Nothing much happening.
It's the waiting game.
Have a big contract to sign...probably the most important thing of my toy-game life but the heavy hitter I'm working with who I'm co-signing with is away right now.
I've been a big fan of TOY2R for many years now. I work with disabled kids and we make custom 8" Qees...they're not good ones but we do them. I also collect 8" Qees and I love everything TOY2R does..I study the designs, pore over their sites...love it.
So you can imagine my absolute delight when this happened:
Of course you'd be surprised that most of the world, including my friends have never heard of MATTYBOOMBATTY...maybe this might help change that. There's a lot of stories associated with this particular Qee design but they'll have to wait until it comes out.
Big thanks to TOY2R for this amazing opportunity. This is something I have wanted for a VERY long time with the very company I admire the most. I can only hope I get more opportunities to work with you again in the future.
Hokay, Our artist from the beginning is a top Canadian talent called Kris Smith http://deathwind13.deviantart.com/ (check his shit out and friend him on facebook!) who has a pretty unique animated style that caught my eye over at Deviant Art.
One of the first things he ever did for us was a pic of a drill headed robot that was adapted recently into RAYOLA for Color Ink Book with awesome UK artist Kim Roberts (below)http://www.kimsbrainjunk.com/
Kris originally did this design for GALBOT TOYS and when they got arsed I snapped it up because I love it. I bought it, I OWN it, it's called Atomic Ms Shinda and you should watch out for it because I REALLY like it and there's another big artist who also likes it a lot and it's come a long way since this hand drawn sketch from 2009.
Our final design head for Chainsaw Simian. Not done as a design template...yet.
(above) Chainsaw Simian's original head looked too much like Optimus Primal so we replaced it with the other head above this one and that big frikkin' chainsaw. You can see all the bodies we have waiting to go below.
I made these with a group of severely impaired children because I was kinda tired of watching them doing boring art so we've started doing molding/casting/painting and we made these hand-over-hand which was awesome and these were actually the crappy ones. The kids made some awesome clear lollypop ones that were genius. These were freebies for spankystokes.com at SDCC. The kids and I have also done a lot of 8" Qee Customs. Like me they love them some TOY2R....also like me they're crappy at customs! Our stuff are up on the TOY2RUSA website. We like dots and spraypaint.
(Below) are the first look at our Designer Con 2010 Spankystokes.com giveaways....Seismic Ace 3" scale heads that come blindbagged with lego bodies. You won't know what you will get.
(Below) is a badly blurry pictured first look at the SEISMIC SALLY 12" custom doll minus most of her accessories. She actually has a pink head and each type of Sally will come with weapons and accessories that match her head colour. I don't know how she will be accepted by collectors but I'm liking her freakishness because she has big boobs and nuts accessories like the design chair and Seismic Ace "Steal this shit" blueprint.
(below) Hmmmm....that's just disgusting.
Seismic Ace has now been available at Tenacious Toys (http://www.tenacioustoys.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=seismic+ace) and Neon Monster (http://neonmonster.com/NeonMonster/store/search.w?query=seismic+ace) since June and has been selling well.
Seismic Ace is a 9 inch "metal" robot made to be DIY in a wacky gold/silver shade. While made of resin he is very solid and has been quite popular with resin collectors.
Available through Apex Trading Company Seismic Ace is very limited to 450 pieces.
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