My two biggest passions: Film and classic toy brands from the 70’s. Anyone that knows me well, will know my fascination with one particular brand.
And that brand came calling this year, with a very special request.
Could I design a new head for a very special BOBBY MOORE edition of Action Man?
It was an exciting (and challenging) brief. To design a version of Bobby Moore, but to make it look like it was made in 1966, reflecting the
limited technical abilities of 1966 toy tooling. AND to make it sit perfectly within the vintage brand’s aesthetic.
Modelled in Maya (a tool which 16 years ago just blew my mind and I still love it!), and then printed on one of our Form Labs SLA printers.
The 3D print was then passed onto the client for approval from Sir Bobby’s widow herself.
Once the greenlight was received, the digital file was then set to the factory and tooling was prepared.
I have to say, that I am exceptionally proud to have been a part of this project.
Here is my original sculpt in Zbrush. The base model was created in Maya, and then Zbrush was used to sculpt further detail such as the hair.
This was the file that was then output to FormLabs PreForm for the 3D print used for client approval.