Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Fatboy Gets Hard!
Actually I'm planning to post this in a few more days as I'm still waiting for another prototype to be made, but I'm just bursting with excitement to show you all with this wooden Fatboy prototype! This wooden fellow here is almost double the size of the paper version, that is 18cm tall x 21 cm wide. 110% hand made by the Javanese craftsman from a little town called Jepara which is known for it's excellent carving skill.
The idea of this wooden Fatboy is to explore with the possibility of creating a Fusion Toy, an experimental toy which combines Urban Toy with Cultural Touch. As most modern toys are made from non environmental friendly plastic and the like, wooden Fatboy is made from eco-friendly waste wood. The traditional pattern is also applied to give a warm and human touch to it. A little something from Indonesia to the world.
I don't really know where can this Fusion Toy experiment lead, but with your input I'm sure it's going to be a fun place to go! Please let me know what you think with this, any kind of feedback is most welcome.
Posted by Saltnpaper at 23:24
Labels: development, wooden toy
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I have a couple Ganesha figures carved in Java, and this toy reminds me very much of those figures. I love the combination of the shape with the surface detailing.
I think he would be nice with a little more indication of a face. Maybe just eyes on the head. Otherwise I think it's perfect!
That is absolutely gorgeous. I would absolutely buy myself one of these for my birthday or..like..father's day or something. Fatboy is awesome.
I can envisage how far can this go.
can i have it? please.... heehehehhe
do u need any marketing vendor to promote this? i dont think so, fat boy itself is the one!
Dude, I really like it and would so buy one when it came out as the final. I follow you on twitter so i am sure I will know when it is all done and ready to be shipped out.
Wow! It's so cute and also so Indonesian! Love it so much!!!!! :D
My eyes r stunned to such detail! Is a breathtaking one! I love how you mix the ideas to one product
This is so much interesting stuff!!! Terrific design and i love the details! Good job man..
very nice! love how you use local source n fusion it...
Simply amazing--as the original paper designer, I'm sure you must have great pride over this. What a thrill!
Thank you so much for all the comments! I promise to make this even more interesting =)
pengrajin nya dimana nih nyarinya?
kita nyari pengrajinnya langsung ke jepara, banyak banget yg yahud-yahud...
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