Behind the Scenes: Meet The Prototype

This past August we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Zelensky Action Figure. Since then, we've been off to the races, trying to get him produced as quickly as possible. (Don't worry. If you missed him on Kickstarter, you can preorder him right here.)

Over the next few months, we'll be sharing his journey from clay sculpture to Real Life Action Figure right here on our blog. 

We want to make it super-clear that this is a peak behind the scenes. Action Figures don't pop out perfect on the first shot. 

So, if he doesn't look quite right to you, fear not. This is all a part of the process. Getting these guys made is an intercontinental collaboration and it takes a lot of back and forth to get all the artistic details "just right".

The figure you see waving down below is the very first prototype. In all the previous photos we've shown of him, you were seeing the original - the clay sculpture that was hand-made by Mike Leavitt.

As you can see, he's now made of (fantastic) plastic and has all his moving parts. In technical speak, he's now fully "engineered".

Our job from here is to get the plastic one to look as much like the original clay one as possible. Over the coming weeks, we'll be working on getting the "deco" (aka; paint job) dialed in. You'll see just how big a difference that can make in our next update!

 Tell is what you think in comments section below! 

 

 

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25 comments

Is this one no longer being made and sold?

Tracy

I love my Zelensky! Please do Mayor Pete next!!!

JoAnne

Would love if you added bill clinton

Joyce

Finally arrived today.

CYNTHIA

Hey guys – it's been 21 days since a tracking number was created, but the package hasn't even shown up in the USPS system yet. You sure these Zelensky orders will ever get sent out?
Thanks

Jennifer

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Catherine Pieper
Fun!

I'd order them. Hey! How about a chess set? Mabie Democrats / Republicans. Or world leaders? 🤷‍♂️ Something fun!

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Ronald D Heflin

They're kinda cute. Would be better if I knew Putin's VP, trump loses. I was thinking fctry was the the Chris Cuomo of Matt Taibis of jimmy dores.

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Philip Lentocha
Fantasy prison display

April fools! Well there goes the fantasy prison display.

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S.
Action man needs a Dr. X

When I was little I got a Action man for Christmas. The next year I got the villain Dr. X, 2 sides of the coin, what every child and adult should and does know.
How often Dr. X lost a battle (he is evil), Action man was always better... Child way of thinking I guess.
Why does all the good guys get produced but the bad guys don't. BE UNANIMOUS, PRODUCES THESE, EVERY ACTION HEROE NEEDS A VILLAIN, every small or big child needs this contrast. FCTRY ain't a political manufacturer they produce political figures big difference! Pro or con, everyone should like what they like and dislike what they disliked.

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M.S.
I thought this was REAL!

It took a while for me to realize that this was an April Fools Joke! We love our heroes, but they are only heroes, because someone else is a villan. I'm sure Zelensky would much prefer to just be a regular president than 100% Commander in Chief for now two+ years, but yes, I was ready to order the pair!

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