Sunday, April 09, 2006

Rough Prototype...


Garnet of Carnival Cartoons said he'd hook me up if I was interested in making a toy - well how could I resist. He and Jared just finished their first toy BUZZ and it's top notch quality. We had been wanting to do it for awhile but just needed the nudge. Thanks Garnet.
Here's a rough rotation of CRUSH that will be used for the sculpt. He'll be Neptoon's first independantly produced toy. Hopfully he'll be the first of many that will be made in this series. See my first blog post way back in Sept 2005 to see Cherri, Crush's love interest.
I'll keep you posted on the progress...

21 comments:

Jared Deal said...

wow, that's gonna be a sweet toy!!! i hope to see toys go more in this type of direction... cartoony, but still fun & expressive & not afraid of a little detail here & there. i think the gorillaz toys were a good start down that path. good luck dude, can't wait to get my hands on one!

Yaxin said...

hilarious design :)

j.mcarthur said...

awesome....I d buy one....

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Sweet!

Kipp Schell said...

wow man taht is sone sweet ass character, i'd buy my kid that one

g-fifty said...

you go girl!...wha?...

paublo said...

yep!

martin wittig said...

Really fun design!!

Leo said...

All I can think of is "can I have one of these now?" Love it!
But seriously...when can I buy one?? =)

Todd Kauffman said...

in about three months - if it all goes smoothly.

C.Bryant said...

Todd felicitaciones por tu gran trabajo...pongo link en Perejilpuntocom.

Saludos :)

Miah Alcorn said...

Man this toy is gonna be awesome! Great stuff as always Todd. You make it look effortless man.. I quit!

KAHNEHTEH said...

hello todd,

i am floored after going through your blog. this is the kind of work i can't even begin to wrap my mind around - it's very, very good and exciting for me to look at. that single shot background of the cabin along with the other shots of scenery had me staring at them for quite some time (and i'd have to say, my favorite set of what's on this blog so far). amazing work.

thank you for the kind words and please drop by when you can. i certainly will be making many return trips here.

_e.

walleye said...

Dude, you make this toy and I'd buy ten! Well, I'd probably only buy one, but I'd tell ten friends!

Seriously, I can't wait see the final product. Truly inspired work.

onemanpunkband said...

thats a great design! i love his neck.

the doodlers said...

Nice. Who's doing the sculpt? Love to see the head rotatable and the arms and legs poseable.

Todd Kauffman said...

me too but that's very costly

the doodlers said...

Yeah. You'd probably have to sell them for big bucks. It just feels like the head could rotate really easilly, given your design. Are you sculpting them yourself? Inquiring minds want to know...

We actually purchased the Buzz toy from Carnival Cartoons and can report that it is very nicely crafted with a cool package.

Word verification is 'vodzota' sounds like it should mean something...

Todd Kauffman said...

cool - i have a buzz too #74. we're looking to use the same guys the carnival guys used for the sculpt and production.

vodzota to you and yours

the doodlers said...

Can't wait to see it! We have Buzz #87...

I'll go drink another glass of vodzota now...

'vchyzooa' is the one today.

Jeff said...

Great design, i can't wait to get one.