Culture Pirates shop!
Clear green has been a long time favorite for both Marcus and I, so seeing the Mega Bit Pheyden mold run in this familiar hue is a really special thing for both of us. A permanent position on my desk has been granted to this little green dream.
Echoing the floor plan from last year, we'll once again be surrounded by our extended family, featuring the united super powers from Tokyo, RealxHead, Studio Uamou, Skull Toys, Punk Drunkers and Goccodo!
The Glyos family will be represented by Marty "Nemesis" Hansen (Kabuto Mushi #1001), John Kent (Toyfinity #1002) Spy Monkey Creations (Battle Tribes #1003), Jesse DeStasio (Knights of the Slice #120), Mark Vasquez (Mystical Warriors of the Ring #1001), Nemo Campisi (Nemo's Factory #1002), Ben Spencer (Galaxxor #1001) and the newest addition to the mayhem, Pat Bussey (Bio-Masters #1001).
Holding down the Glyos compatible 3D printing fort will be the ABS master, Pj Bartlett (Spaced Out Design #1002). Pj has been practically living at the shop over the last few months while refining and building his new selections. Those in attendance will not be disappointed with the results of his latest experiments. He's even printed a few vehicles!
Also showcasing his own range of 3D printed figures in row 1000 will be the architect of the extraordinary Mecha Zone himself, David White (#1005)! David continues to innovate and inspire with both his 3D work and 2D illustrations. A monster talent, indeed.
Deep, deep thanks goes out to Ben Goretsky of 3DRetro for all his hard work this year and for allowing all of us to have the opportunity to come together in such an excellent location. We also want to thank the legendary October Toys for always supporting us throughout the years. We've shared a great decade of friendship together and we look forward to 10 more!
For those of you who make the show, please swing by booth #1002 and say hello!
We are excited to see everyone this weekend at Designer Con 2016! There will be a few sneaks available at the show (booth #1002) from upcoming assortments from Bit Figs and Wave 60!
Stay tuned for more details this week.
Pat is currently offering a special pre-order for the first 3 deluxe editions of his cosmic creature (due in early January), as well as an opportunity to grab a copy of his upcoming DCon Type Zero exclusive and limited T2 Test Shots (both with available in-hand for shipping at the end of November).
All pre-orders are set to wrap up this Friday, November 11th.
When I was first shown this project by the GodBeast himself (who has been Pat's sculpting collaborator and molding/casting mentor), it immediately made a strong impression. The direct result of Pat's killer design sense and Marty's refined sculpting skills, the Bio-Mass Monster lands itself in a unique category, showcasing a form that's unlike the more bipedal "two- legged humanoid" style production figures we've been producing since 2007. Pat's admiration of Lovecraft, He-Man and the monsters of his youth have culminated into something that touches on all of those sources yet still remains fresh and exciting.
I've been lucky to have worked on the production side of the Bio-Masters project over the greater part 2016, and want to personally congratulate both Pat and Marty on never losing sight of bringing this new figure to life. New precedents were set during the process of making the Bio-Mass Monster's tooling, and many months were spent pushing the limits to give this new creation a strong "build" lifespan.
I hope you try giving this creepy critter a spin and allow it to slither into your imagination... and flap, and claw and bite as well!
Thanks for the awesome illustration, Pat! The Glyninjas have been training hard for this showdown (but maybe not training hard enough)!