After 14+ long years slingin' urethane...production pvc Kabuto Mushi MKII is finally here!!!
Friday January 3rd, 2014 @ 9pm EST/8pm CST (my time) will be my first production release of Kabuto Mushi MKII (Glyos compatible) and the mini mushi swarm.
Photos of the factory shipped Kabuto Mushi and the mini mushi ready to swarm Glyos collectors' collections. Thanx to Paul at the factory in China for these incredible initial 4 colorways!!!
BIG THANX to my brother from another mother, Matt Doughty (owner/creator of the Glyos system). Without him and his intense collaboration there wouldn't be a production Kabuto Mushi MKII. Regular 3-7 hour phone conversations covering everything from family, to toys, to life in general have been a staple since 2005 when he first befriended me. Words can't explain the rock Matt has been for my sons and I through some of my greatest accomplishments to some of my darkest moments in life. Matt, Michelle, Cady, and Cirie thanx so much for having my sons and I in your home over the last 3 years! It has meant the world to us!!!
I would like to thank my many incredibly loyal, talented, and GREAT friends...
Kaleb Swenson (for backing this endeavor financially...w/o you & your mom, this wouldn't have happened just yet), Mark Vasquez (keeping my computers running & site working), Nathan Newell (help w/ my site & incredible card art designs), Ben Spencer (C2E2/Nerd City home & printing), Adam Smith (molding/casting/prototyping mentor), Josh Edwards (molding & critiquing), & Anthony Leone (too many memories...too many toy hunts...too many years)!!!
Last, but, most importantly...the BIGGEST THANX to my family...
My mom for my creativity (all the support and encouragement w/ my art), my dad for my alpha male drive (all the times hunting & fishing taught me how to survive and to be a true father), my sons MJ & Kobe (incredible grades, incredible talents & incredible young men), and Karina (understanding that 10+ hours per day, 7 days a week for nearly 3 full months is what it took for me to sculpt & prototype this figure and reach one of the most important goals in my life)!!!