Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016!

Thank you all for riding along with me on the Spaced Out wagon this year! I think 2016 will go down as the most challenging year I have faced both on a personal level and creative level. However, it also stands as one of the most rewarding years for me as well. It has truly been a roller coaster ride but I find myself very lucky to have accomplished the things I did this year. I am also very happy with ending the year with 10 new characters fully realized in plastic form. This will indeed go down as my most productive and creative year I think.

Looking into 2017 I want to continue pushing the boundaries of toy making and implement more fun and exciting stories with the newly founded digital drawing world I have been traversing. Above is a quick sketch of the characters that made their plastic debuts this year and next year I would like to keep expanding their respective stories going forward.

Once again, thank you for your continued support and lets make 2017 a fun one!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone! I am hoping you are enjoying time with family and friends this holiday season. A huge thank you to everyone who supported and checked out Spaced Out Design this year! It has been a fun jam-packed year full of new toys and new stories!

With 2017 right around the corner, I plan to continue making new toys as well as bringing older characters back with new flavors. On tap I already have two new figures that made it through the prototyping stage and will be debuting early this coming year. It is going to be something different that I am hoping people will like and check out. 

Once again thank you so much for all your support and I hope you all enjoy some holiday cheer! See you next year!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Prismirian Knight

As Prismiria starts to open up more to us, I am starting to introduce all new characters that have been in development for a few years in ABS form. One of my favorite Prismirian designs was originally titled "The Rhino" Prismirian. I ended up with the "Prismirian Knights" as I envisioned these guys being the elite guards to Geodraxus. I imagine the Knights were these stalwart subjects that were also vital protectors of Prismira. Geo knew since the fall of his brother to Acris that the planet needed more support. There was already too many potential threats in the System that put the entire Prismirian race at risk. New Prismirans were trained and the Prismic Defense was starting to form in a strong way. For now, Prismiria would be safe...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Drawing Connections

I have started messing around with digital illustration and have been loving the whole experience. It's truly amazing how far technology has come. Drawing digitally feels just as fluid as pen and paper and I can not be more excited to continue developing new content. Here is a quick sketch I did of the Ancient Prismirian.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Designer Con 2016 Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to Designer Con 2016 in Pasadena! It was a spectacular show again this year thanks to Ben and Co at 3D Retro. It was wonderful catching up with everyone and meeting a ton of new people at the show. I personally look forward to this trip each and every year.

Our aisle was very strong this year with the powerful presence of our Japanese family as well as our Glyos family. This trip was packed full of laughs and burgers! Everyone had great sales across the boards as people piled in to see all the new toys. Specifically our Japanese friends who had lines that bordered the convention walls! Thanks again to everyone who made this trip a memorable one!

Big thanks to my older brother Matt for sharing table space with me and allowing me to continue my dream of making toys! We both share the same love for California and had a great time with everyone out there. Without this bearded Overseer, I would not be in the position that I am in today. Thanks again for all the advice and opportunities!

Only a tiny batch of toys survived the trip back to Boston. Once again a big thank you to everyone who swung by and showed support! You guys certainly made this convention a record breaking experience for me.

The Shop has been loaded with the remnants of Designer Con 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Designer Con Preview 5

Scanning for Rapitnoks. The Corteric Hunters will also be making their debut this weekend at Designer Con ! We will be located at booth # 1002 . See you there!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Designer Con Preview 4

Here is one of the Ancient Prismirians that will be available this weekend at Designer Con. More on these elder beings later! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Designer Con Preview 2

Geodraxus MK V and some new friends make their debut this weekend at Designer Con! Stay tuned for new reveals rolling out this week!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Designer Con Preview 1

Geodraxus returns at Designer Con next week in his 5th official iteration! It's hard to believe the original wax sculpt was introduced over 4 years ago! Really excited to show what else will be debuting next week along side this Prismirian hero. More to come! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Designer Con 2016

We are currently gearing up for Designer Con 2016 out in beautiful Pasadena! Got some fun stuff in the pipeline this year.

More to come!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


I am cooking up a bevy of new items for the upcoming launch. Here is a little taste of what is coming...

I have been messing around with that Prisma app everyone is using and I like the neat outputs it creates. This one seems to be very fitting.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Through the Supports

A few all new figures are currently being manufactured over at the shop as I write this entry. Here is a glimpse of some raw prints hot off the press! We will be seeing some fun new items this round that I am really excited to share with you all. More soon!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Early Stages 3

Over the years I have learned that the gesture of a toy is a very instrumental part of having a "good" figure in your hands. Even some of the most intensely sculpted figures can lack this very essential aspect. It needs to hit all the marks for me personally or else I wouldn't want to play with it.

In the early stages of fleshing out the Raptinok, I was entertaining the idea of having this figure portray a stance akin to a Raptor. The Raptinok in the beginning had a more fierce and heroic stance (what he is currently sporting now) which I liked better in the end. It is important to see it both ways sometimes. Every one of my figures go through countless stages before I reach the final product. This includes many revisions to design, engineering, scale, you name it. I will make prototypes and let them resonate for a little while to get the general feel for a certain design. At the end of the day, I need to be happy with it before I let it out in the world. As we say in the sheet metal business - "You are only as good as your worst employee". I feel the same way with my toys!

Anyway, enough of my toy making babbling, thought you might like some more behind the scenes stuff.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Early Stages 2

During the production of the Mecha Treeborgs I started in on the Raptinok sculpt. Last year I was influenced by many different toy companies who happen to all be producing some sort of Dino toys. What really did it for me and pushed me to the Raptinoks was Imaginext's Dino Mech figure. It hit all the marks from the core sculpt down to the paint apps and removable armor. I could not stop marveling over this guy!

Above is a sketch study from Matt Doughty. After I started getting the design down and piecing together the figure, Matt helped me visualize a good stance and possible articulation for this guy. Something heroic yet menacing was the outcome of his study. As I have probably said before, almost every project goes back and forth between Matt and myself at one point or another. Whether its engineering, basic design principles, or general thoughts, Matt is there to help me make these toys even better than before. I am truly lucky to have him in my corner!

More photos on tap!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Early Stages 1

Here is an early prototype version of the the Raptinok figure. It went through numerous revisions before its final stage. Over the next few days we will be looking at the early development of this Dino!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thank You!

Wow! Thank you to everyone that made last Sunday nights launch one to remember! This was a very special one for me personally. I have been working on developing a new cast of characters for the Spaced Out universe as well as ushering in some old friends to keep things fresh and exciting. As I speak, more Raptinok/Tritanok figures are being made and more all new figures are seeing their last stages of prototyping. I can't thank you all enough for allowing me to share my vision and continue doing what I truly love! You guys are the absolute best!

What also made this launch a super special one, was the collaborative efforts of my brother, Boris Savic of Rocket North. Boris has so many talents and he offered up his extremely tight "free" time to bring Spaced Out's first comic "Mystery Of The Dalendure" to life. A huge thanks goes out to Boris for absolutely nailing the ideas of Velgeris and its inhabitants. Boris you are a creative machine and we love the comic!

I would also like to thank the Bearded Overseer, Matt, for his influence on all of these figures I create. Matt and his toy line continues to inspire me in so many ways and I am seriously lucky to have him in my corner. He also sat down with some of my GITD figures during a very busy month to snap some stellar glow shots for the launch. The Raptinok in particular is an original design that Matt and myself went back and forth on for months when I decided to make the toy. I was very inspired by so many things in 2015 that led me to this Mechanical Dino that I will later explore here on the blog. For now, a big thanks to the big man for everything he does for all of us!

Another tall thanks to the Bit Man, Marcus! June has been super busy for everyone especially this lad. He managed to pull the entire comic together for the launch and also do some insane rollover shots with Matt's glow photos. Marcus has always been the reason everything runs smoothly and is visually sound and I can't thank him enough. You are the best brojack!

As far as shipping goes, the lions share of orders will be seeing the postman this afternoon and people should be receiving shipping confirmations soon if they have not already.

Thank you once again to the great people who support this wild adventure of mine, you guys make each release increasingly fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mystery Of The Dalendure

Shop Is Live!

Be sure to check out Spaced Out's first online comic as well! A collaborative effort by the ultra talented Boris Savic of Rocket North and myself. 

Mystery Of The Dalendure Web Comic

More on all of this in a bit!
 Have fun!   

No Turning Back

No turning back. Launch tonight at 9PM EST in the Spaced Out Shop! Be on the lookout for an extra special surprise on the site at 9PM.

Tail Spin

Still on track for Tonight at 9PM EST.

A little more about these new figures. Each Raptinok figure is made up of 18 individual parts and 17 points of articulation. Low paint app figures are $50 USD each and customs are $60 USD each. The Raptinoks stand 4.25 inches tall.

Getting psyched for tonight, more stuff to come!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dalendure Duo

Claws Out

We are ready for an all new round Tomorrow night at 9PM EST (Sunday) in the Spaced Out shop. Here is one of the new figures that will be debuting. Meet the Raptinok! More photos as we get close!

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Some new and exciting items are touching down in the shop this weekend along with some extra special fun! Release time and details TBA. For now, enjoy this little sneak !

Friday, May 27, 2016

Back In Action

The past few months have been a little rough over here at Spaced Out Design. While there has been mostly silence here on the web, I have been designing and producing new toys behind the scenes at a good pace. I am happy to say that the next few launches will be debuting some neat new characters into the Spaced Out Universe. Some of them will be familiar faces from years past and some all new. Keep an eye out for a release in the near future. As always, thanks again for all your support and input throughout all of these projects!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Wow! I simply can't thank you guys enough for coming out the other night for the Mecha Treeborg release!

Seeing the Treeborgs evolve into a more mechanized form was truly something I wanted to make back when I was developing the characters in 2012. I imagined them a little more menacing and scaled up a bit from their resin predecessor. It has been incredibly fun painting and grubbing these figures up to showcase their true states. Thanks again for all your support, without it, I would not be where I am today!

Special thanks to my three brothers Marcus,Matt, and Jesse for all having their DNA in most of these endeavors. Marcus continues to be my rock when it comes to making the site what it is. Without him, the site would not run and look as good as it does. He really puts his best intentions into it and does not cut corners when it comes to making it the absolute best it can be. I can never thank you enough!

Big thanks to the bearded printing wizard for letting me play around in the shop to print some stickers for the packaging. Jesse has been the busiest I have ever seen him running his printing empire and making his dreams come true. Congrats on busting rump and still helping goofs in your spare time!

And last but certainly not least, Matt. He continues to have the best advice and still inspires me in ways I have never been inspired before. We are constantly on the phone discussing so many things but he always takes the time out and really gets critical when it comes to design and function of my toy line which is something I am always thankful for. Thanks again for all that you do big man!

The bulk of the orders have been packed and are ready to see the post this afternoon. Most of you should of got shipping notices yesterday.

Keep your eyes open for more Mecha Treeborg items in the future along with some new figures as well!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Mecha Treeborg Engage !

The Mecha Treeborgs have busted their way into the Shop , be sure to refresh the page! 
Hope you guys dig the latest assortment of figures!


(Just a few hundred miles away from planet Velgeris...)

After the massive success of selling his latest infantry by the fleets, we find Acris sifting through space in search of a new specimen worthy of his tech. Drifting along, his ship starts passing over planet Velgeris. A few spikes appeared on his radar claiming a high source of power was near. Unsure of the spike, Acris decides to take a defensive stance in response to this anomaly. However, it was too late to defend his ship from the invaders. The Treeborgs of Velgeris pummeled into his ship with haste. They raided his armory and labs and took anything they could find in a scramble. Acris' defense team on board was too late as well to take action against these scavengers of tech. They fled the ship to return to Velgeris with their newly acquired power. 

The necessary repairs were made to the ship immediately after the attack. Acris prepared his team of  Mecha Acris and Vyvocree units for a massive search and destroy mission on Velgeris. This may have been the new specimen he was looking for after all, or possibly not...

Hunkered Down

Still on track for 9pm EST Tonight. More content soon, stay tuned!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Mecha Treeborgs Inbound

Tomorrow night there will be a new assortment of figures available in the Spaced Out Shop
Everything is on track for Saturday, March 12th at 9PM EST . There will be a few different types of figures ranging from low paint to full deluxe paint applications. Also expect some surprises tomorrow night as well. 

More content and story elements will be popping up as we get closer to the launch tomorrow night. Hope to see you there!