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bearT
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Just wondering, as I'm just starting out if one of my figures is a teenager now, would he be in his 30's in 20 years time or still a teenager? I'm sure it's mainly personal choice as to whether your figure ages or not but what do most of you do?
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Winchell had an "aged" Jerry, and Bergen had an "aged" Charlie, but I don't know if anyone else does that.
Personally, my figures are what they are, they wouldn't seem right to me if I aged them.
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I'm not too sure MJ could handle getting older Smile
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The baby boy figure that Jim Manalli is making for me will certainly NOT age! Smile

I think aging a figure is up to the proclivities of the individual performer and how his/her sensibilities, voice, perspectives, and other considerations shift and change. Ray Alan aged Lord Charles and it was very appropriate for that character; it worked. However, I personally don't think it worked well for Jerry Mahoney. Danny O'Day hasn't aged a day and he still looks great for his age.
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On 2012-11-30 18:02, Dickens & Dave wrote:
Winchell had an "aged" Jerry, and Bergen had an "aged" Charlie, but I don't know if anyone else does that.
Personally, my figures are what they are, they wouldn't seem right to me if I aged them.


Right...Paul had 'aged' Jerry & Knuck and did a few live appearances and a taping for a TV special with the updated characters.
In one of many conversations I had with Paul about the idea, he admitted to me that in the end it was a bad idea ...at least insofar as his iconic characters were concerned. He said that some people actually found the idea a bit disturbing.
To me, part of the magic of these characters is that they _don't_ age.

As for me, I'm starting to look a bit too much like my old man character. LOL. :-/
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I personally think that aging a figure is just as good an idea as making a movie about Peter Pan growing up, naming it after his major villain, and casting Robin Williams as Pan. I mean...how silly would that be?
No. Don't age your figure. Smile

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bearT
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Thanks for the advice guys, picking an age and sticking to it seems the way to go, it's the finding the ideal age that I have to work on now, something to stick to for the life of the figure, it seems a lot harder than picking the names Smile
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Like it or not, your figure will age internally right along with you. Oscar, who's pictured with me in the avatar, has been with me for over 45 years. He now has the body of a 14 year old and the mind of a 61 year old. Smile
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My figure who was originally a 6 year old kid is now a 7 year old kid, this is because the wood version that Tim Cowles made for me looked a bit older than the original Poyner (figure in my avatar)

People actually noticed that he looked older so I had to adjust his age...

... but I don't think he will grow older than 7 Smile
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I should grab a Peter Pan puppet... He will never age... Smile
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On 2012-12-01 20:30, Bob Baker wrote:
... and the mind of a 61 year old. Smile


Really, Bob?? My guess would have been his mind was somewhere around 50! I am impressed.
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I use a line that covers that subject.

An example...

Harris- How old are you Nigel
Nigel- I've been 5 & 1/2 years old (pause) for 12 years.


(soon to be 13 years thought Harris)
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Some of our wives,may have given us a book called the Peter Pan Principle.

It is about men, who never grow up emotionally and have difficulty in relationships.

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