This book is targeted at enthusiasts, both those interested as a hobby and professionally. This book provides a complete guide to the design, sculpting and marketing of pop culture action figures, statues and collectibles. It begins by tracing the history of toy making and collectibles and then shows how figurative sculpture is created by today's top professional technicians and artists using modern-day tools, techniques and applications. Each chapter progresses chrologically through the stages of creating a sculpture, providing discussion and instruction about all aspects of the process from start to finish, including concepts, sculpting, mold-making, casting, painting, manufacturing, distribution and business and legal considerations.
Ruben Procopio has contributed to more than 25 Disney animated features, including The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. Zach Oat is the editor of TelevisionWithoutPity.com, a popular TV and movie criticism website and is the former editor of ToyFare magazine. Tim Bruckner, one of the pioneers of the comics/fantasy toyfield, began his sculpting career at 18. He has worked for companies such as Max Factor, Hallmark and DC Direct.
Ruben Procopio, Tim Bruckner, Zach Oat
Date of Publication
Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
Place of Publication
Country of Publication
Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
full colour throughout, 670 illustrations, includes photographs