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MAN-E-NEWS// The Galaxxor x Goodleg Toys “Tricera-Tank Lazer Saur…

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“Shortly before a devastating meteor impact on Planet Prehis, a team of soldiers and scientists of the Lazer-Saur race were sent into space to find a place that was told to be the source of life. This fabled place was the so called “Forbidden Zone”, palladium of the Prima Materia, which was protected by an ancient ape civilization known as the Holo Apes. The Lazer-Saurs had to construct the ultimate weapon to stand against an almost invincible force. They created the Tricera-Tanks: powerful, fully robotic dino warriors! The Tricera-Tanks are the Lazer-Saurs last hope to defeat the Holo Apes, gather the essence of life, return to their home planet, and to save Prehis from its fate…”

Swiftly following our “Infinition” coverage last week, Ben Spencer of Galaxxor fame has unveiled yet another figure that’ll be up for grabs this week, teaming up with the fine chaps over at Goodleg Toys for the release of the latest Lazer Saur, Tricera-Tank! Ben kindly explains a little about the project… “The term “evil genius” gets thrown around an awful lot, these days. It most certainly applies, however, to my good friends in Germany, those maniacs from Goodleg Toys. Luke and Pablo’s resin creations run the gamut from pop art pieces to proper action figures, from absurdly hilarious to grotesquely badass.More often than not, their highly sought after chunks of resin are a bit of all of the above. Following our Grape-Apes collab, Luke and I were really excited about following it up with something even more involved. I’ve been a long time fan of Goodleg’s War On Prehis property, a line full of zombie cyborgs and bionic dinosaurs, all done in the classic 5.5″ scale. So, the idea came about to maybe try my hand at adding a figure to that extended universe. Goodleg and Kaiju Lab‘s Lazer Saurs were a subline of Prehis that I always particularly dug, and, after much contemplation, the concept of a gigantic, hulking, clockwork Triceratops tank man seemed like the the only right thing to do…Working in another universe, with an aesthetic that is decidedly different from the Galaxxorverse was really creatively inspirational, because it forced me to think about some of the iconic design elements that I play with, and then turn them on their ear. Prehis has a far more gritty and detailed visual than I typically work with, and that pushed me a bit out of my comfort zone. I allowed myself to mash together bits of various iconic figures, along with a bit of sculpting, and come up with a Frankenstein of a beast, which, chile working on it, I often referred to as “An Excercise in Absurdity”. I’m extremely pleased with the resulting figure, one which I feel straddles the line between my aesthetic and Goodleg’s aesthetic.” Mashed-up and re-sculpted by Ben, produced in resin by Goodleg Toys and then handed back over to be hand painted in a mix of grey, black, red and gold, the hulking 5.5″ Tricera-Tank has been limited to an edition of just 5 pieces for this initial run. Packed with 2 War on Prehis comics and a high quality 8″x10″ print with art from JB Roe, the figure will be up for grabs in the Galaxxor store today (2/6) at Noon CDT for just $95 plus shipping…

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