Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Sky Observer" (Burnt Orange) custom 3" Dunny hybrid from Cris Rose

Cris Rose just dropped word on his latest resin/vinyl mashup which falls in line with his other Observation Drone creations... except this custom has a nice set of glider wings titled "Sky Observer" (Burnt Orange) which is painted in such a manner to operate in desert/scrub regions! This version of custom hybrid characters is going to be limited to only 3 pieces, the first piece is the above custom 3" Dunny, with the second part of this being revealed tomorrow. Stay sharp folks because these are set to drop on Thursday at 18:00 London time and the pieces will be available seperately, but a discount will be refunded to those purchasing a set. I look forward to seeing what tomorrow brings...

"Sky Observer" (Burnt Orange) backstory:
"One of the myriad of upgrades available for the Observation Drones and Clear Vision was the "Sky High" package. For a nominal fee, a lightweight but exceptionally powerful booster/glider package could be attached to a standard unit to enable a better view at short notice. Given their inherent lack of aerodynamics, flights of extended duration and control were nothing more than wishful thinking - but if the subject being studied was one prone to unpredictable skyward vectors, limited fly ...aaaaand glide capability could make all the difference.

All later units were flown remotely, but early units were fully autonomous and launched themselves, at their own discretion, depending on the subject they were observing - but it soon became apparently that their flight patterns were erratic at best and downright unpredictable most of the time. Studies by the Epoch Foundation conclusively proved that even with their exceptionally limited AI, they too were suffering from fractured programming that could only be explained, in this case, as... boredom? It was concluded that only reason the ground-based units had never developed this mutation was that they never had their metaphorical finger on the trigger of 10,000lbs of thrust."