& Chas! (24.09.12)
this? - Another article about Robert Harrop Designs?
Didn't we just do one
Well, erm, yes. But The Hound's not going to make any
for it, because it's pertinent and timely. Pertinent,
because it's all
about Morph, Aardman Animation's very first plasticene
his deceitful alter ego Chas. And timely, because
the first of these
exclusive figures is only available for the next seven-six-five-four-
So - Knock!-Knock! - this is your wake-up
call. If you want
to get your paws on Morph, you have to move fast!
Here's the deal. Over the last couple of years, the
fine folks at
Robert Harrop Designs have introduced a new type of
their already lovely catalogue of collectables. They're
pieces, and they're only available for pre-order for just
a limited few
weeks, directly through the studio. Once the cut-off
date is reached,
the door slams shut and the Harrop artisans scurry off and
a run of figures precisely matching the number of pre-orders
one more, or less. And we happy purchasers get our paws on
super-special, super-limited piece, accompanied by its
certificate of authenticity to show to our envious friends
So here's time-limited Morph. This fabulous figure has surely
climbed out of Tony Hart's pencil box to give us a wave.
particularly appealing here is his size. He's stands
including his base, so he's a life-size replica, isn't
he? Now you
can have your very own Morph, for keeps. If you're quick
that is, because The Hound has been unforgivably slow to
on this release. Morph's time-limited cutoff date in less
week away, on 1st October 2012, so there's no dallying.
want him, place
order right now!
And if you're ordering Morph, you should also consider
companion Chas. You've got a bit longer for him, thankfully.
His time-limited cutoff point is 1st November 2012.
super is it to see his frowning form. Chas gets short-shrift
licensing world, doesn't he? We've had a whole plethora
related items produced over the years. But Chas always
out. And Grandmorph, and Delilah and Gillespie and the
How cool would it be to see these characters getting
a share of
the spotlight, eventually?
Well, let's not run away with ourselves. Let us, instead,
that irascible mini-man Morph. There's something so
his construction... this crude little man, fashioned
out of clay...
designed by economy, originally, because clothes would
been far too fiddly and costly to animate. Even the
plasticene was simply down to the ready availability
of that earthy
clay colour... The Harrop team have got him just right,
in that famous
smiley pose. And one imagines that was pretty tricky,
the character's "clean" design leaves no room
for error... So don't
err yourself, get your orders in now:
Time Limited Edition Morph
Time Limited Edition Chas
or both together:
& Chas Time Limited Editions
So yes, The Hound is raving about Robert Harrop Designs again.
But with figures this good in their ever-expanding catalogue,
can surely be excused. There are web sites everywhere
the brilliance of Sideshow Collectibles, Weta and Gentle
Once or twice in a while, it's good and right and necessary
celebrate our own homegrown studio, isn't it?
Robert Harrop Designs