Updates! Updates! Updates!

Things are trucking right along, it’s time consuming and hard to keep pace with updates!

Some blank green and blank glow units arrived in time for Designer Con and they are beautiful.

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It was great to have a presence at Dcon and show the toys to the world and also preview some upcoming prototypes.

Take a look at the Last Resort Toys booth:

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I met a handful of Kickstarter backers, which was so nice, and was able to connect with many other talented artists. Such a good convention!

Enamel Pins

Production is moving along well and I'm starting to get some goodies in!  I've got some photos from the factory here (please excuse some blurriness, I'll replace them once I get a chance to photograph the pins.)

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The details and colors on these came out beautifully. These will be available at Designer Con 2018 and fulfillment of the pin reward tier from Kickstarter will also start in just a couple months!

Trash Bag Bunch XL Production Progress

Here are some cool photos from the factory.  These are the wax copies used to make the metal molds.  Once the factory has made their molds, all the vinyls can be pulled with the same details and no degradation to the mold itself.  

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As you can see, the waxes are beautiful and well polished with all the details transferred from the prototypes.

SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!

The Kickstarter was successfully funded on June 7th!

So what's next?  Now I'm just working out details, figuring out numbers, and placing my order with factory.  There is still a lot to do!  I'm finalizing things for the shirts, stickers, and pins too.

And of course, I'm planning more toys!

Thanks to everyone who pledged to the Kickstarter, and/or shared the campaign.  It was a lot of fun, and a ton of work, and there's still much to be done, but these toys are happening!

FINAL UPDATE BEFORE LAUNCH

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The Kickstarter will be live as soon as I hear back from Kickstarter! Don't worry, I'll post about that too.

I've spent DAYS building the Kickstarter and creating the reward tiers and doing math and whatnot--so much involved!

The final surprise I've been keeping up my sleeve is a re-release of the 12 Trash Bag Bunch mini figures only released in TBB series 2.

If you're a fan of this line--then you already know what these are.  Time to complete that collection!

Premium Painted figures

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Both Liceplant and Muckoid done up with extra detailing.  Using hand-painted and airbrushed enhancements to really bring out the features of the larger sculpts.  Both figures have additional colors to show off their unique elements. 

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Check out the below comparison shots to the classic figures so you can see where the details have been enhanced.

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Most notable on Liceplant are the color changes.  White teeth with airbrushed details, and yellow to red fades on the leaves giving them an autumn orange appearance.  The eyes and all the vines have added details, and all the leaves are shaded with airbrushing giving it a generally darker, and more realistic appearance.

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A dark wash on the bark texture and brown vines on the feet:

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And check out those pearly whites:

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Muckoid has airbrushing on all his wrinkles and disgusting crevices to bring out the detail and darker fades on all his spots.  He has a generally darker, and more realistic appearance

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Airbrushing on the throat and tongue create more depth and enhance the details.  Hand painted aging on the teeth give a more realistic feel to the mouth.

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The eyes have some bloodshot shading and the claws are enhanced with some aging.  All the musculature pops with airbrushed shading.

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On the broader parts of the figure, there is a general mottled pass of airbrushed detail to add to the overall feeling of grossness. 

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Muckoid also has some toe jam details, and a puss-filled yellowish hue to some of his pimples.

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Along with the purple spots, the tops of his eye stalks also have a darker gradient for added detail.

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STICKERS

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Coming in at the low end of the Kickstarter rewards are a selection of stickers.  Seven designs in total: Trash Bag Bunch classic logo, Trash Bag Bunch XL logo, Last Resort Toys logo, Liceplant, Muckoid, Skuzbeast, and Stink Buzzard.

Pre-order Exclusive Colorways

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As previously noted, these are the colors of the series 2 versions of the toys.  Orange Muckoid, AKA Eyeballer, was actually never produced.  Red Liceplant, AKA Mighty Lice, did see production in VERY small numbers in Scandinavia.

Rather than calling these "Kickstarter exclusives," I am very carefully naming them "Pre-Order Exclusives" to avoid complaints or confusion down the line.  Allow me to explain: your best chance (and only chance for the foreseeable future) to obtain these versions will be to purchase through the impending Kickstarter campaign.  However, I want to retain the ability to make them available again during pre-orders of future TBBXL toys.  And possibly the very occasional charity auction, toy show, convention appearance, or base for a custom, etc.  But do not be confused, there will not be a wide open opportunity to purchase these versions outside the pre-order for Trash Bag Bunch XL via the Kickstarter campaign.