Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Madballs!!!


And now for something completely different...
I am currently working on a whole new relaunch of the old classic toy line from the 1980's....MADBALLS!
Since I was around in those days and actually worked on the toy line back then, it is real cool to be working on the new incarnations.
For more info on the first line of toys being launched at Toyfair in New York City this week, go to Madballs or check out the website of the company that is licensing the property from American Greetings at: Art Asylum.

21 comments:

Chris said...

Oh that's too cool! I had the mummy one on the bottom left. When I saw that, I thought... Whoa! It really is Generation X's time to rule needless spending! : )

Anonymous said...

You're Awesome!

Joe said...

I was very much the fan of these when I was a kid. I believe I still have a couple of the appearances that they made in Star/Marvel comics. I loved it when all the cheap knock offs started appearing in discount stores (Like "Gross Balls"). I promised my self I would quell my spending habits but I might have dip into these. Wasn't there an eyeball one too? God I love the fact that monster/gross stuff is making a come back.

mousehunter said...

Hey James,
Great work my friend! Your earlier stuff is amazing. Shoot me a line if you are ever available for freelance work! I would love to have you in our talent pool!

Keep up the great work!

Michael Daubert
Studio Director
The Animation Farm
www.theanimationfarm.com

mauricio salmon said...

wow those are awesome!

lucas said...

woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

im 26.. when i was a kid i loved madddddbaalllsssss



ooooh yeaah1!!!!!!!!

hahahaaha
thats great!

im from argentina
see how far your work has gone :)

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

hells yeah! i was just watching an episode of "I love the 80's" and totally reminded me of these crazy toys. glad to hear their making a comeback. awesome artwork on your blog btw. diggin your style!

aeron said...

Awesome, I was a big fan of these suckers as a kid too. Even collected some of the comics. Such a weird idea though, tiny monster heads floating around and talking like pirates, vomiting, spitting and just acting weird. I dig it!

Augie said...

Madballs??!! Damn. You just unlocked an old childhood memory that was hybernating in the cracks and crevices of my childhood brain. Nice. So is that creature from the black lagoon statue. That kicks major ass. Definitely THE best monster design EVER.

Carlos V. said...

Love your work! Im exited to see what you do for the new look of madballs.

mike said...

Hey Jim,

These are cool, can't wait to pick some up. I did some art (Madball kinda lookin') for Playmates toys a while ago ago for some electronic toy they produced, but instead they went with some really odd looking things and I guess the stuff never really took off. Cool seeing these...
mike

Anonymous said...

Any chance that we will see Aargh remade? I could never find the original.

Anonymous said...

Rocking, straight up. Had most of these as a kid...but I don't remember Repvile. And wasn't "Bash Brain" originally named "Crackhead"??? Hahaha!!

Here's a thought: for a future series of these, could ya work in some gimmicks? I'm thinking glow-in-the-dark or color-changing materials...something like that...

Anonymous said...

where are the madballs? why are these toys not in the shops yet?

and that is a good question!

if Art Asylum brings back the MadBalls then why not the slime balls too.

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