"Baby Gaman" figure from Sam Griffiths

What was initially created as a massive one off piece for the "Kaiju For Japan" charity auction, artist Sam Griffiths got such positive feedback on his "Gaman" figure that he decided to make smaller versions it... and so we have the announcement and release of his "Baby Gaman". This figure is 4" tall, and is 100% hand sculpted, molded, cast and painted by Sam! According to Sam, this is series 1 of 3 landscape inspired "Baby Gaman", the next will be desert themed, but in the mean time you can snatch one of these up HERE starting on Thursday, June 23rd 2011, for only $45 dollars... but if you are lucky Sam will be sending out special discount codes via his twitter feed HERE, so follow now :-) Are you interested in what a "Gaman" is... well hit the jump to read the entire backstory and view some additional pictures!

"Gaman is a collective term given to the organisms that populate the landscape of Planet Domu, Literally. The Baby Gaman is the origin of new lands on Planet Domu, the first step in a grand and noble process unfolding over hundreds of thousands of years.

Offspring of proud, towering mountains that rest on distant horizons, Baby Gaman are born of fire and turmoil. When the time comes, their mothers claw their way to the surface over a period of arduous days, fighting with all their might to emerge before embarking on a pilgrimage to the Great Plains. Instinct drives them to these ancient lands, the birth place of all Gaman.

After months, sometimes years, the Gaman mother comes to rest at the exact point of her origin. Dark clouds roll across cracked and broken skies and ‘The Rising’ begins...

Her vast underbelly is torn and ruptured as boiling lava spews from her core. The ground beneath her shudders and warps as the universe pours its energies into her. As her limbs weaken and begin to buckle under the immense strain, the Baby Gaman bursts into the world in a shower of crimson lava, sparks, acrid plumes of shadow. Crashing to the ground and slick with lava, the Baby Gaman struggles to find its feet and take its first steps as a new part of the living breathing vistas of Planet Domu."

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