It was time to paint a prototype of Muttpop’s
Tequila figure. Paint application is a very crucial stage of
development. Even though paint attributes to a small portion of the
costs in creating a vinyl toy, it has a MAJOR influence on its
perceived quality. Using the pantone colors suggested last week, the
manufacturer creates a prototype of the painted Tequila figure. The
figure is made with the same rotocast process that is used in the
figure’s mass production.
Although a noble first attempt, the manufacturer got many elements
of the Tequila figure wrong. The Muttpop crew quickly addressed every
concern they had with the initial paint application and provided the
manufacturer with reasonable solutions. You can see some of Muttpop’s
I have to admit, I wasn’t prepared to see Tequila in full colors. I
can’t wait to see the corrections made to make him even better. Be here
next week to see the manufacturer’s corrections in Round 2 of the
Painted Tequila Prototype!