Needed: Designer for Botch cassette/crab toy

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Needed: Designer for Botch cassette/crab toy

Postby Botch the Crab » Thu May 31, 2012 10:42 pm

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"Botch the Crab is the greatest TF fan character ever created. He's totally canon in my head." - Derrick J. Wyatt

Hi! This is Botch, the guy behind the Transformers Box Art Archive.

If you're familiar with my site, you're probably familiar with its mascot, Botch, a Decepticon cassette that transforms into a crab.

For a long time I have wanted to produce an actual transforming Botch toy. Now that we're in the age of third-party products, I think that time has come.

I already have a tentative agreement with an established third-party TF manufacturer to mass-produce a Botch toy. Now all I need is a realistic design.

So! I'm looking for someone who can produce that design. I'm open to different formats: sculpted toy; CAD drawings; 3D image design.

Some details:
  • Botch should be equal in size to the other original Decepticon cassettes and therefore able to fit in Soundwave.
  • That means a lot of tiny parts, like the legs and the claws (which should open and close).
  • In the style of most cassettes, his (hopefully chrome) weapons will be detachable, of course.

If you think this is the right thing for you, email me at botch@botchthecrab.com or message me with info about format and estimates.

A chance to design a mass-produced third-party toy for a popular fan character! Who's up for it?

For more information, and to see more images of Botch, visit the About Botch page.

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UPDATE: I found a designer who I am working with. Thanks for the responses!
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Re: Needed: Designer for Botch cassette/crab toy

Postby Botch the Crab » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:00 pm

Motto: "Victory is decided in the planning stages."
I'm a little surprised I haven't gotten any responses for this.

Is there a better place online to solicit professional-quality designs?
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Re: Needed: Designer for Botch cassette/crab toy

Postby xyl360 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:33 pm

You might try posting in this thread about it.

The customizers/scratch-builders that use Shapeways to design and create custom parts and figures are likely exactly the type of talent you're in search of.
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