Sunday, 3 April 2011

Think about the future

Remember in Batman when The Joker tells Eckhart "Think about the future". Lately I've had quite a few people asking me about this very same thing. In a manner of speaking.

I've been obliquely evasive in my replies and there has been a perfectly good reason for that. You see, the future [sonic] figures quite prominently in the future of The Celestial Toystore. For the past year or so, I've been gathering data and reference material about this sonic and I've been secretly working on it as it's not an easy one to tackle. Before I commit to a project I want to make pretty damned sure I can replicate the original faithfully and without compromise. Lately the final pieces of the jigsaw have fallen into place and I've sourced the last few missing components, some of which I've been teasing you with on Twitter. Now, I'm ready to reveal the mother of all teasers: the picture above, which is a resin version of my prototype. I'm not ready to reveal that just yet, but suffice to say, I think I've done a fairly good job in replicating the original prop. It's accurate to a certain point and I've still got some alterations to make to the prototype but so far I'm happy with it. If there is anything glaringly wrong, I'd love to hear about it.