2009/02/27

GROOVIN & STYLIN 2002

THE-SHORT-VERSION: I had a e-notice that my Yahoo!Briefcase was slated for deletion by the end of March (I didn't even know I had a "Briefcase"?!). Within it were images of kitbashes I had thought long lost when (1) the computer crashed eons ago, and (2) my former web domain bailed on me, bringing along all my kitbash images from when I first started. And now I present the TOYSREVIL STREETWEAR COLLECTION 2002 (Yes it was THAT long ago!)

IMAGE-DESCRIPTION: These figures were "styled" for an Urban Club Diorama - if you've seen these images before, sorry to bore you! LOL

2009/02/10

TK-AKI DIORAMA SPACIAL-ORIENTATION

DIORAMA-ORIENTATION
[REF / FYI: Nope, the image doesn't click any bigger - where's the fun in that? LOL

TOMORROW KING HIDEOUT DIORAMA

TK AKI

Will share with you folks a straight-up 1/6th diorama rather than a figure-bash (getting to be very far and few in-between in my life *sigh*). This set-up was done to facilitate an image-banner I'd wanted to create to pimp-out Ashley Wood x 3A Toys' upcomign 1/6th-scaled Tomorrow King AKI [Click for product-details]. The final animated-GIF banner is shown above, while the actual full image is posted below [click on pic to view larger image]:

SAVE-AKI
[FULL Image w/ photoshop]

SAVE-AKI-OG
[Original Image sans photoshop]

ALTERNATE IMAGE (with a darker lighting approach):
SAVE-AKI-ALT
[An Alternate Image with darker-lighting]

IMAGE-CONCEPT: The initial concept was based on the tagline I'd created: "We Will Save You ... Brother..." ~ where the boys were planning to rescue their 4th from the www, from within their HQ-Base / grotto-hideout.

But alas, my table had too small a space and it would have taken more than the half-hour I took to set-up and shoot the images .. and YES I know the WWR Desert Rat Pipebot is not apart of the POPBOT-world, but I needed a bot that was in dire need of repairs lurking in the background ... heh. In the end, perhaps the visuals were not as strong to convey the tagline / message (without added text), so I'd just left it as-is visually. Full-dio pics in another post perhaps :p

AKI-BANNER
[Static Banner Image]

FYI: The first series of Tomorrow Kings released featured 3 regular variants and 2 exclusive variants (random inserted in blind boxes) Each figure came with a decapitated robot-head. Price was US$120 per figure (Regular Series) avaialble as singles (blind boxed, so you have no idea which was picked) and as a complete 3-figure-set. The first series has since sold out. TK AKI will be released on February 24th 2009 and priced at US$100 per.

- CLICK for TK coverage on my daily weblog.
- CLICK to see how gorgeous the BLANCO & NEGRO exclusive variant TKs look.

2009/01/28

Toysrevil's Neo-Opera Clan in 1/6


TOYSREVIL's NEO-OPERA 1/6th-scaled characters kitbashed and snapped on 23rd August 2007. Teased on the 24th. Fully-posted on January 28th, 2009. Yes, I am slow like that I couldn't set aside a time to format them completely (heh). Assassins-for-hire with a fetish for Chinese Opera-masks; the story of the Neo-Opera Clan will one day be told, in one form or another, one day...

FYI: I "cheated" on my sketches shown here - as they are digitally inverted from the original pencil on white-paper scanned-images. heh. it's all about the packaging, what?!

2009/01/27

JARR-ROR: The Most Feared Bounty Hunter in all of Hoth!

JARR-ROR-01
JARR-ROR is the Most Feared Bounty Hunter in all of Hoth!
JARR-ROR-02
JARR-ROR was a kitbash I did circa 2004! Ye gawds but that is fossilized-old, innit?
JARR-ROR-03

JARR-ROR is a straight-up 1/6th-scaled kitbash (no weathering/aging) utilizing a BBI G3-articulated body / Hasbro Jango Fett gear / Hasbro Hoth Luke clothes / Hasbro Stormtrooper boots & weapon / BBI WW2 desert coat underneath / G.I.Joe winter coat and skiing gear from Action Man. [FYI: these images were taken in 2004 and formatted as such then - I just added the TRE-watermark ;p]

JARR-ROR has been unearthed from my dusty archives becoz I was reminded of it with my blog-post on Hunter Prey. One day I may spruce-up ol' Jarr-Ror (whose name came to me becoz I'd wanted a winter-gruff growl of a name LOL), or I may just bash a coupla new figures ... If I have play-time, that is :p

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