Miscellaneous Gallery - Akiko
Last Updated: 6/11/07
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Various projects based on Mark Crilley's Akiko.
Poog of Toog: The enigmatic floating purple guy from
Mark Crilley's Akiko comic, more
a pendant than an action figure, really. I made it from a bunch of Super
Sculpey back in summer of 1998, but only now got around to scanning it in.
Slow contraction of the paint on the eyes is causing cracks, which I fixed
with a marker before scanning.
- Poog Dispenser: I noticed that
the Valentine's Pez Dispensers were pretty close to Poog already, and within
two days had built this one. I added a wider base to compensate for the
topheavy final product and ended up painting the entire dispenser because I
couldn't exactly match its original red color. The eyes are a bit big
(oops), but I couldn't do much about the pointier "chin," since the original
heart is hollow, and filing or cutting away too much would poke a hole in it.
Naturally, I filled the Poog Dispenser with grape Pez. 2/7/99
- Akiko and Poog Legos: Most of
the work on Akiko was in building her head, which is a sort of fusion of her
own design and Lego sensibilities. I did add a nose, though. The rest was
simply assembling appropriate people bits and painting them. Poog was made
from a conical 1x1 Lego piece turned upside down and partially filed down,
with epoxy putty built up around it. It's designed to rest on a Lego pole,
but can also plug into the bottom of any standard Lego piece. Poog scans a
bit dark because he's floating a little behind Akiko. 2/21/99
Poog-Yo: I got a clear plastic yo-yo at Toys R Us for
a dollar and painted Poog on the front and back (naturally, on the back of
the yo-yo is Poog's back). After the freakishly-large eyes of the Poog Pez
Dispenser, I think I've got my Poog-eyes back down to the proper size. Note
for those interested in making your own Poog products, this is an easy one to
approximate. Just find a purple yo-yo, photocopy some Poog eyes to the right
size and glue them on, then add the smile with a marker. 6/28/99
MegaKiko X: Inspired by the cover to Akiko #52,
this is a lightly modified MegaMan X figure. Flight
Mode, Wasabi Cannon Mode. 3/14/04