Monday, April 8, 2013

The Inaction Figure...or Perry Party Favor

So, last week, in my Where's Perry? post I showed ya'll  some 'parts' of Perry we had cut out of wood and spray painted. Now you can see the final platypus in all his glory :)

If you are not a fan (or even familiar with) the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb, then you may not know what I'm talking about. Let me give you a little more information:

Perry the Inaction Figure is a wooden toy that is modeled after Perry. Phineas and Ferb pitch the toy idea to the Har-D-Har toy makers and it becomes a huge hit. (taken directly from  Check out a short clip from the specific episode:

 As soon as I told the Hubs that I was planning a Phineas and Ferb Birthday party for Widget, the first thing out of his mouth was "And I can make some Perry Inaction Figures for each kid!" Let's just say he was just as excited about the Perry Inaction Figure as I was about the party details (that's pretty darn excited, folks!). And shortly thereafter, the Hubs got onto Google SketchUp and created a 'mock-up' of our cute platypus.

Feel free to comment or email me if you'd like the actual SketchUp file

During the commercial for Perry the Inaction Figure, sixteen different backgrounds are shown, and the commercial makes note that "exotic backgrounds are not included". And, sticking to our theme, I created our own version of the commercial (without sound) to mimic the original...but since I was in St. Louis when I planned this post, our Perry just happens to be seen around the hotel in which we lived out the week. Take a look:
And because Widget could not stay away from the focus of my camera for very long, I have photographic proof that Widget helped take Perry to the different places in and around the hotel.

Later, we found that the local Disney Store had a sale on their extra large stuffed animals. Guess who got to come home with us???

How do u like them Apples?


  1. This is fantastic. My Little Men would love to have something like this.

  2. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!

  3. This is amazing! I am impressed. How long did it take to make the inaction figure?

    1. It took us about a week to make all 15 inaction figures...mostly because of the smaller parts that took longer to cut and sand (feet, nose piece, etc.). Also, because it's been cold here, we had to paint in the garage, and it took longer for each coat to dry.


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