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Released by Dark Horse Comics

In this age of high-tech toys, games, and gadgets, the new Pop-out People from Dark Horse Comics bring back memories of a simpler time when Colorforms, Lite Brite, and Shrinky Dinks could keep a child busy all day. Pop-out People are sets of printed artwork with characters you pop out, put on bases, and stand up in front of cool scenery. Each character is printed on both sides and each diorama has a different image on either side with all pieces in full color. Arrange these on your desk, dashboard, computer, bookshelf, or wherever you need some fun.

The unique thing about this product line that appeals to collectors is that, starting with release #2, Pop-out People will be some of the only Simpsons merchandise to be based on specific episodes and to go so far as to even include episode titles and production codes on the packaging.

The series launched in July. New editions of Simpsons as well as Futurama Pop-out People are scheduled to come out once a month. Each set costs about $2.99 and may be available from any comic book store or other outlet that orders through Diamond Comics. We have found them available for pre-order at Things From Another World, New Force Comics, and Westfield Comics, but only Things From Another World still has every set available.

Collect them all:
The Simpsons Pop-out People #1 - July 4, 2001
The Simpsons Pop-out People #2: A Fish Called Selma (3F15) - October 10, 2001
The Simpsons Pop-out People #4: Treehouse of Horror (7F04) - October 24, 2001
The Simpsons Pop-out People #5: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (7G08) - November 14, 2001
The Simpsons Pop-out People #8: Life on the Fast Lane (7G11) - January 30, 2002
The Simpsons Pop-out People #7: Three Men and a Comic Book (7F21) - February 6, 2002
The Simpsons Pop-out People #9: Black Widower (8F20) - March 6, 2002
The Simpsons Pop-out People #10: Call of the Simpsons (7G09) - May 22, 2002
The Simpsons Pop-out People #6: Itchy & Scratchy Land (2F01) - December 25, 2002
The Simpsons Pop-out People #3: Homer the Great (2F09) - December 27, 2002

Browse over to Dark Horse Comics for a complete checklist of all Pop-out People and to watch for announcements and pictures of new sets.

Prototype Picture

This prototype picture was the first picture released by Dark Horse. Changes made from this prototype include the character artwork for Homer, Marge, and Bart changing, the smoke being removed from Patty and Selma, names being written under the pieces, the dotted lines around the pieces changing to smoother ones, the cut of the stand for the figures changing, stands for the backgrounds being added, possibly the backgrounds themselves being added, the Pop-out People logo design changing from block to bubble letters, and Homer being replaced in the header with the set's title and Snowball II.

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