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Author Archives: Chris

The Toys Are In!

The first round is in and ready to ship! We have the first three painted characters in, both the standard colors and the ultra-rare chase editions. Here’s a look at all of them. Here is a closer look at the individual characters, with their standard colors on the left facing off with the rare colors … Continue reading »

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What you’ve been dealt

Not satisfied to just stop at making toys, we want the whole experience to be amazing. This means we’ve been working on little surprises for everyone who buys some of the toys, including the packaging and some other things. One of these surprises is a card that comes with each toy. Each card shows a … Continue reading »

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We are On The Air!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have officially launched the toys! We decided to keep this run very limited so we could keep the quality as high as we want and still get them out as soon as possible. For the next 30 days only, you can get the limited edition first run of Little Known Heroes … Continue reading »

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Carved Collectibles

The carver showed us the first round of characters, and boy are they a beauty. These will make great collectibles for some lucky buyers. Feel free to click them to make them bigger and see the detail. These aren’t all of the characters, and they still have some work to be done, but just check … Continue reading »

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For Lac of a Better Name

You know that the toys are carved from wood, painted with lac (which is made from tree sap), and polished with tree leaves. The thing I haven’t been able to convey, however, is just how awesome and unique this finish looks. It’s honestly unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It has a depth to it, a … Continue reading »

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Enter the Carver

Today was very slow to start. We were supposed to meet up in the morning to look at the models from yesterday with magnets added, but he didn’t have them done. Then we were supposed to see a new carver to look at his work and get some new prototypes made, but he wasn’t available … Continue reading »

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New character sneak peek!

Something we’ve been battling with internally is the balance between artistic style and emotional connection. The existing characters have a style we all really like, but Vasuki seems to have a lot more going on behind his eyes than Garuda and Jatayu. Vasuki has this sinister, clever look that seems like he is about to … Continue reading »

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Hand crafting in India

Working alongside so many amazing craftsmen has really humbled me. Seeing their handmade tools and attention to detail has been completely fascinating. I came across this video the other day, and it gives a great example of what it’s like. You see these motorcycles all over the streets here, and each one is hand-painted like … Continue reading »

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Varanasi Day 4: What a birthday gift!

Today was probably the most exciting day in Varanasi, and not just because it was my birthday. We spent the entire day inside a very high quality shop that not only does a lot of local crafts, but does work for export. They had Russian matryoshka dolls, Danish vikings, and even Emily the Strange. It’s … Continue reading »

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Varanasi Day 2: Painting and Carving

Today was a slower day, which is a nice change of pace from how hectic things were yesterday, running from place to place in a brand new city. We started off by going back to the painters from yesterday and sitting with them while they worked on the figures we gave them. They had already … Continue reading »

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