One of the best quirks of the toy industry is that cartoon caricatures, if stylized enough, aren’t considered “likenesses,” and thus we can get toys based on people like Sean Penn who probably wouldn’t give permission to some big capitalist corporation to waste plastic by mass-producing his visage. That’s how I imagine him saying it, anyway.
I mean, it’s also pretty much a crime that we have more action figures of Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka than we do of Gene Wilder, but again, thanks to Vinyl Idolz, you’ll be getting Doctor “Fronkensteen” as well as two other key characters.
Next up, I suggest Vinyl Idolz make non-likeness likenesses of Jack Nicholson and Peter Weller – two actors who notoriously charge such high fees that only Hot Toys has been willing to pay them thus far. This style would be PERFECT for Buckaroo Banzai.