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  1. Spasm One

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    Hi guys, I'm Spasm One,
    I have been a member since 2006. I have not posted a lot because my English is bad enough but I am very attentive to designers or brands like Blobpus, Bounty Hunter, Real Head, Tkom, etc.
    Since a few months I worked on the creation of my own toy (and yes again a western gaijin who embarks on Sofubi!). My brand is Touché and my character is Kemushi Kami, literally the caterpillar god. It's a character I created, it does not exist in Japanese mythology. You may be able to see various references like Giger, tardigrades, Alice in Wonderland, Jabba the Hutt, Blobpus, Laughing Buddha ...
    I hope you enjoy it even if he has no belly-mouth, no disgusting material, no NagNagNag-like style, no visible dick or no references to horror-zomby-creepy movies. ;)

    [​IMG]Kemushi Kami (Deep Bleu version) by Spasm One, sur Flickr
    [​IMG]Kemushi Kami (Deep Bleu version) by Spasm One, sur Flickr
    [​IMG]Kemushi Kami (Deep Bleu version) by Spasm One, sur Flickr
    [​IMG]Kemushi Kami (Deep Bleu version) by Spasm One, sur Flickr

    It can be in 3 different configurations: 1 ring, 2 rings and 3 rings (each ring is identical and can be stackable). The 2-ring configuration is the standard configuration with 7 points of articulation, and is 6 inch high.
    I produced it at Obitsu factory.

    [​IMG]Kemushi Kami by Spasm One, sur Flickr
    [​IMG]Kemushi Kami by Spasm One, sur Flickr
    [​IMG]Kemushi Kami by Spasm One, sur Flickr

    I will sell it via Instagram, in lottery like everyone else.
    You can follow Touché's account here:
    https://www.instagram.com/touche_paris
    or my personal account for lotteries (not only Sofubi but also motion design and photos from my toy collection) here:
    https://www.instagram.com/spasm_one

    Stay tuned !
     
  2. Smotemotem

    Smotemotem Toy Prince

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    Fun! Have you set a price yet?
     
  3. Russblue11

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    Nice design, idea, and execution! Probably not for me because I don’t like creepy realistic sculpts but the right paint app could change that.
     
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    No dicks, no dice!!! Totally kidding. I really dig this design and sculpt. To me, it's like the caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, if he were a Buddha in agony, so your intended read falls right in line I think. I like the way it sits, and I enjoy the small versatility it has in removing a piece of the torso to make him a bit stumpier, and with each added ring it becomes more looming. This first paint(prototype?) you have here looks great!
     
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    Great job, Spasm... it's clear you put a lot of time and thought into the development of this. I love how the posture changes as segments are added. The sculpt is very well done... and very perfectly symmetrical, which makes me think it was 3D-rendered. Can you tell us a bit about the sculpt process? Did you sculpt it yourself?

    This first paint is very nice, too!

    Congrats, man!
     
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    I love it. It has a hideshi hino vibe and would fit in well with blobpus sculpts. I also like that you have the option to expand the sculpt. Well done for a first release.
     
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    This toy is impressively done. Incredibly thought out and executed, which seems to be an increasing rarity these days. And, despite all the the things it is 'missing' <cough> , I think this is a wonderful contender for a foray into the toy world. I definitely see the influences you mentioned there - and I would throw in some Baron Harkonnen into the mix - and I really love the extending feature you've built in. While it's not something that particularly fits in with my own collection, I deeply respect and appreciate the work and design you've put into this guy. Nice work!
     
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    Thank you guys.
    Yes I sculpted it myself and yes it's digital. I sculpted it with Zbrush. I then printed several test prototypes to determine the correct size of the character. Then I reworked and polished the master prototype, and sent it to Obitsu Factory.
    This blue version is not a custom, it's my first run of 30 copies. They are already ready.
    I think price will be $150 + shipping.

    Someone already told me that he reminded him of Baron Harkonnen, that's right! ;)
     
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    I like the size. Great sculpt, great sprays. Love it :thumbsup:
     
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    Not sure if he's for me yet, as I think I'd prefer him with a smile or laughing head. That said I want to second all of the above: it's a tasteful, clever design that works well specifically in toy form. I especially like the puffy areas around the arm (foot?) joints, which integrate them nicely into the body. Can see him fitting in beautifully with a crowd of the Atom A minis.
     
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    Looks great! I like the segment idea, adds a lot to the toy, Very cool!
     
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    Really well done! The different configurations could lead to some really fun runs of this guy. Mixed parts would be a dream.
     
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    I want a rainbow caterpillar now !!
    Really great toy honestly, so much presence !
     
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    Love it! Tons of character. Great idea with lots of possibilities for beautiful paints.
     
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    I love how saggy and lethargic he looks. Really great design!
     
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    :shock: looks just like me :!: good job:!:
     
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    Wow! Really smooth design, love him! Does his torso stack? Can you add pieces to make him taller? Lol I love this thing
     
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    This is super fun! I really like it. You did a great job.
     
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    @MyVinylVeins : Yes you can stack the rings. From 3 rings it begins to lean but if you turn the rings, it winds like a spiral and you can then add as many rings as you want. To infinity... and beyond !
    @aarnfnchr : Thank you !
     
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    No dicks, but plenty of buttholes! Good job.
     
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    So cool :) good luck with him!
     
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    I imagine so many great colorways are to come. The timing of the 1st release with Dcon was bad for me, but I can't wait to get 1.

    I despise toys with hair, but this is 1 I could see liking with a little hair...
    [​IMG]
     
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    @Ghost Attack : :lol: but he also has a little hidden dick..

    [​IMG]

    @animator : yes I know that the date of my release was not a good timing, so I still have some copies of my first edition if people are interested ..
     
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    Awww you put “touché” on his tushy lol I’m sorry, couldn’t resist :razz: and omfg :shock: lol Nice signature btw, I used to write a long time ago... do you?
     

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