One of my favorite films when I was a wee tyke was Disney’s Black Hole, and a couple of my favorite toys were Mego’s 3 ¾” inch V.I.N.CENT and Maximillian robots (the humans I couldn’t have cared less about). While they were arguably ersatz versions of R2D2 and Darth Vader, respectively, the young Poe still thought they were awesome and the old Poe retains a nostalgic fondness for them.
I haven’t watched the movie in years, so I have no idea whether it holds up, but I’m excited by this bit of news from MINDstyle:
“The Black Hole” was the Walt Disney Company’s first PG-rated production – big news 30 years ago, but times have changed! Directed by Gary Nelson and starred Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, and last but not least, Ernest Borgnine the motion picture has found a loyal fan base. With this being the 30th anniversary of The Black Hole and only rare limited merchandise available, we were all too excited to be working on a limited edition art toy collectibles (ATC) figure of V.I.N.CENT for collectors.
Everything starts with the concept art. Since there was little content for us to reference, we created the line art with DCP. The process got under way with the sculpting and raw resins as shown here.
Whether or not I’ll get one will depend entirely on price and the degree to which it’s a “figure” rather than a resin statue of some sort (for instance, will the claws, “feet,” and head retract?), but as of right now, I’m definitely interested.
Thanks to TNI for the heads-up.