Really sweet video about the life of a production action-figure toy.
Before your favorite action figures land on the shelves of Walmart and Toys R Us, they’ve already lived a full life. Prior to the mass manufacturing, packaging and shipping, many toys are born in a little studio in the middle of the country. It’s there that the Hulks and Terminators acquire the bulging veins and contoured muscles that give them their life-like quality.
In the mini-doc The Secret Story of Toys, filmmaker Anthony Ladesich follows three artists from Kansas City toy prototyping shop True Cast Studio as they go through the intricate process of carving, sculpting, and casting toys.
Looking at some of the models that are being created with 123D Creature, you have to wonder if some people missed their true calling.