Archive for Toys
The production line is in full force and the first toy shipments of Zog and the Murder Zog variant by Kozik are on their way here for a late July release during SDCC. I’ll have more specific details as it gets closer, but you can get some more specs and information at Strangekiss where they will be available for purchase online in a few weeks.
Things are getting close now, it looks like we are on schedule and just hit the wax mold stage of production.
The wax model will be used to produce the production molds that the vinyl will be injected into. Ã‚Â So we’re getting very close to having a final product!
I wasn’t entirely sure how translating my drawings into a vinyl toy would work out, but I knew it would be fun. At the same time, I didn’t want to get my hopes up too much just in case.
Now I can definitely say that I haven’t been this excited since Christmas morning when I was little. I could barely sit down for a few hours after I saw how the sculpting was coming along! They hit it spot on and I doubt there will be too many tweaks needed at all, although it’s still a bit weird to see something you’ve made cross from 2d to 3d.
You may be familiar with one of my characters named Zog, if not by name, then definitely by sight. He’s the big purple guy from the first Somatic icons, and he can often be spotted sleeping on a grassy hill, or hunting marshmallows.
Thanks to the insanely huge help of Strangekiss, Zog has started his journey to become more than just a drawing. In not too long, you’ll be able to hold his rotocast vinyl body in your hands and chase your own marshmallows around the floor. So, to celebrate this great news, I’ve put together a sneak peek of concepts and production art to share.
I recently became part of the Toy2R DIY Bart Simpson Qee tour with the custom painted figure that I sent them. You can see the toy here and I will also be in San Diego at SDCC and the Urban Toy Network show, selling prints and doodling in sketchbooks.
I’ve been having a lot of fun recently taking some existing or blank vinyl toys and customizing them in various ways. The first of these was Ralph that I posted a few months ago. I’ve now added four additional toys in the Analog section on the Art page: Blueface the Pirate Monkey, Urchinson, Sandy Claws, and James.