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fastbilly1

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Re: Growler
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2017, 01:26:18 PM »
So Growlers head may just be a bucket with animal legs from a toy set on it:


That a dinosaur set from a company called Bloco:
http://www.blocotoys.com/

I could not find one that is the exact match but it is a different route to investigate.

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Re: Growler
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2017, 03:07:37 PM »
Any updates?
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Re: Growler
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2017, 12:44:06 PM »
DANG, those Dino toy legs are close!  Good eye, fastbilly!

Keep us up to speed on any more discoveries!

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Re: Growler
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2017, 09:14:25 AM »
Ive not had much downtime thanks to a long series of interviews that ended up with me not getting a new job...  During my random downtime I do search for Growler parts but Ive not found anything new of note. 


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Re: Growler
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 05:16:38 PM »
The head is still a mystery.  I have learned far more about baby toys than I think any person who does not work in toys should know.

The original head may be a Playdough tub.  The old ones were not tapered.
The legs may be part of the Mecanno toddler line:

« Last Edit: October 23, 2017, 06:36:49 PM by fastbilly1 »

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Re: Growler
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2017, 10:16:43 AM »
I have learned far more about baby toys than I think any person who does not work in toys should know.


Now you know how I feel about sandcastle molds.  ;)

I could teach a college course on those things now...

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Re: Growler
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2017, 11:27:37 AM »
I still find myself looking and sandcastle molds randomly.  I am super prepared for when we finally have a kid, my child will be the king/queen of sandcastles with the amount of molds we have in the house.

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Re: Growler
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 10:21:07 PM »
I just got my MST3K: Season 11 box set and have devoured all the exclusive content.  One of the coolest parts was a behind the scenes gallery, and there were some FASCINATING shots of the bots and props.

I found a nice shot of Growler, among a few other gems.  I'll post some more screenshots soon!

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Re: Growler
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2017, 08:52:52 PM »
Nose could be a keychain of a dinosaur or a spaceship:


Alot of random toys in the 90s had keychains in the box for some reason.  I have emailed the only Power Ranger collector I know about it.


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Re: Growler
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2018, 07:33:00 AM »
I had a dream where i saw the lower half of growler, but it was twerking.
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fastbilly1

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Re: Growler
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2018, 08:09:01 AM »
I think Growlers Piano is a Goplus Wood Toy Grand Piano 30 Keys for Childs with Bench (Black):
https://www.amazon.com/Goplus-Grand-Piano-Childs-Bench/dp/B015MFPSPO#CustomerImages
It has the same cam for the lid and the same chrome boltheads.

In looking at his head closely on the first image, behind the pterodactyl part you can see a ridge that looks like a meccano/erector set part but it curves up behind it (obviously given the impression of a eyebrow or face crease).  I do not see it clearly in the basement bot, but we only have one picture of it.

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Re: Growler
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2018, 12:35:30 PM »
New trailer has Growler playing an organ of inflatable arm waving men (1:09) as well as a clip of him in the theater (0:45).  Pics when I am on a pc

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Re: Growler
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2018, 12:15:29 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has seen the images posted to the Instagram account of dariendhester, who worked at Jacob Design LLC back in 2017? He posted a batch of images both of Waverly and Growler under construction. What's interesting is that they show the earliest full-size experimentations on Growler having a lot more parts from Joel's small model being included. Stuff such a the cross-tubes on the chest and an enlarged Triceratops head for the groin:



I asked him the golden question back then too and as most have already correctly deduced, the majority of his most interesting parts are all 3-D printed or milled:


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Re: Growler
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2018, 09:27:09 PM »
Even though every part was fabricated, it still helps to see them from the other angles, thanks Oldeworldsmith.