Battle of the Bonds LAUNCHED!
May 27, 2011

Kyle Roberts Directs ‘Battle of the Bonds’

A stop motion short featuring YouTube stars


Kyle Roberts, owner of the Oklahoma City-based film company Reckless Abandonment Pictures, directed his latest installment of stop motion short films. This James Bond parody stars some of the top YouTube celebrities; DaneBoe, Brittani Lousie Taylor, and Zack Scott. Local Oklahoma City comedian and actor Lucas Ross also stars in the film.

Battle of the Bonds took Kyle Roberts and his crew 8 months to complete, and consists over 5,000 individual images composted with special effects. “Since it’s all stop motion, you have to move take a picture, move take a picture… I basically had to have 4 or more hours at a time to shoot the project, that would be equivalent to 3 seconds of the film not including all of the special effects.” Said Roberts.

Roberts and his crew wanted to create something that was very action packed. “I wanted to mix special effects with stop motion, and just figured what better way then to do a James Bond parody! I hope this is something fans can enjoy and kind of get their Bond fill until the next blockbuster.” Said Roberts.

The short film was shot primarily on green screen with images of Quartz Mountain in southwest Oklahoma later placed in the background. “I love that area of southwest Oklahoma, I remembered seeing the place with the bridge and thought it was perfect for this film.” Roberts said.

Like every great Bond film, it even has it’s own theme song and intro credits. Stf Bidelspach composed the “Battle of the Bonds” intro theme.



Roberts teamed up with Speeding Bullet Comics of Norman and The Toy and Action Figure Museum in Paul’s Valley to fund this film.



You can help support Reckless Abandonment Pictures on upcoming creative projects through the purchase of one of their t-shirts.


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
Read other articles by Daniel Pickett.




No Comments

Comments are closed.