by MacKenzie Wilson
Monday, September 27, 2010
Being Human's Russell Tovey is a dear, isn’t he? Since 2008, the English actor and playwright has charmed audiences as werewolf George Sands on the BBC supernatural dramedy. Like many of those who possess special super-human powers, having your own action figure can be quite exciting. Right?
The members of KISS have their own dolls … and don't forget about The Spice Girls dolls. Even Twilight's Edward and Bella have their own mini wax figures. It's seems only right that Tovey get his own too.
Well, what started out as a mere laugh mentioned during filming late last year has come full circle, for Being Human Costume Assistant Andi Mears kindly created the first-ever Russell Tovey action figure, complete with his werewolf counterpart. Who's to say dreams don't come true?
In other related Russell Tovey news, check out the latest issue of Under the Radarmagazine for a special features on musicians and actors’ most memorable childhood moments. The 28-year-old Tovey indulges in his fascination of Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can bet that action figures had a little something to do with it, too.
Particularly fond of Ghostbusters 2, Tovey fondly recalls a nearly disastrous toy exchange with a friend. "I used to have one friend from school, and we would go to each other's houses with our Ghosbusters toys," he explained to writer Laura Studarus. "I once got this granny monster. You'd pull her head up, and she'd have this big jaw. My friend really wanted it, and he swapped me the granny monster for pencils and pens. I went home and my mom said, 'Where's that toy?' and I said, 'I swapped it for these pens and pencils,' and she said, 'I thought you liked that toy!' And then I started crying. She drove me back and we swapped them over, and then he started crying."
Tovey also shared that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was actually referred to Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in England because the term 'Ninja' was considered to be "too aggressive."
The Summer 2010 issue of Under the Radar is on newsstands until November.