A few years ago, back before Comic-Con in San Diego became Nerd Prom and the Hollywood South Marketing Bonanza, I got to see June Foray in a panel. She voiced Talky Tina as well as Witch Hazel, Rocket J. Squirrel, Magica de Spell, Natasha Fatale (of Boris and... fame), plus Granny and countless others. It was pretty awesome - and we also got to find out how many other actress' voices she dubbed, uncredited, over the years. She's got range, so a murderous doll that tried to kill Telly Sevalas shouldn't have been too much of a stretch. Hey, she does a nice job!
The action figure here - which I did a wee bit of consulting on - was inspired by that episode "Living Doll." She had to be a smaller figure, but not too small - the real-life prop was based on a Chatty Cathy doll (ask your parents) which was about 20-inches tall. If you were to make a 3 3/4-inch scale version of the doll, it would be about 1.1-inches tall - miserably small. This action figure is about 2 1/3-inches tall, which means she's more substantial and surprisingly stable. I can't tell you how pleased I am with how she turned out, from the unique cut in her legs for the dress to the fact that she can actually stand for long periods of time on such tiny legs. I've had a lot of problems with skinny-legged figures falling over, but this one has hung out on my desk for months and stays standing unless I accidentally bump into her. I can't complain.
The arms are a tiny bit skinny, even for a figure of this size, but it's not like you'd like her more if she were thicker. The figure's stiff pose and innocent-meets-creepy face works really well. She has small shoes with painted socks, and a decent pattern on the fabric that turned out well. Her only real flaw is that it seems the figure was wet after painting, so you'll see some weird crumbly bits if you get too close - which is what anyone who photographs an action figure is likely to do. Like Kanamit, her legs are hollow in the dress area for reasons unknown. (This was not intended, but it's here and it doesn't hurt anything.)
A color version was sold at Comic-Con and limited to about 500 pieces. The black-and-white one is available all over the place, and was also something of a lower run figure. I would suggest getting one just because it doesn't look like much else in my collection, and it's rare that you see an action figure made to look like a doll. Ten bucks - not bad. Small, sure, but Yoda and Wicket were too.
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