Friday, June 04, 2010
I'm jumping on the bandwagon regarding this new toy called EGGCORE from a newly formed Chinese toy company called 909Toy. Whereas one side of the toy is extremely simple and could be dismissed as another boring platform toy, the goods are in the other side: an extremely intricate Terminator style mecha skeleton. Apparently, this thing is supposed to be a rabbit. I love the story below as well. These guys wanted to get this really complicated toy produced and a manufacturer told them it was too difficult so they went out and made it happen themselves. awesome.
from Vinyl Pulse
A brief history is in order. Eggcore? The universe of warring robots came to life in ‘04 with an initial prototype created by Chinese artist Alien. After a HK toy company eventually concluded that the figures were too complex to manufacture, Alien, his brother 01kkk, and another friend decided to go ahead and form 909toy to produce the figure.
After considering and testing the gamut of possible materials, production of the Eggcore Rabbit has been completed and the figure will drop in July in three limited editions. Each figure is built from 56 individual PVC parts and requires half an hour of time to assemble at the factory. The original (black + white) edition is limited to 200 pieces and will retail for $98. There are also two rarer editions – the Black Gold (80 pcs, $128) and the sublime wood edition (30 pcs, $258). While the pricing is clearly on the higher side – this seems to be a result of the tremendous complexity and low run numbers.
VP and 909Toy are cool enough to sponsor an easy contest that might net you one of these bad boys. So head over there now (before June 9th) and leave a comment to enter to win one...!
In the year of 2045, when the last drop of oil is burnt out, the rising sea level caused by the greenhouse effect has devoured numerous land and cities. Inhabitable land for human is shrinking. The energy shortage is threatening every remaining city. A new hero comes on stage: the new solar-powered machines…
The early model “ET” was invented by two art students. It was the first time that the anti-gravity engine was successfully put on such a small machine. Because the bipedal balance system lagged behind in development, the initial concept of making “ET” walk on foot could not work out. The students had to use the anti-gravity engine to carry the body. The anti-gravity engine was developed by the military to solve the transportation problem caused by the shortage of aviation fuel. The way it works is to use the fast-revolving-produced magnetic power to offset the gravity, making a very heavy object able to float in air and to move easily. However, the object volume and the energy consumption has been the weak point of this technology.
Shortly, ET is taken over by the military and redeveloped. The remodeled ET is equipped with a small-sized anti-gravity engine, making ET float in air freely. ET’s feet are replaced by the magnetic stand, enabling ET to stop anywhere. Besides, the new ET design is module-based, which makes it easy to change featured components. Four giant batteries on the head contain massive energy, and thus not only solve the energy issue of the anti-gravity engine but also supply the whole body with sufficient power. Those batteries are very easy to be refilled and replaced. Because the batteries look like ears, the new model is named “Rabbit”.
A thick wire is connected with eyes and the mysterious structure of the brain. Its ferocious eyes are not ignorable. Actually this is the ultimate weapon that converts electricity into heat.