Well, this is a rather upsetting Kickstarter, isn't it?
Wisconsin artist Chuck Williams sculpted this disgusting little goblin, which for some reason people seem to be going nuts for. Williams was once the senior staff sculptor for the Walt Disney Company, and his work can be seen in films, theme parks, and various collectibles.
He made this horribly mis-shapen... thing for himself, but so many of his friends wanted one, he decided to try Kickstarter to aid with the production costs.
Sure, it's hideous and subhuman and quite literally has no brain, but you don't have to be a political donor or a foreign leader to own one of your own.
One of the rewards offered in the Four Horsemen's original Mythic Legions Kickstarter was a 48-page, prestige format art book. Well, delays plagued the project. Jesse Snider, the editor-in-chief of the group putting the book together (KCRO Studios), shouldered all the blame himself: scheduling problems meant the script got started late, which then meant the artists were already working on different projects by the time it was done... pencilling, inking, coloring, lettering, every step kept getting pushed back further and futher.
However, the book is finally off to the printer, so as a way of saying "thank you" to fans for our patience, KCRO and the Four Horsemen offered a PDF download of the book, so we could finally see the content we've been waiting for.
Journey to Mythoss, a poisoned paradise in the midst of great upheaval and meet the factions that threaten to tear the world asunder through sword and sorcery! With darkness looming on the horizon, the elves and naturalists of Xylona's Flock begin to form alliances with other forces of good, gaining the military might of mankind with the Army of Leodysseus. But forces of evil have already begun to stir. A plot carried out by the mercenary Sons of the Red Star leaves our heroes with more questions than answers, while the diabolical Legion of Arethyr waste no time in summoning the first of the Dark Four to lead their legions of orcs, goblins and trolls!
How would you like a pretty art book all about toys that never happened? One is being Kickstartered right now!
Written and complied by journalist Blake Wright, the 200-plus page hard cover book will take an in-depth look at over 20 instances of toy lines that suffered these type of fates. Stories are supplemented with supporting photographs of the production process, existing prototypes, control drawings used to create the sculpts, concept sketches and more. The stories (and supplemental materials) have come straight from the men and women that lived them - from inventors and sculptors to project managers and toy company executives.