A collaboration between BigManToys and yours truly has become an annual event of sorts. Lee from BigMan is an extremely talented artist who I'm honored to call a peer and a friend.
Recently, Lee created a new one piece 5.5" buck. Ideal for customization, the buck, at it's core, is ideal for a wrestler-type character, but also suitable for a virtually endless amount of customization potential. Running with the concept of BigManToys' new base body, and intrigued by the fact that it could be produced in a polyurethane rubber (similar to the old LJN WWF figures), I decided that I wanted to have a go at a wrestler-type dude. I've got a love of Orcs, dating back to my earliest days of playing D&D and extensively informed by all of the great Games Workshop media of the early 90's. So, it was a no brainer to try to sculpt/mash up the head of that great classic Orc action figure that I always wanted, but never got.
I wanted to approach the design of the hands in a way that continued to develop the idea of the character I was beginning to see in my head- brutal, yet comedically flamboyant. I had come up with the name of "Fugg the Slayer" for this guy, so the idea popped into my head to create hands sporting brass knuckles/four finger rings that sayd "FUGG" and "LIFE". I also mashed together bits for a championship belt, featuring a skull from a vintage Nightmare Warrior.
So, these are some snaps, courtesy of Lee, of the first pull of good old Fugg. The head and hands are cast in hard resin, but the body and belt will be in pu rubber. I intend to add some paint aps on the head and hands, as well as a couple of other little flourishes. The body material, however, doesn't accept paint, so that's going to stay solid green. BigManToys is currently finishing these up, and then they have to make the trip over to this side of the ocean for painting. But, I would imagine that I should have details about how you can get down with that Fugg Life in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!