Achoo Pikachu

At the end of last Sundays bike ride I ran into a garage sale that had this nice big hard plastic Pikachu.


Perfect target.


They wanted 2$, but when I told them I was going to blow it up for a picture, the kid who owned it said alright for one buck.


I filled it with red gelatine, crossed my fingers and fantastic, it turned out great.


With the violence of these shots, micro-phonics is a constant problem. I had one shot fail tonight because of it.


But this one went just fine.



  • Grant is a Grant 3y

    This time, you have not just shattered an object. You have shattered the hearts of millions of children.
  • Alan Sailer 3y

    Grant is a Grant,

    And just what have millions of children done for me?

    (Just kidding).

  • Grover Schrayer 3y

    Now if you can find a big plastic Barney
  • Alan Sailer 3y

    Sea Moon,

    I'll grab it.

    On my actual want list is a full size Rubics Cube and a Buzz Lightyear.

    Winter is a slow garage sale time.

    But I have patience, I will wait for my little victims....

  • Steve Green 3y

    As always, beautifully captured Alan.
  • 3y

    Fit to burst... And he has! I wonder if the kid who sold it to you has seen his dollar's worth ;-)
  • carl jones 71 3y

    exellent work alan.
  • Jeremy Stockwell 3y

    Nice! I can see why you like this one.
  • Alan Sailer 3y



    You know what I am talking about, when you look at the camera LCD and you say...yes.

    It's a good feeling because you know its just going to get better with a little touch-up.

  • Kieron Cropper 3y

    these are all brilliant !
  • ☆´¯`☆ Bugs & Buses ☆´¯`☆ 3y

    Poor Pikachu LOL.
    Seriously, this is brilliant, well worth your one buck :-)
  • Duncan Champney 3mo

    +1 for a Barney. Hell, if you promise to blow it up and post it, I'll buy you a barney and send it to you. (My kids went through a Barney phase. I thought he should have been named Smarmy the dinosaur...)
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Taken on December 14, 2011
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