Earlier today Kris ran a post about Gunnzo’s DesignerCon booth and mentioned some of the figures they would be offering including Alimana’s Spore Trooper made in Mexico. And that was that. Until a late-night visit to our Facebook page and a link to a video promoting the toy. Let’s just say we’re blown away. ‘Ursula y Espora 2.3’ is a slickly produced over-the-top b-movie style pseudo trailer directed by Carl W. Jones and quite likely the best viral video for a designer toy – ever.
Warning, the video is NOT WORK SAFE – there’s a spot of nudity and you should know that its a little graphic – in an exaggerated gore kind of way. Check it below (in English). Also check out the Spanish edition and the making-of video.
While the film itself is eye-catching, the Spore Trooper toy seems to live up to the hype. Based in Mexico, Alimana designs and produces original vinyl figures completely in Mexico. Riffing off Japanese monsters, the Spore Trooper features a clear dome and apparently removable brain. Check it out at Gunnzo’s booth – I’m going to make a point of it.
DesignerCon @ The Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101