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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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Final.FINAL.final.RANGE(ai) – Chase!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m now going to reveal the chase line up of our range! These are the very rarely available versions of the standard range, that you should consider yourself extremely lucky to get!   We went completely crazy with the colors in the chase line, experimenting with different lac finishes and colors. We … Continue reading »

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Final.FINAL.final.RANGE(.ai)

We have been sharing our entire journey on the blog, and as it is often with new travels, the path hasn’t been a straightforward one. We’ve gone back and forth, made big changes at the very last stage and have had a pretty organic design process throughout the project. (FinalRange.ai became FinalFinalRange.ai became FinalFINALRange.ai and … 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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Character Nouveau – 2

We finally have all six characters down to the last detail, and wow, they look beautiful! I don’t want to spill all the beans at once so I’m only going to let out the final designs for the three new characters today. Soujanyaa already spoke about their stories here, but just to remind you, our … 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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The Painter Who Gets IT (Like Really Gets IT)

Today was by far the most successful day of our stay in Varanasi. We met the most skilled painter – artisan I’ve come across on this entire project (I’m so happy I could dance around trees as a Bollywood Extra right now). Young chap called Sanjay Prajapati, and he just gets it man. Look at … Continue reading »

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Character Nouveau

With Garuda, Jatayu and Vasuki on track we thought we might as well start working on the other characters that we have in mind. Initially we had Bali, Jambavan and Narasimha but eventually we realised that Narasimha is no longer a little known hero as almost everyone here knows about him. But again he had … Continue reading »

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