The completed sculpt for Muttpop’s Tequila figure was boxed up and shipped to China for the mass production of the vinyl figure. Once in China, Monster5’s final Tequila sculpt is divided into 5 pieces. Liquid silicone is poured over the different pieces and left to sit. This process takes place in a vacuum air tight room to ensure that the casts are as close to perfect as possible. The pressure created by the vacuum pushes air out of the silicone casts so that no significant imperfections (such as air bubbles) occur during this critical stage of production.Below you will see a Wax Cast of Tequila (shown in RED) that was created using the five Silicone Molds. The Wax figure is an excellent example of the actual size and detail of the final version of the Tequila figure especially when compared to the Original Sculpt (shown in GREY).
This really isn’t for the faint of heart, imagine holding your breath, crossing all fingers and maybe a toe or two, as the cast is revealed for the very first time. The quest for perfection ultimately over takes all sensibility. I have come to a new appreciation of the toy making process. By the way, Tequila looks pretty good in wax!!! Be here next week for a digital mock up of Muttpop’s Original and Extra Spicy Tequila Color Ways!