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  1. Paulkaiju

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    The last project of the year, I was looking for something to really inspire a really cool series of mini figs.
    I didn't have to go too far into my own DARK left field.
    Highly inspired by this very rare Rockbat mini set from the collection of Warren Schwartz. I think this is the only one I have ever seen.
    The packaging is insane. Looks like hell is breaking loose in the old box.
    Not just obscure, but something is going wrong in there.

    Rare is an understatement. It's amazing.

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    I though it would be cool to combine 70's Tokusatsu shows such as ROBOCON and ROCKBAT with something part "Terminator" and part early "Outer Limits" combined with these cute Tokusatsu shows, including "off" elements from across time, and this is what came out of the sculpt session.
    A total love letter to Tokustatsu of Japan and the bottomless pit that got me here in the first place.
    The island they inhabit, is surely nuts. I can't wait to come up with more.
    Series one currently in wax...

    L: "Gobocon", zombie robot from the future who requires Goboroot for fuel. R: "Cat girl" moderator of all times.
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    L: "Chuto", post "great war" friend and confidant of Gobocon, from further in the future than Gobocon! R: "Machinegun Ghost" gangster monster from the earth past.
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    I'm pretty excited for these. Should be available early 2014.
     
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    Amazing PK - can't wait for these!!!
     
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    These look so good dude. Can't wait to see more.
     
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    Wow these are awesome,

    That gangster monster looks so cool!
     
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    A lot of my friends and coworkers think my toys are strange already. Man, I can't wait to get ahold of these to weird them out even more. Individually they are all great, as a set even better.
     
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    What size are they all up? What would you compare them to?
     
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    I really like machine gun ghost. here's to never being able to get one (at retail)!
     
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    Bullmark mini size, around 3" tall.
     
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    These are looking great, especially the bunny girl.

    Opps cat.
     
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    These are so amazingly original yet have such a retro vibe to them.
    Thanks for sharing the inspiration and stories behind your creations Paul, so enjoyable!
     
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    These are spectacular, and I really like the story behind the creation!
     
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    Lovin' that 'Machinegun Ghost' :)
     
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    On the same boat as kroker & Moog, Machinegun Ghost is amazing, i'd love to c a full size version of it ;)
     
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    Great Stuff Paul! This whole universe looks like so much fun to play in!
     
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    Love 'em all, but that Gobocon robot rules ! Can't wait to see the paint apps on that center eye and spiked helmet :D

    P.S. Don't think i'm also not drooling at the stuff in the background 8)
     
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    More PK toys to drool over and hunt down. Awesome, I thought my wallet was safe just collecting your sculpts, PK. I'm glad I was wrong.
     
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    It looks like your amazing mini figs are drawn straight from the pages of a retro-futuristic novel, Paul. And that gangster monster is already a classic! Love!
     
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    :shock: Gobcon is amazing!
     
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    Thanks folks.
    I'm thinking these will be available in two sets, so people can trade or whatever.

    There's other surprises in the pipes I haven't shared. ;)

    I would love to do a village, or base set, (or maybe even a contest for a character design in series 2!) we will see!

    Aim high right? This will be a fun one.
     
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    Ever-so-genius creepy/adorable character making and superb sculpt work, Paul. Fingers permanently crossed for a pair or the set (aim high right?) Chibi Jinx too... ;)
     
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    Looking forward to these along with all of your crazy ass creations buddy!
     
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    Wow that's exciting!
     
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    These look incredible already!
     
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    The fun factor is so high in in these figures! You really captured the wackiness of shows like Robocon. I look forward to seeing them painted up and all!

    Ganbare Gobocon!
     
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    Holy moley! Between the Old Ones and these guys I fear my resolve to collect only licensed goodies is soon to crumble again... why must you make me love you? Incredible work, Paul. Can't wait to see the accompanying 2D printed propaganda.
     

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