Friday, August 9, 2013

Cardbacks and Killa Bees

Another day closer to this Wednesday's drop, and another colorway reveal. Today we get a sneak peek at the black and glow-in-the-dark version of Mixtape, the Killa Bee colorway. As I was mapping out the different color Mixtapes I wanted to create, a black and GID version was one of the first on the list, and as he was brought to life he started to remind me of the glory days of Wu-Tang and that masked album cover.

As a kid, nothing thrilled me more than a glow-in-the-dark toy, and with these two entries marking my first official GID releases, I plan on using it as often as possible moving forward.
Shifting gears a bit, I am currently neck deep in cardbacks, figure bubbles and packing materials as I prepare for next weeks release, and wanted to take a minute to give a closer look at how the packaging for each figure is created by hand.

The cardback images are designed in Photoshop and printed on to posterboard. Regular scissors will result in jagged cuts, so some heavy-duty shears are employed to keep things crisp.

Reclosable plastic bubbles are purchased off Ebay and a hardcore silicone adhesive is applied to make sure it doesn't budge once in place.

The bubble is kept in place by putting another piece of posterboard topped off with some heavy Mexican candles.  I'll go cast some resin while this cures for a few hours.

Since the bubbles are slightly larger than the figure, I designed a little box that can be folded up, filled with cardboard and inserted at the bottom of the bubble. This will give the figure a snug fit and provides a good spot for additional text. I promise I won't hide any cool stuff in these, so no need to pry them open and mess 'em up, hehehe.

Throw in a sticker and a Battling Bastard and now you have yourself a top shelf, carded resin bootleg.

The figures will go up in the Scraped Resin store on Wednesday 8/14 at 5pm PST, so mark those calendars!  Check back Monday for even more colorway reveals, including a full breakdown of the 10 figure colors.

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