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It's safe to say I've been collecting Tiny Toons merchandise for most of my life.  I was 9 or 10 when the show premiered and I spent much of my tweens and teens obsessed with it.  As I got older I became more into anime and horror, but from time to time I would continue to try and add TTA items to my collection.  And within the past year I've been once again focusing on acquiring absolutely everything I can that's related to the show's production and merchandising.  

The Fifi animation cels and sprawling amount of original concept art I've acquired are the crown jewels of my collection, but one item in particular has eluded me for 30 years- the show's style guide.  For those who don't know, Style Guides and Design Bibles are put together during production as a guide for animators, artists, merchandisers, etc.  They contain vast amounts of info and art for every character and episode so everything that's made for the show can stay on-model to the characters designs and their personalities. 

Well, at long last, this rare treasure is mine!  Mwahahahahahaha!
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The book is HUGE, an expansive three ring binder filled with info on every character, season 1 episodes, iconography and typography, concept art, official merchandising art, logo design and varations...in short, EVERYTHING!
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I will post some more pages later this week for Fifi Friday!

A million, trillion, quintillion thank yous to my mysterious benefactor who helped me realize a lifelong dream!  It may seem dumb but I tear up as I go through this book. The show has meant and continues to mean so much to me. Owning this isn't just filling a hole in my collection, it's really a memento of something I deeply love!
  
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Shirokou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
OMG THAT'S AMAZING!!!
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I just keep flipping through the pages and smiling!
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Shirokou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
YOU DESERVE IT! XD!!!
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nezudomo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
Wow, what a fantastic find. Nice.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  It's really made me ridiculously happy!
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Owlor Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always love looking at show bibles and see how the show viewed itself. I'm particularly amused by the tagline "very nineties", now there's a statement that's never stopped being true, but whose meaning have shifted considerably.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I have a Fifi Bubble Blowing Set that's still in the package, and the back of this reprints the "Very Nineties" bit verbatim!  I always thought it was such an odd turn of phrase and selling point, but it's even more amusing to discover that it was an official mission statement for the show!
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jasonbres Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
Shame that not all the animators adhered to the style guide, with the worst offenders being, obviously, Kennedy, the early Wang episodes with the thick outlines, Encore, Startoons, and don't even get me started on the Freelance episodes. Sure they only did two, but it pretty much set in stone how they would handle their Animaniacs episodes. So the only animation company who hit it right out of the park was TMS, and I'm sure that's why Warners had them animate "How I Spent My Vacation", which featured some of their finest work, especially the water gun fight between Buster and Babs. But I ramble. Nice find!
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I totally agree.  Many of the animation houses produced such low-quality and off-model work that even as a little kid I could tell the tremendous gulf of difference in quality between episodes like Born to be Riled and the weird proportions and movement in Fields of Honey!  
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jasonbres Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019
Well, Fields of Honey is kinda given a pass since Kennedy apparently only did the first act. I believe the rest of the episode was done by Wang, similar to The Looney Beginning (which had 75% animation by Kennedy and the chase scene in Monty's mansion by Wang).
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Mokey1980s Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
Dang, I am so jealous. If only cause I can't read it personally. But a great find, grats on it =)
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  <3
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hrfarrington Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Professional General Artist
This is so cool, grats on the find! I used love the show and I watched the Summer Vacation movie obsessively xD
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I pretty much wore out my copy of Summer Vacation!  I pretty much watched it every day for a year!
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hrfarrington Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Professional General Artist
:wow:
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
So you don't know who got you it?
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I do!  I guess I should have said "anonymous benefactor" instead since they'd prefer not to be named!
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019
Oh
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Mighty-Muffins Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is wild pixel.  :]
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
It's been a pretty awesome week, I must say!
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Hugbell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG this is amazeballs Pixel~!!! ;; Tiny toons is one of the best cartoons of the 90's.

You make me want to dig up my buster bunny plush. He's like my favorite beyond my Tenderheart from Care Bears. ;;

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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I used to have Buster as well!  Sadly I haven't gotten around to collecting the stuffed animals yet, but they're on my list!  
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Hugbell Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay Buster Plush Pals!!!! I kind of wish I could find a Babs so he wasn't lonely as the only Tiny Toon's toy I have.

I have a plush. . . few. Most of them are the vintage 80's care bears from the US (the UK ones are stupid expensive now). I think the largest childhood collection has to be my little ponies which include a few random plush in there.
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phallen1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a fantastic acquisition. Congratulations! I hope it's still in good shape and will hold together well for you.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
It's in absolutely amazing shape!  Even the binder is still tight, although one of the rings does need a little TLC after 30+ years!  But all the pages are flawless!
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TarriPup Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Now I have a fair idea how old you are, mwahahahahaaa~
...I honestly thought you were younger than me for some reason, but it seems the opposite if what you say is true~ xD

Can we please has sleepovers so I can read book plz :3
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha!  Yes, I'm fairly certain I'm older than most folks who follow me on here! 

And I plan on posting lots and lots of scans and photos from the book, so don't worry!  If there's a particular character or aspect you'd like to see, just let me know!
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ardashir Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
Congratulations on getting this rare treasure.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  It really is a dream come true!
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
I have a small obsession with anything Roger Rabbit, but what you acquired takes the cake!
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Believe it or not, I don't remember much about Roger Rabbit!  I think I've only actually seen it a few times and I was a little freaked out by the bad guy when I was little.  I guess it's time to go back and revisit the movie!
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Twylite-Sparkle Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Sometime, I want to dig up the original novel & its sequel "Who P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit", & read them again...
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Student Writer
You're a real lucky fan girl, Pixel.

BTW, almost done writing the story. Should have it ready by the weekend or so. Prepare for a ton of Ranger action.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I cannot wait to see what you come up with!  The story so far has made me super happy and you're a really talented writer, bringing all these amazing universes together!  <3
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Student Writer
What can I say, I love crossovers. Thank you Roger Rabbit, Wreck-It Ralph, Lego Movie and so on.

I would have Ruby Rose doing your OC self's voice, but Jennifer Hale has warmed me over.
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TonyYorkieSilky1991 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I am so jealous. You're very lucky to find a rarity like that.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I've known this has existed for a long time, having seen one in an article about Tiny Toons many many years ago, but I've never seen one in the wild or up for auction on ebay before!  I think at this point, most are in the hands of the original staff and a few collectors. 
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TonyYorkieSilky1991 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I had one...
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RK-Striker-JK-5 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
Holy crap, that's awesome, Pixel! Congratulations on such a rare purchase, and thanks for sharing some of it with us. And no, it's not dumb to be tearing up at it.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
It really does make me emotional!  It's one of those things I wish I could go back and show young me!
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Limeneroade Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019
That is awesome.  Glad you got your hands on it
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, me too!
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