About Glueless Hero Project
Glueless Heroes started of as a proof of concept piece for a local comic-convention. The idea was to create a product that could be given away at the convention by different stalls on different days to entice people to explore parts of the exhibition hall they might otherwise not.
The designs needed to be glueless and die-cut so that event attendees could build the model right there and then instead of waiting until they could sit down with some scissors and glue (most likely resulting in the toy never being made). The designs all had to use the same die-cut shape to keep costs down, but there were to be 5 different skins/heroes.
The heroes were to be based on different pop culture franchise each from a different creator or company to avoid showing bias towards one or another.
Ultimately the idea wasn’t used as a promotional item and as a result, the files of the concept toys are available for download.
Building Instruction Video Coming Soon
Skeletoon was one of my first public releases, and was released very early on in my paper-toy career. This model holds a very special place in my heart as it represents a time in which I started to figure out what I considered to be a “good” toy. Skeletoon was released closely before or after (hard to remember) Clink and Klank, one of my most classic models.
The model has been through several re-releases and re-designs each time being cleaned up and updated to match my standard of work at the time. The biggest change from the original release is the sign held by the skeleton, which originally had an ugly font and was extremely bland.
The model first saw release through the online magazine IILove.
+ 30/05/2017 – Toys uploaded to FUT site for the first time, currently lacking “Designer Notes” or a project description, but I’ll fill that in tommorow when I’m uploading more projects.