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Clodhopper Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:31738  
Name:Clodhopper
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Misc
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:August 9, 2011
Base Figure:Nada, scratch build.
Height:2.00 inches
Gaudily-dressed walking eggs that can be randomly encountered in Sega's 1991 Shining in The Darkness Genesis/Megadrive roleplaying video game, which was developed by Climax Entertainment/Sonic! Software Planning. More recently, said title has also been made available as a download for the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console and as a selection on the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection compilation. Shining in The Darkness is notable for being the first game released in the ongoing Shining RPG franchise, although, in terms of gameplay, it's a first-person dungeon crawler, not a tactical warfare simulation like the more popular Shining Force installments of said series. The monsters Clodhopper, Deathgrin, and Mazerunner all share the same base game sprite, although they do have different color schemes and attributes.

The exact origin of these strange creatures is unknown, but scholars believe that such a ridiculous-looking organism could only have arisen as a direct result of some arrogant wizard playing god (the most popular hypothesis involves a hungry sorcerer by the name of Gongge and his disastrous attempt to create enchanted eggs that could hard-boil themselves.) Regardless of how they came into existance, Clodhoppers, Deathgrins, and Mazerunners can be found wandering, in great numbers, throughout the corridors of the mysterious Labyrinth in the Kingdom of Thornwood. While their comical appearance and jovial grins might lead the inexperienced adventurer to consider them harmless, or, even worse, friendly, these strutting eggs are malicious and dangerous combatants. During battle, these monsters exhibit an uncanny ability to find any weak points their adversaries may have, often crippling, or even killing, a foe with a single well-placed kick to an unprotected vital area.

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

Dimensions:
4.3 cm/1.7 in. x 5.0 cm/2.0 in. (widest point x highest point)
(4.0 cm/1.6 in. tall without the hat.)

Time:
Two days; August 5 and 7, 2011.


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User Comments
tommyx - Thursday, August 11, 2011
Cool!
Avid_Dabbler_Cadabra - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
These guys kick @ss, well they got to cuz ... they only have feet
kodykoala - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Very cool! I love this.
pulpyfiction - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Patraw you need a gallery showing of your video game inspired works! Attack of the Show would be there for sure!
WHAT IF!?... - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
this is sick, love your work
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
just saw him in the workstation, final product is great. will be protecting my vital areas whenever I am near an egg.
Patraw - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Ha ha, yeah, I actually had written a little bit about male characters wearing an iron codpiece to protect themselves in the description, but I ended up editing that bit out at the last minute. In the game, these creatures have a high probability of landing critical hits with their kicks, so I thought to myself, "How do you get a critical hit with a kick?", the answer: "Kick them in the junk!"
pock63 - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Amazing work as always from you!!!
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