Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Action Stickmen™

Hey guys, I need to bounce this off you, pick your brains.

These characters are called "Action Stickmen™" and I'm in the process of creating a marketable product line; including, but not limited to: A graphic novel, t-shirts (one's already available on my Zazzle site), greeting cards, and a feature-length movie (Tom Hanks will be doing the voice of Chrome-Man). I'm kidding about the movie.

The Trademark for the Action Stickmen, and the copy rights to the characters, were just recently purchased, and now that I legally own them, I need to DO something with them.

Feedback is desireable. Any advice? Thoughts on who should my Target Market be?

I thought that my most likely target market would be a younger-teen audience, and possibly a slightly older audience as well (up to 40 year old men who live in their mother's basements). Your thoughts please...

(The link to my Zazzle Gallery is just there in the right-hand column.)

18 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

I was actually on Zazzle yesterday and saw that your gallery was the "most recently updated." So I already checked out your gallery there... maybe I'll go back sometime.

As for the Action Stickmen... I have no direction for a targe audience. I like them, so maybe you should aim for folks like me... whatever I'm like.

Ken Chandler said...

But Shane, you don't live in your mother's basement. Thanks for your feedback and for liking my stuff. Maybe I'll model a character after you, if I can figure out what you're like. Hmmm.

Hans said...

LOL Cool idea and great designs! Would love to see some toys as well!!!;)

Hans

R.Dress said...

Hmmm Action Stickmen,,,
I can see them on T-shirts and stuff. This could work.
These are some impressive stick figures. Perhaps they should have more of a child's touch here and there?
Hope it works out.
*R

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I think these look cool,I do like the Mummy,the trailing bandage is always there isn't it !? :)

Ken Chandler said...

Thanks Hans, R., and Andrew.
I always appreciate your comments. I'll see what I can do about making them more appropriate for a younger audience. I haven't decided about the bandage Andrew, but it might be funny to have it frequently getting snagged on stuff. Kind've a running gag.

See you 'round.
Ken

Ben Reynolds said...

Stickmen are what kids always draw on their notes in school...how about doing school supplies with em?? Binders, pencil cases etc etc.

Ken Chandler said...

...or a stickman with the head of a binder! And the body of a pencil! I'm kidding of course, but I've actually already got some characters developed that have 'junk' for body parts. Thanks for the brainstorm Ben. Every little bit helps.

Adrian Ropp said...

Man! I love these guys! They are so appealling! When does the animated series premiere?

Ken Chandler said...

Ben, my wife had to point out to me that I misinterpreted what you said. Putting stickmen on school supplies IS a great idea. Now if only I can make that happen.

Adrian, many thanks! I'm glad they're a hit, I hope the general public will embrace them like you have. I'd love for their to be an animated feature someday. I'll see what I can do.

Muffin said...

I think it's nice! I'm fond of stick men. (; Make t-shirts!

Richtoon said...

Wow. I really like how each installment of your blog has radically different designs. Love the zobie and the pandas.

Adrian Ropp said...

Ken, we really should talk about your action stickmen... My brain is percolating....

ME said...

isn't that bob the frog-dragon?

Ken Chandler said...

Thanks for dropping in guys. I haven't been actively on-line lately, and haven't been checking my blog. Thanks for your comments; and Me, just Bob. Though he's patterned after the original Frog-Dragon.

Howard Shum said...

These look fun. Good luck with them!

Nathan Lindsay said...

They would be great pose-able toys. sculpted head, hands and feet and a heavy quage rubber-coated bendable wire for the body, arms, and legs. Collectors set of 100. Keep them on your desk in funny poses or whatever mood you're in that day, have them hanging off the corner of your computer monitor, fill shelves with them in big interactive scenes. The are the new GIJoes. Kids will play them. Then you market them with the Star Wars Franchise. Then you retire.

Ken Chandler said...

I really appreciate all your thoughts and advice guys. Not sure what to do with them as yet, but your council will certainly be considered thoughtfully. Many thanks!

And Nathan, retirement sounds great. But I'll always draw-- even if for my own entertainment.