Large thanks to 3A and Ashley Wood for such an awesome collaboration! Wonderful!
Sawyer 1/6, 'Milky Saline Fuel' edition:
Designing Sawyer and bringing her to life was the most surreal and unique process.
Sawyer always felt like this Rubik's cube. Endless possibilities and combinations for situations she'd encounter in the Beaver World.The hard part was knowing what scenario or shot in the story to encapsulate and release first as a toy. I thought we should join Sawyer at the start of her day. When her sun rises.
Her costume to me was a real joy to create. The clothing is an externalized doppelganger of the character. It's an exo skeleton. I think the clothing takes you on this journey, it says a lot about the character, and is almost like an outward skin. It communicates.
So for Sawyer's Fuel Dress, it was a beautiful enigma thinking, 'What can I say that's subconscious and reads between the lines about her character'.
Dress: A traditional Milk Maid cut. The blueprints of the pattern have been altered to create a sci-fi edge. The material is durable and hard wearing, it's a functional work dress. Effectively it's a uniform.
Boots: She wears heavy duty boots for multiple terrain, including industrial, mountain and forest territory.
Her boots are for extreme conditions, designed to be fireproof and waterproof. She wears Sealskin or Merino Wool socks rolled over the top of the boot to avoid snagging and to keep secure.
Socks: In extreme conditions Sawyer can unravel the top part of her socks to have emergency use of thread in the wild.
The thread can be woven into rope or combined with natural cordage to aid survival.
Snare wire, fishing line, netting, creating sutures, equipment repair, attaching fletching to arrows, making a bow drill for fire lighting.
Pouches: These are based on WW1 British Army uniform pouches from various disciplines aggregated together on one utility belt.
The side pouches contain her Milk-Plug-Ins for easy access and draw.
Milk Crate: I love the historic vendor trade boxes merchants used to have in the Victorian era. They were so well made. Wooden, with painted commercial logos or painted branding. We see them now at sports events, but they're all plastic and have lost that quintessential craftsmanship.
I wanted to reinvent something for Sawyer, and apply it to a sci-fi universe. Unfortunately....she uses it for all manner of things she bloomin' shouldn't! Such as mud sliding, river rafting and on the rare occasion of snow...sledging down Beaver's epic industrial pipes that freeze over. A bit like.....a waterpark flume!
SAWYER THAILAND TOY EXPO
Sawyer had a chance to break free from Beaver Industries to join her 3A family on an epic adventure! You'll be able to see her at the 3A booth, under the 'WORLD CLASS DESIGNER TOYS' exhibition space!
She is currently exhibiting with Ashley Wood's new Star Wars troopers and robots! Promises to be a phenomenal showcase this year! Please visit 3A at Eden1A1, to see Sawyer on display, and all the phenomenal current and futureworks at 3A/ThreeZero. What an epic show!
If that's not enough to knock your socks off, there's an abundance of world class talent also in the line up!
THE ART OF BEAVER INDUSTRIESRT
I've been thinking about releasing an art book for Beaver..... Maybe eventually when enough awesome designs and toys are created. I'd adore that.
The art of would be a gorgeous piece to any collector's treasury, and exclusively signed in magic silver of course....
BEAVER INDUSTRIES - COMIC
I feel as though what the comic art provides is this medium to explore the story in a very close and personal way.
The story moment here is a scene where Milky and Sawyer are walking through *The Robot Graveyard, (see'Environment' section on the site.) It's quite a stunning scape. It's ethereal and majestic. It's an ancient ground, and you really feel that.
There are these colossal robot Mayan heads that are almost like rusted skulls, just draping over the landscape. It's haunting.
There is much history lost in this place, Beaver Industries wants to forget what happened at the Robot Graveyard. When Sawyer turns up, she has this instinctive feeling that there's something...that needs to be discovered here. That's a great part of the story. That's what makes us human, we have these intuitions...and we're often right, without explaining things with words.
It's such a quiet moment, but it's loud in other ways. I really enjoyed that painting.
Brent Ashe did the logo for Beaver. He has this talent for typifying the story, everything, into a graphical form. Its purest form. I think together it's a great collaboration. I really like the graphic art accompanying. I love the idea of a corporation, or an industry, and that to me is slogans, logos, all worn and weathered for Beaver. It's really special to me, It's so important. It really suggests the presence of Beaver always looming. This industrial giant that brands everything. Beautiful.
BEAVER INDUSTRIES - STORY TONE
More of Sawyer's world featured on the brilliant TOYSREVIL:
It's confirmed....May 7th 2015! Sawyer will be over 12 inches in height and fully articulated. She will be the second designer toy collectible from the Beaver Industries universe.
This particular version of Sawyer is an exclusive counterpart to the 3A Milky Bot release. The collection is called ''SAWYER MILK''.
BEAVER IND. TOYCON UK 2015
A fantastic event for designers and collectors alike. A huge and warm thanks to everyone that came to the signing panel! It was an absolute pleasure to talk about robots and do a live signing on stage. Great event.
It's a beautiful art piece. The quality and finish of the print is superb.
Sawyer and Milky are riding off into the dark woodland on a secret night mission! It's got a slight sci-fi retro look to it! Gentle nod to the brilliance of oldschool action and sci-fi movies of the 80's! The Thing, Predator, Alien, Total Recall, Bladerunner...gotta love those.
Style of art is comic.
Hope to see you guys next year for more exclusives!
3A Legion | London ToyCon UK
MILKY BOT COLLECTIBLE OUT NOW
MILKY BOT Beaver Industries One Sixth Scale 2015.03.28
·Deluxe Robot Collectible designed by Crystal-Jade Vaughan
·Approximately 13.5inches (34.29cm) tall
·Made of ABS, PVC, POM
·Features over 30 points of articulation including articulated fingers
I love the comic. It's a wonderfully weird way to look at the Beaver Universe. With a comic style approach you can afford to push humour and inject colour. I find that incredibly fun, and a great opportunity to get to know Sawyer more.
Sawyer has this rather militant sense of humour. It's rude, filthy, borderline unacceptable - it's like WAR humour! When you’re stuck in the trenches and you're digging deep, and late at night you and the guys are laying in your bunks staring at the ceiling....the only thing that's left is this raw sense humour. You have to laugh, it's the only weapon at times. That's Sawyer's way. She likes a smarmy wisecrack. But not too snide, she'll just punch you in the face. Or worse ...she may actually like you! You're as good as dead then!
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