When the Action Figure and Space Creature Party video was first discovered its one-of-a-kind character made it something that had to be marveled at and repeatedly viewed. Lucas Rage understood the unique fun of the original Action Figure and Space Creature Party. He made a sequel to the video – essentially a loving homage with Action Figure and Space Creature Party II.
Now a third installment of the AF&SCP saga has been released by the creator of the original video, booginsroc:
– Video Posted by booginsroc
Two things are immediately obvious: (1) booginsroc has taken tremendous creative steps forward; and (2) the video is just too long.
Booginsroc’s creative growth is immediately noticeable as soon as the video starts. The landing of the spaceship is visually fun and interesting. The changing color could have been distracting, but it was used sparingly and it really worked for the specific scene.
There was also an excellent use of multiple “Muscleman” figures at around the four minute mark. By using several figures it really gave a strong break dancing look to the figure. Although that part was rather brief, it was probably the best part of the entire video.
It was also funny to see how many M.U.S.C.L.E. figures have flat heads. It was rather surprising how many different figures were able to be animated into head-spins because of their flat heads.
The only downside to the video was that it just felt too long. The six minutes and forty-two seconds felt much longer. In fact, it almost appeared as if three videos had been put together. It seemed like a second act started around 3:20, and then a third act around 4:37. Probably the greatest contributor to the length of the video was the repeated “in and out” of figures. Starting at about 1:20 individual M.U.S.C.L.E. figures start to walk in and out of the frame. Then two M.U.S.C.L.E. figures walk in and out of the frame. It started to feel like a showcase of figures, instead of a party.
It is fun and exciting to see the AF&SCP phenomenon grow and act as a source of inspiration. There will always be aspects of videos that can be improved or refined, but the important thing is that interesting M.U.S.C.L.E. videos are being made. And if they are being made, then hopefully M.U.S.C.L.E. collectors are having some much needed fun injected into their hobby.
The 800 pound gorilla in the room must also be addressed – will there be an AF&SCP Part 4?