Monday, September 26, 2005

Hero now before it's too late

Okay, latest sketch is back. And it's happy! I like that they adopted some of Lynne's ideas, though they're definitely reticent to change things like the tail and the ears. The only other thing I see really off is the fat neck. So if I can get them to adjust those three things, do you guys like this? Would you buy it?

I was talking with a friend last night who totally thinks I should email the whole story to Oprah. Just need 3,000 orders for a sound chip in the toy. I think it would be so great to have a Hero doll that said "I love you" and "Get Better." And maybe it could make that weird wheezing noise Hero makes when he's really happy. That would scare the little buggers into remission. ("Mommy, my Hero toy is choking...")

I don't know though, I don't really want to be in the fulfillment business. Can't you just picture our house overflowing with cardboard boxes, postage meters, hero dolls? But at the same time, it would be so amazing and worth it if somehow each one we sold could pay for one to be donated to sick kids...I don't know how this works. Must find a toy distribution mentor. Or maybe a corporate sponshorhip mentor. I don't even know what I don't know. Kind of exciting, though.

Started my workout class today. 7 am. No comment about the time. It was surreal, at one point I looked over at my girlfriend stretching out on the mat and flashed back to us in ninth grade as cheerleaders. Time is an odd thing. If the Dirty Dancing soundtrack had been playing in the background, I wouldn't have blinked.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps you could start out with the non-sound-chip dog, and if things go well, create a deluxe version with sound. The Sock Puppet had the option to buy it with or without speech.


Kid Sis said...

Dave!!!! Hello! I didn't know you were *here.* Thank you for the advice! I'll take any I can get from the original Fies/Alves turning-beloved-pet-into-family-fun entreprenuer!

Anonymous said...

>Dave!!!! Hello! I didn't know you were *here.*

Well, Brian wisely knows better than to tell me any of his ideas, so I think I'm one of the last in the family to know about his book, and therefore, your (and his) blogs.

Still, that hasn't slowed my lackluster progress on blatant plagiaristic concepts of his idea, such as my recent work-in-progress, "Amy's Canned-Fur." It's the fascinating tale of ... well, I'm not sure what, quite yet. I'm thinking it will have something to do with cans, though. And fur, therein.

You'll have to let me know how your ventures in the stuffed animal realm go, as I've always wanted to do a version of Amy.


Angelena said...

I personally think the dog tag says enough.... "My Hero"..... it sort of says "this dog is my hero and helps me when I hurt".... see what I mean? I love what your doing here and I will lend any support I can!