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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 4:05 am    Post subject: Laughing Man...any interest? Reply with quote

For a long while now I have been toying (not being punny here) with the idea of
recreating the "Laughing Man" from Sebastions apartment.
It would function in the same way as the screen version, probably on some kind
of motion censor so that when someone walked by it would rock back and forth
and sound out with it's characteristic, "Hah-hah-hah!----HaaaW-hah-haaaw!"
It appears to be a pretty straight forward sculpt.

Does this sound like a project anyone would be interested in?

How about some good screen caps to start this off right?

Has anyone noticed he changes during the scene where Deckard passes in front of him?
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Laughing Man...any interest? Reply with quote

ME! I want one! For sure!

The Sebastian doll's room is a must!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weren't most of those dolls from someone's private collection?
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Loyalizer wrote:
Weren't most of those dolls from someone's private collection?


Yep, I think you're right... If I remember well the commented version of the Director's cut, Ridley Scott says they were very lucky to put an hand on this ancient dolls collection, one of the most impressive in the USA...

(BTW, wouldn't like to own a laughing man, too spooky for my home... and just in case someone would plan to geneticaly recreate some unicorns in the future... Well, wouldn't neither be interested in one of these !!!)
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

" We built very few of the toys in Sebastian's suite," Lawrence Paull said. "Most of them were real"

"The majority of the toys seen in Sebastian's apartment were obtained by set dresser Linda DeScenna from a local Los Angeles toy/train/automaton collector living in the San Fernando Valley, Benny Marvin."

His collection reaches back to the 17th century


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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Idea for sure. On a smiliar note I have thought about commisioning a Kaiser and Napolian bear (for my Girl of course Wink)...I even took a stroll into build a bear workshop once. One of the great things about collecting Blade Runner stuff is the ecclectic(sp?) nature of it allowing anybody to find their own niche with it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder, is it the same laughing automata that is prominently featured in the old 70s version of Sleuth? I don't have a Sleuth DVD here to check, so my memory could be completely wrong. Apparently that DVD is not so easy to come by. Out of print, I think.

If it is the same, it might provide some additional helpful visual reference. If not, well, Sleuth is a good movie to enjoy while researching.

(edit-A quick google check suggests the one is Sleuth was much much larger. Funny how the memory plays tricks.)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics/screencaps anyone?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeffrey wrote:
I wonder, is it the same laughing automata that is prominently featured in the old 70s version of Sleuth? I don't have a Sleuth DVD here to check, so my memory could be completely wrong. Apparently that DVD is not so easy to come by. Out of print, I think.

If it is the same, it might provide some additional helpful visual reference. If not, well, Sleuth is a good movie to enjoy while researching.

(edit-A quick google check suggests the one is Sleuth was much much larger. Funny how the memory plays tricks.)


I have the DVD!!!

The laughing automata is a sailor. This movie is a must for collectors. It has a ton of games, figures and all kind of collectibles there! The chess set, for example, is wonderfull. I've taken some snaps for you.








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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant pics from Blade-Runner...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once-bitten wrote:
I meant pics from Blade-Runner...


Oh! Very Happy

Here you have!










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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics jfuste!

There is what I'm talking about...not only does the hat appear and disappear but his tie changes!
Is that a cigar I see in one hand?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some HD 'caps:





I'm assuming jfuste's 'caps came from the 'FC'. It's amazing how clear they are. I'd LOVE to see someone 'cap the heck out of a Blu-Ray FC.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those toys give me the creeps! I think I'd freak out if I came home to find that guy sitting there laughing! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow - bow tie - straight tie - hat - not hat - no candle and then candle - that room is more f'd up each time I view it!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some points of interest:
Pretty clearly it's a pipe I'm seeing in the man's hand.
But I don't get the bandage around the head?
Thats also real hair of some kind for the moustache and goatee.


I would say that we are most definately dealing with two different dolls.

Megan say's that doll clothing is VERY difficult and really wants me to find some other interest.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly I think he looks a little too much like James Lipton. Was he credited? LOL Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish you hadn't said that. Now its gonna take me hours to get the image of James Lipton laughing and rocking with that insane cackle from the doll out of my head.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny...I was thinking Burl Ives.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have located an excellent "Doll Clothier" if that's a real thing and she has contacts for creating the head and hands in porcelin if I'm interested.
Also have contacted a very good tech person concerning the rocking back and forth motion and laughfter...hopefully he'll be in touch soon.
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