the dozens and dozens of SNES USB controllers listed at Amazon, and it occurred to me that no one made a version that resembled the controller at the beginning of Toy Story 2. Maybe someone could offer this color variant? I know I’d want one.
Continue reading ➞ Toy Story 2 SNES Controller
This is one of those no-brainer ideas that I’m surprised doesn’t exist: you take the classic Mickey Mouse phone and use that as the basis for a cradle/dock for modern smartphones or tablets.
At a fraction the size of the original phone, this is essentially a figurine on a stand. The phone would be held in place by the base/dock, so Mickey wouldn’t have to do any heavy lifting. It would just appear that he is propping up the phone.
This cradle would be a great accessory for viewing or charging your device. I certainly would love one on my desk.
Whenever possible I like to use film props as the basis for a Blu-Ray special edition cases, and for WALL-E I thought I’d use a simple but striking prop seen briefly in the film, the recolonization manual (or Manuel, as the captain called it). It’s a cool-looking book with an illuminated leaf emblem on the cover.
Continue reading ➞ WALL-E Blu-Ray Case
Really simple design, the sleeve would have a transparent window that featured some characters and the movie title. Additional characters would be on the disc. The goal is to make it look like an aquarium.
I feel the Scare Floor Door System from Monsters Inc. would make for an excellent Fathead design. Fatheads are those large decals which are affixed to walls, usually depicting sports teams or pop culture items. You can head to the official Fathead site and check out their selection.
Basically you’d have two large Fatheads flanking the door, and a smaller Fathead on top of the door. A bunch of small flower Fatheads would then complete the look:
The problem is you’d need a door that has a central location, and is not near a corner wall, allowing for both flanking Fatheads. But the beauty of this design is that you could place the Fatheads on either side of the door.
Initially I was going to make this a Blu-Ray case, but upon remembering how functional the Scare Floor Door System was in the film, I thought it would be better as a Blu-Ray/DVD player.
Continue reading ➞ Monsters Inc Blu-Ray Player