I thought I'd talk about inspiration for a moment. I remember a lot of toys in my youth being geared toward grossing kids out. Or, more often than not, giving kids the illusion that, by playing with certain toys they would be given the intoxicating power to gross out their friends, families, teachers, and girls! I was totally conned by this, back in the day, and looking back, I'm not sure why. In any case, I have fond memories of toys like "Fearsome Flush" (a possessed toilet from the Ghostbusters action figure line) and some of the Aaahh, Real Monsters, figures. The gross exaggeration of features and warping of anatomy of certain toys has always stuck with me. I'm really excited to try my hand at making the kind of toys I used to love.
Here are a few examples of the kind of thing that kick-started
and maybe most importantly, Boglins. I always wanted one of these as a kid, but never had one.