Very pleased to announce here the debut of the first toys from my own company, Tokay Toys... The Shampuvians... We developed these guys over the course of the last two years- I came up with the concept and character design drawings and my partner, the mega-talented Mike Ridge, did the sculpts, molds and casting. I handled paint. Here's the story of these tube-socked freaks (also printed inside the header cards): Frankie (“Knuckles”) and Ruben (“Blades”), they’re typical Sector 19/Zuggazunna district guys: ultra-low-level street-creepers, known for losing at their game more than half the time. They find some old lumi-masks for sale at a night market (scavenged cargo from a derelict freighter that had been drifting forfuckingever and a day.) They install zippers in the back, snug ‘em up for a nice tight fit. Get these cute little tunics, make a pair of homemade champ-belts, fix up some beater voidbikes… think they have “a thing” now, and they’re gonna go raiding. Okay. Lacking the sheer berserker rage of their crime-idols, they reach out to Blades’ chem-printer cousin. Cousin comes up with a soapy transdermal goo, formulated to interact with the pungent oils leaching from the decaying, porous rubber of the masks. “Use it like a shampoo,” he tells ‘em. “Start lathering as soon as y’can see the whites- greens, yellows, reds, whatever- of their eyes. Oh, hey… whyn’cha call yourselves “Shampuvians”!” Chemically emboldened… but still they need something more: they’re fixated on finding some kinda figurehead, make it look and feel like they’re agents of a larger guiding force. One delirious night, they end up transfixed by an old telesignal- grainy scraps of an ancient story, “Dunked in The Deep”. One character… every time this guy is in frame, a quiet focus overcomes Knuckles and Blades… a clarity. Their perfect tactical godhead, found. They get a bioassembly printed the next morning… the Shempuvian, made real. The voidbikes are mounted… the psychengines scream... The guys are 3.5" huge; Knuckles and Blades are cast in a semi-soft rubber, the Shempuvian is cast in resin. May 2017: the first rubber pulls of Knuckles and Blades, test-painted (I called Knuckles' distressed paint app the "Found In The Yard" version... would love to do a release like that)... sculpts were much further refined after these, and all new molds made: Thanks for looking!!