My name is Ben Farnam and I am in the early stages of forming my toy company Phobia Toys. I started collecting vinyl toys around 2007 and have had an unhealthy obsession with them ever since. Shortly after becoming a collector I started trying to sculpt my own toys. I haven’t had any formal training so there was a lot of trial and error along with some pretty hideous looking toys! With the dream of making my own toys I continued to practice for many years. Though I am not anywhere near where I want to be, I finally got to a point last year where I thought what I was making was good enough to be made into my first vinyl toy. It’s hard to describe the feeling of sculpting clay for hours and hours on end, sending it off half way around the world, and finally receiving a giant box with a bunch of vinyl toy reproductions, but it is something I hope to experience again and again in the years to come!
My first toy has a furry cyclops monster who goes by the name Rowlii. After Rowlii, I helped an incredible Russian artist named Acid Ma turn one of his illustrations into a soft vinyl toy. The result was a maggot infested worm called The Cherv, which was also brought to life through a kickstarter campaign. Most recently I self funded a set of two smaller two piece toys that I am calling The Ugly Twins. Images of all these toys can be found on my Instagram page @binbizii.
tV HeAd will be my 4th sculpt to become part of the Phobia Toys line up. In my opinion this sculpt is one of my best to date and with six separate pieces it allows for more possible positions than any other toy I've attempted to create. With the recent investment in the ugly twins I just don't have the funds to bring tV HeAd to life on my own.
tV head is approximately 4.25" tall with five points of articulation. There will be 4 colors to begin with. This is a pretty basic campaign with the rewards focusing on the toy itself. There will be 3 different options. The first reward is for a single blank vinyl toy. The second level will be for the painted kickstarter exclusive. The last option is a tV HeAd 4-pack which includes one of each color.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my Kickstarter campaign! I hope you that you can find something in your price range to help make this toy come to life. If you have any questions or just want to be a nerd and chat about how much you love toys, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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