The second wave of walnut and maple Rample and Roams consists of the final 5 Roams of an Edition of 10 and 5 one-eyed Rambles with medi-kit accessory (wave one had 2 eyes and a camera accessory and was also limited to 5).
Ramble and Roam come as a set. Ramble is 5.5 inches tall, Roam is 2.25 inches tall. On sale tomorrow, newsletter goes out today!
Ramble and Roam are a collaboration with the London based artist Cris Rose - www.crisrose.co.uk
Ramble is the larger character, a robot grown from wood that feels he is missing something in his big hollow tummy. Coming in single and two-eyed variants, he has thoughts on what he might desire and looks to seek them out. Roam is the smaller chap, keen to help out and particularly good at finding lost things. With one big brass eye, he holds his find aloft and shuffles along as quickly as he can manage.
I have teamed up with the very talented resin toy designer & toy customizer Cris Rose for a collab series: The Arborobots (pronounced “Are-Bore-O-Bots”)! This new line of figures are designed in London and hand crafted in Zurich, meaning numbers are very limited indeed. We both hope to add to this line in parallel with our own individual releases for the foreseeable future. The first release will be a set of two robots that work together, reflecting the collaborative nature of this endeavor.
More about the Arborobots very soon!
Arborobots Backstory Part 1 of 2
“In an attempt to increase robot production and improve computational power, the research and development team at Omega Tellurion made an international request for anyone with new ideas and techniques. Among the flood of bizarre and inane suggestions from the general public, there was single proposal that stood out… at least in so far as it was the only submitted on handmade paper. Before the thick tome was even opened, it had garnered significant interest as it appeared that the hard cover and thin leaves of paper had not been bound, but were of one continuous form. The engraving on the front was also of an unknown method. While it seemed to be a finely etched hardwood, under picometer wave inferascope analysis it was clear that each cell and fibre was perfectly aligned and undamaged. Even the colouring on the pages were found to be pigments within the cells themselves, purposefully aligned to produce extremely high resolution text and vivid full colour images.
The contents of this highly unique book left the team of scientists puzzled and bemused. Expecting the language of technology and manufacture, this text read more like a gardeners handbook with a heavy dose of genetics. Having no specialists in either field, a request was made for the gentleman responsible for this submission to make a personal visit to the research lab at Omega Moonbase. In reply came a counter-invitation to visit a more terrestrial location. Switzerland.
Along with England and Norway, Switzerland was one of the few countries to insist on retaining their national identity long after most that had joined the Global Harmonious Republic had allowed their boarders to be dissolved. The destination was accessible only by air – a remote mountain valley deep within the largest of those national forests that had been re-established a century or so prior. No sooner had they set foot on the deep, lush grass, then they were greeted by a soft spoken man named Pepe. “