Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brontë Sisters Action Figures

Thanks, Aunt Rachel, for pointing this out.

Although the dolls look similar to the eccentric, and often writerly, action figures available from Accoutrements, as far as I can tell, there are not yet any Brontë figurines. The video was created in 1998 by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (most recently famous for their movie adaption of that other Gothic Romance classic, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). This educational pseudo-commercial was never aired.

My childhood feels retroactively deprived.

Maybe the right idea at the wrong time? If internet reaction to the video's recent release is any measure, the world is more than ready for the Brontësaurus.

Anne, I love your WWWF growl. But if you really want to blast barriers with Feminist Vision, hit 'em with The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

One of the semi-secret goals of my life is to spread the realization that Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a superior book to Agnes Grey and deserves far more recognition than it receives. Other goals on this invisible list include: learning to pick locks and finding a way to recharge my laptop battery via hamster wheel. And getting my hands on some Brontë Power Dolls.


  1. Love this! You've made my morning. Thank you.

  2. I was going to point that you mispelled 'Agnes Grey' and then I realized this was all subliminal messaging ploy to make us think
    "Bah! Agnes Grey! I've read Tenant of Wildfell Hall!" (at which point the most dedicated of us stick out our suspenders knowingly)

    Well played Brengan, well played.

  3. AinaMoraiwe,

    Now that my subtle ploy has been revealed, I must fix the "error." I, however, comfort myself with the knowledge that no one has broken my dangling modifier code.