Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Minfico: Challie

Challie Minfico Muscle Things

Name of Toy Line: NA
Production Company: Minfico & Muscle Things
Distributor: Muscle Things
Years of Production: 2012
Countries/Regions Available: Worldwide via the Web
Size/Scale: 1.5"
Figure Trade Markings: None
Approximate # of Figures: 1 sculpt (currently)


Challie is the first of many minifigures that I would like to make under my "company" name Minfico (mini fig company). I've been an avid collector and documentor of minifigures for about 10 years now, and I decided to try my hand at creating one.

You can read a little bit more about his creation in this past MXD entry. A couple weeks ago, the uber talented custom toy molder/caster, Muscle Things offered to cast Challie up and sell him via his website. I jumped at the chance. What you see in this entry is the fruit of Muscle Things' labor.

Of course, not only is the color exquisite, but it's made of his patented, unique plastic material. Here's what I had to say about it in a previous entry:

If you've never held a figure cast in Muscle Things' plastic/rubber, you should. It has an incredibly pleasing memory-foam like action, while simultaneously having the look and feel of MIMP rubber/plastic. Meh, that's a horrible description. Sorry. You really just need to experience it first hand. (The fact that I've managed to talk more about the material than the actual aesthetics of the piece should tell you something about how interesting and unique it is.)

I've also commissioned the equally talented Eric Nilla to create art for a trading card that will be included in any purchases of Challie figs from Muscle Things. See below for a rough draft of Eric's art.

Challie Minfico Muscle Things Challie Minfico Muscle Things

Challie Minfico Muscle Things Challie Minfico Muscle Things

Here's a comparison shot with a piece that heavily influenced my creation of Challie, a mordel; and finally Eric's rough sketch for the Challie trading card.

Challie Minfico Muscle Things

Challie by Eric Nilla

Related Websites:

Muscle Things Forum


nanoFatato said...

Very cool! You can count me in Soups!

LittleWeirdos said...

Great-looking figure! I am really curious about the material you describe. I haven't yet gotten any Muscle Things figures.

Soupie said...

Thanks guys! Just ordered the cards. MT should have them in about 3 weeks. Once he gets them, I'd say go ahead and contact him with any orders.

The material really is something else. :)

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