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What are Stikfas ?

Well STIKFAS are 3.25" (80 mm) model assembly figures/toys. Some come prebuilt/ premade while others you have to assemble yourself. Once assembled they can be customized with stickers and different pieces such as guns or swords or hats. The design principle behind a STIKFAS is that all of the joints are ball/socket thus allowing you to set them up in various poses. Its this pose ability that makes them suited to stop motion animation. The figures are very light so they can be stuck down with either blue tack or if you which you can drill a hole in their feet and screw them down. Also Stikfas  have small square notches on their bodies which allow for magnets to be inserted. These notches can be found on the upper legs, feet and upper body section. The curved U shaped hands are also the same diameter as the notches. Once inserted into any of these areas, the magnets allow the Stikfas to be posed while adhered to a magnetic surface so they won't fall over when making your stop motion animation.

 

The phrase / word  "Stikfamation" has sometimes been used to refer to stop motion animation with stikfas.


  •  stop motion animation with stikfas characters

    While stikfas are good for stop motion animation they have not caught on as well as LEGO minifigures or clay character for example as evidenced by stop motion animators YouTube uploads. Notwithstanding this we would still recommend they are worth trying as they are ready to use and easy to work with in general. Occasionally we noticed however that they ball and socket joints can become loose and even crack when used over a period of time for stop motion. This is most likely caused by repeated manipulation something which Stikfas are not designed.

 

 

 


 
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