Thursday, May 10, 2007

That won't do at all.

I've been tracking the commentary sparked by this post (which was itself sparked by this post, which was itself sparked by this obscenity) for When Fangirls Attack when I saw this update on Devil Doll's entry:
ETA Again 9PM Central: Several people have left comments in the thread at Sideshow. They've all been deleted at some point in the last hour or so.
I have a solution to that. Screencap your complaint after you post it, print out the screencap and fax/mail it to the company through the contact information Impertinence provided:
Sideshow Collectibles
2630 Conejo Spectrum Street
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
toll-free: 1-800-474-3746
ph: 1-805-214-2100
fx: 1-805-214-2190
I also advise posting the screencaps on your blogs and journals if they delete your comment.

(And send me that link, as this is a lot of rage to keep track of for WFA.)


  1. The non-deleted comments make me sad. People are just so damned stupid. I'm all for sexy women and own my share of porn. But the sallivating over this over priced statue is just...gah...

  2. I second that... as a man who appreciates an attractive redhead and the whole "sexy domestic" fantasy... I am creeped out and disgusted at all of these squealing piglets who are getting aroused by a statue!

    Sometimes, I am deeply ashamed of my gender...

  3. I'm thinking that soon the term "Comicquette" is going to stand for something else entirely.

    A "Bimbette" but in statue form.

  4. The pearl necklace comment actually made me go back and check and then close the window.

    I'm going to have to think about that for awhile now. The comment I mean, because honestly, why would you even bring that up.


    Do what I do, everytime you get ashamed look at a picture of Namor.

    Well it works for me...

  5. Okay, that's really hideous. And the comments are even worse. And, to top it all off, the word verification code at the end is 'B U S T', surely that can't just be coincidence?

  6. rather late to the party, just wanted to say that comments seem to be moderated. I'll see if mine gets through... nice that they kept all the drooling masturbating ones...

  7. At first I'm tempted to say that the statue isn't that bad, at least compared to some other comic-book merchandise I've seen. And then I realized that it was being put out by Sideshow, and that I've heard plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that the creepy, drooling, masturbatory responses on display at their site are exactly the responses they want to get and the customers they want to encourage.

  8. They might as well have just made this a live doll or something and gotten it over with. Seriously, it boggles my mind.

  9. Weirdly enough, you know what bugs me the most about the statuette?

    Somebody pointed out that MJ isn't wearing a wedding ring.

    That makes it seem even more like a masturbatory fantasy -- she's not just showing T&A while doing the laundry, but making it look like she's somehow available.

  10. I think I have finally figured out why we Americans are one of the most aggressive nations in history! We are TERRIFIED of sexuality! In most of the civilized world, this statue would not prompt the perverted, blue-balled, artificially hysteric revulsion to playful erotica as it does here in the good old USA. Is it "feminism's" fault? "Puritanism's" fault? I don't know, but "I tremble for my country" and all that...

  11. Mary Jane should be wearing a sensible housecoat and there should be word baloon over her head that reads...

    "Wash your own damn clothes Peter! I make more money *and* you expect me to do all the housework! You don't appreciate me!"

    Now there would be some *realism* dammit...and I bet it would sell like hotcakes.

  12. Monroe -- I'm honored to have such a busy expert on missing the point visit my humble blog.

    You need some practice forming your straw men, though. That's an old one.