Here’s a shot of the Tr!ckster Fox figure packed in its blister, with all the accessories. Pretty exciting…!
Happy Beaver Plush: Photo Reference
I sent a photo to my prototype-er to help illustrate a simple type of plush, and how the limb forms work with the body. She’s endorsing another approach - it’s simpler and cheaper - and thought that the plush I chose illustrated it. I took more photos from a variety of angles to depict the leg form/hip area more clearly, in the hopes that it’s still simpler than what I’ve been drawing. I wish the seam areas were clearer here, but hopefully these pictures will still do the job!
Here’s the simplified Happy Beaver plush design. I need to cut the fabric piece count in half, so it may need to be pared down even further. I still like this ‘adaptation’ of the 2-D drawings and 3-D vinyl toy, though. I’ve sent a copy off to Lauren, so we’ll see how this version works!
Happy Beaver Plush: Back To The Drawing Board, or Sometimes It’s No Fun To Be Right
Got good feedback from Lauren Venell, my plush prototyper(?). I assumed correctly that my second incarnation of the Happy Beaver plush design was too complicated to be cost-effective. As a result, I’m continuing on with a simplified version three that my intuition told me to start. More artwork soon!
NEW! Digital Roughs Of Jazz Band!
As usual, Klim and his pals over at Bigshot Toyworks whipped up digital roughs of the Jazz Boid Band characters in record time! Here’s a first look.
Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One
Here’s the second version of the Happy Beaver plush I’m developing! I’m trying to simplify it further, so a version 3.0 may be appearing soon. I’ve sent this one (cleaned up, and with a series of construction drawings) along to the prototype developer for feedback. More news as it comes in!
New Version: Jazz Boid Band!
This is a concept I’ve been tinkering with for quite a while - I hope to produce these characters (as resin figurines) sometime after Kumo-Kun is finished. The nightclub stage will separate into three or four pieces, each of which will be packed with one of the characters. Buy ‘em all and get a complete diorama!
Final Tr!ckster Fox Packaging Design!
Everything worked out! You’ll notice some minor differences, but otherwise the design is the same. I had to re-save this particular file in RGB Color mode because the CMYK Color version looks odd here! It’s all off to the factory - the toy should arrive either the last week of October, or first week of November. I’ll keep everyone notified if that changes!