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  1. ultrakaiju

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    And thou, adventurest traveller, coming across a mysterious strange door leading into the unknown; darest thee to enter? Choose wisely.
     
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    Finally!!!
     
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    Me-fuckin-ow!!!!
     
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    Congrats on a 2nd toy that I know will be a success!
     
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    Big news! Wonder what it keeps in its pockets.
     
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    The infinite mysteries deep within the being of curious cats.

    I like it very much.

    Is the name a reference to the Northern Hawk OWL? 8)
     
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    HOT DAMN
     
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    Incredible reveal, @evom! I think even when we knew this was coming, you've still managed to knock our socks off - and clear into the other room. Loving this new sculpt, and I can't wait to hear about the expanding worlds of Owltoy. You've really nailed in with this guy I think. The detailing achieves just the right amount of character, while being restrained in all the right places. Let this be a perfect lesson to all those out there 'designing their own new toy;' please pay close attention to the thought and execution of this guy. It wasn't just slapped together, it doesn't have everything under the sun included on it - heck, I know it's sacrilege, but I don't even see a single skull or sexual organ included <shock!>. And I am not trying to blow wind in Brent's sales, this doesn't need my endorsement and is already sold out I am sure. The other key thing to note is in the painting. Just as in the sculpt, you have to really achieve a balance not just in colours but also in quantity. A lot of folks fresh out of the gate seem to be intent on spraying every shade of metallic Monster Kolor they can on a toy. You have to let the paint accent it, not view a vinyl toy as a blank canvas to show how much 'hardcore cred' you've got as street graffiti talent. Subtle things like the silvered fur here with the black tips, and then achieving details like the crisp belt or the softer blending around the chest portal, you can see the skills coming into that next level. This shows (to me at least) someone who has worked on it and practiced. It's definitely approaching the level of any of the strong Japanese artists. It's almost sort of a shame that had this come from one of the 'big names' it would quickly be turned around for multiple hundreds of dollars; actually better for everyone though that it is not. Instead the toy stands on its own merits, and deservedly is going to be popular.

    TL; DR :thumbsup:

    PPS - no penis = no want
     
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    Thanks so much guys! Its such a relief to finally show it. Im sick of having patience!

    Yea, the name is in reference to the northern hawk owl :)
     
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    What a classic piece. I love that doorway especially, and that glitter looks great!
     
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    This is simply fantastic! A perfect combo of cute and strange, and the colorway is stellar. It really does have a classic feel with well-balanced vintage + contemporary nods in the sculpt. While I can appreciate the spaceman, it wasn't quite right for my collection like the new fella.

    I'm kicking myself for not following you on IG and unfortunately missing the lotto (Fixed that quickly :lol:)

    Can't wait to see future versions and congratulations!
     
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    Another work that pre-violates my rather tarnished one-per-sculpt rule...

    Not only am I already braced in anticipation for some brighter colors in base and paint, I have this feeling that these little monks will be like Kenner stormtroopers in the Owlverse playscape; no such thing as having too many!
     
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    Surnia is the portal. Would have had him sooner but the Philly mail people have been scared to come to work recently haha. A very worthy addition to the owltoy pantheon. Looks great with my black base otus. Make sure you get him outside in natural light. The glitter grey really shines.

     
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    Really wonderful, Chris. I am glad to see these start arriving, and in the hands of some SBers.
     
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    Thanks! Anyone else get theirs?
     
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    Yeah, my little guy has been in Detroit since Thursday but I'll be lucky if he gets to creep out of his box by Monday, even! Maddening.

    Looks great, Chris!
     
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    Thanks man! Hope he makes it soon! Possible shrodingers cat scenario?
     
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    Arrived a couple of days ago. Wanted to get back on taking photos and get some compelling shots inside, but I haven't found good spots in my apartment yet. Short version is she feels special, perfect pocket size with a lot of refinement behind the sculpting decisions.
     
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    Owl,Owltoy,Surnia,Kitteh,Kitty,otus
     
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    Got mine! Absolutely love Surnia, such a great sculpt with little details that just make it such a fun toy.
     
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    I would love to see a black based vinyl Surnia with an orange cloak and metallic purple staircase! Kevin was kind enough to shoot over some photos of his, and the reveal of the toe beans was so cool!!!
     
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    I demand painted pads moving forward!
     
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    The little feet and tail are so the cherry on top <3
     
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    Haha. Spoken like a cat owner.
    Mine showed up last week and is currently one of the few vinyl toys on display in my living room. I love it, and my (crazy cat lady) wife loves it as well.
     
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