Souvenirs: Selling Kate by the crate?

March 14, 2011

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Blog Guy, I see they’re churning out all kinds of memorabilia in advance of Britain’s royal wedding next month.

kate face 280I’ll bet it will really sell, considering Kate Middleton is so popular and beautiful. Have any artists done an especially unusual job of capturing the charms of this lovely young woman?

Yes, I’m intrigued by the way an Italian artist reproduced the engaged couple in a Christmas creche, casting Kate in a noble, classic visage from earlier times.

Really? Did he do her as a Greek or Roman goddess, or…

No, it looks to me like he’s done her as that dim-witted ventriloquist dummy, Mortimer Snerd, but with more than just the one tooth.

prince william 240Wow, that is one way to go, I guess. If Kate looks that bad, how did this guy depict Prince William?

Think of an effeminate giraffe wearing lipstick and way too much blush…

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Combo left and lower right: Figures of Britain’s Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, are placed in a Neapolitan Christmas creche by artist Gennaro Di Virgilio in Naples, March 12, 2011. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Combo right: Mortimer Snerd

Lower left: Middleton smiles during their visit to St. Andrews University in Fife, Scotland February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Ok, this is how I look at this thing…
Anyone who likes the royal wedding business will buy all this memorabilia in truckloads so as 25 years from now, BBC will include them in the Royal documentary marking the occasion (my best wishes that they achieve that goal and many more…)
and then they will show those people who used the Royal Sick bags to actually get sick on 29th April…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

The Mortimer figurine reminded me of Wayne Rooney!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Say BG, why dont we ask Lamar to place an order of your head-figurines with Gennaro…. folks would LOVE that as a souvenir from the Donut shoppe you know…;)
BIG money in souvenirs…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I think little yellow and black smiley faces look more like the royal couple than these figures.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

They call that art?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

There’s a “Knit Your Own Royal Wedding” pattern you can purchase…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

@Shra – Are the Royal Sick Bags embroidered with the royal couple’s names? I would SO pay for those :)

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

BG: I think you should have Lamar make doughnuts that look like them.

When does Barbie’s friend Princess Kate show up on the shelves in the toy stores? Better yet, when will the farmer who’s grown a potato that looks like one of them make the news? Inquiring mindless want to know!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Are those salt and pepper shakers?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

So much Kate is making me crazy.. 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Sarabelle, I am not quite sure… I think they could be..
Mr.Pilot, you could very well be right… though I am pretty sure that i would have to leave a dinner table if I saw them, W&K’s salt/pepper shakers…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

This reminds me of the Margaret and Denis Thatcher dispenser set my brother used to have.
Denis dispened pepper out of his butt.
Mark (the son) dispensed salt out of his nose (which is funny because he was noted for the various white substances that went into his nose)
The Iron Maiden (Margaret) dispensed vinegar from her nipples.

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