Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Announcement Season!

Lots of news today! I've had some stuff bubbling under the surface for a while now, and I'm ready to tell you some of it! Firstly, I'd like to introduce Nick Whitmore to you all. Yep, AH is now a dynamic duo!

Nick is a digital sculptor for a toy and product developer in Windsor. I've known him for years, he's one of the few people as mental for toys as I am, and he has TEH MAD SKILLZ. We've wanted to collaborate for years on a line of figures, and it's about damn time we actually did something about it!

We spoke about Toycon and how we wanted to see more articulated indie toys, and fawned over the amazing communities of indie toymakers and action figure customisers. We want to bring all that together. So, that brings me on to that lil teaser picture I posted the other day; you may have noticed the various shapes are laid out in the shape of a person. That's because the picture shows the articulation plan for our figures! We're using Revoltech joints, so these guys will be hella poseable. And because of the way Revoltech joints connect, they'll be able to be completely disassembled and reassembled however you like.

We're putting a big focus on customisation. We're working on a base body, and will at some point offer that for sale. What we'd love you to do is sculpt on top of that figure and make whatever character you'd like. We're not stopping there though - we're going to be sculpting characters ourselves, in a bunch of different styles, and offering those for sale too. We've got plans beyond that too, but hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves! We're incredibly excited about this project. It's a huge undertaking but I've completed the engineering side of the figure, Nick's currently working on the digital sculpting of the body and it looks IMMENSE. We're well underway! 

I'll be posting some more about this in the coming days, keep an eye out!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

I'm such a tease...

So this'll be what I've been working on then. More information soon!