July 20, 2010


I just happened across these and I'm surprised that I haven't seen them all over the web. Detroit based artist Ben Zurawski has taken it upon himself to expand the 1988 line of Pee-wee's Playhouse figures by Matchbox toys. To quote Ben "Each are handmade with polymer clay, wood, fabric, plenty of paint, glue, and a whole lot of love." His expansion pack includes Dog Chair, Picture Phone, Foil Ball, The Dinosaur Family, Mr.Kite, Magic Glasses, Giant Underpants, Roger the monster, Christmas Fruitcake and my personal favorite, Door to Door Salesman...

What more could you ask for? Well, Floory for starters, but that's just me.

Ben's fandom doesn't stop there; he makes life-size replica Clockys oh, and he proposed to his girlfriend on the stage of Pee-wee's live show. Well done Mr. Zurawski! I love them and I might just marry them. I'd try to make some of my own except that I don't make monkeys, I just train 'em.


Anthony said...

kirk, me and both my brothers each had a pee wee herman doll with the scooter from pee wee's playhouse. they were awesome.

Patrick M said...

i saw these online about a month ago! damn near perfect looking, especially Roger and the Salesman

Kirk D. said...

Anthony- Two Pee-Wee's (and vehicles) opens up all kinds of crazy possibilities! I hope you played with them to the fullest.

Patrick M.- blast it, I wanted to be the first to show these to you!!
(my son and I are currently trying to make a Salesman out of sculpey)