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Future Me: A Soft Vinyl Toy by Alex Pardee

Out of the ground and into your hands, "Future Me" is a 9" articulated soft vinyl toy from the mind of Alex Pardee! Dig it!

Future Me: A Soft Vinyl Toy by Alex Pardee

Out of the ground and into your hands, "Future Me" is a 9" articulated soft vinyl toy from the mind of Alex Pardee! Dig it!

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About

Original Illustration of "Future Me" by Alex Pardee

 "Future Me" is an original illustration, by Alex Pardee, with a  dark comedic look at what the future holds. Taking the artwork to the next level, Rocom Toys is turning Pardee's character into a 9" collectible soft vinyl toy. Pardee and Rocom have been lifelong fans of horror and action figures. This project combines their love for both in one crazy vinyl toy! "Future Me" applies the nostalgia of creator-owned toy brands from the 80s and 90s to the traditional soft vinyl toy.

Alex Pardee is an artist and love Tales from the Crypt, but more importantly he is VERY big fan of E-40. He knows all of his lyrics and once waited 6 hours for him to hit the stage at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Check out his art on Instagram/Twitter(Alex's, not E-40's) @alexpardee and even more of his art at alexpardee.com

Rocom knows where to get the best Boba(Bubble Tea) in Orange County, CA. He knows how to draw and make toys too, but the tea thing is pretty impressive. He also knows a ton about He-Man. You can see more from Rocom on Instagram(@rocomtoys)/Twitter(@rocom) and get some of his toys at rocomtoys.com

Future Me Toy Prototype (Photo by Quang Le)

The "Future Me" soft vinyl toy will stand 9" tall and have 6 points of articulation, including head rotation, hip joints, shoulder joints, and waist swivel, giving this figure more pose-ability than your average collectible art toy. 

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Custom sculpted by Stephan Ehl of Paper Mechanic, this toy brings Pardee's original illustration to life in the third dimension. The organic details paired with a simple vintage quality help merge the toy's 90s action figure elements through a traditional sofubi medium.

Making toys is a very expensive and arduous process, which is why we are reaching out to you to help make this toy happen. If this project gets funded, here's the production timeline for getting the Future Me toys made! 

Future Me Toy Prototype, final toy details may vary. (Photo by Quang Le)

With a pledge of $1 or $300, there's something fun to get when backing this project. From a downloadable coloring page, an exclusive art-print, to the toy itself, we really appreciate your help in making Future Me a reality.

KickStarter Exclusive "Future Me" Art Print
Downloadable "Future Me" Coloring Page

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Sharing this project is the key to its success. Here are some fun items to unlock as we all get the word out about Future Me on social media! If we can surpass our funding goal, there are also are some fun add-ons to unlock for anyone backing the toy. If you can't back the project, no worries, even just sharing it with your friends helps in a big way. We can't do this without you!

Minature graveyard set from the Future Me promo video (Photo by Quang Le)

It took some help from our friends to make the Future Me Toy happen. We really appreciate all of you backing this project, and a special thanks goes out to this short list of amazing people.

Stephan Ehl - Sculptor

Quang Le - Prototype Painting, Set Building, and Photography

Liz Frontera - Prototype Production

Joshua Hertz - Prototype Production

Marco Alferez - Set Prop Production

Jon Bailey - Voiceover King

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges when creating anything from the ground up. Luckily, this isn't the first release from Rocom Toys. After 2 successful toy projects, we are confident that Future Me will be produced with quality and efficiency. There are always things that may come up and slow down the production of a toy. From painting, sourcing the right packaging materials, and so on. But, even so, we have a direct route to getting this toy made and into your hands once the project is funded. We will always be available for questions and contact for the next 8 months during production. We will also be sending out updates as we move along the toy making process to make sure you're always informed on how Future Me is coming along. We can't do any of this without you, thank you so much for your support on this crazy toy.

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    With a pledge of $300 you get a one of a kind, hand-painted Edition of the toy with an option to have your name added to the tombstone at the top of the figure. This will be hand painted by Alex Pardee and sofubi painter, Quang Le. If requested, Alex Pardee will also add your name to the vinyl headstone as an exclusive offer for this Kickstarter. This tier also includes the digital download Coloring Page, the Kickstarter Exclusive Art Print, and any unlocked Add-Ons, as well as an original sketch drawn by Alex Pardee.

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