Nathan Hamill is steadying his nerves, smiling from ear to ear, and sharpening his wit for the release of his SDCC Exclusive GID Lavabear (edition of 75) coming from the good folks at 3DRetro [booth #5045]. Nathan will drop by the booth to sign his new toy on Saturday (2:30 PM to 4 PM PDT).
In case you’re fuzzy on the origins of Lavabear, here’s the official lore straight from Mr. Hamill:
"Lavabear was once a shapeless, colorless being created from stardust by The Those. Over time, he rose into a vibrant, ursine-esque creature. His sole purpose was to guard the entrance to the Sacred Realms of Märchen and, along with it, its memories, treasures, and secrets. The legend goes that if awoken from his deep hibernation, those foolhardy enough to trespass on his Sacred Grounds will be met with a terrible and ancient wrath. His paws, it was said, shall lower, igniting the Eyes of Ulyssia and, with it, one thousand cursed flames.
Once alive, Lavabear will seek down the intruders and bury their bones in his fiery belly …returning him once again to his deep, sound slumber."