Cave Needle (Misc) Custom Miniature / Figurine
Custom #:19567
Name:Cave Needle
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Misc
Date Added:January 26, 2010
Base Figure:Scratch Build
Height:2.40 inches
Subterranean, bipedal, wasp-like enemies that can be found in Sega's 1988 Altered Beast [original Japanese title: Jyuuouki (Beast King's Chronicle)] arcade video game (it was also ported to many popular home systems soon afterwards, including the Genesis, Famicom, Master System, PC Engine, and several computer formats--more recently, it has also appeared as a selection on various Sega compilation discs and as a virtual download).

These arthropods can only be encountered in the third level, The Cavern of Souls. Cave Needles sprint through the rocky tunnels of said locale in large numbers, impaling unfortunate trespassers on their poison stingers. Their vestigial wings are too small to allow flight. A single punch or kick, regardless of how powered-up the player currently is, will destroy these chitinous critters, or, if you've collected enough orbs to morph into the Bear form, you can petrify them with an exhalation of your breath (after which you can opt to leave them as-is, frozen in stone forever, or shatter the insect statue to pieces).

Newsprint, Kleenex, white glue, hot glue, wire twist ties, transparent plastic from a toy package, gloss nail polish, and acrylic paint.

[NOTE: Due to the articulation, these values will vary depending on how the joints are positioned;
the numbers given assume a neutral standing pose.]
4.5 cm/1.8 in. x 6.0 cm/2.4 in. (widest point x highest point)

Twenty-three points: Antennae (4); mandibles (2); neck(2); wings (2); forelimbs (4); torso (2); stinger; hips (2); knees (2); and ankles (2).

Ten days; January 15-25, 2010--with no work performed on the 23rd.

User Comments
NeCrollector -
Thursday, June 14, 2012
WOW! This is amazing!
Patraw -
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sephiroth: You're correct that there aren't any Shining Force games on the PS2 Sega Genesis compilation, but it does contain all three Sega Genesis Phantasy Star games (2, 3, and 4). I thought the selection of games was pretty good, although there were certainly more that I would have liked to have seen added, particularly the Streets of Rage trilogy and some of the racing games. I'm glad they didn't load it down with Sonic games, seeing as how there's already a Sonic collection available too (don't get me wrong, I like Sonic, but I like diversity more).
asch: Yeah, it's been a while. I guess I kinda just needed to take a break from sculpting. This is the first figure I've completed from scratch in a little over two months. I did start sculpting something for the Steampunk contest, but never finished it. Playing all the video games I got around Christmas time hasn't exactly been helping me get any work done either. :P
Chaosemperor/Chaos Zero: Thanks!
chaosemperor -
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Amazing as always....big yeah for Altered beast!
Chaos Zero -
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Yes! Altered Beast!
asch -
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
heey, what took You so long! I was waiting for some new awsome work of Yours and there it is!! thanks
wesr -
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Very cool. I wasn't too impressed with the game compilation though, they left out some of the Phantasy star games and all the shining for games.
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