Posted by Geoff October 16, 2007

So here it is the long rumoured 10" JLed Trooper. Thoughts? The bat design is cool and the helmet is really nice but the rest of the design isn't really working for me. Nothing wrong with the elements themselves - the bats, the bones, great colours etc - but it doesn't look as if the actually shape of the Trooper has been taken into account. Something about the nose bothers me.

Edit: The more I look at it, the more I like it...but my initial reaction was the one above...the nose/pink 'bit' when the helment is removed still jar slightly but it's a definite grower.

I don't want every Trooper to be a bear but D*Face and Dave the Chimp both managed to make killer designs for Series 2 without it looking like their art by numbers. Now where's that 10" D*Face huh?


Not a criticism of Adfunture or Jled but when it's the same 10-12 artists doing every platform series I wonder if it isn't the start of a slippery slope into paint-by-numbers work. Adfunture have a history or working with slightly less "mainstream" artists and I'd like to see that continue with the TT artists series. So come on Eddi...lets see some TLP, D*Face...more Chinese artists too!


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