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Stop Motion Live Transmission
February 9, 2011 10:42 AM   Subscribe

Playmobil Joy Division Performs "Transmission" (SLYT)
posted by jivadravya (37 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

 
So very, very awesome.
posted by Gelatin at 10:45 AM on February 9, 2011


A real Playmobil John Peel would kick ass to Newcastle and back.
posted by GuyZero at 10:45 AM on February 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Is it just me - or does Playmobile Ian Curtis' eyes look a little sadder than his bandmates? Rock on Little Plastic Guy - Rock on.
posted by helmutdog at 10:51 AM on February 9, 2011


Stop motion live huh... must have been a bitch to film.
posted by Babblesort at 10:52 AM on February 9, 2011


I should have included this in the OP, however, here's the stop-motion of the making of the stop-motion in the OP: Making Of
posted by jivadravya at 10:56 AM on February 9, 2011


I really liked the making of.
posted by drezdn at 10:56 AM on February 9, 2011


Lovely.
posted by Artw at 10:57 AM on February 9, 2011


Ian wasn't dancing quite enough, but the lack of elbows is probably why.

The drumming more than made up for it, though.
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:06 AM on February 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


Here's the original clip of Joy Division performing this song from Something Else
posted by KingEdRa at 11:13 AM on February 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


I like how the little Playmobil Ian even moves away from the mic to breathe in. And the drummer is fantastic. Well, the animation of the drummer.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:19 AM on February 9, 2011


Wonderful, now want a Playmobil Hulme and a Playmobil Russell Club to go with it
posted by fallingbadgers at 11:24 AM on February 9, 2011


awesome
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 11:26 AM on February 9, 2011


Smiley faced Ian Curtis has a nice song he would like to sing. Is everybody ready to hear him sing it?
posted by ardgedee at 11:31 AM on February 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Transmission" was supposed to be the first song ever played on CKDU-FM when it began broadcasting in the '80s. Accidentally, instead, the first song broadcast was "Disorder" (which was the next song on the album). We always took that to be a prophetic mistake, in a strangely prideful way.
posted by joannemerriam at 11:41 AM on February 9, 2011


I like how much they smile. Real Joy Division didn't smile.
posted by Fiery Jack at 11:44 AM on February 9, 2011


...but the dancing is EXACTLY the same.
posted by Fiery Jack at 11:45 AM on February 9, 2011


Next up: Playmobil Dead Milkmen perform "Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance To Anything)."
posted by ZenMasterThis at 11:51 AM on February 9, 2011


I needed this today. Thanks!
posted by kryptondog at 12:02 PM on February 9, 2011


Yeah, this video is straight up perfect.
posted by chunking express at 12:51 PM on February 9, 2011


Love will separate their bricks apart.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:21 PM on February 9, 2011


Brilliant.
posted by OolooKitty at 1:27 PM on February 9, 2011


This is so good! I could watch the drummer all day. More, please.
posted by MadamM at 1:46 PM on February 9, 2011


Watching it again and again. Thanks.
posted by safetyfork at 2:12 PM on February 9, 2011


If all of the internet and youtube and the rest of it consisted only of this one thing, it would be enough.
posted by stargell at 2:12 PM on February 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I do wish Hook had a bass though. I can't believe I'm lodging a complaint about the realism of this.
posted by safetyfork at 2:18 PM on February 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


From a friend: this, versus the original, side by side.
posted by GuyZero at 2:30 PM on February 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


OK, I spent untold goof hours as a child playing Playmobil. Someone, PLEASE answer for me: "Play-MOBILE" or "Play-MOBIL?" I never settled on a pronunciation, wrong or otherwise.
posted by nevercalm at 3:17 PM on February 9, 2011


Yeah, this is awesome.

I've been filled with playmobil-lust since early childhood, but never had a single figurine. WANT.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 3:41 PM on February 9, 2011


Loved the drumming. Steven Morris always gave me the impression that he was a human drum machine.

I know Tony Allen is a great drummer but I really don't know about drummers in general. Is Morris considered good?

As for PLAYMOBIL, I always hated it.
posted by juiceCake at 3:54 PM on February 9, 2011


I'm excited for the eventual Playmobil New Order "Perfect Kiss" video.
posted by drezdn at 4:46 PM on February 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Is Morris considered god?
Yes.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 4:56 PM on February 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I do wish Hook had a bass though. I can't believe I'm lodging a complaint about the realism of this.

Hook's rare use of six-string bass, captured live.
posted by ovvl at 5:03 PM on February 9, 2011


Peter Hook's Extraordinary Stories.
posted by juiceCake at 9:30 PM on February 9, 2011


@drezdn, I second the vote for Perfect Kiss!
posted by readyfreddy at 10:45 PM on February 9, 2011


@fallingbadgers - Playmobil Hulme has been bulldozed and replaced with playmobil low rise...
posted by brettski at 3:55 AM on February 10, 2011


awesome. i have the radio waves t-shirt. also coincidentally, heard charlie brooker talking about "something else" on "how tv ruined your life" last night on iPlayer.
posted by marienbad at 8:45 AM on February 10, 2011


Please don't tell anyone that I'm crying.

Bernie looks so young!

Thanks, loved this,
chuck.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:15 PM on February 10, 2011


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