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Mandragora Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:30285  
Name:Mandragora
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Final Fantasy
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:June 15, 2011
Base Figure:Scratch Build
Height:1.40 inches
The Mandragora is a sentient and mobile plant species that can potentially be encountered in Squaresoft's 2000 Final Fantasy IX Sony Playstation video game. They prefer to temporarily root in forest glades and on windswept plateaus where they can get plenty of the sunlight that they require to photosynthesize energy. Behavior-wise, these maniacal herbs seem to derive enjoyment from causing mischief and injury. Mandragorae seldom pass up an opportunity to harass anyone or anything that wanders into their territory, even foolishly targeting organisms many times larger than themselves (like dragons) that they have little chance of defeating.

Despite their small size, Mandragorae have several dangerous offensive options at their disposal. The shriek of these leafy miscreants is infamous, and with good reason: anyone who hears the ear-splitting wail will be struck dumb. This is a particularly hazardous situation for mages, because they will be unable to chant the words to any of their spells until the condition is cured. All Mandragorae produce delicious chest nuts, and they delight in hurling them at their opponents with alarming accuracy. While the seeds only sting initially, as the Mandragora becomes injured, the creature is able to impart some of its pain, through a kind of little-understood empathy magic, into the kernel. So, the closer to death a Mandragora gets, the more dangerous its missiles become--even a mighty foe can find itself felled by the tiny chest nut of a dying Mandragora. Finally, by channeling water up from the earth on which it stands, through its roots, a Mandragora can unleash a devastating blast of Blizzara ice magic that can freeze flesh solid almost instantly.

Like most flora, Mandragorae burn easily. In addition to destroying them outright, open flames can sometimes be employed to frighten the vile vegetables away. Mandragorae are also more than a little demented, so any attempts to befuddle their already scrambled minds with the Confuse or Berserk status effects are ineffective.

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Materials:
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, wire twist ties, acrylic paint, super glue, gloss nail polish, and plastic (transparent base only).

Dimensions:
9.8 cm/3.9 in. x 3.5 cm/1.4 in. (widest point x highest point)

Articulation:
The four large leaves have bendable wire running through their entire lengths, which, in addition to preventing them from ever wilting under their own weight, allows them to be repositioned/bent into different configurations.

Time:
One afternoon on June 12, 2011.


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User Comments
1andonly5711 - Monday, July 15, 2013
I was wondering since you do awesome small scall could you do some pokemon
Patraw - Monday, July 15, 2013
I have considered making Pokemon figures in the past, but haven't done so yet. Someday I might, but I don't have any plans for the immediate future. I was really into Pokemon when the first Gameboy games came out back in the day, but my interest in them has waned over the years.
pock63 - Thursday, September 1, 2011
I love this great work!!!
Patraw - Monday, June 20, 2011
Thanks for the positive feedback! I don't have any equipment for capturing video, sorry.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, June 17, 2011
you have some totally awesome skills, I can't believe the scale you work on. I used to paint some heroclix but sculpting was something I never had gotten into at that time. this is just simply mindblowing, would you ever think about making a video tutorial? One day I would love to make a chess/heroclix/heroscape character board with my own characters (I like). If not I may have to get you to create an entire game and the pieces. Well anyways hail to the chief of crazy made creation skills.
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