The Guild Sells Out
by Nalini Haynes
Apparently The Guild has been accused of selling out, so they decided to do it in style with a range of toys based on the internet series. There is a Codex answer orb, a Vork indestructible money box, a Clara cookie jar-cum-kegger, a Zaboo pheromone spray for those ‘little’ problems, a Bladezz doll complete with switchblade and, my personal favourite, a Tink talking doll that insults you and demands brand name accessories just like a teenage daughter. See the introductory Christmas special video plus the ads for each of these toys (that have been recalled for unspecified reasons, boo!). Personally, I’d buy them all! Even if they don’t quite live up to the advertising.
The Christmas special was written and directed by Greg Aronowitz, the guy who made Codex’s staff and other weapons for Do You Wanna Date My Avatar. Greg also made the props and sets in his backyard.
Greg’s website has updates on Felicia Day’s Dragon Age Redemption series, due out around the middle of the year.
UPDATE: episode 1 of Dragon Age Redemption is below, the rest are linked via YouTube.
This article was previously published in Dark Matter issue 3, April 2011, and predated on this website to reflect the original publication date.