The King Liger Stands at around 5.5 inches. The final product will be made in a roto-cast, Japanese soft vinyl (Sofubi). He and future figures will be setup in a simplistic, multi-purpose pose with a swivel at the waist. Here are the resin prototype pics (not the final product):
So where does your backing go?
Since the tooling is already made for this project, the funding will be going to the direct production of King Liger. The funding will also cover any additional expenses such as importing/exporting, packaging, ect. Every little bit helps!
It all begins in land of West India. A great construct known as the Temple of the Liger sits atop its hilly landscape...
This is the home of the fabled clan of King Liger. The name of King-Liger has been passed down for generations.
It takes years of training and meditation to be chosen to wear the vale of King-Liger and become the next generation of the Prāṇī Bhagavāna: The "Lord of Beasts."
That day has finally come for one lucky student.
The master, the last generation of King Liger, has taught this student all the fundamentals of being his successor. The mastery of knowledge, virtues, strength, altruism, and combat skills have all led to this moment.
The Master asks what he plans to do with his great abilities knowing that his student will say that he will carry on the legacy with honor. But the student has other plans... He wishes to use his powers to entertain and become, of all things, a Professional wrestler.
"You dare run our legacy through the mud with such nonsense!?" said The Master.
"But the world is at peace. Why should our family to protect something that doesn't need protecting?" The Student rebutted.
"Because," said The Master "It is our family that keeps the peace!"
With that, The Master banished The Student to exile.
Or so he thought... That night The Student snuck into the sacred hall and stole the royal garments, and "The Hood of The Beasts."
He fled the country under the light of the Moon. His destination: America.
As time goes on, the now King Liger makes a name for himself on the Pro Wrestling circuit. Things seemed good for the time being. That was until the fateful day he crossed paths with evil...
Enter Doctor Silverado, a mad man with an ever-growing army of mutants he calls his "Silver Freaks." These creatures were all formerly Wrestlers who though it was a game that Silverado was playing when he dared them bet their freedom and humanity in a match against his strongest creations.
His plan: World domination, mutation at a time.
Now he sets his cross-hairs on King Liger. A new battle begins...
Everybody likes a little somethin'-somethin' for contributing. Here's what to expect (some designs are subject to change).
$30 backers get the standard, blank orange King Liger sofubi toy!
$40 backers get an art print from one of the following artists:
-James C. Osborne:
$60 Backers upgrade their King Liger toy to the Kickstarter-exclusive black sofubi! Oooooooh...
$100 backers get it all! Including a full set of artists prints!
King Liger is going to the first of hopefully many figure for this series. If he is able to be funded, these are going to be next funded for tooling and production (note Sculpts for the first two stretch goals are basically finished and ready for tooling). To ensure that they are made in a timely manner, the future characters will hopefully have their tooling produced in Japan. Designs are subject to change:
$6000 (Locked) M. Stangdaalyn:
$9000 (Locked) Shockrah:
$13000 (Locked) Dr. Silverado:
$17000 (Locked) Daikuma:
$21000 (Locked) Twist Kid:
$25000 (Locked) Honey Boy:
$29000 (Locked) The Gruin:
$33000 (Locked) Romanov:
$37000 (Locked) Grackus:
$41000 (Locked) David:
$45000 (Locked) Magtut:
$49000 (Locked) Rose Pierre:
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge that can be seen is how long it will take the figures to be produced. How, and who, is helping to get it produced is another story...
The over-seeing of the production of King-Liger while in Japan is going to be Luke Rook, known for his for work on "Grody Shogun" toys. In association with Luke on the distribution of King-Liger is Lulubell Toy Bodega, headed by the savvy Amy Del Castillo.
As for me, I hold 10 plus years of sculpting experience and about 6 years of indy/free-lance toy sculpting.
- (30 days)