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Bender-is-Great

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« on: 09-18-2004 18:55 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2004 00:00 »

Well, first off I'd like to say that I realize I have no life, otherwise I wouldn't have spent my time and money on this but hopefully it's worth it! LOL

I have crocheted a Zoidberg plushie that stands about 2 feet tall or so.

More pics can be found at  http://www.jenutech.com/crafts.html

Right now he's a bit naked shall we say but I'm in the process of making some clothes for him.  I'm just curious if there's a demand out there for crocheted plushies at all and how many people would be interested in buying them?  I'm also in the middle of crocheting up Bender (complete with cigar and a bottle of Olde Fortran) as well and I think Nibbler will be next.  Any other characters you folks would like to see, besides Leela and Fry?(They are going to get done after Nibbler)

I just kinda got the idea do create my own plushies and possibly sell some of them seeing as there aren't any plushies out there. (Well none that I've found anyway)  So would anyone be intetested in buying them, have any ideas for another character to do, want to buy just the crocheted pattern or whatever?  I'm still undecided what I'm going to do with them so I'm just trying to get a feel for things and see if anyone is interested.  (Questions and/or comments also welcome       smile )

If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
Guineapig Trick

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« Reply #1 on: 09-18-2004 19:09 »

My God, man. I would love to buy one of those, with the clothes. I'd like to see a horrible gelantinous blob, kif, and maybe a Morbo, also. If you were to sell them at an actual internet store or something, you'd be breaking copyright laws, although I'm sure Matt wouldn't mind, FOX would, Although, you could sell them on eBay, if you decide to, shoot us a link.  wink
KAH

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« Reply #2 on: 09-18-2004 19:53 »

Wow, how long did it take you to make him? I'd certainly buy a nibbler or bender on the down low.  wink
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #3 on: 09-18-2004 20:47 »

It only took me a couple weeks or so to complete.  It would have taken me less time if I didn't have to experiment with it and rip several rows out to get it looking the way I wanted. wink That and the fact that I wrote down the pattern as I went along.  The next go around it shouldn't take quite as long to complete cause the pattern will already be established and such.
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #4 on: 09-18-2004 22:07 »

"I'll take 8!!"

Well, I do wanna buy at least one.
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #5 on: 09-18-2004 22:09 »

really cool i would buy one
futuramafreak

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« Reply #6 on: 09-18-2004 23:12 »

I put my name if for that Bender thing, but this [with clothes] I really would buy.  If you ever sell them, please notify me! smile
Spacedal11

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« Reply #7 on: 09-18-2004 23:21 »

It's cool & weird at the same time. Awesome work though! It must have been worth it!
Futurama Freak1

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« Reply #8 on: 09-18-2004 23:32 »

WOW That is awsome I would buy it Keep up the AWSOME WORK!!!!! smile I cant wight untill you are done with the bender one!!!
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #9 on: 09-19-2004 08:17 »

Hehee, very cute  big grin
I like!
Jicannon

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« Reply #10 on: 09-19-2004 08:49 »

wow that's awseome  big grin How long did that take you?
feralHuman

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« Reply #11 on: 09-19-2004 08:56 »

That's amazing work! You even serated his claws, nice attention to detail.

He'd be even cuter if you made him chubbier, with more stuffing. Also, it'd be a blast if you could make a 'summerguy' outfit.
bankrupt

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« Reply #12 on: 09-19-2004 21:51 »

I'll just parrot what everyone else has said, good job!  That's a nice looking Zoidberg you have there and the use of crochet gives him a unique look compared to the usual plushies.
f_r

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« Reply #13 on: 09-20-2004 00:29 »

thats awsome, sounds like uv got a few sales (not me, im poor). U should do a Zapp one, that would be cool, and tinny tim.
Jade_Gryphon

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« Reply #14 on: 09-20-2004 01:07 »
« Last Edit on: 09-20-2004 01:07 »

Hm...I'm interested in buying a Bender and Zoidberg.  smile How much would they cost, though?
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #15 on: 09-20-2004 02:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Jade_Gryphon:
How much would they cost, though?
I haven't really figured it out exactly.  The yarn for Zoidy cost me like $10 (CAD) and a few extra dollars for buttons on the labcoat and the material for his clothes (which I'm doing up a pattern right now)  I was kinda thinking around $30-$35 CAD plus S&H, mostly to cover the cost of supplies and a few bucks to me for the labour cause it is a bit time consuming.  smile(On a side note though, this gives me an excuse to sit on my butt and watch Futurama while I work. I hate to craft and not have any background noise on. I can work and play at the same time! he he he)

Once I get some more done up, I'll probably sell them on Ebay.  It may not be for a couple of weeks cause I'm actually crocheting some Care Bear plushies for X-Mas gifts that I need to send out early this year.  Once I get some more Futurama plushies done up, I'll let you guys/girls know.

Another side note, for the Nibble plushie, how big would you guys like to see him?  Should I make him the same size as Zoidberg and Bender or have them all in proportion in regards to height? (ie have him only like 6 inches tall or something.)

If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
f_r

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« Reply #16 on: 09-20-2004 02:17 »
« Last Edit on: 09-20-2004 02:17 »

I say small, the size he should be
Local Jerseyan

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« Reply #17 on: 09-20-2004 15:20 »
« Last Edit on: 09-20-2004 15:20 »

Wait a tic, Zoidy's two feet tall??

Da-yam.

Still, I don't care if he costs 35 bucks... for that size anyway. I'll wait... verrrry patiently. Again, kudos.
Y_L_B

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« Reply #18 on: 09-20-2004 15:32 »

Oooh! Zoidby! If I had any money at all, I'd definately buy it!  big grin

Seriously, very nice work! I look forward to any other ones you'll do.

(Seriously, I can't even crochet a potholder.)
winna

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« Reply #19 on: 09-21-2004 01:46 »

That is very cloolsome... I swear some of you people have a knack for originality and a hand at greatness  big grin
KAH

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« Reply #20 on: 09-22-2004 00:02 »

Nibbler should be about a foot tall I think, so I could carry him around like a baby. Would his eye stalk flop over or stay up?
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #21 on: 09-22-2004 01:52 »

 
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Originally posted by KAH:
Would his eye stalk flop over or stay up?
It should be able to stand up if I stuff it firmly.  If not, wire could possibly be put inside.  I have a Minnie and Mickey Mouse  Crochet Pattern that says you can put some wire inside with their ears to have them stay up.  I'll have to play around with it but I'm sure it shouldn't be a problem if his eye stalk is is stuffed firmly.


If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #22 on: 09-22-2004 15:56 »

this is nice  smile I'd love to have my own little zoidberg on my bedside! I'd buy one, with my administrator discount card ofcourse  wink
winna

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« Reply #23 on: 09-22-2004 17:53 »

administrator discount my ass  tongue
Rocketboy

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« Reply #24 on: 09-24-2004 06:08 »

Looks pretty cool.I'd love to nuy one.
Buick 8

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« Reply #25 on: 09-28-2004 14:42 »

Hey thats actually really cool.
Nice work Bender-is-Great  smile
Fry1077

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« Reply #26 on: 09-28-2004 14:59 »

That is so cool, You can make zoidberg have his doctor clothes and make mexican clothes like in the one episode where he is picking out a new shell  smile an benber can come with his nerd clothes like in the one Futurama comic!  big grin
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #27 on: 09-28-2004 19:07 »

I like how the eyes are made of golf balls. That's some damn impressive stuff for being homemade. I like it very much.
KAH

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« Reply #28 on: 09-28-2004 19:42 »

Made of golf balls? I dont think they are. Are they?
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #29 on: 09-28-2004 20:25 »
« Last Edit on: 09-28-2004 20:25 »

Yes. Yes they are.  I sewed them on to his head using a diamond tether.  <Flexo>Nah, I'm just kiddin'</Flexo>  smile
Actually his eyes are crocheted as well, which kinda gives it the golf ball look.  The pupils of his eyes are made out of felt.  Everything else on him is crocheted.  My digital camera isn't top-of-the-line so that's probably why the pic is a bit fuzzy
moonbus69

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« Reply #30 on: 09-29-2004 03:42 »

Very cool Zoidy... You are soooo creative!

I want a Bender plushie.  smile
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #31 on: 09-29-2004 15:39 »
« Last Edit on: 11-02-2004 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by moonbus69:
I want a Bender plushie.    smile
Bender still isn't finished cause I ran into some problems.  Nothing major, just made his body too big and that fact that there's a seam in the middle of his back.  So needless to say, I'm redoing his body.  I do have an arm (Which I may have to redo his hand, it looks a bit wonky) and 2 legs:

So any questions/comments/suggestions?

If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
MrBurns

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« Reply #32 on: 09-29-2004 15:41 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2004 15:41 »

I want a Zoidberg one please.   smile
Oh, the Bender one looks ace so far. :O Depending on the prices, I'd like to have a few of the characters as plushies.  big grin
Futurama Freak1

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« Reply #33 on: 09-29-2004 15:47 »

WOW even if it isn't done yet it is still coming out Great! If I tryed making something like that it would turn out Bad. REALY GREAT JOB so far !!!!
MrBurns

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« Reply #34 on: 09-29-2004 15:55 »

Would you send those things to Germany for example? Because I live there and I'd really really love to have at least a Zoidberg plushie.  smile Do you think you could finish some until December? *waves some Euro notes* *is all excited about the thought of having a Zoidberg plushie*  big grin
JDB

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« Reply #35 on: 10-06-2004 02:13 »

COOL! They look excellent! Have you finished Zoidbergs clothes yet? You also could do a Horrible gelatinus blob or a Morbo one. I'd definitly buy one if I had money! (Which I don't)
Bender-is-Great

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« Reply #36 on: 10-06-2004 02:30 »

 
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Originally posted by JDB:
Have you finished Zoidbergs clothes yet?
To answer you question, sorta.  smile I'm actually working on his clothes as we speak (Well not right this second cause I'm at my computer typing!)  big grin  I've got his pants finished and am currently working on his labcoat.  I had a heck of a time trying to find doll clothes with a style I could work with.  His labcoat is actually a toddlers pajama shirt but the style is the same.  I had to scan it into the computer and shrink it down quite a bit and now I'm just 'refining' the pattern by adding in some nips and tucks here and there so it will fit his particular body structure.  I'm going to have to do this with his shirt as well. Hopefully I'll have his clothes finished by this weekend. Once I do, I'll take some pics of him modalling his new duds! LOL

If ignorance if bliss, you'd think more people would be happy when you tell them they're an idiot!
Jade_Gryphon

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« Reply #37 on: 10-06-2004 03:34 »

Oh, I really like how the Bender one is coming along...other than the tiny flaws you mentioned, it looks really good, thus far, anyway.  smile
MrBurns

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« Reply #38 on: 10-06-2004 04:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Bender-is-Great:
To answer you question, sorta.   smile I'm actually working on his clothes as we speak (Well not right this second cause I'm at my computer typing!)   big grin  I've got his pants finished and am currently working on his labcoat.  I had a heck of a time trying to find doll clothes with a style I could work with.  His labcoat is actually a toddlers pajama shirt but the style is the same.  I had to scan it into the computer and shrink it down quite a bit and now I'm just 'refining' the pattern by adding in some nips and tucks here and there so it will fit his particular body structure.  I'm going to have to do this with his shirt as well. Hopefully I'll have his clothes finished by this weekend. Once I do, I'll take some pics of him modalling his new duds! LOL

That all sounds really great, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished Zoidberg plushie!  big grin How long do you think will it take you to manufacture one doll once you've worked out how to make everything? I'd really really love to get one until early December.  smile *waves with some notes again*
JDB

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« Reply #39 on: 10-06-2004 04:45 »

 
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Originally posted by MrBurns:
 That all sounds really great, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished Zoidberg plushie!   big grin How long do you think will it take you to manufacture one doll once you've worked out how to make everything? I'd really really love to get one until early December.   smile *waves with some notes again*

I second that emotion!!
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