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The Henry & Glenn Forever comics meet 1960s Japanese anime robots! Kotetsu Henry-138 and Astro Glenn soft vinyl toys.
The Henry & Glenn Forever comics meet 1960s Japanese anime robots! Kotetsu Henry-138 and Astro Glenn soft vinyl toys.
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Tom Neely(IG: @iwilldestroytom) and a few friends created a small 'Zine back in 2006. Those quickly turned into a 66 page collection of comics that were published in 2009. The premise of the comic is explained in the beginning: “Henry and Glenn are very good 'friends.' They are also 'room mates.' Daryl and John live next door. They are satanists.” What follows is made up of ultra-metal violence, cryfest diary entries, cringing self-doubt, and mega-hilarious emo-meltdowns. Who knew Glenn was such a vulnerable, self-conscious sweetie-pie? Who knew Henry was such a caring spouse? It’s hardcore. It’s hilarious. It’s a true testament to the power of love to overcome even the biggest, manliest egos of our time.

Rocom's message to Tom Neely after their conversation on Free Comic Book Day
Rocom's message to Tom Neely after their conversation on Free Comic Book Day

 2018 marked the creation of Rocom Toys(IG: @rocom) with its debut soft vinyl robot, Death Jaguar. After a successful Kickstarter and hundreds of toys sold, Rocom set out to plan his next toy release. After some talks with Tom Neely, the idea of Japanese Robot renditions of Henry & Glenn became an instant obsession. Tom quickly started brainstorming concept sketches and within just days, Kotetsu Henry-138 and Astro Glenn were born.

Tom Neely's first illustration of the toy concept
Tom Neely's first illustration of the toy concept

The sculpts for these toys were made meticulously to stay true to Tom's initial sketches and also reflect the 1960s anime they're inspired from. They're truly an embodiment of punk rock and the anime they pay homage to.

The Henry vinyl toy stands at 9" tall and has 5 points of articulation. It will come with swap-out fists and open hands as well as a wearable Battle Helmet. 360-Turnaround video of the toy and battle helmet are shown below. 

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The Glenn vinyl toy stands at 5.75" tall and has 3 points of articulation. Designed by Tom Neely and sculpted by Stephan Ehl from Paper Mechanic. 360-Turnaround video of the toy is shown below. 

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Projected production timeline for making the vinyl toys
Projected production timeline for making the vinyl toys

Soft vinyl toys can take over a year to make, but we are on track to get rewards to all backers in about 6-8 months. We have our current production schedule outlined below. We will make sure to update everyone as we move along the toy making process.

VINYL TOY SETS AND PAINTED EDITIONS

All Black Everything Blank Toy Set
All Black Everything Blank Toy Set
Modern Edition Painted Toy Set
Modern Edition Painted Toy Set
Vintage Edition Painted Toy Set
Vintage Edition Painted Toy Set
Glow In The Dark Toy Set
Glow In The Dark Toy Set
Marvelous Edition Toy Set
Marvelous Edition Toy Set
Mutant Edition Toy Set
Mutant Edition Toy Set

None of this is possible without your help! Please back this project or share with a friend that may be interested. Whether it's $1, $25, or $300, there's some great rewards when backing this project. From a Kickstarter exclusive postcard set, the hardcover edition of the book, to custom hand-painted toys and original art by Tom Neely. All of the fantastic rewards are detailed below!

If we are lucky enough to get this project funded, we have some really fun rewards planned for stretch goals. A special edition helmet for Kotetsu Henry-138, glow in the dark blank toy sets, and special edition colorways are just some of the options to unlock!

Risks and challenges

There are plenty of things that could delay the production of a toy project. However, we intend to make sure everything runs smoothly and that all backers get their rewards on time. Our first toy was thankfully produced with very few delays and most rewards ended up shipping earlier than expected. We aim to do the same this time around. We appreciate every dollar that helps to make these toys a reality and will make sure they all work towards getting you the best Henry & Glenn vinyl toys we can make.

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    Art and Concept PDF Digital Download

    $1 will get you more than just a thank you and our gratitude. This reward is a PDF of collected concept images/artwork of Kotetsu Henry-138 and Astro Glenn! This digital download will include production concepts and sketches as well as original artwork by Tom Neely. We appreciate any pledge amount big or small. Download link will be sent out at the end of the project funding period.

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    Postcard Set

    $15 will get you a set of postcards illustrated by Henry & Glenn creator, Tom Neely. An affordable way to help support the cause without committing to getting a set of toys. Its a way for us to appreciate your help in making this happen! These are a Kickstarter Exclusive and are only available to project backers.

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    Hardcover Book

    $25 will get you the Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Hardcover Edition book! Get a the most complete collection of all of the Henry & Glenn comics to date. You'll have all of that beautiful artwork and also help support us in making these toys, its a real win-win situation.

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    • Signed Hardcover Book
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    All Black Everything Toy Set

    $95 will get you a set of unpainted-blank Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! The All Black Everything Toy Set will get 1 Kotetsu Henry-138 toy and 1 Astro Glenn toy in unpainted-black vinyl.

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Blank Kotetsu Henry-138 (Black)
    • Blank Astro Glenn (Black)
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    Glow In The Dark Toy Set

    $138 will get you a set of Glow In The Dark Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! This toy set will get you 1 Kotetsu Henry-138 toy and 1 Astro Glenn toy in GID vinyl! If you want this set added to your current order, simply add $138 to your existing pledge and we will ship this toy set with the rest of your items! WE ARE 138!

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    • Postcard Set
    • Kotetsu Henry-138 (Glow)
    • Astro Glenn (Glow)
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    Early Bird Modern Toy Set and Book

    $150 will get you a set of Modern Painted Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! You will get 1 standard-painted Kotetsu Henry-138 vinyl toy and 1 standard-painted Astro Glenn vinyl toy. This Early Bird offer comes with a signed hardcover edition of the book by Tom Neely!

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Modern Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
    • Modern Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    Modern Edition Toy Set

    $160 will get you a set of Modern Painted Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! You will get 1 standard-painted Kotetsu Henry-138 vinyl toy and 1 standard-painted Astro Glenn vinyl toy.

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Modern Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
    • Modern Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    Early Bird Vintage Toy Set and Book

    $150 will get you a set of VIntage-Painted Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! You will get 1 tribute-painted Kotetsu Henry-138 vinyl toy and 1 tribute-painted Astro Glenn vinyl toy. These are designed to pay homage to the Japanese inspirations for these toys. A limited item only available on Kickstarter! This Early Bird offer comes with a signed hardcover edition of the book by Tom Neely!

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    • Postcard Set
    • Signed Hardcover Book
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    • Vintage Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    Marvelous Edition Toy Set

    $181 will get you the Marvelous Edition Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! This Toy Set will get you 1 Incredible HANK toy and 1 Glenverine toy. If you want this set added to your current order, simply add $181 to your existing pledge and we will ship this toy set with the rest of your items, bub!

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Marvelous Edition Incredible HANK
    • Marvelous Edition Glenverine
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    Mutant Edition Toy Set

    $191 will get you the Mutant Edition Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! This Toy Set will get you 1 Colossal toy and 1 Glenverine toy. If you want this set added to your current order, simply add $191 to your existing pledge and we will ship this toy set with the rest of your items, bub!

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Mutant Edition Colossal Henry
    • Mutant Edition Glenverine
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    Vintage Painted Toy Set

    $200 will get you a set of VIntage-Painted Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! You will get 1 tribute-painted Kotetsu Henry-138 vinyl toy and 1 tribute-painted Astro Glenn vinyl toy. These are designed to pay homage to the Japanese inspirations for these toys. A limited item only available on Kickstarter!

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Vintage Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
    • Vintage Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    Early Bird All Painted Toy Sets and Book

    $300 will get you both sets of Painted Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! You will get the Modern and Vintage Painted Toy Sets. This Early Bird offer comes with a signed hardcover edition of the book by Tom Neely!

    Includes:
    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Vintage Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
    • Vintage Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    • Modern Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    All Painted Toy Sets

    $325 will get you both sets of Painted Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! You will get the Modern and Vintage Painted Toy Sets.

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Vintage Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
    • Vintage Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    • Modern Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    Comic Book Toy Set

    $370 will get you 1 set of Marvelous Edition and one set of Mutant Edition Henry & Glenn vinyl toys!

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Marvelous Edition Incredible HANK
    • Marvelous Edition Glenverine
    • Mutant Edition Colossal Henry
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    Hand-Painted 1-Off Set and Original Art

    $500 will get you a set of Hand Painted 1-Off Henry & Glenn vinyl toys! You will get 1 Kotetsu Henry-138 vinyl toy and 1 Astro Glenn vinyl toy hand painted by the master Quang Le and customized by Tom! Not only do you get a one-off set of toys, you will also get an original piece of Henry & Glenn Forever artwork by Tom Neely. This will be an 11' x 17' a one-of-a-kind item. This is a limited reward, so if you like rare items, this is the one to get! This reward also comes with the signed hardcover edition of the book by Tom Neely!

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    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Modern Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
    • Modern Painted Astro Glenn Toy
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    Painted Toys Mega Set

    $670 will get you all painted sets of the Henry & Glenn vinyl toys. This package includes the Modern, Vintage, Marvelous, and Mutant Edition toys! This is for the mega collector!

    Includes:
    • Art and Concept PDF Digital Download
    • Postcard Set
    • Signed Hardcover Book
    • Vintage Painted Astro Glenn Toy
    • Modern Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
    • Modern Painted Astro Glenn Toy
    • Marvelous Edition Incredible HANK
    • Marvelous Edition Glenverine
    • Mutant Edition Colossal Henry
    • Mutant Edition Glenverine
    • Vintage Painted Kotetsu Henry-138 Toy
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