Working with Zectron (sculptor of the Critter and Beardfist) is obviously a daunting task. His sculpting is among the best in the indie toy (art toy, bootleg, whatever you like to call it) scene. I might never be able to sculpt as clean as him. But I can sculpt like I can draw, and I draw mean and dirty! Beard-fist needs a big boss-level bad guy to fight. He needs… ABOBOID!
“Hyper mutated kidnapping street punk boss!! He’ll smack your girlfriend on the ASS!!! And taunt you about it!! (select button)”
He is a mishmash of different scrolling beat ’em up influences. I’ve basically taken all the elements I like out of Final Fight, Double Dragon, Rival Turf, and Streets of Rage, and given them a slightly more modern twist. Think Abobo from Double Dragon meets Blanka (not scrolling, I know) and 50 Cent and mutate them into one.
I asked around about this and the Mohawk vs NoHawk debate raged moderately for a day on Facebook. So I decided to include a Mohawk in the pack, to give people the option of glueing it on if they want one. This also allows for some sweet mixing of colours…
I’m not a great painter so I’ve shipped a couple off to see what the paint-pros can do with him. In the meantime, my effort above illustrates to a lesser or greater degree how I envisage the figure in colour.
COLOURWAYS AND EXCLUSIVES// On top of my resin version, fellow Disarticulator Tru:Tek will also be working on several rubber variants over the next couple of months too. In the meantime though, the figures will be making their debut at Killer Bootlegs’ “Toys Are Us” group show at the Rockford Art Deli… Entitled the “HYPER ACID HOLOGLITTER MARBLE” editions (pictured), the crazy clear cast pieces will be joined by a matching set of 4 Sappling minis. Stay tuned for release info on both Aboboid and original Break fighter ‘Higekami’ soon!
-Lee “Bigmantoys” Burbridge
With a huge selection of mini figures in the pipeline, we’ve decided to create a dedicated site covering all of the latest from ourselves, The Disarticulators… Born out of a joint passion for minis, MOTU, art toys and 80′s/90′s pop culture, the group, consisting of the Amazing Zectron, Lee Burbridge from Bigmantoys and myself, Tru:Tek, aim to ignite the passion for mini figures in the art toy scene once more, with the introduction of several new one-off and ongoing releases. In the coming weeks we’ll be bringing you guys updates from our studios on both sides of the pond, exclusive reveals, plus news and competitions you won’t find anywhere else but here first…
Whilst you guys wait for the first post from our resident resin fiend Lee (featuring an exclusive look at the latest Break Fighter!), we suggest you get yourselves acquainted with the various lines we have coming by checking out our many posts over at Man-E-Toys right here… Enjoy!
-Niall “Tru:Tek” Anderson