Friday, 27 May 2011

A Bold New Direction...

...Well, not exactly - this is my first attempt at a proper update. As some of you may have noticed in Richard's absence I've been snooping around the blog this week commenting, answering questions and generally making a nuisance of myself. It has helped me to get into the spirit of things as previously I've kept a healthy distance. Hopefully I can continue the good work of Rich, but only time will tell if I can maintain the level of availability I've shown this week. Hopefully Rich can pop up from time to time with his two-penneth. I think John will probably not be blogging, but that may change in the future.

Anyway here are some images that we had in last week...

Firstly the Mockingbird sketch Kev Hopgood did for us.

and the rough sculpt from the guys at Banjo.

I really like it - pretty much captures the character in her best costume. Hope you guys like it too. Banjo did a great job turning the sketch into reality!

Here's the paint job on Spider-Woman II (Arachne).

Simple but effective. Not sure if you guys have seen this figurine before? but I really like the elegant pose and the wind blown hair.

One more thing, here are the sketches that Dene Mason did for his own sculpt of Domino.

I really like all of them, I'll leave you to guess which one we chose.

Have a great weekend. Dan

Friday, 20 May 2011

Good news, bad news


As always, my apologies for no posts recently. In my defence I did try to post last Friday but received a message from Google saying the blogs were being updated.

Anyway, I have a lot of good news and a little bit of bad news.

First a bit of good news: The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection has been extended to 200 issues, so another 20 figures are coming your way. Thanks to everyone who collects the magazine, these extensions wouldn't happen without you.

And now for the bad news: Unfortunately, I'm going to have to pass on the blog duties to my colleagues John and Dan. At the moment I'm just too busy with some new developments and overseeing some of the other comic related products. I'm not going to completely abandon the blog and will attempt to make posts whenever I can, but more regular updates will come from the other members on our team. Hopefully this means we'll be able to put out more updates, but please understand that both John and Dan are also extremely busy.

Right, that aside, here's a couple of pics.

First up Magik. We decided to go for her New Mutants costume with the soul sword and soul armour. The demon girl look she had recently just didn't sit right with us.

Next I have paint images of Avalanche.

And finally I have some images that a few people have waited along time to see. Please understand that I can not guarantee these will be a double pack, but if not, they will be in 181-200. I give you Northstar and Aurora sculpts. I really hope you guys like what we've gone for. The blocks under their feet will eventually be small clear pegs to give the illusion they are flying/floating.

Have a great weekend, everyone.