About this project
The Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse is a campaign seeking to fund collectible figures based on a brand new universe of characters and concepts from Bigshot Toyworks! While our goal is to one day release all FIVE designer toys (maybe even more), this particular Kickstarter is focused on the production of MADDIE, the Four Horsies' mentor and most-publicized member to date.
WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?
Be sure to check out our sidebar for a complete overview of rewards and packages, including a limited edition Glow-In-The-Dark Maddie Kickstarter Exclusive figure!
*Actual product and colors may vary slightly.
WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND MADDIE?
It’s the end of the world as we know it…or is it?
Meet Calamity (Pestilence), Raven (Famine), Clash (War) and Ghost (Death). They’re the Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse (or at least they would be if they could only get their act together)! This next-generation of doombringers are on a mission to destroy the Earth, but to do so, they'll have to beat the likes of Queen Chroma and her rainbow sprite army! Too bad they can’t crack teamwork to save their lives.
Led by Maddie (an older sister type with an affinity for destruction), these would-be Champions of Chaos are desperate to show their parents they've got what it takes to inherit the legacy. Cake and ice cream for eternity? Not if these freaky fillies have anything to say about it!
Klim Kozinevich of Bigshot Toyworks came up with the idea of Maddie. One of the ways that Klim vets new ideas is by making 3D renders on the computer. Although he draws and sketches frequently in his sketchbooks, some of his concepts (like Maddie) start out as "3D sketches" on his computer. Below is the progression of Klim's work, from rough 3D sculpt to finished, painted prototype:
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER FOUR HORSIES?
MEET RAVEN (famine)
MEET CLASH (war)
MEET CALAMITY (pestilence)
MEET GHOST (death)
We have big dreams of growing the 'Four Horsies brand (and other, as-of-yet unannounced projects) into all sorts of new areas, including convention booths, exclusives, apparel, serialized web episodes & more. The hope is that this campaign helps us generate interest and we keep getting to do what it is that we love: creating!
Bigshot Toyworks is an award winning creative shop with a focus on the design, development, and production of unique characters, illustrations, toys and art objects. Our work can be seen in national print, and TV advertising campaigns, toy stores, and art galleries around the world. With roots deep in industrial design, toy design, digital sculpting and very close project management, the international team of designers and artisans at Bigshot have a unique ability to create incredibly vivid and detailed works of art that closely represent the heart, soul and vision of their creative partners. Unique understanding of design, a fine tuned development process and the endless drive to pull off the impossible are the driving force behind the studio.
Klim Kozinevich is the Bigshot at Bigshot, with nearly 20 years of experience in character based product design, and the entertainment industry. From developing mascot characters, hand-sculpting prototypes to overseeing production of best-selling toys for mass market, Klim has worked and innovated in every area of the industry. At Bigshot, Klim is the creative lead and oversees all character design and development. As the heart and soul of Bigshot Toyworks, it is Klim’s unique vision and undeniable talents that have provided the company with its reputation for quality, reliability, and innovation.
Jason Bischoff is a writer/creator and 10 year toy industry veteran. Silently managing some of today's most-successful licensed collectible programs, in addition, Jason owns and operates Promethean Works, a guerrilla IP and Story development studio. When not contributing to world-class toy brands, comics and Television Shows, Jason pretends like he's sleeping to avoid the robot-suspicions of others.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the many talented folks involved in making the Little Maddie Campaign a reality. A mighty THANK YOU to:
- Kurt Barbee
- Kym Canon
- Justin Kamerer
- Benny Kline
- Zane Kozinevich
- Jon Lambe
- Anthony Mestas
- Diego Rodriguez
- Tyler Trautman
- Glen and the Sunshine Gang
Risks and challenges
We are a team composed of folks with extensive know-how in creating, designing, and producing toys of all varieties.
Upon achieving our goal, we are 100% committed to delivering Little Maddie and the other subsequent rewards to our backers.
The Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse is proud to have elected Benny Kline of Tenacious Toys to run and fulfill this Kickstarter and its rewards; two roles in which he has quite a bit of experience.
Bigshot Toyworks has already designed, engineered and prototyped Little Maddie in hopeful preparation of a production run. We have even booked our factory. That said, as with any toy's manufacture, there are variables (such as weather) that can impact the speed at which rewards are fulfilled. In the highly unlikely event that we experience a delay, we pledge to notify backers immediately.
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