Toy Pizza Cen-5 and CroMega Fundraiser

Our extended family of Jesse D, Nicky and Jack over at Toy Pizza are rounding the corner on their new multi-figure fundraiser which wraps up this Monday, September 28th. The focus of this new project is split between a dynamic duo of 100% original characters, one a mechanical marvel forged from lawless cybernetic experimentation and the other a natural born warlord of entirely primal descent. 

The aforementioned cyborg, Cen-5, has been part of Jesse D's cast of personal creations since he was a kid, and has traveled throughout his sketchbooks for decades. Featuring the signature eclectic design principles that all KOTS figures are now known for, the hulking Cen-5 even comes with a great mini figure D.O.L.S. "pilot" and reconfigurable arm blaster. This particular mecha Frankenstein also has some direct connections to one of our own in-house projects that will be surfacing early next year, so the more parts and styles that are unlocked the more build options we'll all get to build with. 

Counterbalancing the metallic mutant is CroMega, which is easily one of the most unique designs Jesse D and his boys have come up with yet. Decked out in animal furs and bone laden leather armor, this Paleolithic Pariah rules over the dinozone known as Pangea Island, plotting from within the ancient cave of his ancestors against the unsuspecting denizens of the mainland. CroMega in his default form is already a beast to contend with, but his alternate forms are perhaps even more intriguing, particualry when he's wearing the cursed Trilomask (shown below). 

Currently Cen-5 and his accessories have been fully funded, and CroMega is coming within striking distance. If you're into lawless character design, independent storytelling and completely unique action figures, maybe shoot over to the fundraiser, check out the prototypes and support our Glyos brethren at Toy Pizza.

Extra special thanks to the mega talented Ian Ameling for the awesome original illustration at the top of Pheyden meeting some of his new cousins.  


A Belated Thank You!!!

Another late thanks from the whole family goes out to you for the super Wave 88 turnout. The already unpredictable nature of making stuff and offering it up on the internet has been bumped into all new levels of the unknown this year, so being hyper busy since the launch a few weeks ago really generates an even deeper sense of humility.  All of this is of course due directly to you guys continuously supporting our efforts. The traditional "thank you" doesn't really convey just how grateful we are.

Finally bringing the Delphi into full production has seemed extra surreal with 2020 being so upside down, but I suppose in many ways it makes perfect sense. Then welcoming Cady into the creative process made Wave 88 a true dream rollout for Michelle and I (and Uncle Marcus). The amount of time she spent drawing, animating and scoring her mini Delphi teaser blew us all away. I haven't been around too many multi-generational artistic families that collaborate together, but I can tell you with complete certainty that it's one of the luckiest twists so far in my life. Thank you so much for sharing your talents, Bubba.

Special thanks to Pj for helping Michelle and I process a truly colossal amount of orders, as we would have been completely buried without him. Pj's Paper Palace never fails.

We've been working hard to remain positive and creatively active over here as much as possible on a daily basis. Some of the days are great and some days really stink, but that dedication to staying creative, artistic or otherwise, helps to keep things steady with all the prolonged isolation. I hope when we do surface occasionally and share new stuff that it maybe stokes your own ideas and gets the old gears turning. Hopefully, we'll all continue to inspire each other on both sides of the screen to explore and fine tune our imaginations for many more years together, despite the world going through all the heavy shifts.

Our next wave is on track for mid-late November, which will most likely wrap things up for us in 2020. Plans for 2021 involve the introductions of some all new characters and their corresponding sculpts, some collaborations and a couple of curveballs. With any luck, the lights will remain on and there will still be time to enjoy a few small escapes.

Thank you once again for fortifying our resolve to keep on creating.

PS-The comments have been reactivated and the blog should be functioning normally again after our forced pause to try and wipe out the wretched spambots. We'll see if it worked.