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PRHI 3D Printed TARS, Vintage Style 1/18 scale, coming soon!   Leave a comment

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This ‘Vintage Style’ TARS was the test figure for the next release, printed in silver plastic with painted details to mimic a vintage Kenner-era production.  Expect more news about the release later this summer!

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More pics after the break.

 

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PRHI 3D Printed TARS Commissions, 1/18 scale   Leave a comment

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These two TARS were commissioned by private collectors after missing out on the first fully painted release.  Both requested a cleaner TARS without the weathering, so they are bright and shiny, with just natural shading instead of a lot of washes and effects.  3D printed in ABS plastic and painted with Monster Kolor.

PRHI 3D Printed TARS Releases Tonight from Monster Kolor   Leave a comment

PRHI TARS releases tonight at 8! From #monsterkolor You can buy other 3D printed and custom painted PRHI toys, and TARS at http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/ #PRHI #3DPrinted #3DPrinter #TARS #Interstellar #robots #droids #robits #Kenner #toys #actionfigures

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Head on over to http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/ at 8PM EST tonight to pick up a TARS.  $25 each, 3D printed in ABS plastic, treated with acetone vapor, and painted with Monster Kolor!

PRHI 3D Printed TARS 1/18 Scale Release Details   Leave a comment

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The TARS release details are all sorted out, so it’s time to let everyone know.  The PRHI 1/18 scale TARS figure will be available on Saturday April 25 at 8:00 PM EST.  They will be $25.  You can buy one from the PRHI section of the Monster Kolor Web Shop: http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/  Each PRHI TARS stands four inches tall and is 3D printed in ABS plastic.  They have been treated with acetone vapor for surface finish and durability, and feature three points of articulation.  Each one is painted with Monster Kolor, features unique display screen decals, and is realistically weathered with acrylics.  They are scaled to go with Kenner style or modern 3 3/4″ toys and are meant to be played with!

These aren’t going to last long, so if you want one be sure to show up at 8:00!

More pics after the jump.

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PRHI 3D Printed TARS 1/18 Scale Toys Available Soon from Monster Kolor   Leave a comment

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The PRHI 3D printed TARS 1/18 scale figures are complete and will be available soon!  I’ll post the full gallery and release details once they arrive at Monster Kolor HQ.  Each TARS stands 4″ tall and features three points of articulation.  They are printed in ABS plastic, treated with acetone for surface finish and durability, and painted with Monster Kolor paints.  Each one features a detailed display screen readout and realistic weathering.  They will be available for $25 each soon, exclusively at the Monster Kolor Store: http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/

 

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For now, here’s a pic of TARS meeting some of his fellow space-faring movie robots.

PRHI 3D Printed TARS 1/18 Scale Toys Update   Leave a comment

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Sorry for the crappy photo quality, but it was late when I took this and I wanted to show off this pic of my little TARS army as I put the final touches on them.  Anyone who follows me on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook (follow buttons on the left) has seen work-in-progress shots of these for a while now, but I know there are some people that just follow the site so I wanted to make sure they don’t miss out.  These are a 1/18 scale version of my TARS model, 3D printed, articulated at the middle, and painted with Monster Kolor metallics.  They are just about done and will be available soon in the PRHI section of the Monster Kolor Store: http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/prhi/  I’ll post up a full gallery and release details when they are ready.  I’ve got a little more weathering to do, and then they’ll be ready to go.

3D Printed TARS 1/12 scale from Interstellar – Magnemo   8 comments

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Interstellar was one of the tent-pole sci-fi movie releases of 2014.  The actual movie seemed to get mixed reviews (I dug it), but there was one thing everyone could agree on: the companion robot design was incredible!  The robots just about stole the movie, delivering the humor of R2-D2 and C-3PO with the intonation of HAL 9000. To boot, they featured a phenomenal mechanical design, able to solve a variety of problems in straightforward, real-world ways.  I went home after the movie convinced that I could make a working toy of the design and got to work.  The alluring thing about the robots TARS and CASE (and KIPP!) is the way their blocky bodies can reconfigure along a couple of axes.  For a big, DX style toy of the bots, I knew I wanted to be able to move parts along two axes seamlessly, which meant using magnets.  The end result is a little complicated and awkward, like the real thing, but it does work!  I made this first version in 1/12 scale to go alongside my 6″ figure collection.

I’ll be offering a smaller, 3 3/4″ scale version for sale in the near future, so check back here or follow me on Twitter and Instagram for news!

 

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Here’s a shot of TARS alongside Star Wars Black 6″ Han Solo for scale.  TARS is painted with Vallejo alcohol-based metallics for a smooth finish, and detailed with Monster Kolor and acrylics.  I did the ‘face’ screen displays with waterslide decals, tinted with clear green paint.  The name and logo were painted on using a 3D printed spray mask.

 

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TARS in motion!  Check after the jump for lots more photos.

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