Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Little Prince - It ain't no Candyland

The Little Prince Board Game from 1974 Motion Picture - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Possibly the strangest board game I have ever seen. Who even knew such a thing existed? A game based on the 1974 Film Version of The Little Prince. So bizarre, it almost warrants purchasing.

The Little Prince Board Game from 1974 Motion Picture - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Here's what the seller has to say:

Wonderful 1974 family board game based on the Paramount motion picture THE LITTLE PRINCE - adapted from the internationally popular book by Antoine de Saint Exupery. Ages 6 and up. 2 or 3 players travel through space with the Little Prince as he meets with characters that enlighten his understanding of life. Complete with 4 player's pieces and 54 cards. Learn the truths from the book as you play the cards and advance your pieces. Help the pilot find truth when he crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert and meets the Little Prince. Meet the King, the scientist, the fox, the snake and the rose. If you've read Antoine de Saint-Exupery's book, you will enjoy this unique and rare board game from 1974. Box is in near mint condition,with only slight wear on the corners. The book, VHS and DVD of this 1974 movie adaption can be found on Amazon Books and Movies for under $15.00. What a nice idea. Match the game with the box and give it to a young pre-teenager as a gift. Box measures 18" by 9". (via)

A Pre-teenager, huh? Just so they can work out their existentialist crises right away?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Couture Barbapapa

Can Barbapapa and high fashion ever truly mix? For designers Laura and Lavinia Biagiotti's Doll collection, they've given it a try. The Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Collection features Barbapapa imagery throughout, mixed with a bit of clothing that reminds me of Gaultier's collection for the movie City of Lost Children.

The "garments celebrate the cartoon and the power of imagination, transforming for different uses just like the Barbapapa family that turns into flowers, hearts, alphabet letters, and so much more! As oversized embroidery in relief or hidden details on denim and fleece, the whole Barbapapa family can be found on outfits of the Dolls that come in three vibrant colors of the brand – white, red, and black. Barbapapa turns into a heart that brightens a striped sweater and jersey T-shirts. Barbamama, with a crown of sequin flowers, is the main theme for tops, mini-dresses, and T-shirts worn with white, black, and red striped Lurex leggings. Barbabeau, the artist of the clan, is embroidered on cashmere pullovers and sporty-chic chenille." (via)

I must admit that I find the whole child-model thing a little wierd, and I can't really imagine cashmere for kids. That said, I am a fan of black and white stripes so maybe this collection could win my heart.