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If you love old sci-fi and horror flicks, monster comics and 80's toys; this Designer Vinyl figure is just the poison you need!
If you love old sci-fi and horror flicks, monster comics and 80's toys; this Designer Vinyl figure is just the poison you need!
125 backers pledged $8,542 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is John Santagada.

After nine years working in the Collectible Toy Industry, providing innovative product and design for such companies as DC Direct, Mezco Toyz and Gemmy Industries; i have decided to FINALLY unleash my own original concepts under my studio banner name of Radioactive Uppercut!

Radioactive Rumblers is a brand new line of designer sofubi vinyl figures with an inspiration from classic 80's toys, old monster movies, comic books and the campy sci-fi/horror flicks of the 50s and 60s.

The Radioactive Rumblers will lead the way as the first original product released by the Radioactive Uppercut.

I have had this line in the concept stage for almost 7 years; with over 100 character designs kept tightly under wraps!

The first figure I will be releasing is 8-BALL, the Terror From Space!

Resin Prototype Paint Master photos of the 8-Ball figure.  Sculpted/Molded/Cast by Joshua Sutton, Painted by Brandy Anderson.
Resin Prototype Paint Master photos of the 8-Ball figure. Sculpted/Molded/Cast by Joshua Sutton, Painted by Brandy Anderson.
8-Ball 'standard version' paint master prototype
8-Ball 'standard version' paint master prototype
This is the original clay sculpt of the figure. Just so you can see all the detail and precision the sculptor put into it!
This is the original clay sculpt of the figure. Just so you can see all the detail and precision the sculptor put into it!

8-Ball stands at 4 inches tall to the top of his bone horn and features 3 points of 'city crushing' articulation: pivot joint at the neck and pivot joints at both shoulders.

He will be produced in Japan in traditional sofubi kaiju fashion!

8-Ball will come packed in a polybag, sealed with full color, numbered and signed, header card.

Included with the figure will be a cardstock diorama and collectible trading card!

This run of the standard painted figure will only be available here on Kickstarter and will be produced in a limited edition.

Collectible character trading card that will come packaged with all painted and DIY sofubi editions of the figure!
Collectible character trading card that will come packaged with all painted and DIY sofubi editions of the figure!
WIP three-panel cardstock diorama that will be included in both the painted and DIY editions of the figure
WIP three-panel cardstock diorama that will be included in both the painted and DIY editions of the figure
DIY Blank "Decontamination Edition' paint master prototype
DIY Blank "Decontamination Edition' paint master prototype

I am also making available a blank white DIY edition of the figure here in the Kickstarter campaign!

This will be the first chance to get your hands on some blanks!

After the campaign there will not be any available for a long while, while we focus on future releases.

The standard painted version will cost $55 (shipping included) and the DIY edition will be $35 (shipping included)

If you would like to purchase multiple figures, simply add $50 for each additional painted figure and $30 for each DIY figure you'd like.

Please mention the extra purchases when you are making the donation in the notes section, to avoid confusion later.

** Please Note: International shipping rates have been added into each donation tier as well. **

Looks perfect next to your fight scale kaiju figures and 80's Madballs head poppers!
Looks perfect next to your fight scale kaiju figures and 80's Madballs head poppers!

From the deepest corner of the galaxy, on the planet Occuli comes the mystic creature known only as 8-Ball.

Tales tell of Occulian scientists experimenting on one of their own, empowering him with a highly radioactive fragment of an Earth artifact found at the site of a crashed spaceship.

The Earth artifact was embedded into the subject's chest, driving him mad in the process and causing blindness to his nine eyes.

he was named after the inscription found at the backside of the fragment, "8-Ball".

The radioactive fragment embedded into his chest has meshed with his nerve endings, heightening all of his senses.

His blind eyeballs now serve as sensory triggers, sucking in energy and converting it within the chest artifact.

He has gained incredible telekinetic powers and the ability to blast energy rays from his chest.

8-Ball has destroyed his home planet and has set off into Space, traveling the cosmos, and he has just discovered the planet Earth!!!

Faux 1960's monster comic style 8-ball cover art!
Faux 1960's monster comic style 8-ball cover art!

The Earth’s Ozone layer has been completely depleted, carbon dioxide levels are at a historic high.  Mankind’s abuse of the planet has finally taken it’s toll.  Radioactive mists cloud the skies, unstable chemical-soaked rays shower the planet.  The oceans overflow with toxic waste, nuclear plants are exploding, the air itself reeks of sulfur.  

A series of catastrophes has caused creatures of all kinds to grow to epic proportions! They’re now on the loose and wreaking havoc wherever they go! 

  The change in atmosphere has set off an intergalactic alarm! Extraterrestrial beasts and fiends from all corners of the galaxies are homing in on planet Earth!   Greed-filled humans experiment with the radioactive waste, breeding giant beasts for battle, and for their own monetary gain.

Madness has ensued…

Earth is now overrun with giant monsters! They are destroying buildings and crushing cars.  They are ready for a Radioactive Rumble in a city near you, so WATCH OUT!

I tried to squeeze in as many goodies as i could for this Kickstarter, it's the least i could do to say THANK YOU to all who donate!

From stickers to buttons, trading card sets, collectible art magnets, original artwork and one-of-a-kind custom figures; i have tried to pull out all the stops and give YOU as much BANG for your buck as possible!

I am extremely fortunate, and truly honored to have some super talented artists providing one-of-a-kind custom 8-Ball figures for this campaign.

George Gaspar, Motorbot, Spanky Stokes, Butcher Brand, Dubose Art, D-Lux, Topheroy, Monsterforge, Tom Connors and Living Dead Dolls co-creators Damien Glonek and Ed Long have all been kind enough to lend their SICK artistic skills to bring 8-Ball to life in their own unique way!

...and I must say, they look fantastic!!!

Custom Resin one-off figure by Tom Connors
Custom Resin one-off figure by Tom Connors

I am extremely proud to announce that there will be a second round of custom one-off 8-Ball resins available here on the Kickstarter campaign!

Below are photos of the pieces, and i must say, they look AWESOME!

Look for them to go on sale here on August 9th at 8pm EST, so mark those calendars, i am sure they will go QUICK!

Enough talk, let's take a look at the new pieces!

Has magnetic arm joints and is UV Reactive!!
Has magnetic arm joints and is UV Reactive!!

** Please Note: It has been requested of me that the one-off resin pieces be sold separately from the production vinyl figures.  So if you would like to purchase a painted or DIY production version of 8-Ball along with one of the customs just add $50 for each painted figure or $30 for each DIY figure you would like to purchase **

Please mention the extra purchases when you are making the donation in the notes section, to avoid confusion later.

Your contribution to this project will be for a myriad of expenses attached to producing this figure.

Production costs include acquiring resin tool master and paint master prototypes from the sculptor, that the factory in Japan will use to make production molds from. Other expenses include mold making and wax transfer of the original tooling master by our vendor in Japan, as well as the cost of materials and paints needed to produce the actual runs of figures.

Other costs associated with producing a figure like this include: shipping to my distribution area in NYC, supplies and labor to package and ship each figure and also to pay for the purchase of  the other Incentive Rewards that i have included in the campaign.

Every dollar you put into this project will be maximized to give YOU the best toy purchasing experience i possibly can!

Each sketch will be unique, signed, dated and numbered. A personalized note can be added upon request.
Each sketch will be unique, signed, dated and numbered. A personalized note can be added upon request.
Each sketch will be unique, signed, dated and numbered. A personalized note can be added upon request
Each sketch will be unique, signed, dated and numbered. A personalized note can be added upon request
DIY blank edition of the 8-Ball figure is available for the FIRST time here on Kickstarter and will be produced in very limited quantity
DIY blank edition of the 8-Ball figure is available for the FIRST time here on Kickstarter and will be produced in very limited quantity
The standard painted edition of 8-Ball! This figure will ONLY be available through this Kickstarter campaign and will be produced in limited quantity!
The standard painted edition of 8-Ball! This figure will ONLY be available through this Kickstarter campaign and will be produced in limited quantity!

Below are 11 ALL NEW custom resin one-off figures!

These will go on sale at 8pm ESt on Friday, August 9th!!!

UV Reactive paints and magnet jointed arms!
UV Reactive paints and magnet jointed arms!
Fully FLOCKED figure!
Fully FLOCKED figure!

The reward levels for the above customs will go LIVE precisely at 8pm EST on the 9th of August!

SO MARK THOSE CALENDARS!

8-Ball is ONLY the beginning!

If this project is successful, i plan on releasing many more figures, so YOU can create your own radioactive world of monsterrific mayhem!

A whole lot more is planned for the Radioactive Rumblers world; from deluxe figures to accessory packs, this is only a small taste of what could be coming... but i need YOUR help to get it started!

Every person who donates to this campaign, no matter at what donation level, will be given a vote on what my next Radioactive Rumbler release will be!

If the campaign is successful, one of the updates backers will receive will include 5 character designs for potential future figures and they will get to cast a vote on who they would like to see produced!

i can't wait to show off these designs to you all!!!

No better place than right here on Kickstarter to say THANK YOU! 

Thank you to each and every one of you that checks out the page, to everyone that supports the project, to the press outlets that have helped me get the word out, to the genius of a sculptor that brought 8-Ball to life for me, to the amazing artists that took time out of their schedules to lend their unique artistic talents to the customs available here and to my buddy Aaron who helped me out big-time with the Campaign video!

This project would be nothing without ALL of you!

Whether the campaign succeeds or not, i am extremely humbled by the support and positive response i have received on what has been a pet project in hiding for almost seven years!

I know you will totally dig this figure in vinyl form!

So help me get it off the ground, i guarantee you wont be disappointed!

Stay Radioactive,

-John Santagada

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges when producing product and there may be some unforeseen delays in production, but with my nine years of experience in the Collectible Toy Industry working not only in Product Design and Management but also in Quality Control and Cost Analysis; i am confident any obstacle can be overcome.
I have padded the delivery date just a lil bit, based on past experience dealing with overseas vendors, but i will do my best to get the best quality figure in your hands as soon as possible!

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