Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Micro Bears

These figures were based on the classic Microman toy line by Takara. To see a write up on the replica reissue figures that these are based on please go here. A special thanks to Paul L. for the Microforever site.

These are colored like the original M101 George, M102 Jack, M 103 Jesse & M104 John in the barefoot Microman line.

You may notice that these resemble the Time Travelers in the Micronauts line that was produced by Mego in the late 70's. The reason for this is that the Microman line basically gave birth to both the Micronauts line and Transformers.

The background also resembles the the building sets of the Micronauts, but I based the background on the Microman Police Keeper Build Base. You can see the design here.

As a child, Microman and Micronauts really helped nurture my creativity. The interchangeable aspects of this toy line really inspired me and kept my imagination working overtime.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Destiny of the Endless

Destiny is the oldest and the tallest of the Endless.

It might seem like an easy task to make a figure in a brown cloak with a book chained to his wrist. I did want to make him the tallest of the endless figures. He stands in at around 14 inches tall.

I had the cloak made a few years ago, but I have been taking my time finding the right pieces to complete this figure.

Because Destiny is blind I found an unpainted resin head and I painted the flesh tones, but kept the eyes white with no cornea or pupils.

The book is hand made with a print out of leather pattern and bare metal foil matte aluminum.

Please note that the chain is an actual chain that I picked up when I worked in the craft business.

When I finish all of the endless, I will post group pictures here.