Here's another little "3-D sketch" figure I made. His name is D.K. and he's kinda creepy but still sorta cute. I drew a sketch of the little nugget a few days ago, and it has been an itch in the back of my brain ever since. Sometimes you just have to make something or go nuts.
He's made of polymer clay, and his noggin is painted with glow in the dark paint for extra creepiness. He stands 2.25 inches tall.
That's all 8 MOH-TOOS boxed up... I've shuffled the boxes about 6 times so far, and totally forgot what was in each box (I kinda didn't keep track when I was putting them in-- just making sure they were packed securely), and I'll probably shuffle them a few more times (want to make sure these are as random as possible) then slap mailing labels on them.
They'll ship out tomorrow morning-- thanks so much, guys!!!
Well... I know I've been away from this blog for a while, so I figured I'd pop back up with a neat announcement.
These little guys are called MOH-TOOS, and they stand about 2 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide on average-- the one styled after Whiplash is a bit taller and wider than the rest. They are hand-sculpted and hand-painted one of a kind pieces-- these are NOT resin castings. Just like the Kawaiiju when you own one of these you own the ONLY one. You'll be getting an original piece. Additionally, just like the Kawaiiju these are unrefined sculpts that show the hand of the artist. They'll be packaged blind, but I figure if you guys are as crazy as I am about the Masters of the Universe you won't mind getting any of them... I tried to pick the most recognizable fan favorite characters starting from the first waves and moving forward.
A couple of years ago when I did the first wave of Kawaiiju figures I was talking with Phil Reed (mastermind behind Battlegrip.com), and he suggested that I make a run of Masters of the Universe themed Kawaiiju.
All this time later, and TA-DA! Here they are!
Stay tuned here-- more details are coming very soon about release time, packaging, price, shoe size, etc. :wink:
As promised, here is the gallery of foes that you guys created for the Brawlin' With Brawlor Contest. 6 entries... 6 horrific threats to the mighty four-armed grappler. I'll pick a winner later on this evening, but I wanted to give everyone a treat by posting the entries here. This has been a very rewarding contest for me; I love seeing original creations from great artists. It is going to be so hard to pick a winner, because each entry has its own special charm. Some are creepy... some are funny... some are just downright scary! I can say with 100% honesty that I would buy each and every one of these guys if Mattel were to make them! Thank you so much for entering and giving it your best!
Tune back in tonight for the winner!
Now... enjoy the entries!
Note: some entries have been edited for size and clarity. Some pieces are works in progress, but I accepted them on the strength of the concept. All images can be seen in their full glory by clicking the thumbnails and enlarging them.
Bytor the Mighty Mangler of Men by Spencer Morrison
In the darkest places of the land he waits. He waits for that rare moment in your life when you are unwise and decide to travel his black territory. After you've exhausted yourself from pushing past knots of wild plants and traversing the slippery mounds of mud you finally see the edge of this cursed land and that's when . . . . . HE BITES!!!
BYTOR, the mighty mangler of men was a gladiator by choice on the Dark Side of Eternia. During a battle with BRAWLOR he bit off the enslaved gladiator's lower face, but lost his arms when BRAWLOR removed them with a crystal axe. Using dark magic BRAWLOR was able to attach BYTOR's arms to his own body and since then there has not been a hold that BRAWLOR could not free himself from. BYTOR teamed up with SKELETOR's forces to have his body fitted for the return of his arms and since then has been planning revenge...revenge with a BITE!
Ches-Tor - Evil Master of Unarmed Combat by Tom Freak
Although he was a normal human in Eternia Ed-Gar Torsus was born without arms. All the other kids taunted him for being different and Ed-Gar soon turned bitter. He started training his body (what he had, anyway) and after nearly killing one of his classmates he was spotted by one of the Talent Seekers (evil little robots commissioned to Tri-Klops) of the Gladiatorium. There Ed-Gar soon realized that he just wasn't powerful enough to fight with the greatest and decided to trade his loyalty in exchange for a cursed living armor. With the aid of his armor (it has a name but only Ed-Gar knows it) he climbed to the top among the deadliest fighters in Eternia, when he reached his goal, he changed his name to Ches-Tor. He then met Brawlor, a being that had too many arms for his taste, fighting was too easy for him so, in his mind, he was a fighter without honor. When He-Man destroyed the Gladiatorium, and Brawlor joined forces with the Heroic Masters, Ches-Tor found his way to Snake Mountain and joined the evil ranks of Skeletor, he doesn't always agree with his new master but he vowed to beat Brawlor and that's everything that matters to him.
Hip-Nor and Octor By Jason Milsteed and Brian Lowe
Hip-Nor the maniacal manipulator of minds
Hip-Nor is a Trollan the same race as Orko. His main ability is to hypnotize subjects and bend them to his will. He did this for a long time in the Gladiatorum, running it's day to day functions and keeping the slaves ready to do constant battle with one another. This was all purely for his and Skeletor's benefit, Skeletor in particular had come to appreciate the extra income to keep his armies well supplied. Long ago Skeletor had found Hip-Nor on the streets of the dark side of Eternia running small street scams and hustles usually involving some sort of street fight. Skeletor saw the opportunity to bring in unrivaled income from the small time hustler by building him a giant colosseum which amplified his natural hypnotizing abilities. Hip-Nor with his new found power quickly established a fighting/gambling world unrivaled on all of Eternia. He would use his only truly loyal slave (Octor) to help keep the slaves in line. Any sign of resistance would instantly entail a sound lashing from the beast before Hip-Nor turned his gaze upon his helpless slaves. While in power over the gladiatorum he lived a life of leisure and comfort with many gaudy proclamations of his riches about. With the gladiatorum destruction by He-Man, Hip-Nor lost his ability to hold so many creatures to his will or effect the moods of the audiences that had surged to his brutal games. Skeletor angry and disgusted with the loathsome self serving creature refused him any help until he struck a major victory in the friendship of He-Man and Brawlor.
Octor the eight tentacles of doom
Octor was a loyal soldier in one of Eternia's many under sea kingdoms. Trained from birth on to be loyal to only one commanding officer he enjoyed life among a small group of his people all serving in a centuries old war. It was during one of the many conflicts that Octor was separated from his people and his homeland by a terrible tropical storm. Washing ashore on the dark side of Eternia he began to wander the area, lost and in a daze. With no direction or real concept of the strange culture around him he eventually found himself fighting in an illegal tournament as a means for survival and some purpose. During this time he ran into Hip-nor with his hypnotized slaves who were fighting in the tournament. Hip-nor meanwhile swindling bets his way saw a huge money making scheme in the powerful Octor. Octor smashed through the contestants ranks in quick order grabbing them with his powerful tentacles and pulling them into his suction cups where he held them prisoner as he beat them without mercy. Hip-nor while watching realized Octor's needs for a leader and direction and started putting suggestions into his brain to take that place. As a team they started making lots of money, none of which Octor felt a need for, he was Hip-nor's perfect ally. The money making scheme being so successful drew the attention of Skeletor and his devious schemes. He quickly put the Gladiatorum into place which boosted Hip-Nors natural abilities. Octor was put into service as the main enforcer. He kept peace at the Arena, made sure the other slaves stayed in line and helped gather new participants. He had a clear mission with a purpose and clear order. As He-Man and the escaped slave Brawlor brought everything smashing around his head he desired a new mission. A mission Skeletor and his beloved Hip-Nor barely needed to seethe out of their mouths, the destruction of He-Man and Brawlor.
MUTANOST: Traveler from the Otherverse By Kevin Dufrene
Mutanost is a Traveler from another dimension known as the Glyoverse to his people. In that place, he was known as Phanost and was a great and mighty warrior. Upon escaping the tyrannical rule of his former home, Metran, he crossed over to Eternia’s dimension seeking power and a new life with his personal bodyguard, Vixxorag, who is also known as Brawlor now on Eternia. While Phanost was battling the interdimensional being known only as the “Star Child,” Brawlor set to work sabotaging Phanost’s ship. After absorbing the Star Child and his powers, the new Phanost, now calling himself Mutanost, after absorbing his foe, faced a usurping and mutinous bodyguard. Battle ensued and they crashed on the planet of Eternia with Brawlor escaping. Having found his ship’s dimensional drive and engine irreparably sabotaged and himself doomed to this planet, he has vowed to seek out and destroy his old comrade, Brawlor.
Shlongdor: Evil Eternian Bachelor by Ralph Niese
Shlongdor is an evil Bachelor commanding a league of firewater drinking madmen but one helping hand he still seeks to put a hand on something...something that has to be dealt with a reckless abandonment like only Shlongdor himself would do it. But having an eye on Brawlor he wants this abandonment felt on his..something... FOUR TIMES! Also with a striking similarity in looking like He-Man he might achieve what he wants...
Thrax the Foul Scented by Steven Patt
A gladiator on the dark side of Eternia, he was a ruthless killer and fought for his glory. In a battle with Brawlor he was slain with a piece of his own horn. Thrax was stripped of his glory, laying dead beneath the crowd's cheers at his mortality. Thrax's soul did not leave his corpse's side awaiting a manner in which to return. Evilyn sent by Skeletor to bring him the great warrior cast his soul back into his rotting flesh.
Thrax is back-- dead, rotting, and bloodthirsty, with a vow to regain his glory and slaughter the man who slew him.
And there you have it! Check back in later tonight when I announce the winner!
And to commemorate the occasion, here's a little comic strip I created for everyone starring those rascally Toy Break guys George, Ayleen, and Ben... Enjoy!
Now, to purchase your Kawaiiju figures, send an email with the total amount of figures you want, your name, and your address. I'll go through the emails on a first come / first served basis and send paypal invoices back to you with the total price. Send your order email to: email@example.com
Once again, for clarity's sake: The Kawaiiju figures are between 1.5 and 2 inches tall and are individually hand sculpted from polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint. Each figure is a totally unique, one-of-a-kind art piece. Each figure will come blind bagged with a hand-made package and a hand drawn art card. A randomly inserted "Golden Ticket" will allow one lucky customer to win the ultimate Kawaiiju figure, "Big Daddy." There are 30 figures in all. Each figure will cost $25 (plus a flat $5 shipping fee in the US and $10 elsewhere).
Now... to get a chance to win your free God Pharaoh, simply post in the Kawaiiju Thread on the October Toys Forum what super attack move you think God Pharaoh should have. It can be a cool move or a silly one-- the crazier the better! At midnight (EDT) tonight I'll throw all the names of the posters in a hat and draw one winner.
Anyone can enter... you just need to sign up as a member at the October Toys Forum-- it's THE best fan forum in the universe, and I think everyone should join and enjoy all the great times we have there.
Thanks everyone for all the support and love for the figures! You guys are THE best!