The date was March 29th, 1987. The place was the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. The event was Wrestlemania III. The slam heard around the world Hulk Hogan picking up Andre the Giant and slamming him to the mat. It was a feat of strength that had folks from all four corners of the globe talking. You can re-live this moment with the help of these awesome 3D prints by Gino Cruz. Andre & Hogan will be appearing at CUSTOMANIA next weekend at ToyConUK (York Hall, Bethnal Green).
Gino Cruz has used Zbrush to sculpt both Hogan & Andre and printed them in 3D before painting them. Andre stands at 8inches tall, whilst Hogan stands at 7inches. Both super light, as you’d imagine with 3D prints.
Below you will see Andre in his 3D infancy, before sanding, polish, paint and assembly!
We know you haven’t got all night to be watching Hulk Hogan defend his WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania III, so we have included the highlights below. To even watch Hulk slam Andre (1:28) is really impressive. This was the pinnacle of 1980’s WWF wrestling. Well worth watching.
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Andre & Hogan will cost £150 for the set. If you’re interested in purchasing Andre & Hogan, read on…
TTC will be hosting a pre-sale website in the run-up to ToyConUK, where EVERYONE will get the chance to grab their favourite CUSTOMANIA pieces before anyone else. If you’re interested in getting ahead of the wolf pack, you’ll need to sign up to our special newsletter using the simple form below. We won’t be passing your details to a 3rd party, that is guaran-damn-teed!
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If you wanna risk it for a biscuit, you can head on down to ToyConUK at York Hall, Bethnal Green London on 29th/30th April! TTC will have all available CUSTOMANIA pieces available to purchase and take home the very same day. If you’re attending TCUK, and make a purchase via the special CUSTOMANIA webstore, you can select the ‘Pick up from TCUK’ option to save on shipping costs.
Other pieces in CUSTOMANIA
We have included the artwork below for the show, designed by Bad Leprechaun. Totes awesome, right?
The Toy Chronicle will have the following artists taking part in the first edition of CUSTOMANIA: Forces of Dorkness, ibreaktoys, Rudy Ramirez, Czee Toys, Tasha Zimich, Uncle Studio, Eyehart Toys, Jeremy Dale, Angry Hedgehog, Inprimewetrust, The Bots, RYCA, Infected Resin Toy, Jaykblu, JFury, Playful Gorilla, Taylored Curiosities, Cult Mini Figures, Gino Cruz, Blue Frog World, Molly Bolder, Ian Hancox, David Stevenson, Uncle Absinthe, Redd Prime, Wetworks, Geistwulf, Sergio Mancini, Zard Apuya, Chaingun, RXSE7EN, Josh Mayhem, Watch Parts Motorcycle, Naptime Noah, Zipper Rabbit, Darren Clegg, Tomodachi Island, Graphix Chick, Flat Bonnie, Run DMB, Fantastisch, Mr Mars Studios, Emilio Subira, Fluke Graf, Robotic Industries, Mjolnir Studio, Kerry Dyer & Bad Leprechaun!
Tickets for ToyConUK are still available and can be purchased directly from their site HERE. Over the course of the next three weeks, we’ll be revealing more art pieces for CUSTOMANIA! We can’t wait for you to see them! This is gonna be a slobber knocker of a custom show! Bah gawd! Believe that!