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TheDancingFool
10-09-2006, 01:51 PM
Heya folks, I'm a masssssssive Grim Fandango fan, and I was trying to find anything along the lines of Grim Fandango figurines, t-shirts, any kind of other merchandise basically, but there doesn't seem to be any (except for the original tiny skeleton figure that went out with the first edition of the game which 1) doesn't look like anyone from the game and 2) goes for over 20 on Ebay...). I know there aren't any official products, so I was wondering if anyone knows of any unofficial or fan-made stuff? If not then I'll just have to take a little more bread to honour the dead...

Cheers :)

James Isaac
10-09-2006, 03:15 PM
Unfortunately you'll find it pretty hard to find any official merchandise, and if you do it is likely to cost a lot of money (I got one of the collector's editions a while back for 45 which believe it or not is a very low price for that item).

You could of course get the high resolution box art (http://mojoart.mixnmojo.com/original-art/cover-art.shtml) and get a poster custom printed, but apart from that I can't think of any other fan made merchandise.

TheDancingFool
10-10-2006, 04:53 AM
Unfortunately you'll find it pretty hard to find any official merchandise, and if you do it is likely to cost a lot of money (I got one of the collector's editions a while back for 45 which believe it or not is a very low price for that item).

You could of course get the high resolution box art (http://mojoart.mixnmojo.com/original-art/cover-art.shtml) and get a poster custom printed, but apart from that I can't think of any other fan made merchandise.


That's a real shame, cheers for the high-res scans though! Damn, wish they did some good figurines, that'd be awesome :(

Baja
10-22-2006, 11:16 AM
I printed the Grim box art along with some other games, I'll put up some pictures after I frame them.

Millymoo_22
10-28-2006, 09:11 AM
I've found this picture, I want one.
http://img93.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xxgp9.jpg

James Isaac
10-28-2006, 11:20 AM
Here's a large (and animated) photo of one of those figures: http://www.grim-fandango.com/image.php?image=/unseen/manny_toy_ani.gif

I must say... it looks a lot more appealing from that imageshack photo than the official one ;)

Millymoo_22
10-28-2006, 01:17 PM
Oh I can't find any of them on Ebay :(

VivaLaZak
06-01-2007, 04:01 PM
Well, Grim Fandango characters are modeled after figurines from the real Day of the Dead, so you could collect those. (some of 'em look strait out of the game!)

There's also a Grim Fandango T-Shirt out there.

laura102
08-17-2007, 12:17 PM
Does anyone know where to get these little guys? ebay hasn't turned up anything and searching google is kinda a dead end too. :yelhelp:

urluckyday
08-17-2007, 12:27 PM
I couldn't find any either, but I wouldn't trust myself in one of those searches.

CikMatt
08-20-2007, 09:48 PM
Merchandise does/did exist at one point. Aside from the Little Manny toy there were the Prima Guides and a t-shirt that was made by LucasArts.

My collection includes those three items, the toy, the guide, and the shirt. Sadly I wore my shirt too much. It began to fade and fade and was finally killed when I washed a pen in my laundry. Considering I've NEVER found another one like it on eBay I feel like I messed up royally. The toy was around 50 bucks to get on eBay a few years ago, and the guide was about 20.

Pictures:

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9495/grim2bg3.th.jpg (http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?image=grim2bg3.jpg)

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3710/grim1mn3.th.jpg (http://img206.imageshack.us/my.php?image=grim1mn3.jpg)

On the shirt, you can just barely see the LucasArts logo on the edge of the left sleeve. The ink spots are worse there than anywhere else. The shirt was comfortable, and is sorely missed in my wardrobe. No one ever recognized the shirt in the four years I owned or wore it, sadly.

Du Man
08-21-2007, 12:58 AM
that's classic, and a sad tale. maybe you can get someone to copy down the art on it? It's still visible. Maybe you can remake your shirt and sell copies of it on cafe press : D, assuming lucas dosn't come down on the copyright.

Thanks for the pics! What's the guide like? Any cool art or supplementary information?

CikMatt
08-21-2007, 01:54 AM
Thanks for the pics! What's the guide like? Any cool art or supplementary information?

It's pretty intresting. It's got all the regular stuff, a character list, plot synopsis, hint style walkthrough that's pretty clever.

One example is:

"How can Manny convince Velasco that Naranja is not coming back?
1. If Velasco gets a call from the morgue, he might believe it.
2. Manny must fool Membrillo into thinking one of his corpses is Naranja

and then under all that, number 3 is upside down and says: The first step is to steal the sleeping Naranja's dog tags."

This way you can look at the first two hints and not completely ruin the puzzle.

Aside from all that the guide has some room layouts drawn pretty simply with just lines.

What's really cool is chapter 6 of the guide, entitled "Don't feel the Reaper." It's the story of the game told in third person. One of the most intresting parts being that it says Manny was a regular person who -choose- to be a Reaper, as opposed to being stuck with it like the game implys. Now I think Prima may have made an error concerning this, but the rest of the story is full of other such little plot changes.

The guide also has Tim Schafer's design diaries from during the production of the game, (which if anyone has read can attest to the fact that they have little to do with the game) and a concept art gallery. Most of the concept art can all ready be found on the regular Grim sites.

CikMatt
08-22-2007, 01:25 PM
And wouldnt you know it, I jinxed the world. eBay has one of the shirts right now with half an hour left. I tried to put money down on it but 50 bucks my limit. The guy who outbid me is named thriftweed, so I guess it'll be going to a good home.

T-shirt on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:ONA:US:11&Item=260149811357)

lipton
08-24-2007, 03:30 PM
why dont ya make yer own?
think ill do just that

CHAOSMAN
08-26-2007, 12:21 AM
wow, that guy def overpaid. I got my shirt on ebay for like $10 last year, the guy had a hard time selling it too. i think he listed it like 4 or 5 times.

elemily
09-16-2007, 03:08 PM
I am an art student (starting my third year at uni this october) and was thinking of making some manny models using clay and rock :)

I will have to post my progress as I think the end result will be quite authentic with those materials :D

gingersonny
09-16-2007, 03:22 PM
I am an art student (starting my third year at uni this october) and was thinking of making some manny models using clay and rock :)

I will have to post my progress as I think the end result will be quite authentic with those materials :D

Hey that sounds wicked, I would definitely pay for some of them, you could be onto a nice little earner, assuming Lucasarts' legal system doesn't grind into action against you :(

elemily
09-16-2007, 03:51 PM
Hey that sounds wicked, I would definitely pay for some of them, you could be onto a nice little earner, assuming Lucasarts' legal system doesn't grind into action against you :(

Yes I'm not sure it would be a good idea to sell them hehe!

gingersonny
09-16-2007, 03:57 PM
Yeah probably right! But then again, they might really not be bothered, I'm not sure Lucasarts are that bothered about GF anymore, and all they can do to start with is ask you to stop. To paraphrase Duffman's quote in the Simpsons episode i watched earlier "What would Jesus do?" = "what would Tim Schafer do?" lol i wish i was even slightly artistic to be able to make some myself, I can't even draw *sigh*

ZaXeriaw
09-16-2007, 06:50 PM
I'll be the first in the row with my visa card :)
Btw screw LA. They haven't made anything good since..... well, since MI4.

I am an art student (starting my third year at uni this october) and was thinking of making some manny models using clay and rock :)

I will have to post my progress as I think the end result will be quite authentic with those materials :D

gingersonny
09-17-2007, 02:53 PM
They haven't made anything good since..... well, since MI4.
Hmm MI4...the jury's out on that one I think

lipton
09-21-2007, 02:11 PM
let's not discuss MI4, people have been known to have killed eachother in such discussions...Grim figures sounds cool, go for it!

Du Man
09-21-2007, 04:41 PM
they made Mission Impossible 4 already?

lipton
09-22-2007, 01:25 PM
with sylvestre himself

Frenkieee
09-22-2007, 03:44 PM
I would like a head-knobbing Manny for on the dashboard of my car. Or has someone already mentioned something like this?

CikMatt
02-20-2008, 02:07 PM
A copy of the soundtrack is on eBay again. 200 dollars opening bid: eBay CD (http://cgi.ebay.com/Grim-Fandango-Original-Game-Soundtrack_W0QQitemZ270212713486QQihZ017QQcategory Z307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

CHAOSMAN
02-20-2008, 06:19 PM
A copy of the soundtrack is on eBay again. 200 dollars opening bid: eBay CD (http://cgi.ebay.com/Grim-Fandango-Original-Game-Soundtrack_W0QQitemZ270212713486QQihZ017QQcategory Z307QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


that shouldnt be worth more than $40. He took apart the cardboard case and made it into a jewel case. So basically you only get the original cd, and a chopped cover

Sallim
02-20-2008, 06:43 PM
200$?! maaaaaan I can get almost a "meet and greet" ticket with avril lavine for that lol!

DeadYorick
02-21-2008, 01:26 AM
that shouldnt be worth more than $40. He took apart the cardboard case and made it into a jewel case. So basically you only get the original cd, and a chopped cover

Do you know how rare that soundtrack is? It is next to impossible to get since they didn't mass produce them. There are currently thousands of GF fans wanting them. I think that Lucasarts only made like 1000 copys.

CHAOSMAN
02-21-2008, 02:10 AM
Do you know how rare that soundtrack is? It is next to impossible to get since they didn't mass produce them. There are currently thousands of GF fans wanting them. I think that Lucasarts only made like 1000 copys.

i'm not sure how many lucas made, but i know some were bundled with the game itself, thats how i got mine. i also know they used to sell them online on the lucas store. However the soundtrack goes from anywhere between $40-100 from what ive been watching over the last few years. Needless to say if you dont wann buy it but want the original quality i posted up the WAV files in another thread

CikMatt
05-21-2008, 04:35 PM
Once again, I'm here to post exciting Grim merchandise that you all should bid on (cause I already own it, and don't need to bid first).

This week I noticed a Manny figurine is on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Grim-Fandango-Push-Pal-Toy-LucasArts-Lucas-Arts-RARE_W0QQitemZ130223036415QQihZ003QQcategoryZ13997 3QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) for 39.99 right now, which is a STEAL. I paid 60 for mine and got lucky, I saw one go for 200.

The figurine collapses, and reforms when you press on the bottom of the base. It's neat, and they only made so many of them. Good luck!

Du Man
05-31-2008, 12:58 AM
This week I noticed a Manny figurine is on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Grim-Fandango-Push-Pal-Toy-LucasArts-Lucas-Arts-RARE_W0QQitemZ130223036415QQihZ003QQcategoryZ13997 3QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) for 39.99 right now,

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