"You are never alone at the mannequin factory."
November 4, 2013 6:28 AM   Subscribe

Inside the Proportion>London factory in Walthamstow. - Not an invasion force, honest.
posted by Artw (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
When I got out of college in 1980, my first job was in the advertising department of a large-ish regional department store. It was around that time that a huge revolution in mannequins was starting to spread throughout the retail industry...Natural-shaped breasts with nipples on the female mannequins! You can't imagine the controversy engendered by this change. Seriously.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:45 AM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Early Stanley Kubrick film Killer's Kiss has a very dramatic fight in a mannequin factory.
posted by timshel at 7:12 AM on November 4, 2013


Abandoned doll factory in Spain
posted by Artw at 7:22 AM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Stock control could maybe sharpen up just a bit.
posted by Segundus at 7:31 AM on November 4, 2013


All hail our Fantastic Leader, Arpoovian Shebber-Shenty! All of the human collaborators in these photographs have been electrocuted.
posted by Suddenly, elf ass at 8:06 AM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not an invasion force, honest

Tell that to the Nestene Consciousness.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:29 AM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wir gehen in den Klub
Und wir fangen an zu Tanzen
Wir sind Schaufensterpuppen
Wir sind Schaufensterpuppen...

posted by droplet at 8:41 AM on November 4, 2013


Not an invasion force, honest.

I don't know. I saw what looked like a lot of arm-y detachments....
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:51 AM on November 4, 2013 [3 favorites]


Was anyone else looking for Pinocchio?

I found Geppetto.
posted by MuffinMan at 9:06 AM on November 4, 2013


I like that final picture of the ass in the trash can.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 9:32 AM on November 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


The racks of dozens of smooth white articulated arms are like something straight out of a Masamune Shirow illustration.
posted by figurant at 10:40 AM on November 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nightmare fuel!

I used to have to run past the displays in the department store while my mom covered my eyes.
posted by hearthpig at 12:10 PM on November 4, 2013


Stock control could maybe sharpen up just a bit.

It's understandable. Hard to keep workers here, even with good pay.
When they come to work in the morning, the figures have shifted positions.
posted by BlueHorse at 1:57 PM on November 4, 2013


In other mannequin news
posted by timshel at 4:29 AM on November 7, 2013


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