Jill Thompson’s The Scary Godmother Doll Kickstarter
September 9, 2013

Comic book illustrator and creator Jill Thompson is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to create an articulated fashion doll of her original creation “Scary Godmother.”

A fully articulated fashion doll of Scary Godmother! And the Boozle! Spooktakular! Like Monster High without the School!

Check out the video below for more details.  There are only 3 day’s left in this campaign, so if you want in, now is the time!


Here’s some more information about the project from Jill herself:

I’ve been fortunate to take my creation from books and comics all the way to the Stage and Screen! Now I want to be able to take her to that next step, the place people have been asking me about ever since I wrote the first Scary Godmother Story. I want to create Scary Godmother Stuff! I have a notebook filled with pages and pages of Scary Godmother product ideas and I finally have a way to bring them directly to you….. starting with The Scary Godmother Fashion Doll!

I’ve been working for two years with sculptors and doll clothing designers who have been working from my sketches to create a Scary Godmother Prototype doll that I adore!

I’ve gathered quotes from factories to find out the costs involved to get her into the real world where people can love her as much as I do!

She will be articulated at her head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, ribcage, waist, hips, knees and ankles. Final articulation will be the hidden, unobtrusive articulation found in finer fashion dolls. The joints in our prototype are necessary for the factory to determine where she will be jointed.

She stacks up much taller and curvier than your other fashion dolls that are out there. Have a sandwich, other dolls!

She will have removable wings so you can easily change her clothes.

She will come with her basic costume and we plan on producing several outfits for her in the future! Her tights are real tights and not just painted on her legs, because that would be cheating!

She has fun shoes, She is accessorized with a pumpkin purse, and her ghost cat, The Boozle!

All we need to do now is get her into production. That’s where the crowd funding part comes in.

Check out all the details and incentives in the campaign here at the the official Kickstarter page.

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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.
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1 Comment »

  • Paul Rasmussen says:


    Back in 2013 , you were happy to run an article on how wonderful it was that Jill Thompson was running a kickstarter to produce a Scary Godmother doll.

    Now two and a half years later, no one has got their dolls, Jill’s silence on kickstarter is deafening and she refuses to respond to the people who gave her over $200,000 to produce these dolls while living the life of a minor celebrity. I wonder whether or not you might now be just as happy to put together a story about how she has let down so many of her fans who now feel that she has ripped us off and simply taken the money and run or whether you to will just put it down to her being a creative and not a business woman.

    I personally hope you actually are willing to write a piece on how she has destroyed the dreams of a whole host of children and fans.

  • Lance Anderson says:

    Anyone out there who didn’t score a Scary Godmother doll want one please let me know.
    When the funding campaign started I was collecting–but now I’m downsizing.
    Make me an offer–mint in box only the shipping box has been opened.
    Serious offers only.

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