H.O.P. Toys has announced their Kickstarter for the Officially Licensed Robot Monster: Ro-Man 13" Vinyl Figure, check out the details below and back this awesome campaign here.
H.O.P. Toys is bringing fans and collectors of retro sci-fi memorabilia a new line of 12" vinyl figures from iconic films of the way way back when stop motion, strings, hand puppets, and bubbles were state of the art special effects and films were better for it. We plan on producing four Alien themed figures for Series 1, with the second being...Ro-Man from Robot Monster.
Robot Monster tells the story of the alien robot Ro-Man's mission to Earth to destroy humanity. He manages to kill all but eight survivors, who have become immune to his Death Ray. Ro-Man runs afoul of the Great Guidance, his leader, when he becomes attracted to the human Alice. She is the eldest daughter of a surviving scientist, and he refuses to harm her. The Great Guidance must now come to Earth and finish what the Moon robot started......
Our 12" vinyl figure will pay homage to these wonderful designs of the past with a screen accurate paint scheme, and basic articulation like one would find with toys of that era. We are working closely with Wade Williams of The Wade Williams Collection to make sure these officially licensed figures are up to the most discerning fans standards!
We have already partnered with a vinyl toy manufacturer and have already initiated the prototype process as well as cast in-house prototypes. Our figure was modeled by our extremely talented digital sculpture artist to capture every detail of the character.
We've also worked with The Olive Knight of Skiderhouse to bring you some incredibly cool sticker designs we think you'll love.
Our goal of $16,000 will cover all production and shipping costs to make this Officially Licensed project a reality and provide a stepping stone toward future projects and products for the H.O.P.Toys brand. We love toys, we love sci-fi, and we hope you all love these things as much as we do. Help us grow and bring these fantastic figures home to your collection.
Our Ro-Man soft vinyl figure will stand a whopping 13" Tall and will feature articulation at the shoulders. The figure will come bagged in a clear poly bag with a stapled header card, and we have some amazing art from The Olive Knight of Skiderhouse that will be used to create them. If you have one of our Saucermen figures, you should know exactly what to expect!
We will have 4 Initial offerings for figures -
- The first will be much like the Prototype Pictured below and we are calling it the "Standard Original Color Scheme" edition.
- Secondly, we have a Kickstarter exclusive figure which will come with an additional interchangeable helmet featuring the skull face from the original poster. We are calling this one the "Poster" edition.
- Next, is a Kickstarter exclusive glow in the dark variant. This version features the original helmet and a yet to be determined glow color. We are also offering the glow with a second Glow skull helmet! These are called the "Glow" And "Glow Poster" editions.
- Lastly, we have once again partnered with James Osborne of Vinyl Kaiju legion to paint a small number of figures in an exclusive, surprise color! We were thrilled with what he came up with for our Saucerman campaign, and can't wait to see what he come up with this time.