Posts tagged Toymaking
Posts tagged Toymaking
Here it is! The measurements are guesswork and it’s a custom template - so there may be a lot more work to do. Still, it’s a lot further along, so I think adjustments might be easier at this point. Fingers crossed!
Klim and I talked over a packaging concept at Tr!ck2ter, and I’ve just started to work it out. I drew something up digitally, then quickly printed it out and assembled it. The new concept is a suitcase, similar to the carpetbag accessory that’ll be included with the figure. The ‘die-cut window’ is supposed to represent the bottles of patent medicine that he sells. There’ll probably be some explanatory graphics on the back - maybe in the guise of travel labels.
Here’s some iPhone pictures of this very rough assembly. It looks like a kindergarten project, I know, but I do think it’s useful to do - this helps me to figure out the practical aspects of the design. For instance, the whole box will probably need to be significantly bigger, I might push the dimensions of the fold-out ‘handle’ (just drawn on for now), and I don’t think that the current ‘thickness’ of the ‘suitcase’ is working, either. I’ll need to work more closely with the actual figure when I proceed to the next step!
Bigshot Toyworks really goes the distance! I submitted a few color changes four days ago, and belatedly mentioned that the tip of the tail looked a bit conical compared to the rest. I looked at my email this morning and found this photo. Amazing!
Here’s the last of the four Tr!ckster Fox paint samples. The orange version, or as I like to call it, ‘Original Recipe’. Enjoy!
All the Tr!ckster Figure hang tags are printed! It won’t be long and they’ll be winging their way to their generous benefactors.
Here’s the painted version of colorway number three. Enjoy!
Here’s a shot of the second Tr!ckster Fox paint master! Sorry it’s kind of blown out - I’ve been having a little trouble shooting it. But you get the idea.
What does that even mean? Regardless, here’s the carpetbag hands for each Tr!ckster Fox colorway. Enjoy that pattern!
Not digital but real, physical color samples! I have shots of all four colorways, but here’s two of the first version for starters. Not to worry - the tilting will be fixed later in the process.
Yup - all ten of the blank Tr!ckster Fox Early Bird figures have been sold. I want to send out a huge THANKS! to the toy fans and Tr!ckster boosters who bought them!!