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Some of our most noteable events include:
War Machine received a breath of fresh air with a much needed upgrade. Pictured to the right is the old War Machine armor in all its glory. The War Machine costume was closing in on 10 years old, only to receive minimal fixes and repairs along the way. Needless to say the years of trooping have been rough on the armor to say the least. After taking a SAWSALL and cutting him to pieces. He was re-assembled again in the vision we believe War Machine should look like. As with all our creations, we put our own creative spin on characters. The upgrades took us one month to complete. We spent a few sleepless nights in order to have him ready for an upcoming event at Planet Comicon 2015, but he turned out pretty nice with the timeframe we had to work with. Below are a few of the images captured by some of our talented photographers of the new and improved War Machine Armor. A big THANK YOU goes out to Chris Dorsey Photography, Nick Shale Photography and SPC Portrait Art.
Battlestar Galactica fans are buzzing with excitement with news from Universal of a Battlestar
Galactica movie, aiming to develop the film as a complete reimagining of the story. A prop and costume group, known as the Iron Brother of Topeka, www.IBOTks.com, or IBOT for short, snapped to action and created the ultimate conceptual
design of the beloved Cylon Centurion. "We wanted to give the fans what they wanted and thirsted to see from the rebooted series, but didn't really get to see." Through their concept design, they're
giving the fans exactly what they want to see…a romping, stomping, battle hardened Cylon that doesn't look like something anybody would want to mess around with.
At San Diego Comic Con 2014, Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Captain Apollo), Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama), and Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant for Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka) and others hosted a discussion and Q&A on the upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie and where fans would like to see the story and characters go. Although IBOT didn't get the opportunity to attend this panel discussion, they certainly weighed in on the matter with their interpretation of the Cylon Centurion character. "We wanted our Cylon to look menacing and be a force to be reckoned with….even the Lords of Kobol would seek safe haven from such an entity." IBOT's Cylon stands over 7ft tall and incorporates elements that remind us of the original Cylons, with attention to elements fans liked from the new.
IBOT worked for 8 months taking their paper concept design to reality with a stand-up, wearable prop complete with lights, sounds and that iconic voice we loved so dearly from the original series. "It was a challenge for sure. We have full time jobs and children so we worked in our free time to complete the project, but managed to get the job done." IBOT goes on to say, "We'll be unveiling our creation at Wizard World Chicago 2014 with future dates and showings to be announced. Ultimately, we'd love to see our design in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie, but we'll leave that for the big wigs to decide…By Your Command."
As of this writing, IBOT debuted their Cylon at Wizard World Chicago on 8/23/14 for the costume contest and won Best in Show for their creation. The design had an overwhelming response from fans who took favorably to the new design.
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