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PRHI Roadkill Rodney Debuting at Toy de Jour’s TMNT Group Show   2 comments

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Toy de Jour in Chicago is hosting an unofficial Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed Group Toy Show opening on Friday, March 3rd.  I was happy to get the opportunity to contribute to my first gallery show in quite a while, as it gave me the motivation to finish a new figure design that I’ve been working on for a while.  The Roadkill Rodney robots appear in the original TMNT cartoon pilot season, as well as the early games as really obnoxious enemies.  They are great little designs that play an important role in the show, capturing the animals used to make Bebop and Rocksteady, and causing the Turtles general grief.  Unfortunately, Playmates never released a toy of them in the original toyline.  Now, you can purchase your own fully 3D printed Roadkill Rodney figure, debuting at the show in an exclusive chromed up finish!  Also making his public debut is my MACC figure from one of my favorite episodes, Attack of Big MACC.  MACC has made a few brief appearances on my Instagram before now, but this is his first release, also in a swanky chrome finish.  Both figures one-offs will be available at the show on Friday, and I am planning a regular production release of each for the summertime.

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Here’s all the info for the show.  I wish I could be there in person, as I’m sure it will be a great time!  Thanks to Toy de Jour for putting on a show with such a cool theme.  I cannot wait to see what other folks have come up with.

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The Rodney figure turned out great, and I’m really excited to get them out there.  Each figure features articulation at the ‘waist’, wheel, and shoulders, with a swappable tentacle part.  The display stand is removable and the wheel really rolls.  I’ve been having a lot of fun with these early test figures, and have some plans for further tweaks and options down the line.  The chrome finish was a bit of an experiment that I’m pretty happy with the results of.

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MACC features articulation at the neck, shoulders, guns, and waist.  It’s a goofy, awkward design that makes for a fun little figure that looks great alongside your Turtles.

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PRHI Takara Magnemo, Microman, and Bandai MFV Accessories Available Now   Leave a comment

 

There is a whole host of new 3D printed replacement accessories for your vintage robots available now in the PRHI Shapeways Shop.  You can now buy replacement shooting fists for all of your Takara Jeeg and Gakeen magnemos, and Mego Micronauts figures such as Baron Karza or Force Commander.  Also available are Microman MicroGander replacement fists with and without 5 mm holes to hold accessories, and replacement missiles that will fit in the chest and foot launchers.  For you vinyl fans, you can now pick up missiles for your vintage Bandai Missile Fire Vinyls (MFV).  You can get regular replacement missiles, or missiles that end in a 5 mm peg so you can add your own custom warheads.  For links to each product, read after the cut.

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PRHI Star Wars Black Gonk Droid 6″ on Shapeways   Leave a comment

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The previous PRHI Gonk Droid 3D printed release was one of my most popular projects.  I get so many requests to offer more, but have not had the time to make another batch myself.  I finally spent the time to make a version of the PRHI Gonk Droid available through Shapeways.  This revised Gonk Droid is sold as a kit in two parts, the body and a leg sprue.  This means you can purchase the body printed in a nice bright color, and get the legs in black.  You could just block in the face details and have a great looking figure, or go all out and do a fully painted custom.  You can order the Gonk Droid now for a total of $60 using the below links to the PRHI Shapeways Store.  The kit snaps together with no glue needed, and I am really happy with the fit of the joints.

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PRHI Gonk Droid 6″ Body on Shapeways

 

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PRHI Gonk Droid 6″ Legs on Shapeways

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Bandai Patlabor Ingram Unit 3 1/60 scale kit   Leave a comment

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I built up this old school Bandai 1/60 scale kit of Ingram Unit 3 from Mobile Police Patlabor for a friend.  There were two goals for this build- first, to replace the gross rubber joint covers with sewn cloth parts, and second to keep the finish looking pretty clean, with a softer 80’s model kit finish.  The covers were made with some help from my mom, and came out perfect.  The paint job was a bit of a departure for me, but it was a fun experiment.  In the Patlabor anime, Unit 3 is the reserve machine that’s mostly kept around for spare parts, so it does not see much action. That meant it should have a pretty clean finish, but I couldn’t help doing a little shading and dust buildup as if Unit 3 had been drafted into active duty during a particularly busy season.  The support car got a little more road dust and rain streaking from everyday use.

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Here’s a shot of Unit 3 squaring off against the CMS Corp Economy Model Ingram.  The scale is not quite right, but they still look great together.  Check out lots more pics after the jump, showing off the rest of the accessories and more scale comparisons.

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PRHI 3D Printed ‘Box’ Mk I and Mk II 1/6 Scale Kit Printable Files   Leave a comment

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I posted the PRHI ‘Box’ Mk I 3D printed toy a while back.  It was designed as an exercise for me to try out some new joint designs.  It’s a bootleg of ThreeA’s Square toy, with some additional detail and accessory bits by me.  I had never really planned on using this model for anything more, but I have received a couple requests to share the files.  Sort of an ‘open source’ Square bootleg.  I’m hosting a .zip folder of the STL files needed to print your own ‘Box’ for personal purposes.  The models are intended to be printed in ABS plastic, as I do not believe PLA has the elasticity for the ratchet joints in the legs to work properly.  In addition to the Box Mk I, I am posting files for the Box Mk II, which I do not believe I have ever shown off before:

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Here are download links for the two sets of files.  Each is a .zip folder containing all the parts needed to print a PRHI Box.  Parts that need to be printed more than once are labeled as such in the filename.  These are provided as-is, with no support.  If you print one and do something cool with it, send me an email!

PRHI Box MkI Download Link on GoogleDrive

PRHI Box MKII Download Link on GoogleDrive

Bandai Star Wars Droids 1/12 Plamo Models – C-3PO   Leave a comment

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C-3PO has seen better days…

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Bandai Star Wars Droids 1/12 Plamo Models – R5-D4   Leave a comment

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No wonder R5’s motivator was bad after such poor maintenance.

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